Italian confectionery under the spotlight at Sigep
The Rimini Expo Centre, Italy, is hosting the 41st edition of Sigep, focusing on a broad spectrum of confectionery including artisan gelato, pastry, bakery and coffee.
For the 2020 event, between 18-22 January there will be 1,250 companies exhibiting, with around 20% of the total from international locations.
It takes place alongside the A.B. Tech Expo for technologies and products for bakery, pastry and confectionery, which reflect a growing popularity of Italy’s artisan gelato tradition. There are now over 100,000 artisan gelato parlours in the world with Germany, Spain, Poland, Japan, Argentina, Australia and the United States topping the consumption charts, while in Europe, in terms of sales turnover, Germany with 4.5 billion Euros followed by Spain’s 3.1 billion and the UK’s 2.9 billion
For five days, Sigep and A.B. Tech will become a powerhouse for innovation, business and global networking, where trends and technologies will be generated and competition to win the prestigious title of World Gelato Champion will be rife. The world’s key players from the vast supply chain of products and technologies for gelato, pastry, bakery and coffee gathered together for one exclusive international event which will welcome foreign buyers from all five continents. Thanks to the valuable contribution of ITA Italian Trade Agency and support from the extensive Regional Advisor network, Sigep and A.B.Tech’s business.
For Sigep, there are more than 1,300 events programmed during the show. In fact, this year will see the debut of Vision Plaza, the think tank par excellence and red carpet for top international sector experts, as well as other vertical event areas for each product area, featuring a succession of moments of encounter and reflection.