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Sigep, the “Dolce World Expo”, will make the city of Rimini the capital of artisan dolce products and coffee

Star-awarded pastry Chefs, international trends, producers and some of the sector’s most innovative companies: from 12th to 16th March, in Italy, at Rimini Expo Centre, the dolce foodservice will go on show with events and international guests

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RIMINI From 12th to 16th March, the city of Rimini will become the taste and excellence capital of made-in-Italy, artisan dolce products with creations by the most famous masters in the world of Italian pastry, such as Iginio Massari, the excellence of companies that have always stood out in terms of innovation and research, such as Carpigiani, Babbi and Ifi, and a series of events and talks with sector analysts and experts.

The 43rd edition of Sigep

Lorenzo Cagnoni, President of IEG, Italian Exhibition Group, organizer of the event, announced, “Everyone will be at the 43rd edition of Sigep-The Dolce World Expo, the first physically-attended dolce foodservice event in Italy in 2022.” Corrado Peraboni, IEG’s CEO added, “The digital upgrade (Digital Agenda) will follow on from 16th to 18th March offering visitors from more distant markets three-days of online meetings with the event’s exhibitors.”

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The Gelato Arena at Sigep will host the award ceremony for the most innovative gelato chains with France, Italy and Spain on the podium. On stage, Massari will lead the event “Different Visions, Great Ideas” with an exceptional parterre including, from Italy, Masters Gino Fabbri and Roberto Rinaldini, Riccardo Bellaera, Corporate Pastry Chef & Baker Costa Crociere and Massimo Artorige Giubilesi, President FCSI Italian Unit (Foodservice Consultants Society International) and international guests such as pastry chef Francisco Torreblanca (Spain), Thierry Bamas from MOF-Meilleur Ouvrier De France (France) and Maître Chocolatier Francois Stahl (Switzerland). The Italian team that won the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2021 will give a demonstration of its superb decoration techniques.

The events and award ceremony at Sigep

In Vision Plaza, NPD Group, a leading US foodservice market analysis company, will highlight the drivers of the out-of-home recovery in Europe, Asia and North America with Cecilia Manget, Head of Foodservice Europe, Jochen Pinsker, Industry Advisor Foodservice Europe, Felicia Ke, Director of Foodservice China and David Portalatin, Senior Vice President, Industry Advisor US.


A substantial presence of buyers from North America (US, Canada), the Mediterranean and Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Arab Emirates, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Iraq), Europe (Romania, Poland, Montenegro, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, UK, Ireland), South East and Central Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan) Central and South America (Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay). A result achieved thanks to targeted scouting activities carried out by IEG in collaboration with ITA-Italian Trade Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and in parallel by the trade fair group’s regional advisors in strategic markets.

The traders represent gelato parlour, pastry shop and restaurant chains, as well as pastry, bakery and gelato producers and importers of machinery and equipment. The constantly updated calendar of events is available here


Focus on Italian Exhibition Group

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad – also through joint-ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Brazil and India, for example – now sees the company positioned among the top European operators in the sector.

This press release contains forecast elements and estimates that reflect the management’s current opinions (“forward-looking statements”), particularly regarding future management performance, realization of investments, cash flow trends and the evolution of the financial structure. For their very nature, forward-looking statements have a component of risk and uncertainty, as they depend on the occurrence of future events.

The effective results may differ (even significantly) from those announced, due to numerous factors, including, only by way of example: food service market and tourist flow trends in Italy, gold and jewellery market trends, green economy market trends; the evolution of raw material prices; general macroeconomic conditions; geopolitical factors and evolutions in the legislative framework.

Moreover, the information contained in this release, does not claim to be complete, and has not been verified by independent third parties. Forecasts, estimates and objectives contained herein are based on the information available to the Company as at the date of this release.


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