Buyer

If you want to get some new ideas, if you want to create or get some creativity going and see how other people approach things, you can't absolutely miss SIGEP.
 Gary Winkler (President and founder - owner - Brothers International Desserts)
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"Made in Italy” it means quality, innovation, design and lifestyle. I highly recommend  SIGEP because you can see  everything, the trends that are happening in the market.
 Key Karina Nakay (Food & Beverage Coordinator - Accor Hotel Brasil)
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 At SIGEP you can find ever since starting, from the ingredients to the final product. I think everyone will agree with me that “Made in Italy” now is a brand which means great quality.
I will definitely recommend SIGEP because here you can find a lot of news about trends, about the situation of the market and, of course, you can find a lot of interesting partners.

 Elizaveta Krivorotko (Development manager - Cheeseberry)

I think over here I get to see a lot about ingredients and, because now in Singapore there is also a lot of trends towards healthy ingredients like low-sugar, gluten-free… and in Italy actually you get this kind of suppliers, so it’s really very good for us.
And also it lets us understand the food culture here, and the gelato business over here and the bakery business as well, and how we can work in terms of the supply chain of the ingredients we supply in terms of the food culture.

 Bee Sing Ng (International Business – Prima Group)

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One of the things that I wanted to look into is coffee and also bakery, but primarily coffee. I also talked to a gentleman here who makes their own furniture. It is powder-coated, it is extruded, it is a beautiful bar counter here in town, Made in Italy. And there are some of the loveliest pieces of equipment. So I was interested in mainly coffee for espresso, cappuccino, grinding… I don’t sell coffee, but I sell all of the pieces that are designed to be able to have a coffee shop or to be able to have a better experience in your restaurant with coffee. It is and it will be, because what I want to try to do is to be able to establish relationships. We’re in a relationship business, and if I don’t like a person with whom I’m dealing, I’m not going to buy from them. And so the people, so far, that I’ve met here have been very upbeat, they know their product lines and they also want me to buy from them and so one of the things that I’ve been trying to do is to set up relationships on “Ok, how do I get from your facility to little old Athens, Georgia?” “Well, we have distributors in Chicago."
 Chuck Day (President and owner - Manning Brothers Food Equipment Company)

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My trip here is to bring some of the Italian brands to Singapore to penetrate into the Singapore market. A lot of them are actually coffee and gelato. I would say so. To elaborate, I would say that a lot of Singaporeans are not exposed to Italian brands and that’s why I am here.
 Hilda Loong (Export Major - Seng Hong PTE Ltd)

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In SIGEP, the combination of different items like chocolate, bakery, coffee and ice cream I think is really attractive, because I have participated in too many exhibitions in Europe, but I found this one very interesting and also for us because we are planning to have a coffee processing line so this year I found the coffee sector very good and useful. We had a lot of meetings with some producers of machinery, technology and consultants and I found it so useful for our business. Yes, for our sector which is confectionery, chocolate and coffee, it’s really to the point and useful.
 Tahereh Sakhtbaz (Business Manager of desserts and chocolate, confectionery - Baharan Gol Solico Group)

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I’m actually here because it is quite a big exhibition. I’m really impressed a lot about this exhibition. There’s a lot of people, it’s crowded and, also, we could say that many people really is very nice because it’s my first time in here and I didn’t know that this much people were really within this fair, while, I mean, in other exhibitions, sometimes there are very few… much less people. Exactly, yes, because… you know… we can get so many ideas, I can meet many new companies to improve my business and to do more contact... contact more suppliers from Italy, as well.
 Ahmad Esmaeili (Managing Director of the Import Department - Aal Mir Trading Co LLC)

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Wow, you come here to Sigep and it’s really a fantastic experience from all the different flavours that you get to try from the best vendors from Italy and all around the world, and I’m always very impressed with all the latest technologies, when it comes to the equipment and production. I do, I think it is. I think when you come here you learn so much about your industry. I always want to be at the forefront of our industry, to stay competitive and I think Sigep is the place to be if you want to be competitive.
 Gianandrea Marcaccini (Owner and Managing Partner - Villa Dolce Gelato)

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So, during SIGEP, since I look after the pastry for the hotel where I work, I’ve seen quite a lot of ingredients used over here and different brands, which I am very much impressed with. Of certain brands which I’m already working with, we got to see the innovations, their new products that have come out, which I’m looking forward to getting on board and to use at the unit where I work and make recommendations to the hotel chef. Yes, SIGEP is a very good platform for me to develop my business and my product and, over all, the product for my company.
 Priyanjana Pyne (ITC Hotels)

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