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ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP´S FOOD & BEVERAGE NETWORK: THE INTERNATIONAL HUB FOR THE OUT OF HOME MARKET

Press release of the 25/07/2022 18.32.29 ( download )

• The foodservice business and networking platform calendar is underway
• Held today, the press conference announcing Sigep China 2023 in Shenzhen
• Cosmofood, at Vicenza Expo Centre from 6 to 9 November
• Sigep´s big return will fill Rimini Expo Centre together with A.B. Tech Expo from 21 to 25 January: the Gelato Europe Cup a new entry
• And, again in Rimini, Beer&Food Attraction and BBTech Expo from 19 to 22 February


www.cosmofood.it/ www.sigep.it / www.beerandfoodattraction.it / www.bbtechexpo.com / www.sigepchina.com


Rimini, 25th July 2022 . IEG - ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP´s Out of Home boasts a highly integrated calendar with a well-targeted offer for each community.
With its Food&Beverage Network (Sigep, Sigep China, A.B. Tech Expo, Beer&Food Attraction, BBTech Expo, Cosmofood) the exhibition and congress group is the partner of reference for the foodservice industry on a global scale. In fact, IEG can boast a synergic offer of events in several venues that are able to involve targeted sectors of exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders. An authentic privileged platform for business and networking that becomes an exclusive hub for all non-domestic foodservice operators.
And just today, the SIGEP China 2023 presentation press conference took place in Shenzhen, organised in partnership by IEG and Koelnmesse and attended by 70 media and sector operator guests welcomed by Gerald Böse, President and CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH, accompanied by a video greeting from Corrado Peraboni, CEO of IEG.


By way of reminder, Italy ranks first in Europe for quality catering and sixth in the world with a rebound of 14.5% on 2020 and a generated value of 31 billion euros (Source: Foodservice Market Monitor by Deloitte).

IN VICENZA FROM 6-9 NOVEMBER WITH COSMOFOOD
The first step of IEG´s Food & Beverage Network will be Cosmofood, the trade show specifically for OUT of Home in the Triveneto region, to be held in Vicenza from 6th to 9th November. The event will take advantage of the opportunities offered by IEG´s integrated portfolio, such as partnerships with UCV - Unione Cuochi del Veneto (Union of Veneto Chefs), which is part of the Federazione Italiana Cuochi (Italian Chefs Federation), and with CAST Alimenti. The new collaboration with NIP Food (National Italian Pizza Chefs) will be making its debut with pizza joining the macro sectors already in attendance, from artisan gelato to coffee and beer, the latter with the involvement of Unionbirrai. The Beer Village, a new exhibition area for craft breweries, will also feature at the show. Among Cosmofood´s partners is Bargionale. The fact that IEG is able to Ôplay´ at several venues will link Cosmofood with national events at Beer&Food Attraction 2023. One example is the Lady Chef of Veneto and Best Trainee competition, in partnership with the UCV in the ´Cosmofood Arena´, the winners of which will go on to compete in Rimini in 2023.


SUPER SIGEP AND A. B. TECH EXPO IN JANUARY IN RIMINI, FILLING THE ENTIRE EXPO CENTRE
From 21st to 25th January 2023, the entire dolce production world will meet at Rimini Expo Centre for Sigep, The Dolce World Expo. The International Exhibition of Gelato, Pastry, Artisan Bakery and Coffee organised by Italian Exhibition Group, the international leader in the sweet foodservice sector.
Sigep returns to its ideal time slot, occupying the entire exhibition centre.


The 44th edition will introduce numerous new entries from the simultaneous hosting of A.B. Tech Expo, the 7th International Exhibition of Technology and Products for Bakery, Pastry and Confectionery, to important international competitions. Such as the first edition of the Gelato Europe Cup, the return of the World Junior Pastry Chef Championships and the Pastry Queen, representing the very best of skill and craftsmanship at the highest international levels.
The Gelato Europe Cup will be the big new entry in 2023, promoted by Sigep and the Gelato World Cup Club Italia. The event will select the European teams, made up of gelato makers and pastry chefs, who will go on to compete at the 10th Gelato World Cup, scheduled to take place at Sigep 2024.
The big topics of the moment, starting with global dolce foodservice trends, will be discussed in Vision Plaza, which, with a full programme of talks, workshops and training meetings, will confirm its role as a beacon for the sector´s current and future macro-trends. The most authoritative experts and opinion leaders from the dolce world will take the floor to outline the future of the dolce foodservice industry. The themed arenas will also be back, including the latest new entry: the Dolce Arena where the big international gelato and pastry competitions will be held. The Gelato Arena and the Choco Arena will feature talks and demos, the Pastry Arena will host the Italian Junior and Senior Pastry Chef Championships, talks and the Sigep Giovani contest for schools, while the Coffee Arena will be the venue for the 7 Barista Championships, valid for the World Coffee Championship circuit. To mark the return of AB Tech Expo, the Bakery Arena will host the Bakery World Cup, the international baking championship.


BEER&FOOD ATTRACTION AND BBTECH EXPO, TO BE HELD IN FEBRUARY
Beer&Food Attraction, the eating out experience show, BBTech expo, the professional trade show for beer and beverage technologies, and Italgrob´s International Horeca Meeting will also be returning to their ideal time slot. The events, which gather together the entire OUT of Home industry, are scheduled to take place at Rimini Expo Centre from 19th to 22nd February 2023. New features at the next edition include a more extensive layout of the shows, which will occupy the entire western part of the Expo Centre grounds. In addition to Italgrob, other strategic agreements have also been confirmed with the Federazione Italiana Cuochi (Italian Cooks Federation); the sponsorship of Assobirra and the collaboration, among others, with CAST Alimenti. Staff at Italian Exhibition Group is also working on new partnerships that will be unveiled in the coming months.


IN MAY 2023, SIGEP WILL LAND IN CHINA
Scheduled to take place from 10th to 12th May 2023 in Shenzhen, the centre of the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao and a reference point for the entire South China market, SIGEP China will be held alongside ANUFOOD China 2023, covering 40,000 square metres and providing a comprehensive overview of Food&Beverage with the aim of giving South China´s high-end food and beverage industry a unique and professional trade platform.



ABOUT COSMOFOOD 2022
Dates: 6-9 November 2022; organiser: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 9th; frequency: annual; info: https://www.cosmofood.it/
ABOUT SIGEP AND A. B. TECH EXPO 2023
Dates: 21-25 January 2023; organiser: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 44th; frequency: annual; info: www.sigep.it
ABOUT BEER&FOOD ATTRACTION 2023
Dates: 19-22 February 2023; organiser: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 8th; frequency: annual; info: https://www.beerandfoodattraction.it/
ABOUT BBTECH EXPO 2023
Dates 19-22 February 2023; organiser: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 5th; frequency: annual; info: https://www.bbtechexpo.com/


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.

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