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The 43rd show of artisan dolce foodservice supply chains, organised by Italian Exhibition Group, ended today in Rimini. Attendance down by 25% compared to the mammoth pre-pandemic edition of January 2020. From today until Friday, digital agenda with another 100 foreign buyers already booked.

The 43rd edition of Sigep - The Dolce World Expo, Italian Exhibition Group´s event specifically for gelato, pastry, chocolate, artisan bakery and coffee supply chains, came to a close today at Rimini Expo Centre. Twenty-five months since the last physically-attended edition and one year after the fully digital show, the international community of out-of-home dolce products was finally able to meet: 950 brands in 90,000 square metres of exhibition space, with over 3,000 appointments scheduled between international buyers (one thousand) and exhibiting companies; 50 hours of talks from the Vision Plaza and the four vertical ´Arenas´ (Gelato, Pastry, Bakery and Coffee), 100 hours of national and international competitions, demonstrations and show cooking for professionals, plus hundreds of events at exhibitor stands. For the operators at the show, the return to Sigep led to ´results beyond expectations´. Compared to the pre-pandemic edition of January 2020, which was an enormous success, attendance at this 2022 edition was down by 25%. Insiders evaluated the overall visitation as highly profiled and businesslike. And from now until Friday, time for the ´Digital agenda´, with foreign buyers already booked.