Morocco won the African Pastry Cup in late June, Sweden took the European Cup a few days earlier, Chile won the Copa Maya in April, while Malaysia was victorious in the Asian competition, and, of course, the countries that have a direct pass to the grand finale have also already celebrated their respective qualifiers to choose the members of their respective teams. All in all, the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie prepares a very special edition, its 30th anniversary, on January 27 and 28 within the framework of Sirha in Lyon. A total of 21 countries will be aspiring to reach the top of the podium, without the host country, France, not participating in this edition after having won in 2017.
Between the clear favorites to compete for the triumph are Japan and Italy, without underestimating the role that other countries like the United States, Belgium, or the United Kingdom will play. On the European side, the other participating countries are Sweden, and Poland. Travelling to Lyon from Asia are the teams from South Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan, in addition to the Japanese team; the Latin American countries are Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico and, on from African continent, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia will be participating. The organization has already announced the order of the competing countries in each of the two days of the championship (see table).