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A baobab tree surrounded by animals of the Savanna, a wedding cake eight meters high, a theatre with all kinds of performances that will worship chocolate, a shop with luxury products made from candy, a giant moon with blinking eyes and a play area inspired by sweets will be among the highlights of this gigantic edible structure that will occupy a space equivalent to two football fields.
Paris, Tokyo, New York, London, Shanghai…and now Brussels, too, has had the honor of hosting the famous “Salon du Chocolat”, that great festival in which chocolate takes center stage in all manner of imaginable ways. On this occasion and given that it was in Belgium, the great chocolatiers of the country took it upon themselves to elevate the event to levels of elegance that will be hard to beat.
The great festival of world ice cream, Sigep (Rimini, 18th to 22nd January), ends its most successful year yet. For the first time in its long history, a grand total of 173,904 professionals visited the event, a 20.1% increase over last year (almost 30,000 more visitors).
Everything is ready for the opening of the great festival of ice cream, with the World Cup of Ice Cream as the focal point for the media. But pastry is gaining as much popularity each year as ice cream. Sigep 2014 (in the city of Rimini, Italy) will not only be the base for interesting and unique competitions, such as The Pastry Queen, reserved only for pastry chefs, but it will also host a large number of exhibitions and thematic areas related to pastry.
As it does every year, the “Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat” has declared its verdict in the form of a guide containing more than 151 addresses of chocolateries, classified by a ranking of 5 to 1 “bars”. It is a comprehensive review of the temples of cocoa in France and Japan, and was presented for the first time during the award ceremony at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
They are from a total of five African, three Asian, four Central American and three South American countries. They are the 15 “Cocoa of Excellence” award winners from this year’s Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
The Cube will host all the competitions planned for next year’s Europain. The International Confectionary Art Competition, The Bakery Masters, The French Schools Cup, or the Bocuse d’Or France event will envliven any visit to the contest area on any day of the show.
If the 2010 edition showed an impressive increase in the attendance figures (40% more), the Baking Expo (IBIE) 2013 does not seem to slow down and promises to break another record. This worldwide acclaimed exposition, aimed at all the sectors related to the baking industry, will take place next October 6th to 9th at the Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The Salon du Chocolat in Paris 2013 (30/10 to 3/11) includes the fourth edition of its biennial edition for the professional sector (28 to 30/10). As if the figures precede it do not speak for themselves, 19 editions of the legendary Parisian salon for the general public and 23 celebrations spread across French and international geography and international, the new proposal in Paris ensures the expansion of the total surface area of 12,500 m2 (2012) to the current 20,000, occupying the entire pavilion 5 of the Paris Porte de Versailles exhibition space.
To be held in Paris next March 8th to 12th, Europain aspires to become, once again, the major reference exhibition for the bakery and pastry sectors in Europe. Last year’s figures (82,690 visitors) clearly vouch for its success and encourage the organization to at least equal the number of people captivated by this event.