The last edition of Sigep, held from 19 to 23 January in Rimini, has once again broken records: 209,135 attendees, of which 135,746 were Italian buyers and 32,202 foreigners from 180 countries, 1,250 exhibitors, 1,016 events included in the official program , 940 accredited journalists, a total of almost 200 million media contacts to date and more than 10,000 downloads of its App.
Among the most outstanding events was the fourth edition of Pastry Queen, the competition that puts female pastry chefs in the foreground and which the French candidate Anabelle Lucantonio won, and the Gelato World Cup (Coppa del Mondo della Gelateria) which France also won with a creation dedicated to the Moulin Rouge. These two major competitions were joined by other pastry competitions such as the Italian Junior Pastry and Chocolate Championship and the Italian Senior Confectionery Championship.
Five intense days of competitions, workshops, and exhibitor activities that reaffirm Sigep as a center of attraction for ice cream, coffee, pastry, and bakery professionals who want to know the latest trends in their respective sectors.
Leaving aside the most mediatic events, one of the aspects that make it is worth traveling to Rimini is to see the vast offer of ice cream in all product categories. Sigep plays an important role in the Italian ice cream industry because it is a platform that offers great visibility for the presentation of novelties to visitors from around the world. This requires that the exhibitors invest in research and development so that in the space of a year there are new releases and advances in machinery, furniture, products, and accessories. A difficult race that is easily disconcerting and which does not always get good results, but which, as a whole, projects a dynamic image of the sector in the visit to the stands.