The main European bakery fair returns to physical attendance in March 2022


From March 12 to 16, the city of Rimini, Italy, will host star pastry chefs, international trendsetters, producers and some of the most innovative companies in the sector. The Sigep, held at the Rimini Expo Center, is returning to physical attendance after going digital last year following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Everyone will be at the 43rd edition of Sigep – The Dolce World Expo, the first physically attended dolce catering event in Italy in 2022,” says Lorenzo Cagnoni, President of IEG, Italian Exhibition Group, organizer of the event.

“The Digital Agenda will continue from March 16-18, offering visitors from more distant markets three days of online meetings with exhibitors at the event,” adds Corrado Peraboni, General Manager of IEG.

The Gelato Arena will host the award ceremony for the most innovative ice cream chains with France, Italy and Spain on the podium. On stage, Massari will lead the “Different Visions, Great Ideas” event with an exceptional audience including, from Italy, Masters Gino Fabbri and Roberto Rinaldini, Riccardo Bellaera, Corporate Pastry Chef & Baker Costa Crociere and Massimo Artorige Giubilesi, President FCSI Italian Unit (Foodservice Consultants Society International) and international guests such as Pastry Chef Francisco Torreblanca (Spain), Thierry Bamas of MOF-Meilleur Ouvrier De France (France) and Maître Chocolatier François Stahl (Switzerland). The Italian team that won the 2021 Pastry World Cup will demonstrate their superb decorating techniques.

In Vision Plaza, NPD Group, a leading U.S. restaurant market analytics firm, will shed light on the drivers of the out-of-home restaurant recovery in Europe, Asia and North America with Cecilia Manget, Head of Foodservice Europe, Jochen Pinsker, Industry Advisor Foodservice Europe, Felicia Ke, Director of Foodservice China and David Portalatin, Senior Vice President, Industry Advisor USA.


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