Now held every two years, Europain, the international bakery and confectionery exhibition, will take place 6 to 10 March, 2010, in Paris, France. The show will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in conjunction with the Intersuc exhibition (Sugar and Chocolate or Sucre et Chocolat) making the event an International Bakery, Pastry, Ice Cream, Chocolate & Confectionery Exhibition.
The 2008 show featured 80,000-sq-m (861,000-sq-ft) of exhibition space. More than 86,000 visitors from 133 countries attended the show, and 642 companies exhibited during the 5-day event. Organizers expect similar attendance at the 2010 show.
Exhibitors are arranged by sector throughout the four halls of the exhibition center. The sectors include traditional bakery, industrial bakery, pastry, Intersuc (sugar and chocolate), ice cream, La Rue des Escoles (featuring 25 training centers) and the shop. The show floor will be open from 0930 to 1830 (9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) each day.
An additional area of the exhibition floor space is reserved for the display of the Europain and Intersuc Innovation Award winners. These awards will honor the most innovative products and materials that fulfill at least one of the following criteria:
• Innovative nature.
• Originality favoring professional creativity.
• Technical performance relating to time savings for staff, better productivity and/or better safety.
• Compliance with demands of sustainable development.
The bakery sector of the trade fair will introduce a new competition at the 2010 event — Masters de la Boulangerie (Bakery Masters). Twenty-four entrants from 17 countries will compete in the Bread, Viennoiserie and Artistic Creation cateogories (8 individuals in each category). Following the competition, three world bakery champions will be recognized.
The show will also feature the Mondial des Arts Sucres (International Confectionery Arts Competition), in addition to the Coup de France des Escoles (French Schools Cup), which is designed to encourage young professionals in the bakery and patisserie fields.
For more information about exhibiting at or attending the 2010 Europain and Intersuc show, go to the show’s Web site at www.europain.com, call (+33) 0 1 40 16 44 48 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org