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International Business Is Sweet With Rimini’s SIGEP

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International business is the key ingredient of the fortieth edition of SIGEP (Rimini expo centre, Italy, from 19th to 23rd January 2019). The large artisan gelato and confectionery trade show, organized by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) spotlights the gelato, pastry, bakery, coffee and chocolate product chains, offering the most authoritative marketplace for sweet foodservice companies and trade members arriving from… Read more »

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Sirha 2019 provides a world stage for pastry and innovation

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From Jan. 26-30, the 19th Sirha will be held in Lyon, France, boasting an additional hall this year offering an extra 10,000 square meters to accommodate 3,000 exhibitors and brands covering 12 sectors. This means the 200,000 professionals visiting from all over the world will enjoy an even broader offering. “We are seeing a strong rise in the number of… Read more »

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IBIE opens Best in Baking award nominations

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The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ has opened the application process for the 2019 Best in Baking awards program. In partnership with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, the newly enhanced Best in Baking Program has been expanded to recognize IBIE suppliers and bakers that have made particularly notable achievements that foster better plant efficiency,… Read more »

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World Chocolate Masters has tie for 1st place

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The World Chocolate Masters saw both France and Switzerland tied for first place. France’s chocolatier, Yoann Laval and the Swiss pastry chef, Elias Läderach both won 1st position, with 163 points each. The judging will continue, as only a third of the contestants have been judged to date.  Läderach is a pastry chef at Confiseur Läderach AG.  The judges praised… Read more »

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76 thousand visitors at 2018 iba Munich

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Iba 2018 wrapped up its five day trade show in Munich on September 20, 2018. The show featured new additions to its growing repertoire, such as offering digital solutions to bakeries, and adding a speakers corner. This international trade show featured bakers from Brazil, China, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Norway and Taiwan. The UICBC Junior World Championship of Confectioners competed on… Read more »

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Two Chefs of the Year crowned at Summit

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Canada’s top pizza makers were named at the Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions. This year two winners shared the title of Chef of the Year. Chef of the Year (Traditional) is Giuseppe Cortinovis of Ignite Pizzeria in Vancouver. Chef of the Year (Open) is Dean Litster of Armando’s Pizza in Windsor, Ont. Cortinovis’ pizza is called… Read more »

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Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 at the forefront of industry

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The fifth edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East’s largest food and beverage processing forum which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this November, promises to be the Gulfood spin-off’s most well-rounded and forward-looking exhibition and conference to date, offering a 360-degree solutions platform for a regional industry buoyed by strong consumer demand in an increasingly competitive marketplace. While… Read more »

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Sigep 2019 is coming

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The 40th SIGEP (Rimini Expo Centre, 19-23 January 2019) will look to the future, celebrating the tradition of the world´s leading trade fair for artisan confectionery and pursuing the aim of highlighting the talent of great professionals, from the youngest to well-known international masters. SIGEP 2019 will sum up the activity of highlighting the product chains carried out worldwide in… Read more »

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Final countdown for iba international trade event in Munich

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With more than 1,300 exhibitors expected to visit Munich, Germany, for iba, this year’s event is attracting a huge level of interest. Neill Barston speaks exclusively to project manager Claudia Weidner As project manager for iba, Claudia Weidner is well aware of the major logistical, technical and practical challenges arising from staging a major global industry trade fair. The executive… Read more »

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Major industry players prepare for iba trade fair

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With an extensive range of equipment, processes and concepts being launched at this year’s iba in Germany, we examine some of the technology highlights expected at the event this month in Munich During this year’s event, Theegarten-Pactec will be showcasing its latest portfolio for primary packaging of snacks at the joint stand with Winkler and Dünnebier. The premium supplier develops… Read more »

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