A record-breaking SIGEP & GULFOOD 2018
The 2018 International Trade Show of Artisan Gelato, Pastry, Bakery and the Coffee World once again gave a great stimulus to the Italianmade confectionery sector, a consistent part of the country’s agri-food export, which had reached 40 billion euros by the end of 2017. Now in its 39th edition and taking place at Rimini Expo Centre, the show’s key events were the Coppa del Mondo of Gelateria (Gelato World Cup) and The Pastry Queen, with the ladies’ world pastry championship accolade awarded to France’s Anabelle Lucantonio. Attendees were also treated to an extraordinary series of events across all the product chains, under the banner of innovation and specialist training. France’s team, led by Elie J.H. Cazaussus, won the Gold medal at the Coppa del Mondo of Gelateria 2018. Cazaussus, together with fellow team members Benoit Chervet, Christophe Domange, Jean-thomas Scheider and Rémi Montagne participated with creations on the theme Moulin Rouge in eight tests of gelato, pastry, culinary arts and ice sculptures. The second classification of Silver medal went to Spain, whose team chose the theme Merlin - The Wizard. The team was led by Guillem Jordi and comprised Adolfo Javier Romero Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Señoris Leiva, Jose Manuel Candela and Marc Balanguer Fabra. In third place came Australia, winning the Bronze medal. The team, led by Martino Piccolo and made up of Andre Sandison, Thomas Mitchell, Donato Toce and Kenji Ogawa, selected Star Wars as its theme.