Sigep 2022 puts gelato center stage

By Jim Cornall

- Last updated on GMT

Sigep runs from March 12 to 16 in Rimini, Italy.
Sigep runs from March 12 to 16 in Rimini, Italy.

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Two years since the last edition, the Italian Exhibition Group event dedicated to out-of-home dolce foodservice supply chains is set to open its doors at Rimini Expo Centre from March 12-16, inaugurating a new season of business, particularly for artisan gelato.

Machinery, ingredients, techniques and master gelato makers will all be participating in Sigep 2022.

“Sigep has always been the industry’s meeting point where the most important projects start, the most interesting innovations are presented and the greatest exchange takes place between the sector’s artisans and companies,”​ said Federico Tassi, CEO of Carpigiani Group.

“Our participation is therefore unwavering and enthusiastic. We believe in the sector, in what Sigep represents and in what its protagonists can generate by working together, even in complex times like those we are currently experiencing. This is why we wanted to present some new models dedicated to the pastry and soft gelato sector, together with a wide overview of solutions designed for the catering industry. There will also be a strong focus on on-board connectivity and energy savings, the latter being a topic of great interest to gelato makers.”

Gianni Babbi, marketing director for Babbi, said, “We are really looking forward to Sigep, a veritable showcase and launching pad for the gelato supply chain. It’s an event that means a great deal to us, so much so that we are waiting until March to present the market with some brand-new products to celebrate our first 70 years of business.

“Our stand will be an authentic meeting place in which the public will find ideas, recipes, innovations and an enormous tribute to our roots.”

Claudio Pica, secretary general of the Italian Gelato Makers’ Association, said, “For more than 40 years, Sigep has been the world's showcase for gelato makers. The March 2022 edition will be a not-to-be-missed appointment to meet up again after two years to physically see new products and discover the latest trends for the world's best-loved cold dessert. We at the Italian Gelato Makers’ Association can't wait to be there. We will be bringing numerous initiatives, including the competition Best Gelato Maker of the Year.”

“There is no other trade show in the world as big and important for the gelato sector as Sigep,” said Giancarlo Timballo, president of the Gelato World Cup.

“A gelato maker is a craftsman who needs continuous training and Sigep offers an opportunity for growth and sharing by exchanging ideas with other colleagues, generating new professional relationships with other gelato makers or pastry chefs, discovering new proposals from companies or the inspiration for creating something new, not only in terms of nutrition but also playful and decorative. Compared to cooks or pastry chefs, we gelato makers do not have specific professional schools. This is another reason why Sigep is an important opportunity for professional growth.”

New products, technological solutions for environmental and energy sustainability in machinery will all be on show, together with a program of competitions, practical demonstrations and events on the economic and business scenarios essential for competing on the markets.