Sigep and Gelato World Cup: Selection Now Includes Europe

Rimini – It’s competition time for Sigep 2022the Dolce World ExpoItalian Exhibition Group’s artisan foodservice event to be held from 22nd to 26th January 2022 at Rimini Expo Centre. Indeed, Gelato d’oro is back to select the gelato and pastry chefs who will be part of the Italian team competing for one of the 12 places available at the 10th Gelato World Cup , which will return to Rimini in 2024. The latest entry in the sweetest international competition ever is the European championship, to be held for the first time in 2023, which will be an outright “elimination round” for the teams, each composed of a master gelato maker and a master pastry chef and chocolatier.

Automatic participation “by right” has therefore come to an end and a new phase of the competition has begun involving the selection of the Italian team, in collaboration with Gelato World Cup Club Italia, for the “knockout rounds” of the Gelato European Cup and, eventually, participation in the World Championship. Pastry chef selection in the Gelato Arena is scheduled for 23rd January 2022 with two trials: an artistic creation in brittle and a chocolate gelato cake. The Gelato d’Oro gelato maker selection will be divided into a semi-final, on 24th and 25th January, with two trials – the “mystery cream” and the “mystery fruit” – and a final on 26th January, with the creation of a single-portion in glass and a gastronomic gelato.

«The new European Cup,» explains Giancarlo Timballo, President of the Gelato World Cup, «accompanies the other two intercontinental selections. The fourth edition of the Latin American Cup to be held in Buenos Aires in June 2022 and the Asian Cup, at its second edition, scheduled for April 2022 in Singapore. These will be joined by another in the USA. The Gelato European Cup will make selections stricter and more professional, with teams worthy of a world competition. The teams will also have a year and a half to train and refine their technique. Passing the elimination stage will be the testing ground to excellence.»

«A new beginning for a new organisation,» says Flavia Morelli, Group Exhibition Manager for IEG’s Food & Beverage Division, «which pulls the trigger on the “road ” that will lead to Sigep 2024, where the Gelato World Cup, one of the show’s highlights, will once again be held. A competition certainly, but also one of Sigep’s highest level training events.»

Valrhona and Electrolux are Platinum Sponsors of Gelato d’oro, Carpigiani and Sosa are Golden Sponsors while Silver Sponsors are Ifi and Medac. Technical sponsor is Sara Creazioni, Mistery Sponsor is Norohy.

Dates: 22nd-26th January 2022; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 43rdfrequency: annual; info:

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the MTA (screen-based stock exchange) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up over the years, through its Rimini and Vicenza venues, a position of domestic leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, and has developed its foreign activities – also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, India – which have positioned it among the leading European operators in the sector.

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