26 members representing 18 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela) and the two Federations European industrial pasta manufacturers (UNAFPA) and industrial Semouliers. Among the most important activities promoted by the IPO, the organization of the World Pasta Day, a fixed appointment every October 25, since 1997, celebrates the important role played by pasta to nourish the world and its ability to adapt to every culture. Every year a different city is elected as a “world capital” of pasta to welcome producers, representatives of the scientific and gastronomic community, institutions and stakeholders from around the world.
The Kingdom of Pasta will be celebrated worldwide on October 25 in Dubai!
I am a pasta lover and here are my choice for this big event.
Good pasta hunting!
World Pasta Day has been celebrated o since 1998 with promotional initiatives and parallel events held throughout the world. 2018 marks its 20th Anniversary!
The event is organized by the IPO (International Pasta Organization), for which Aidepi has taken care of the Secretariat since its foundation in 2005.
The first World Pasta Day was held in Naples in 1998. Since then, this event has been held every year, moving to Genoa, Rome, New York, Barcelona, Mexico City, Istanbul, New York Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Moscow, São Paulo and .Milan EXPO 2015
Organisation and AIDEPI (Italy) in Dubai, with the support of ITA (Italian Trade Agency).
The event aims to maximize promotion of an extraordinary, good, healthy, nutritious, accessible and sustainable food, a pillar of the Mediterranean Diet, recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Authoritative experts and opinion leaders will be invited to delve into scientific, economic, technological, cultural and gastronomic aspects linked to pasta in front of an international audience made up of pasta makers and supply chain operators, representatives from the economic sector, academics, institutions and media, to reaffirm the truth about pasta starting from its roots and outlining its path between past, present and future.
Attending or not to the Dubai event, October 25 will be a great excuse to eat more than one pasta dish…wherever you are!for more info