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for both gelato makers and gelato lovers

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Open a gelato shop
Open a gelato shop in Russia
Open a gelato shop in Russia

Russian gelato market continues to present an important growth opportunity.

Manage gelato shop
Investments, costs and revenues in opening a gelato shop: preparing a budget  and the investments’ plan

To open an Italian gelato shop (or gelateria), it is first necessary to gather a great deal of information and to make a number of important decisions. 

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italian gelato

Aiipa - Gruppo Prodotti per Gelato is the association that brings together 22 of the 80 producers of semi-finished ingredients for gelato operating in Italy, responsible for producing no less than 80% of the entire turnover of the sector (about 450 million euros, and steadily growing).

Gelato news
GastroPan Competitions: trend setters of next year
23 December 2016 GastroPan Competitions: trend setters of next year

The greatest event dedicated to promoting innovation and talent in the baking, confectionery and hospitality industries will take place in Sibiu, Romania, 23-25 March 2017, within GastroPan exhibition. 

PASTRY EVENTS 2017 FIGHTS TO THE LAST SWEET “SLAM”
23 December 2016 PASTRY EVENTS 2017 FIGHTS TO THE LAST SWEET “SLAM”

Based on an idea by Master Pastry Chef Iginio Massari, on Sunday 22nd Panettone will be officially nominated worldwide ambassador of top Italian artisan pastry

More and more coffee at SIGEP
23 December 2016 More and more coffee at SIGEP

Coffee has been officially included in the expo’s name. Only SIGEP hosts all seven barista championships dedicated to coffee and valid for the international circuit of World Coffee Events.

At SIGEP 2017 ample space dedicated to creative fantasy, professionalism and trade conferences, but also lots of charity, with the Taste of Solidarity
23 December 2016 At SIGEP 2017 ample space dedicated to creative fantasy, professionalism and trade conferences, but also lots of charity, with the Taste of Solidarity

On Monday 23rd the presentation of the Gambero Rosso Guide to Italy’s top 30 gelato parlours

An enjoyably "Chocolaty” Sigep
23 December 2016 An enjoyably "Chocolaty” Sigep

Following the great success of the previous edition, “The Ultimate Chococake Award” is back.

Training Resources and Courses
Training & Professional Development
Training & Professional Development

The raw materials, ingredient and recipes needed to produce a great hand-made gelato, together with ideas and suggestions on how to open and manage a gelato shop, as well as marketing and communication concepts to help establish an excellent relationship with one’s clientele. These are just some of the many factors which a perfect gelato-maker needs to get right. 

Advices
The importance of training for a gelato-maker
The importance of training for a gelato-maker

Hand-made gelato is particularly complex even compared to industrial gelato. Its storage and point-of-sale temperatures, its creamy texture and spreadability and its conservation make handmade gelato both more unstable and more prone to melting and destructuring in the short term.

The display case as a calling card for your gelato business
The display case as a calling card for your gelato business

Though often overlooked, the display case in a gelato parlour is the perfect showcase for attracting the attention of passers-by and acquiring new customers.

Find your flavour: find your customer
Find your flavour: find your customer

What values do you want to share with your customers? How are your product and service perceived? Understanding that will help you position yourself properly in your market and help improve your business.

Vegan gelato, the new trend of Italian gelato-making.
Vegan gelato, the new trend of Italian gelato-making.

The last SIGEP, the International Homemade Gelato, Pastry, and Bakery Fair, in Rimini, saw a trend among all of the major companies in the industry to offer products – and in some cases an entire product line – for vegans. 

Health and wholesomeness italian artisan gelato is served
Health and wholesomeness italian artisan gelato is served

At SIGEP 2016, events and meetings for highlighting products and networking, on the properties and  nutritional qualities of this extraordinary Italian-made product.