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SAPORE Trade Expo: a Tasting Experience

The next event in our hectic February agenda is SAPORE Tasting Experience (at Rimini Fiera from 25th to 28th February) is more than a trade expo. It is the event dedicated to all those wanting to know the future of foodservice for eating out.

At its disposal, there are eight halls of the west wing of the Rimini expo centre for updating on tastes, rites and trends in a world with a continuously changing demand. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled for 10.30 am on Saturday 25th in the south foyer. Maurizio Melucci, Emilia Romagna Regional Councillor for Tourism, will take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Two important events will follow: the assignment of the 2012 Innovation Awards for the most innovative products on the market and the appointment with the inauguration conference organized by Fipe Confcommercio. Business unit manager Patrizia Cecchi confirms, ´Rather than a showcase, SAPORE will be a real… tasting experience, thanks to the new products on show and the countless appointments to innovate the Horeca channel´s business (show cooking with award-winning chefs, Sapore University courses, guided tasting sessions of wine and Italian craft beers, fresh and dry pasta and brewery specialities from all over the world, as well as conferences to analyze the latest trends and the presentation of interesting successful cases in the foodservice world.´

The expo therefore features a complete showcase of products and technologies from the world of catering, pasta, beer, seafood, pizza, oil, wine, regional specialities and frozen produce. Each of these sectors will be represented by the excellence of the enterprises and their proposals, alongside events and opportunities for discovering first-hand new experiences of business formats. Approximately 400 foreign buyers are awaited at the exhibition, where they will meet exhibitors according to an agenda scheduled online during the days before the expo.

This is a very effective innovative system for increasing opportunities for business between companies and foreign markets, as well as optimizing buyers´ visits to the expo. Among the key events, the Large-scale Distribution Buyers´ Day scheduled for Monday 27th and dedicated to the new trend ´AYCE´ All You Can Eat – the format with which restaurants charge a fixed price for access to food, then allow customers to consume as much as they want at no additional charge) and the debut of the Sapore Chef Grand Prix Contest

SAPORE 2012 will be held with the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, Rimini Provincial Government and CNA Alimentare.

And if you had already planned to visit the SAPORE exhibition, please  know that we will be there the whole time meeting prospects and clients. It will be a great pleasure to meet you in person: just send us an email at norman|at|desita|dot|it to set up an appointment.

Carlsberg Italia introducing a sustainable innovation: Modular 20

Last Sept.28th, Carlsberg Italia has unveiled in Milan- Italy, an innovative technology that will revolutionize the distribution of beer in the Ho.Re.Ca business.  It is called Modular 20 and allows you to tap your beer without using the traditional carbon dioxide tank, with no loss in taste and froth compactness. In addition, the beer is no longer contained in traditional steel drums, but in fully recyclable PET containers – designed and manufactured by Carlsberg – less bulky and lighter to be transported. The beer keeps the its natural level of carbon dioxide, it is easier to be tapped  and, once the container has been opened, its excellent quality lasts up to 31 days.

This new system was presented at the Carlsberg Drink Different area, the first temporary shop of the Danish brand – now closed. The conference, chaired by the Italian journalist Alessandro Cecchi Paone, was attended by the CEO of Carlsberg Italy, Alberto Frausin, by Fabio Iraldo, Research Director at the Institute of Economics and Politics of Energy and
Environment (Iefe) at the Bocconi University, Cosimo Finzi, a researcher at AstraRicerche,  and Luca Giaccone, editor of the Guida alle Birre d’Italia (Italy’s Beer Guide) of Slow Food.

According to studies conducted by the Bocconi University, PET containers, compared to steel ones, reduce energy use by 21%, gas emissions by 28% and even the hazardous waste generated is 47% less than that one created in the manufacturing process of steel containers. If the quantity of total Carlsberg beer distributed in 2010 was conveyed in Modular 20 containers, the energy saved would be equivalent to that required for illuminate a stadium for 2,696 football matches. The benefits are significant, to which we must add that PET containers are recyclable, speed up the service, improve logistics and the handling of shipments.

With Modular 20,  Carlsberg Italy is the first beer company worldwide to have achieved the Environmental Product Declaration, ranked now first in the sector thanks to this  sustainable innovation. (Source: Greennews.info)