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Innovating in Italy

August 19, 2021
By Canadian Pizza Staff

Host Milano and Tuttofood shows focus on safety and innovation

Pasticceria di Lusso nel Mondo” (Luxury Confectioners around the World) and the international championships organized by the FIPGC International Pastry, Ice Cream and Chocolate Federation will be something to look forward to. Photo courtesy HostMilano.

Host Milano is joining forces with Tuttofood to provide a hub for the hotel, restaurant and catering world to meet in person in October.

From Oct. 22-26, the well-established events will welcome the world to Fieramilano in Milan, Italy, to highlight food and hospitality trends. Companies and associations from around the world will showcase the expertise heir members, exhibitors, buyers and speakers.

As of July, more than 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries had confirmed their participation.

The focus is on safety, sustainability, technology and innovation. Organizers have strict measures in place designed to make this a safe event. “Safe Together,” developed by Fiera Milano,  covers access procedures, management of the exhibition areas, sanitation, and protective measures during the visit.


Focus on security

This year the trade show will focus on safety and quality: This includes not only the products, but also the environments in which they are enjoyed. According to experts, consumers in the next few years will choose those restaurants, bars, bakers and pastry shops that are able to gain their trust not only in their products but also in the technologies adopted to keep their spaces safe.

Smart Label Host Innovation Award

The Smart Label Host Innovation Award will return to HostMilano. This year’s award focuses on assessing the level of innovation of the competing companies, judged by a jury made up of seven university lecturers and experts in hospitality design and energy saving.

Maestro Iginio Massari returns

HostMilano will feature over 800 events covering all of the exhibition’s pavilions, including “Pasticceria di Lusso nel Mondo” (Luxury Confectioners around the World)by Iginio Massari and the international championships organized by the FIPGC International Pastry, Ice Cream and Chocolate Federation. 

Within the Bread, Pizza, Pasta pavilion, visitors will find the Bakery Academy, the Panettone World Championship, and seminars. Design Talks will help get attendees up to date on highly topical issues and tomorrow’s trends.

Italian companies will be on hand to discuss their products and equipment.

Among the international companies exhibiting are Welbilt, Hobart, Salva, Wiesheu, Josè Julio Jordao, Valmar Global, WMF Group, Schaerer, Curtis, Marco Beverage Systems, Probat-Werke von Gimborn Maschinenfabrik, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Steelite International and Rosenthal will be exhibiting their wares.


Tuttofood 2021, an agri-food exhibition, will focus on quality. New this year is a collaboration with DNV, specialists in Food & Beverage certification.

Meat-Tech, the event dedicated to technologies for meat processing and ready meals, will also co-locate to allow Tuttofood to broaden its visitor base with stakeholders from related supply chains. / BJ

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