The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is glad to inform you that, on the occasion of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World 2022 (Settimana della Cucina nel Mondo 2022), we are launching a call for companies dedicated to Italian F&B companies that provide authentic Italian food and beverage and that are based in South China (Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi) to take part in the Italian Food Fair.
The Italian Food Fair will be organized on next November 19th-20th 2022, at Florentia Village, Foshan (Guangdong Province).
With the theme “Conviviality, Sustainability and Innovation: the ingredients of Italian cuisine for people's health and the protection of the planet", the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a project coordinated by the Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou and organized with the support of the Italian Trade Agency, the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, and the Academy of Italian Cuisine.
Total space: 10 booths
Dimensions: 3*3 sqm
The ideal candidates will showcase local Italian products with strong ties with the Italian territory.
Note 1: The Activity is open to importers, distributors, F&B-related companies of Italian Food and Beverage.
Note 2: The Activity is open to Members and Non-Members of the CICC.
Please send your application by November 11th, 2022, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Opportunities limited, first come first served.
1) Express your interest via email at email@example.com;
2) CICC will contact you regarding the details of the event;
3) After proper evaluation, CICC will feedback you regarding the result.
Italy is the European country with the largest number of agri-food products with designation of origin and geographical indication recognized by the European Union.
838 products that contribute to making Italy a unique country in the world.
The denominations – DOP, IGP – aim to protect the quality standards of agri-food products, safeguard their production methods, provide consumers with clear information on the characteristics that give added value to products. This information to the consumer, is ensured by compliance with production regulations.
PDO – Protected Designation of Origin (Denominazione di Origine Protetta DOP)
The Protected Designation of Origin is a name that identifies a product originating in a place, region or, in exceptional cases, in a specific country, whose quality or characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment and its intrinsic natural and human factors and whose production phases take place in the defined geographical area. Currently, 578 products with the DOP Denomination have been recognized, of which 170 agri-food products and 408 wines.
PGI – Protected Geographical Indication (Indicazione Geografica Protetta IGP)
The Protected Geographical Indication is a name that identifies a product that also originates from a specific place, region or country, whose geographical origin is essentially attributable to a given quality; reputation or other characteristics and the production of which takes place for at least one of its stages in the defined geographical area. Currently, 257 products have been recognized as Geographical Indications, of which 139 agri-food products and 118 wines.
TSG– Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (Specialità Tradizionale Garantita STG)
TSG products follow specific production methods and traditional recipes. Raw materials and ingredients traditionally used make these products specialties, regardless of the geographical area of production. Currently, 3 Traditional Specialties Guaranteed have been recognized: Mozzarella, Neapolitan Pizza and Traditional Amatriciana.
Check the 26 DOP/IGP products recognized in China:
Know more at: https://dopigp.politicheagricole.gov.it/le-denominazioni
Week of Italian Cuisine in the World 2022
The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World was launched in 2015 to promote fine Italian cuisine and our agri-food products. Thanks to the number and quality of events proposed around the world by the Ministry’s foreign network, it has been established over the years as an event of great importance.
Seminars and conferences, meetings with chefs and cookery courses, tastings and dinners accompany the sales promotion activities. The story of Italian cuisine is also told through its projection in art, with movies, concerts and photo exhibitions. The event also includes discussions on highly topical issues: the relationship between food and environmental sustainability, the culture of healthy food, food safety, the right to food, food education, territorial identity and biodiversity, in the wake of Expo Milano 2015.
The project, conceived and coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation, was developed internally by a large working group involving other Italian ministries and the different entities that represent Italian cuisine and Italy in the world.
The initiative was created and developed according to the integrated promotion plan Vivere ALL’Italiana.