the event

World Pasta Day has been celebrated on 25 October every year since 1998 with promotional initiatives and parallel events held throughout the world. 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of WORLD PASTA DAY.

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 (1999), Rome (2000, 2001 and 2002), Naples (2003), New York (2004), Barcelona (2005), Rome (2006), Mexico City (2007), Istanbul (2008), New York (2009), Rio de Janeiro (2010), Rome (2011), Mexico City (2012), Istanbul (2013), Buenos Aires (2014) and then again, this time to Milan (25-27 October 2015) at EXPO 2015. In 2016 it was Moscow’s turn, with São Paulo hosting the event in 2017.

The 20th World Pasta Day is organized by the International Past 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.

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THE PROGRAM

 

from 8,00
PALAZZO VERSACE – LOBBY

Transfer tof speakers & guests – Palazzo Versace/Auditorium Dubai

 

from 9,00 to 10,00
AUDITORIUM DUBAI KNOWLEDGE VILLAGE

Registrations & Welcome Coffee

 

from 10,00 to 10,30

Opening Remarks

Moderator
Paolo Barilla, IPO President, ITA Dubai
Riccardo Felicetti, President AIDEPI Pasta group, ITA Dubai, Italian Consul General, Local Authorities

 

from 10,30 to 11,15

PASTA IS A GLOBAL FOOD

Stefano Galli, Nielsen Global
tbc – Nielsen Dubai

 

from 11,15 to 11,45

Coffee break and networking

 

from 11,45 to 12,45

PASTA IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

John Sievenpieper
Sara Baer-Sinnott
Ahmed Ahmed
Scientific Consensus Statement Signatories (tbc)

 

from 12,45 to 14,45
ICCA INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR CULINARY ARTS

PASTA IS TASTY AND BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER
Press Lunch & Pasta Tasting for Delegates

Sunjeh Raja, ICCA
Chef Mohamad Arfali (tbc)
Eleonora Cozzella

 

from 14,45 to 15,15
AUDITORIUM DUBAI KNOWLEDGE VILLAGE

Coffee break and networking

 

from 15,15 to 16,00

PASTA IS TASTY AND BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER

Eleonora Cozzella
Italian Chef (tbc)
Chef Mohamad Arfali (tbc)
Chef Bruno Serato
Giovanni Maria Rossi, AIC Dubai
Sunjeh Raja, ICCA

 

from 16,00 to 16,30

Closing Remarks

Moderator
Paolo Barilla, IPO President,
Riccardo Felicetti, ITA Dubai

 

from 16,30 to 17,30

IPO Annual General Assembly

IPO Members Only

SPEAKERS

Stefano Galli, Nielsen

Dr. John Sievenpiper, University of Toronto

Sara Baer Sinnott, Oldways

Eleonora Cozzella, Journalist

Chef Bruno Serato, Ambassador of the Power of Pasta Charity Initiative

Giovanni Maria Rossi, Accademia Italiana della Cucina, Chair Dubai Delegation

VENUES

Auditorium Dubai Knowledge Village

from 9,00 to 12,45 and from 14,45 to 17,30

ICCA International Center for Culinary Arts

from 12,45 to 14,45

for information you may contact
info@worldpastaday.org

for sponsorship opportunities you may contact
sponsorship@worldpastaday.org