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.

THE PROGRAM

 

from 8,00am
PALAZZO VERSACE – LOBBY

Transfer for speakers & guests – Palazzo Versace/Auditorium Dubai Knowledge Village

 

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

Registrations & Welcome Coffee

 

from 10,00am to 10,30am

Opening Remarks

Master of Cerimonies
Tom Urquhart (tbc)

Paolo Barilla, President IPO
H.E. Amb. Liborio Stellino
Riccardo Felicetti, President AIDEPI Pasta Group
Gianpaolo Bruno, ITA Dubai
Local Authorities

 

from 10,30am to 11,15am

PASTA IS A GLOBAL FOOD

Stefano Galli, Nielsen
Manzar Alam Khan, Nielsen
Paolo Anselmi, GFK

 

from 11,15am to 11,45am

Coffee break and networking

 

from 11,45am to 12,45pm

PASTA IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

John Sievenpieper, University of Toronto
Cyril Kendall, University of Toronto
Healthy Pasta Meals Scientific Consensus Statement New Signatories (tbc)

 

from 12,45pm to 2,45pm
ICCA INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR CULINARY ARTS

PASTA IS TASTY AND BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER
Pasta Cooking Show & Lunch

Sunjeh Raja, ICCA
Chef Mohammad Orfali
ICCA Student Chefs

 

from 2,45pm to 3,15pm
AUDITORIUM DUBAI KNOWLEDGE VILLAGE

Coffee break and Networking

 

from 3,15pm to 4,00pm

PASTA IS TASTY AND BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER
Stories about Pasta

Eleonora Cozzella, Journalist
Chef Mohammad Orfali
Giovanni Maria Rossi, AIC Dubai
Chef Bruno Serato

 

from 4,00pm to 4,30pm

Closing Remarks

Paolo Barilla, President IPO
Riccardo Felicetti, President AIDEPI Pasta Group

 

from 4,30pm to 5,30pm

IPO Annual General Assembly

IPO Members Only

SPEAKERS

Stefano Galli, Nielsen

John Sievenpiper, University of Toronto

Manzar Alam Khan, Nielsen

Cyril Kendall, University of Toronto

Sunjeh Raja, ICCA

Eleonora Cozzella, Journalist

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

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

Chef Mohammad Orfali, Head of Culinary Fatafeat TV/ Discovery Networks

VENUES

Auditorium Dubai Knowledge Park

http://www.dkp.ae/contact-us/contact-details/

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

Address: Al Sufouh Road
GPS Coordinates – Lat: N 25.103056 | Long: E 55.163042

ICCA International Center for Culinary Arts

http://iccadubai.ae/contact-us

from 12,45 to 14,45

Address: Block 8, Dubai Knowledge Village
Near Main Gate – Dubai

for information you may contact
info@worldpastaday.org

for sponsorship opportunities you may contact
sponsorship@worldpastaday.org