How are consumer tastes changing? What are the latest trends in the Out of Home sector? What trends will dominate the confectionery foodservice around the world: innovation, experience, sustainability?

Faced with the prospect of an increasingly complex future characterised by accelerated yet disjointed development, the 2020 edition of SIGEP unveils VISION PLAZA, a new space located in the South Hall at the heart of the exhibition centre, providing a platform for key sector experts and opinion leaders to present their vision for the future of the confectionery industry. A packed schedule of meetings will summarise the biggest trends in the confectionery segments of the Out of Home sector.

Vision Plaza will play host to talk shows, workshops and training events which will set out the future prospects of the market. It promises to be a unique chance to learn about trends, new formats and industry success stories.

Innovation & trends

Market focus




Matteo Figura
Director Foodservice Italy, The NPD Group Inc

Jochen Pinsker
Senior Vice President Foodservice Europe, The NPD Group Inc

Bob O'Brien
Global Senior Vice President Foodservice The NPD Group

Roberto Bramati
President of Spazio Futuro Group

Caterina Schiavon
Consultant in marketing and communication strategies for companies, agencies and institutions

Carmelo Chiaramida
Founder of "OGGI- Officina Gelato Gusto Italiano"

Stefano Manili
CEO & Founder of

Matteo Sarzana
Deliveroo Italy General Manager

Stefania Urso
Founder Gelateria Gusto17

Livia Chiriotti
Pasticceria Internazionale Editorial Director

Franco Puglisi
Journalist, Editor and CEO of Editrade

Alberto Polojac
National Coordinator SCA Italy

Nicoletta Polliotto
Academy DFMLab Director at Muse Comunicazione

Ilaria Legato
Communication Design

Monia Taglienti
Communication, Marketing and Digital Strategy Consultant

Sergio Colalucci
Gelato World Champion 2006

Orazio Spoto
Co-founder Instagramers Italia

Massimo Trevisan
Account Manager - Inbound Specialist at Welcome Digital

Yuri Cestari
Teacher at CAST Alimenti

Gabriele Bozio
CAST Alimenti Executive Manager

Sarah Cordero Pinchansky
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MPA - Harvard University

Monica Meschini
Chocolate Expert

Stefano Manili
CEO & Founder of

Francesco Bruschi

Strategy Director, FutureBrand

Luca Ramoni

President of Aicaf - Accademia Italiana Maestri del Caffè

Palmino Poli

President of AIBI – Bakery Ingredients Italian Association

Maria Maltese

Competitive Analysis Specialist

Francesco Briglia

Italian Gourmet Director

Carlo Meo

CEO of Marketing & Trade

Atenaide Arpone

Managing Editor at Italian Gourmet

Moisés Manuel Gómez-Miranda

Project Consultant for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agricultura and EARTH Futures

  • To get up to date, get to know and get yourself known
  • To supplement or perfect your professional expertise
  • To learn about trends and update strategies
  • To meet key players in the sector
  • To network
  • To find new ideas and solutions
  • To enter the world of digital and innovation
  • To get to know innovative companies and organisations