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30 Jul 2018

The True Italian Taste project

We are pleased to announce that Welcome Italia becomes part of The True Italian Taste project.
The True Italian Taste project – funded and promoted by the Ministry of Economic Development and ITA (Italian Trade Agency) as part of the “The Extraordinary Italian Taste” campaign and coordinated by Assocamerestero – started in 2016 in USA, Canada and Mexico and involves now Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and UK, in collaboration with the ICCAs of these Countries.
The project aims to tell consumers all over the world about the benefits of true Italian products and the importance of the link between foods and the places they come from.
Don’t miss a chance to enjoy the true Italian food, we look forward to seeing all of you at Welcome Italia in October!

25 Jul 2018

Lazio at Welcome Italia 2018

Thanks to the collaboration with ARSIAL, a great number of companies from Lazio will attend Welcome Italia 2018!
The cuisine of Lazio has an important feature: popular extraction.

‘Pasta amatriciana’, ‘maccheroni’, ‘asparagus’, ‘guanciale’, ‘porchetta’, ‘coppa’ and ‘trippa’ are just some of many traditional dishes of this region.
Roman cuisine is particularly well known thanks to recipes that are part of a so-called ‘poor dishes’ tradition. The best known delicacies are ‘carciofi alla romana’, ‘coda alla vaccinara’, ‘coratella’ d’abbacchio’, ‘grattachecca’ and ‘spaghetti alla carbonara’.

This region is not short of wines either. ‘malvasia di Candia’ and ‘trebbiano toscano’ are some of the most grown white grapes. Among red wines, some of the finest products are ‘cesanese’, ‘ciliegiolo’, ‘Montepulciano’, ‘merlot’, ‘cabernet sauvignon’ and ‘barbera’.

Come to Welcome Italia and discover delicacies from Lazio!

03 Jul 2018

WELCOME ITALIA IS NOW SUPPORTING THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE!

Welcome Italia is proud to support the BFI (British Film Institute) in the first ever comprehensive UK retrospective of Bellocchio’s films.
Marco Bellocchio is one of the best filmmakers to have emerged from Italy in the 1960s. His work is a great combination of moral questioning, satire and culture.
In July the BFI and Ciné Lumière will hold the retrospective of his films, in partnership with Film Italia and the Italian Cultural Institute.
Bellocchio will be at the BFI stage to talk about his career, alongside some of his classic movies.

For more info:

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/marcobellocchio2018

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/marcobellocchio

20 Jun 2018

Theo Randall will be one of our Special Guests

Theo Randall
Theo Randall

Welcome Italia is proud to announce Theo Randall as the special guest for this year. The Times describes him as “this country’s best non-Italian Italian chef”.
He is the owner of “Theo Randall” restaurant at the InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane. Nonetheless he is best known for being awarded a Michelin star at The River Café in London.
His international reputation is on the rise and he is increasingly in demand for events in Asia (Bangkok, Qatar and Singapore) and the Middle East (Dubai and Abu Dhabi).

In his free time the chef travels around Italy in order to create new recipes and discover the original Italian taste.
During the fair the chef will perform in our special Cookery Theatre: he will use some of the exhibitors’ products to create new exciting dishes.
All of these been said: this show will be something not to be missed!!

15 Jun 2018

New Wine Area 2018

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Welcome Italia’s team is pleased to announce the fair will host a brand new wine area, full of amazing Italian wines!

Given past year visitor’s feedbacks and current market trends (+8% of Italian wine exports to UK in 2017) we decided to set up a special Wine Area composed of 8 stands. You will be able to enjoy the best wines from Italy and purchase their bottles as well!

Visit the fair to discover and taste the excellent products of Italian wineries and do not miss master classes and wine-tastings with expert sommeliers!

25 May 2018

Welcome Italia will be back in London soon!

Welcome Italia is back!

Join us from 5th to 7th October 2018 @ Royal Horticultural Halls, Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW.

Save the date!

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and network with over 60 Italian food and wine producers, showcasing more than 300 Italian products.

The first day will be dedicated exclusively to Food and Beverage professionals  (distributors, buyers, restaurant owners etc.), while the remaining two days will be open to the public with the possibility to purchase exhibitors’ products.

Welcome Italia is a great opportunity to taste the best of Italy and create the right connections with potential suppliers and partners for your business.

Check our website and social accounts to find out more about what is new this year!

Exclusive master classes providing valuable insights into exhibitors’ products will be held in the Cookery Theatre, a fully-fitted professional kitchen area, suitable to host up to 70 people. In the past editions, some of the greatest Italian chefs in the UK, such as Francesco Mazzei, Danilo Cortellini, Enzo Oliveri, Aldo Zilli and Joe Hurd, have all cooked up culinary delights on this stage.

We promise that this year, as every year, will be full of surprises. Stay in touch with our latest news and updates about Welcome Italia. Visit our website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

#welcomeItaliauk

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24 May 2018

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Welcome Italia will be back in London soon!

 

5th-7th October 2018 @ Royal Horticultural Halls, Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW

 

Save the date!

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and network with over 60 Italian food and wine producers, showcasing more than 300 Italian products. Being the first day exclusively open to food and beverage industry professionals, Welcome Italia is a great opportunity to taste the best of Italy and create the right connections with potential suppliers and partners for your business.

Check our website and social accounts to find out more about what is new this year!

Exclusive master classes providing valuable insights into exhibitors’ products from throughout the event will be held in the Cookery Theatre, a fully-fitted professional kitchen area, suitable to host up to 70 people. In the past editions, some of the greatest Italian chefs in the UK, such as Francesco Mazzei, Danilo Cortellini, Enzo Oliveri, Aldo Zilli and Joe Hurd, have all cooked up culinary delights on this stage.

We promise that this year, as every year, will be full of surprises. Of course, we cannot reveal everything now, so stay in touch with our latest news and updates about Welcome Italia by following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

#welcomeitaliauk

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13 Oct 2017

Welcome Italia – brimming over with all things Italian and including a special Sicily focus

Tailor make your trip to Sicily whilst sampling rare Sicilian specialities and other high end quality products.

Federation of Italian Chefs UK President Enzo Oliveri will perform three live demonstrations at the Cookery Theatre. These will take place on Saturday 14th at 2.45pm and 5.30pm. And on Sunday 15th at 1.30pm

LONDON, 13th October 2017 – Chickpeas flour and curly Busiate pasta are two of the rare quality ingredients from Sicily which Londoners will have the opportunity to discover this weekend at the “Welcome Italia 2017”.

The fair, dedicated to Italian food and drink excellence, takes place on 13-15 October at the Royal Horticultural Halls (80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE). It is organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK.

Friday is trade-only day; it is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

Enzo Oliveri, president of the UK delegation of FIC, is welcoming exhibitors for the first time in the UK, which will include some members of the “Consortium Export First in Sicily”. Ingredients include chickpea flour, used for traditional gluten-free panelle, curling Busiate pasta, anchovies, food preserves, extra virgin olive oil, coffee and organic herbs. These ingredients are used in the Oliveri’s restaurant “Tasting

Sicily Enzo’s Kitchen” in Piccadilly and will feature extensively in its forthcoming Christmas menu. The chef will demonstrate how to use them live during his three cooking shows at the Cookery Theatre: on Saturday 14th October at 2.45pm and at 5.30pm plus on Sunday 15th October at 1.30pm.

Welcome Italia is also provide the launch of tailored touristic services to the island, including luxury itineraries and other events, thanks to a new partnership with PRC Repubbliche. Other partners include SicilyUnlimited which is organizing summer schools in Sicily, in collaboration with SicilyCulture.

Oliveri, who is promoting a “Culinary Medicine” project focusing on healthy eating, was the official head chef for the Italian team during the Cycling World Championship in Bergen last month, in which they won 7 medals.

06 Oct 2017

Delicatezza presents its Welcome Pack!

Delicatezza is the UK’s freshest online Italian delicatessen, founded in 2013 by two friends who partnered with a UK-based Italian food producer and importer. The company delivers the shopping to people’s homes or offices and to companies from Monday to Saturday, throughout the United Kingdom.

Delicatezza is Welcome Italia’s official partner and we are glad to announce that it will be presenting its Welcome Pack at our show.

It is an unique opportunity for Italian producers and suppliers to strengthen their presence in the UK market. The Welcome Pack gives an integrated logistics, marketing and sales service, all included! Promocode: WELCOMEITALIA17

Start to discover about this deal on the Website (https://www.delicatezza.co.uk/pages/welcome-pack) and come to the stand B11 to discover more and meet Delicatezza!

 

27 Sep 2017

Unaprol brings The Perfect Food to London!

Unaprol, the olive and olive oil consortium, is the main Italian organisation for olive products on both a national and a European scale. It represents more than 250,000 companies in Italy, with a total production area of 230,000 hectares. The consortium is constantly working on a range of activities, from promotional events to initiatives aimed at improving product quality and environmental sustainability in all the production chain.

“The Perfect Food” is a Unaprol project produced in collaboration with The European Union and Italian Institutions. Its aim is to increase consumers’ awareness about olives and olive oil products, their benefits, their production techniques and both their original Italian and European identity.

 

Come to the Unaprol stand at Welcome Italia to learn more about the consortium and taste their delicious products!

 

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