The food exhibition SIGEP will take place at Rimini Fiera in Italy from 26-30 January 2008.
Last year it attracted over 90,000 visitors, from 121 countries. Just over 40% of these were ice-cream makers, a third were confectioners and 10% were bakers.
This year SIGEP will showcase a range of competitions, pitting bakers from different countries against each other.
Both the Senior and Junior Bread Baking Championships will take place over five days. Eight teams will compete for the Senior cup in front of a live audience, baking a range of innovative bread, a leavened bakery cake, and an artistic item.