A B Tech Expo, the next bakery exhibition this calendar year, will take place at Fieramilano in Milan, Italy from October 23-27.

The organisers say there will be a heavy bias towards machinery, with Rondo, Rademaker, Tagliavini, Fortuna, Sigma, Piet-roberto, VMI, Bertuetti, Sottoriva, Turri and Werner & Pfleiderer among those taking part.

A pastry central workshop promises world-class pastry experts, using "trail-blazing technology to help create the trendiest new delicacies of the moment".

A bakery central workshop, in conjunction with the Italian Bakers’ Association will show best-selling regional breads and suggest new ideas to refit production facilities and try out the yield of machinery, ovens and ingredients. The show will also include a competition, The Best Baker’s Shop. Judging criteria will include best workshop, best commercial offer and best sales area. The winner will be named at the show on 24 October.

To register for A B Tech Expo go to www.abtechexpo.com for a free admission pass.