There’s big news regarding the Italian Pavilion at the 63rd edition of the Summer Fancy Food Show, programmed from the 25th to the 27th of June 2017 and located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City.

The first great change is represented by the layout of the stands, a new and modern design which is destined to give greater comfort to both the exhibitors and the visitors who will find the spaces even more business orientated.

Another innovation is the launch of the 1st edition of the Italian Food Awards USA 2017, awards dedicated to Italian Excellence operating in the USA.

Italian Food Awards is founded by Food Magazine and Universal Marketing with the support of the Specialty Food Association.

Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Association: “The Specialty Food Association is very honored that Gruppo Foods will be presenting the Italian FOOD Awards at our Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. This marks the first time this prestigious global award is being presented in America. With Italy representing the largest international presence at our Show, it’s fitting for the SFA to join with Gruppo Food in highlighting extraordinary achievement in Italian food. After all, the SFA’s Summer Fancy Food Show is the premier event bringing together Italian producers and American buyers. The Italian FOOD Awards will certainly add to the excitement and innovation celebrated at the Show.”

This edition of the Summer Fancy Food Show in June 2017 in New York will be a special onedeclares Donato Cinelli, sole agent for the Italian Food Association and strategist of the Italian Pavilionwe will present a new look, primarily created following the needs of those who work during the period of the show and what’s more, – continues Cinelli, – we have brought with us to the Fancy Food Show, the Italian Food Awards.

Year after year we contribute to better events such as the Fancy Food Show which has been for many years one of the most important in the world.

It’s a challenge to better something already exalted like the Fancy Food Show, concludes Cinelli,  – but it’s also the best challenge that an event planner can ever imagine.

“Italian companies have never been as good as they are now at combining unique food heritage with new emerging trends –  declares Barbara Bosini, Managing Director di Italianfood.netThis is an interesting opportunity especially for retailers in the US market, where consumers are among the most receptive to innovation. The Italian Food Awards USA 2017 concludes Barbara Bosini, Managing Director di  – represent a real opportunity to introduce to all the players in the industry, in each category, the authentic Italian products that are best responding to the new needs of consumers.