Weekly food agenda: Gulfood and International Pizza Expo

This week's food trade shows will crown this year's pizza pie-making champion, take a literary look at street food and study the science of food.

Gulfood
February 27 - March 2
Dubai, UAE

The largest and most attended food and drink expo of the Middle East, Gulfood is attended by more than 55,000 buyers from 152 countries around the world. It's also expected to host 3,800 exhibitors with representation from France, Uruguay and Switzerland and will feature the Emirates International Salon Culinaire, a culinary competition that draws chefs from around the world.
http://www.gulfood.com

International Pizza Expo
March 1- 3
Las Vegas, NV, USA

The oldest and largest pizza show resumes this year with the ever popular World Pizza Games. Competitions are held daily and will pit pie-makers against one another in challenges like freestyle, acrobatic dough tossing; fastest dough; largest dough stretch; fastest pizza box folding; and longest spin. The International Pizza Champion also returns with $50,000 up for grabs in addition to the title of best pie-maker in the world. The trade show spans the size of four football fields at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will feature 1,000 exhibits and attract 10,000 pizza professionals.
http://www.pizzaexpo.com/international/2011/index.cfm

FoodEx Japan
March 1- 4
Chiba (Greater Tokyo area), Japan

Billed as one of the most important and largest food and beverage trade shows in Asia, the 36th edition of FoodEx Japan will feature 2,100 exhibitors, 3,300 booths and 80,000 trade professionals this year. As Japan's food self-sufficiency rate is on the lower end, Japan remains one of the most food-dependent markets in the world and has a high demand for foreign food and beverage products.
http://www3.jma.or.jp/foodex/en/index.html

The Sandwich & Snack Show
March 2-3
Paris, France

The 12th annual edition of this trade show will highlight the latest trends in the industry, with seminars and labs discussing where the takeaway industry is headed. Topics will include the Bento Box theme, takeaway group catering, chef snacks, pizza, green foods, Halal and the club sandwich.
http://www.sandwichshows.com/

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Culinology Expo
March 4
Atlanta, GA, USA

The Research Chefs Association hosts the Culinology Expo which showcases the most innovative products and cooking methods in the industry. Culinology is the blending of the culinary arts and science. The expo focuses on research and development and will attract 1,200 professionals.
http://www.culinology.com/annualconference
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Paris Cookbook Fair
March 3-6
Paris, France

Billed as the largest cookbook and wine book meeting in the world, this year's event features Italy as the guest country. Cheese is the star food and the key topic is street food. The cookbook sector is seeing double digit growth worldwide, led by Asia and Latin America. Chef Alain Dutournier, owner of acclaimed French restaurant Carré des Feuillants, will be presiding over the fair as President of Honor, to replace food writer and TV show presenter, Claudia Roden.
The show is open to the pubic.
Le 104, the new Artistic Center of the City of Paris,
http://www.cookbookfair.com/paris.php

Natural Products Expo West
March 10-13
Anaheim, CA, USA

Billed as the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show, this year's show will have a greater emphasis on technology. Attendees can download the Expo West iPhone app, for instance, and educational sessions focusing on digital solutions will feature speakers from Google, Entrepreneur Magazine, and other social media experts.
http://www.expowest.com/ew11/public/enter.a
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The International Food and Drink Event
March 13 - March 16
London, UK

The UK's largest gathering of international food and drink suppliers hits London with a few new features including the New Product Zone showcasing new products from 12 categories including bakery, confectionary, cheese, dairy, organic and seafood. The UK Barista Championships will crown the best, human coffemaker and live cooking demos that use fresh regional ingredients.
http://www.ife.co.uk/

SNAXPO
March 20-23
Orlando, FL, USA

The world's largest trade for the international snack food industry brings together owners, executives and buyers from around the world. This year's expo features 1,000 exhibitors and professionals who represent potato chips, cereal snacks, fruit snacks, cookies and cake snacks. This year will also feature a special Latin American Track with the entire program in Spanish.
http://www.snaxpo.com

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