After being forced to take a year out due to the pandemic, the European Pizza & Pasta Show (EPPS) is set to return on 18-19 October 2021 to the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London with plans for a bigger event with more cooking programmes and competitions.
The show, which is now 5 years old and which is supported by The Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association (PAPA), will feature a range of exhibitors from around the world covering all sectors of the market, from Italian restaurants to pizza delivery.
As well as showcasing some of the innovations that have emerged during the lockdowns of 2020, the show will provide an opportunity for this £4bn UK industry to get together with opportunities for renewing contacts and networking. It will also provide the backdrop for the finals of the UK Pizza Chef of the Year competitions.
EPPS 2021 is also expected to include exhibitors from the USA as well as from across Europe.
Slava Blagoeva, the show’s director, said: “I am very excited that the show has been able to secure key dates in October at Olympia, which has always been our first choice as it provides the exhibitors and visitors easy access to central London and to the airports. The timing is also perfect as it is well ahead of the busy Christmas season.”
PAPA director Jim Winship added: “EPPS is the annual showcase for our industry – it was really missed in 2020. The return of the show in 2021 will provide a real fillip for everyone and an opportunity for us all to catch up again and start thinking positively about the future.”