The 17th annual World Pasta Day 2013
We are celebrating World Pasta Day on the 25th of October.
Pasta is a healthy and natural dish that makes everyone from children to the sports persons smile. Let's make October 25th a memorable day as we celebrate World Pasta Day.
Pasta is an irresistible staple food found in the dietary habits of all civilizations stretching from Ancient Rome to China. Pasta is the leading food of the Turkish Food Industry in terms of the exports figures. Pasta is found as the primary main course at millions of tables. We want to spread the word about the proper cooking techniques and unlimited options of sauces and enrichments available to enhance the basic pasta dish.
World Pasta Week shall commence in Turkey with an event on October 25th entitled “Pasta: The Sustainable, Healthy and Delicious Food.” The event is sponsored by the Turkish Pasta Industrialists Association with contributions from the International Pasta Organization (IPO). The October 25th World Pasta Day has been simultaneously celebrated throughout the world since 1997. During the event we shall discuss all the inaccurate and misleading myths about pasta and disseminate the proper information about this incredible and versatile product.
- Pasta is quick and easy to cook.
- Pasta, and pasta meals, are delicious.
- Pasta, and pasta meals, are nutritious, healthy foods.
- Pasta is very flexible and convenient.
- Pasta is not an expensive food.
- Pasta can be served hot or cold.
- Pasta can be served as a main dish or a side dish. It can also be served in soups, salads, and even in desserts!
"Pasta does not Make You Fat"
"Our priority as the producers is to extend food safety and the proper consumption habits regarding pasta. Besides providing an abundance of vitamins and minerals, pasta also has a cholesterol lowering impact due to its zero fat content. Moreover it reduces the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Since it is instantly converted into energy in the metabolism, pasta dishes are the ideal foodstuff for athletes and persons who require physical power for their jobs. But most important of all, consumers should understand that the pasta, in and of itself, does not make you fat.
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nihat UYSALLI Murat BOZKURT
Venue of Organization: Çırağan Palace Kempinski Çırağan Cad.32 Beşiktaş 34349 İstanbul
Date of Organization: 25 Ekim 2013
Language of Organization: Turkish with a simultaneous translation
Gala Dinner: Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı Köybaşı Cad. No:117 Yeniköy – İstanbul
Congress Web Address: www.worldpastaday2013.org
Exhibition Areas : The exhibition area shall be open to visit on 25th October 2013 between 08:30 - 18:00.
World Pasta Day 2013 celebrations and the IPO Annual General Assembly, will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) on the 25th of October 2013, hosted by TMSD (Turkish Pasta Manufacturers Association).
The IPO AGM and the WPD 2013 Conference "Pasta: the perfect choice for a tasty, healthy and sustainable diet" will take place at the Ciragan Kempinski Palace
8:30 Welcome Coffee/Coffee Break Table
9:30-10:30 International Pasta Organisation Annual General Assembly Meeting (IPO Members only)
10:30-11:00 Welcome & Opening
Moderator: Murat Bozkurt, Chairman of TMSD Board of Directors
Vedat Mirmahmutoğulları, Undersecretary of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Mustafa Erdoğan, Vice President of TMO Şemsi Kopuz, Chairman of TGDF Board of Directors
11:30-12:00 World Durum Wheat Markets Outlook
Chris Gillen, Canadian Wheat Board
Cagatay Maras, Market Monitoring and Evaluation Branch Manager of TMO
12:00-12:30 Pasta Trends and Communication Strategies
Claudio Zanao, President IPO
12:30-13:00 Pasta & Sustainability
Luca Fernando Ruini, Barilla
15:30-16:30 Pasta & Health
Gulden Pekcan, Hacettepe University, Turkey Sara Baer-Sinnott, Oldways, Boston, US
16:30-17:00 Pasta & Taste
Vedat Başaran, Culinary expert and Chef, President of Culinary Arts Center (YESAM), Turkish Cultural Foundation
17:00 Closing remarks
Murat Bozkurt, Chairman of TMSD Board of Directors Claudio Zanao, President IPO
19.00 After a mini Bosphorus tour by boat, cocktail and gala dinner at Sait Halim Pasa Yalisi
*Mithat Körler and Latin Group performance at Gala Dinner.
More detailed information on the agenda of the IPO Annual Assembly and the Conference will follow in due course, including registration and hotel booking forms.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Turkey.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors and Inspectors of the Association
Murat BOZKURT- Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nihat UYSALLI- Deputy Board of Directors
Kemal CAKMAK& - Accountant Member
Board of Inspectors
Mehmet Unal GOYMEN