It's time to celebrate Italian Cuisine all over the world

The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is an annual event primed to celebrate Italy’s incredibly varied regional cuisine and food traditions with a wide array of events promoting culinary culture and flavours to millions of consumers worldwide. This year will be the second edition. The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a yearly event promoting Italy’s gastronomic culture abroad, exhibiting its quality and excellence. Cuisine is one of the essential components of Italy’s identity and culture, as well as one of the features of Italy through its brands. This event takes place in over 100 countries across the world.
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are organizing several events to promote top quality Italian cuisine. The rich programme of the events includes thematic menus, gala dinners, seminars, food and wine tastings as well as film screenings illustrating how Italian food has become part of the history of cinema.

With our Ecosystem we are going to celebrate this amazing iniziative with SMART FOOD FOR SMART CITIES an event in Zonghe Palace, (Tongji University – Shanghai) the 23 of november!
8.30 am > registration

9.15 am > Opening

  • Prof Fang Shouen – Chairman of the University Council, Tongji University
  • Stefano Beltrame – Consul General of Italy in Shanghai
  • Stefano Bonaccini – Governor of Emilia-Romagna

9.30 am > Research, Design&Technology as Engines of Innovation

  • Prof. Roberto Pagani – Science and Technology Counsellor, Consulate of Italy in Shanghai
  • Simona Caselli – Minister for Agricolture, Hunting and Fishing at Emilia Romagna Region
  • “Edible Cities” – Nunzia Carbone – Principal and Owner at Dedodesign
  • “Design for Circular Economy” – Dr Yang Hao – Associate Professor, director of Environmental Design Undergraduate Program, Tongji University
  • “City Transform from PEST to STEP” Dr Su Yunsheng – Executive Director, SustainX Design Research center, Tongji University

10.15 am – 10.45 AM > Coffee Break
10.45 am – 11.15 AM > Panel: Accelerating Agrifood Innovation

  • Sara Roversi – Executive Director Food Innovation Program and founder of the Future food Institute
  • Eric Sun – Program Director of Bits and Bites Accelerator Shanghai
  • Clara Elizabeth – Hatchery
  • Jack Pan – ClearVue

11.15 > Taste of innovation Startup Show and Tell – Inspiring pitch Italian and Chinese startups

  • Bin Li – Director of Green Oasis, Food Bank
  • Xiang Weichun Albert – CloudFB
  • Ludovica Dalmonte – BottlesXO
  • Christina Freddie – Goma Greens
  • Mattia Nanetti – Wenda
  • Valerio Joe Utzeri – Founder Griffa
  • Davide Maggi – Ceo at Le Cesarine

11.55 > Emilia Romagna – the Italian food valley house of tradition and innovation – Welcome China
Moderator Angelo Morano – Welcome Chinese

  • “Innovation is a cooperative effort – the Future Food Urban Coolab Model” – Sara Roversi, Executive Director Food Innovation Program and founder of the Future food Institute
  • “The Organic Choice a role model for Italian Quality” – Silvia Forte – Alce Nero

12.15 > Closing and Networking

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