The 7th edition of GastroPan, which took place at Târgu Mureş on 19-21st of March 2015, was a huge success. More than 21,000 visitors have attended to meet the newest technologies of the market, and the majority of the 132 exhibitors from 24 countries have already planned to come back with even bigger booths for next year’s exhibition.
The capacity to reunite equipment suppliers, ingredients, utensils and solutions with manufacturers, operators, specialists and entrepreneurs activating in the field has assured the success of the exhibition. At the booths visitors have found the newest and most efficient solutions for businesses such as bakeries, confectioneries, pastry shops, restaurants, coffee houses, mills, hotels, chocolate houses, ice cream shops or other related specialized shops.
The visitors of Expo GastroPan had the opportunity to experience, test and taste a large variety of solutions, machineries, technologies and ingredients, some of them being available for the first time on the Romanian market. Managers and specialists in the field have discovered new business ideas and solutions for making their activities more efficient, for reducing expenses, for quality improvement, or for developing new products and services that adapt to the current requirements of the market.
This year Expo GastroPan has been once again the place for innovation and creativity, hosting even more demonstrations which underlined the usefulness and the efficiency of the exhibited technologies. Answering the invite of the organizers, at the exhibitors’ booths, but also outside of them, World and Olympic champion bakers, chefs, confectioners and cake designers have shared their talents with thousands of visitors. Fruit and vegetable sculpting, modelling out of sugarpaste, artistic sugar painting and the technique of modelling pulled, blown and poured sugar were among the biggest attractions of GastroPan 2015.
The 212 best bakers, confectioners and chefs from all around Romania have entered the GastroPan Competitions. Apart from the Bread of the Year 2015 and the Cake of the Year 2015, the best pastry products, the greatest culinary plates and the most amazing artistic creations made of dough, fruits and vegetables, sugarpaste or Isomalt have been awarded.
Professional associations from Romania and several other European countries attended GastroPan, a benchmark exhibition for consolidating the industry of bakery in Eastern Europe. The leaders of professional associations from Romania, Slovakia and Hungary mediated by the vice-president of International Union of Bakers and Confectioners have discussed how to collaborate and how to promote the Romanian products on the EU markets.