World Pasta Day 2012 - Mexico City

World Pasta Day 2012

Mexico City, Thursday October 25th, 2012
Camino Real Santa Fe, Mexico City, D.F.
Working languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Simultaneous translation service available


8:00 Breakfast & Supplier Exhibits (IPO & Amexigapa members)

9:00 Registration of Participants


Pasta, food of the future
for taste, for health & for convenience

10:00 Welcome remarks and introduction

Lic. Jorge Chávez Fernández, President, Asociación Mexicana de Galletas y Pastas, (Amexigapa).

Simón Nobile Olivo, President, International Pasta Organisation(IPO).


10:15 - 11:45 Focus on Wheat Supply, Milling and Pasta Industry
Moderator: Ing. José Luis Fuentes Pochat, Executive Chairman, Canimolt.

10:15 - 10:45 Supply & Demand of Durum Wheat: Current and Future Pressures.

William W. Wilson, Distinguished Prof. Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

10:45-11:00 Pasta & Durum Wheat, Trends, Opportunities and Threats

Ing. José Antonio Monroy C., President, Canimolt.

11:00-11:15 Visión del mundo de la pasta y su industria

Ing. Simon Nobile Olivo., President, IPO.

11:15-11:45 The State of the Pasta Industry: Global Trends and Prospects.

Dr. Jared Koerten, US Research Analyst at Euromonitor International


11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break


12:00-12:30 Economic, Political & Social Perspectives for Mexico and for the World.

Dr. José Luis de la Cruz Gallegos, Director del Centro de Investigación en Economía y Negocios, ITESM.


12:30-13:30 The Scientific Evidence of the Healthfulness of Pasta

Moderator: Dr. Sara Baer-Sinnott, Oldways Preservation Trust, Boston, MA


12:30-13:00 Pasta for Healthy Eating in the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

Prof. Giovanni Ghirlanda MD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

13:00-13:30 Pasta: the Strand and the Soul. Going Beyond the Physical to Appreciate the Health and Wellness Aspects of Pasta.

Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., Corvus Blue, LLC. Chicago, IL.

13:30-13:45 IPO Communication Program- Past, Present, and Ideas for the Future

Dr. Sara Baer-Sinnott, President, Oldways Preservation Trust, Boston, MA

13:45-14:00 Presentation of the MUMCI (Museo Modelo de Ciencia y Tecnología) Exhibition: "El Mundo de la Pasta"

Mtra. Gabriela Prieto Soriano, Toluca, Mex.

14:00-14:15 Conclusions & Acknowledgements
Lic. Jorge Chávez
/President, Amexigapa

14:15-15:00  IPO Annual General Assembly


15:00-16:00 Buffet lunch (IPO & Amexigapa members)






17:00 Departure from Hotel Camino Real Santa Fe to MUMCI, Toluca, Mex.


19:00 Opening of the Exhibition "El Mundo de la Pasta" MUMCI.


20:30 World Pasta Day Gala Dinner, Salón Crystal, MUMCI.


23:00 Departure from MUMCI to Hotel Camino Real Santa Fe.


I.P.O. International Pasta Organisation Secretariat General c/o AIDEPI - Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta Italiane -
Viale del Poggio Fiorito 61 00144 Roma, Italia Tel. +39 06 8091071 Fax +39 06 8073186 -