World Pasta Day 2009 "Pasta Meals on every family table"


World Pasta Day 2009
26 October 2009 • New York City
Broadway Millennium Hotel
144 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Monday, October 26, 2009
Broadway Millennium Hotel

The Morning Session (from 9:30 until 12:30)  is open to IPO Members only

Welcome & Introduction
Mark Vermylen, Chairman of National Pasta Association (NPA)
Simon Nobile Olivo, Chairman of International Pasta Organization (IPO)

International Pasta Organization Annual General Assembly Meeting

The US Pasta Industry and Its Supply Chain
Moderator: Mark Vermylen, Chairman NPA

The State of the US Pasta /industry
Peter Smith, Chief Executive Officer of New World Pasta

Coffe break

US Durum Milling Industry
John Miller, Chairman of the North American Millers Association

Report on 2009 North American Durum Wheat Crop
Jim Peterson, Marketing Director, North Dakota Wheat Commission

Future prospects for Durum Wheat in the EU and at the World level
Umberto Sacco, Chairman of the Union of the EU Associations of Durum Millers
12:00 – 12:30
A Preview of World Pasta Congress 2010 – Rio De Janeiro
Claudio Zanao, President of ABIMA (Brazilian Pasta Association)

The Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 18:00)  is open to registered attendees

Buffet Lunch Featuring Pasta Prepared by Executive Chefs from Leadership Sponsors

Mark Vermylen, Chairman, National Pasta Association
Simon Nobile Olivo, Chairman, International Pasta Organization
Raffaello Ragaglini, Secretary General, International Pasta Organization

Pasta is good for People, Environment and Economy
Paolo Barilla, Vice-President, Barilla

Scientific Update
Moderator: K. Dun Gifford, President, Oldways Preservation Trust

The Mediterranean Diet and Alzheimer’s: Feeding Your Brain
Nikos Scarmeas, PhD, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center (New York)

The State of Research on Carbohydrates
Joanne Slavin, PhD, Professor, Food Sciences and Nutrition, University of Minnesota; Chair, Carbohydrate Committee, US Dietary Guidelines Committee (Minneapolis, MN)

Question and Answer Period
Coffee Break

Culinary Panel
Pasta Memories: Panel Discussion and Pasta Cook-off

Moderator: Melissa Clark, Food Writer and Cookbook Author

Chefs, Food writers and Cookbook authors tell stories of their most memorable family pasta meals.
At least two of these same culinary stars will create 10-minute pasta meals right in front of the audience. Members of the audience will be asked to vote for their favorite recipe and preparation.

Cesare Casella, Salumeria Rosi
Tony May, SD26
Maricel Presilla, food historian and writer
Arthur Schwartz, Cookbook author and radio host
Anya von Bremzen, food writer, cookbook author

Concluding Remarks


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