World Pasta Day 2008 programme

Friday, 24 October 2008
  Registration for IPO Meeting and Conference
Saturday, 25 October 2008
8.30 – 10:00 Welcome Coffee/Coffee Break Table
9:00-10:00 International Pasta Organisation Annual General Assembly Meeting

Welcome & Opening

  • Murat Bozkurt - President of TMSD
  • Simon Nobile Olivo - President of IPO
  • Zafer Caglayan - Minister of Industry and Commerce
  • Rifat Hisarciklioglu - President of Chamber and Commodity Stock Federation
10:30-12:00 Global Look at the World Durum Wheat Markets
Moderator: Murat Bozkurt, President TMSD

Durum Wheat in Turkey
- [presentation]
Hikmet Ozkan, Director of Purchasing and Storage Department, Turkish Grain Board, TMO

  The contribution of the Union of the Associations of the Durum Wheat Millers of the EU-
[abstract] - [presentation]
Umberto Sacco , President Semouliers U.E.
  Canadian and World Durum Outlook for 2008/09 -
- [presentation]
Chris Gillen , Marketing Manager for Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Canadian Wheat Board

U.S. And World Durum Situation

Goris Van Lit, Regional Director, Europe, US Wheat Associates


Innovation in Pasta -
- [presentation]
Francesco Pantò, Meal Solutions Product Development Director for Europe & Other Markets - Barilla

12:30-14:00 A Turkish Healthy Pasta Meal Lunch

Pasta and Children
Moderator: K.Dun Gifford, President Oldways


 What Nutritionists Say is the Gold Standard Eating Plan for Children
- [presentation]
Prof. Carlo Cannella , President of INRAN (National Institute of Research on Food and Nutrition), Chair of Food Science and Nutrition at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome, La Sapienza


Why Young Growing Children Benefit from Pasta
[abstract] - [presentation]
Prof. Marcello Giovannini , Director and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan

  Pasta and Diabetes: New Evidence about Healthy Eating Plans for Diabetics
[abstract] - [presentation]
Prof. Giovanni Ghirlanda , Professor of Metabolic Diseases, Director of the Diabetes Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine "Università Cattolica del S. Cuore", Rome
15:45- 16:00 Coffee Break Table

Science and Flavor Agree: Pasta is a Perfect Meal on the Plate Moderator: Simon Nobile Olivo, President IPO

  Educating Children Around the World about Pasta: Good Taste and Good Health
[abstract] - [presentation]
Sara Baer-Sinnott , Executive Vice-President Oldways
  The Scientific Consensus: Pasta is a Plus for Health and Longevity
[abstract] - [presentation]
K. Dun Gifford , President Oldways
  Conclusion and Next Steps
19:00 Welcome Cocktail - Esma Sultan Yalisi
20:30 Gala Dinner - Esma Sultan Yalisi
I.P.O. International Pasta Organisation Secretariat General c/o AIDEPI - Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta Italiane -
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