All in digital version the awarding ceremony “Italian Hospitality – Italian Restaurants and Gelaterie Worldwide – Ed. 2020/2021”

In compliance with governmental provisions and measures to contain the pandemic in the Country, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria organizes the awardingceremony event “Italian Hospitality – Italian Restaurants and Gelaterie Worldwide – Ed. 2020/2021” in digital format on Monday, February 22nd 2021 from 16h30 to 18h00. An absolutely new event in terms of formula and location, which comes in a particularly difficult time as a message of hope and omen for a new rebirth.

Fifteen restaurants and two ice cream parlours, which compliant with the requirements for issuing or renewing the certification, will be awarded from international recognition, which rewards the respect for the typical quality standards of Italian Hospitality, through the Italian Hospitality plaque and the certificate of participation in the project, and it should be remembered, that is promoted by Unioncamere with the operating support of ISNART-National Institute for Tourist Research and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Policies Italian agricultural, forestry and agri-food industries.

The presence of the Ambassador of Italy to Sofia, H.E. Giuseppina Zarra, the President of Isnart, Roberto Di Vincenzo and ICCB President, Marco Montecchi are confirmed, who, in addition to speaking during the “Greetings” session, will take part in the “virtual ceremony” of the international recognition of the enhancement of made in Italy.

“Restaurant sector, as well as ice cream parlour are undoubtedly still facing an unprecedented period of difficulty. Even so more, we feel obliged to commend those who, despite all, have continued to work well, without ever giving up on quality, evolving according to current needs. We must never forget that these are fundamental sectors for our country, both from an economic, cultural and identity point of view“, declares the President of the CCIB, Marco Montecchi.

“Despite the operating criticalities due to the restrictions imposed by COVID 19, the activity of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, as well as of all the Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad, has never stopped, providing us the further incentive to do more to contain the difficulties imposed by the pandemic emergency and to be able to provide new opportunities and ways to continue promoting Made in Italy through the Italian Hospitality Network in the World. Since September 2020, the presence of the mark in the world has been definitively extended to Artisan Ice Cream shops. Artisan ice cream is a successful product for Italy, Italian companies dominate the industrial sector of machines and products for ice cream shops worldwide, and the number of ice cream shops is constantly increasing (108.000 ice cream parlors in 2018). These are all extremely positive factors, which require commitment in order not to lose the competitive advantage also linked to the “immaterial” value of Italian artisan ice cream: the historical roots, the knowledge of the master ice cream makers, the flavors, the productions and the typical textures that, through perfect procedures of production and conservation, guarantee those main characteristics that have decreed its global success, reinforcing the appeal of Made in Italy at an international level”, declares the President of Isnart, Roberto Di Vincenzo.

Free participation, to be confirmed no later than 12:00 am of 22nd February 2021 to

Working language | Italian
Viewing mode | Zoom platform
Member and Partner participation | free upon registration
Info and questions to the speakers |

For additional information, please contact the contact person of the “Italian Hospitality” desk of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, Nicoletta Bisaro,, tel. + 359 2 846 32 80.

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