The 9th Coppa del mondo della Gelateria is starting! The event, organised by SIGEP – Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and Gelato & Cultura, will take place from 19 to 21 January 2020 in the South Hall of Rimini Expo Center, during the 41st International Trade Show of Artisan Gelato, Pastry, Bakery and the Coffee World. Eleonora Cozzella and Spiridione Ripaldi will present again the race. Cheering on social media is higher than ever, in every corner of the planet. Below (in alphabetical order) all the members of the eleven teams.

ARGENTINA: The team leader is Maximiliano Cesar Maccarrone, in the team Diego Agustin Irato, Pablo Nicolas Renes, Matias Dragun and Ruben Darre.

COLOMBIA: The team leader is Jonathan Nieto Hincapie, in the team Julio Alberto Mojica Bolaños, Laura Mojica, Nancer Giovanny Pabon Erazo and Jessica Ramos.

FRANCE: The team leader is Stephane Augé, in the team Fouchereau Franck, Lamy Adrien, Moudni Nabil and Hasselbein Yoann.

GERMANY: The team leader is Günter Single, in the team Alexander Glagla, Federico Sacchet, Francesco Carrer and Giovanni Finamore.

JAPAN: The team leader is Kanjiro Mochizuki, in the team Naomi Matsuo, Kkenichi Matsunsga, Kengo Akabame and Hiromi Nishikawa.

ITALY: The team leader is Giuseppe Tonon, in the team Marco Martinelli, Eugenio Morrone, Massimo Carnio and Ciro Chiummo.

MALAYSIA: The team leader is Au Yong Yung Yee, in the team Muhamad Rusmi Bin Che Dol, Siew Chee Wing, Jamaluddin Bin Zainal Abidin and Mustaffa Kamal Bin Othman.

MEXICO: The team leader is Gustavo Barbabosa, in the team Alice Díaz, Eduardo Suarez, Julio Cesar Moreno and David Miranda.

POLAND: The team leader is Alexandra Sowa-Trzebinska, in the team Robert Burkat, Michal Wisniewski, Maciej Pieta and Grzegorz Maciej Radajewicz.

SINGAPORE: The team leader is Ng Chee Leong, in the team Miller Mai, Pang Yoon Hwa, Jason Tan and Ja Afar Bin Haji Mohgamad Ghazali.

SPAIN: The team leader is Lluís Ribas Guardià, in the team Albert Soler Miquel, Albert Roca Badia, Mayte Rodríguez Gigante and Lluc Dalmau Vall.

12 technical judges: the 11 team leader and Pier Paolo Magni as President of the Jury. On the field we will see three experienced technical commissioners: Sergio Colalucci, Sergio Dondoli and Gaetano Mignano.

Press jury: 10 international journalists specialised in gelato, pastry and F&B: Emanuela Balestrino, Bernard Bedaridà,  Luis Concepción, Stefan Elfenbein, Manuela Rossi, Margo Schatcher, Yumi Hasegawa Picone, Mariarosaria Bruno, Victor Sokolowicz and Natalia Mendoza will assign a special award to the best Gelato Cake.

Artistic jury: Lorena Gava (historic curator, Italy), Stephan Didier (MOF Chef, France) and Adolfo Romero (Gelato Champion, Spain) will assign a special award to the Final Grand Buffet.

Each team includes a gelato chef, a pastry chef, a chef de cuisine and an ice sculptor. The 12 team leaders judge 8 race tests in 3 days (glass single-portion, mystery box, gelato-cake, entrée of haute cuisine, ice- and brittle- sculptures and the new trend of gelato-snacks, in addition to the final Grand Buffet, which is the presentation of all the creations). The students of Istituto Alberghiero Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (Rimini) passed the national selections and will support the champions during the race.


Sunday 19.01.2020

  • First test: Decorated tray (until 10.50am)
  • Second test: Mystery Box – extraction of both boxes at 11am, until 12.50pm
  • First exit Mystery Fruit at 1pm, until 2.50pm
  • Second exit Mystery cream at 15, until 4.50pm
  • Prize-giving ‘best decorated tray’ at 5pm, PreGel awards
  • Ice sculptures: teams 1 and 2 until 11.15am, teams 3 and 4 until 2.40pm, teams 5 and 6 until 6pm (the teams will be drawn at the Arena at the start of the race)

Monday 20.01.2020

  • First try: Glass Single-portion – until 10:50am
  • Second test: – Entrée of haute cuisine – until 2.30pm
  • Third test: Gelato-Snack – until 5.20pm
  • Ice sculptures: teams 7 and 8 until 11.10am, teams 9 and 10 until 2.40pm, teams 11 and 12 until 6pm

Tuesday 21.01.20

  • First try: Gelato cake – until 12:15
  • Final Grand buffet: two teams per round starting at 1.30pm, one shift every 10 minutes until 2.20pm
  • 3.30pm: end of the race (including box cleaning)
  • 4pm: Award ceremony

Fans and gelato-lovers can see the live streaming gelatoworldcup.com and enjoy real-time updates on Facebook (the official profile is “Coppa Mondo Gelateria”) and on Instagram (@gelatoworldcup). The hashtag confirmed for the next edition is #CMG2020.