Welcome Italia 2016


Three days of Italian food, drink and business, with the best producers exhibiting their delicious creations and the participation of the best Italian chefs in the UK

Welcome Italia is the event organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK dedicated to all food lovers that wish to discover and explore the best of Italian Food & Beverage: aromatic coffee, handmade pasta, delicate extra-virgin olive oil, fine truffles, exquisite cheeses and much more…1

As well as meeting the producers of the finest Italian excellencies, it will be possible to attend extraordinary cooking shows. The most famous Italian chefs in the UK will showcase their talent, recreating delicious and tasty recipes; Francesco Mazzei will hold a cooking demonstration and Danilo Cortellini, head chef at the Italian Embassy, will exhibit on the morning of Sunday 23rd. You will be able to find tasty recipes using Nonno Nanni’s soft cheeses and discover traditional dishes with chefs from the provinces of Novara, Perugia, Cosenza and Lazio region.

The first day (21st October) is a trade only day. It will be a unique opportunity for all Food & Wine professionals in London to discover new products and typical dishes. Moreover, it’s definitely the best stage for Italian producers to promote their business and get in touch with British importers and distributors.


On 22nd and 23rd October Welcome Italia will open its doors to the public, who will be able to taste and buy products directly from the exhibitors, recreating the atmosphere of a real Italian Market. Our 60+ companies come from all over Italy and include producers of wines, beers, organic olive oils, regional specialities, charcuterie and some very particular products such as hemp flour pasta and salami matured in red wine.



Trade only day: 21st October (1pm-7pm)

Free to visit:   22nd October (10.30am-7pm)

23rd October (10.30am-5pm)


The Royal Horticultural Halls

Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE