The "Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana" (The True Neapolitan Pizza Association) organises, from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2012, at the "Città della Scienza" (Bagnoli), an international convention which represents a huge chance of growth and comparison for AVPN members and sector operators.
The event will be liven up by workshops, seminars on products and ingredients, and of course by meetings between "insiders". Together with the schedule of the convention, there will be trips to the most interesting places of the city and wine and food testing.
During the event there will take place also the "Olympics of Neapolitan Pizza", a contest developed on 5 issues (as Olympic rings): Classic Pizza, Fantasy Pizza (innovation of traditions stated by AVPN rules), Artistic Pizza, Fried Pizza and Mastunicola (a circle of dough, lard, extra-virgin oil, basil and pepper to bring out the paste).
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The True Neapolitan Pizza Association (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, AVPN) organizes events to spread and to promote the “true Neapolitan pizza“, both in Italy and abroad.
Flagships of the Association are the “Pizzafest“, which has so far held thirteen editions in Naples (1995-2008), eight in Nonantola, a town of Emilia Romagna (2003-2010) and one in Brussels (2004).
"PizzaNapoletana in Tour", realized in collaboration with the Department of Tourism of the Province of Naples and, since 2005, has touched several cities, including Montreal and Cologne.
In addition, the Association has organized training on the “true Neapolitan pizza“ in Rio de Janeiro and San Paolo (2009) and seminars dedicated to the “true Neapolitan pizza“ in Tokyo (2006 to 2010).
Finally, the AVPN participated in major international events, including the "Universal Forum of Cultures in Monterrey (Mexico, 2007), “Veni - Vidi - Vera“ in Seattle (USA, 2007) and the inauguration of the “Ferrari World“ of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, 2010).
The True Neapolitan Pizza Association (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, AVPN) promotes worldwide the “true Neapolitan pizza“ and the production chain connected to it.
In 2011, AVPN organizes an international road show, whose first steps are: