Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018

06 Jun 2018 | English

All the latest news about the biggest international event dedicated to food is online… now!


The program for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 will go online today and, over the coming weeks, will be updated with additional activities planned for the 12th edition of the event.

The world’s most important international event dedicated to food culture will bring 5,000 delegates from 160 countries, over 800 exhibitors, 300 Slow Food Presidia, and 500 food communities from the Terra Madre network to Turin (Piedmont, Italy) from September 20 to 24, 2018. Here is what you will find this year at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto:


  • Five major areas, each dedicated to an important theme on which Slow Food is working with activities, campaigns, and projects around the world, run by its network of members and activists. Each of the themes represents a globally relevant issue that Slow Food wants to tackle with a positive approach, based on everyone’s engagement and commitment. These thematic areas all come under the umbrella of Food for Change, the revolution we want to launch by talking to the public with interactive exhibitions, educational activities, forums, debates, and Taste Workshops. We want to give everyone the tools to bring about change, starting from their everyday choices. Here is the program for the thematic areas:


#foodforchange Slow Meat

#foodforchange Slow Fish

#foodforchange Seeds

#foodforchange Food and Health

#foodforchange Bees and Insects


  • The Market, the thematic areas, and the forums will be held within the  Lingotto Fiere pavillions, while the entire city of Turin and the wider Piedmont region will be hosting hundreds of events and activities that will develop the themes at the heart of the Slow Food and Terra Madre network, taking a wide variety of approaches and with the involvement of many different communities. To date, there are already over 200 activities planned for Terra Madre In, an integral part of the official event that will take place outside of the Lingotto Fiere. These activities are being run by organizations and individuals across Piedmont who participated in a public call for initiatives. The decision to put together a participatory program is a choice in line with Slow Food’s desire to always be open to dialogue and debate and to encourage reflection on the food that we eat in order to bring about change in the food habits of a growing number of people.


  • The Terra Madre Arena will be a place for meeting and discussion within the Lingotto Fiere, dedicated in particular to three important communities within the Slow Food and Terra Madre network: Indigenous Peoples, Migrants, and Brought together for the first time to reflect on the key issues that have always been at the heart of the Terra Madre program, they will bring a unique perspective on decisive issues for the planet’s future, in a way that we hope will be deeply inspiring even for those who do not belong to one of these communities. The Arena is a space, open to the public, dedicated to the kind of cosmopolitan, democratic, and universal debate that characterizes the Terra Madre network.


Just as in previous years, there will be forums and conferences, Taste Workshops and Cooking Schools, an area entirely dedicated to B2B, the Enoteca inside Turin’s splendid Palazzo Reale, food trucks, Dinner Dates, a large space for street food and craft beer, and many other activities spread around the city, from theatre performances to literary readings.


Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 Press Office

Slow Food, +39 329 83 212 85 [email protected] – Twitter: @SlowFoodPress

Region of Piedmont, +39 011 432 2549 – [email protected]

City of Turin, +39 011 011 21976 – +39 342 1100131 – [email protected]


Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is an event organized by the City of Turin, Slow Food, and the Region of Piedmont in collaboration with MIPAAF (Italy’s Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies). It has been made possible thanks to its many sponsors, including the Official Partners, GLEvents-Lingotto Fiere, IREN, Lavazza, Lurisia, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pastificio Di Martino and Quality Beer Academy; with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT-Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, Associazione delle Fondazioni di Origine Bancaria del Piemonte, and Coldiretti; and with the contribution of IFAD, the European Union, and CIA (Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori).


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