March 23 – 24, 2018., hotel Alkar
Sinj Business Center in cooperation with the town of Sinj and the Split-Dalmatia County is organizing the National Prosciutto Fair with international participation, a manifestation which gathers all relevant actors in the production and marketing of prosciutto and other cured meats products assortment.
At home in the Alka town with a long production tradition of this unique delicacy, the Fair has gained an impressive reputation among professionals, as well as visitors. It has been attracting a growing number of tourists to the Dalmatian Hinterland for more than a decade, and, impressively, off-season.
The manufacturers will, like before, have the opportunity to exhibit their products in the adequate stands where the visitors can browse, taste and shop. It is a great opportunity to present products via marketing materials, with the participation of the media which will be covering the manifestation.
A rich culture and arts program will be organized, including a promotion of traditional customs and crafts, as well as performances by the cultural and artistic associations from Dalmatia and Lika.
A number of workshops dealing with current agricultural and economic themes is also planned, with the participation of renowned experts. It is important to mention that the traditional presentations of tourist-catering schools from Sinj, Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir and Šibenik will also be held this year. Their students will be competing in the BURA cup where they will be judged in the art of arranging and serving of prosciutto and other traditional products.
The evaluation of the quality and uniqueness of prosciutto by selected manufacturers will be held on 22 March 2018, the day before the official Fair. The committee consisting of renowned experts and scientists, members of the association of seasonal analysts, representatives of scientific institutions, the Ministry and Center for quality of the Croatian Chamber of Economy will be evaluating the quality of the prosciutto, like before, based on the Ordinance on Prosciutto Quality Evaluation. The evaluation is open to the public and will be carried out in the presence of the committee members, the representatives of the selected manufacturers and the media, and the products of the Fair participants will be evaluated.
The following are expected to take part in this year’s Fair: Croatian producers of prosciutto and dry-cured meat products, family farms, producers of prosciutto and Slavonian ham, representatives of regional meat industries, representatives of associations of manufacturers, individual manufacturers, leading manufacturers of Istrian and Drniš prosciutto, guests from Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, representatives of pig breeders associations, regional family farms breeding pigs, representatives of leading chain stores, hoteliers and caterers.
- Come and have a taste for yourself, delicious bites and pleasant company are included!
BASIC FAIR PROGRAM
22 March 2018 THURSDAY – program for the delivery of samples for evaluation
08:00 PROGRAM OF THE OFFICIAL EVALUATION OF THE PROSCIUTTO QUALITY
08:00 DELIVERY AND CODING OF SAMPLES
08:30 – 15:30 EVALUATION OF THE PROSCIUTTO QUALITY
EXHIBITION PROGRAM / EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND ROUND TABLES
Day 1 – 23 March 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 ARRIVAL OF THE PARTICIPANTS
10:30 CULTURAL-ARTISTIC PROGRAM
11:30 OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE PROSCIUTTO FAIR
23 March 2018
Exhibition of prosciutto and cured meats products
Presentation of cheese, presentation of autochthonous food products and wine
Presentation of traditional products, cultural-artistic program
There will be round tables, lectures and presentations organized along with the Fair on topics such as:
Presentation of programs: Government and other institutions, associations and chambers, banks and funds, developmental programs of the Split-Dalmatia County and the town of Sinj
The opportunity of applying to the Ministry of Agriculture contest from the Program of rural development 2014-2020 – Improving the economic competitiveness of the region
HBOR – a support to the balanced and sustainable economic and social development of the Republic of Croatia
An opportunity for financing from the European structural projects for rural development
Meeting and presentation of business-supporting institutions and local action groups; ESIF loans
Clusters as models of organizing – examples of good practice
Seasonal analytics: The importance of prosciutto quality evaluation
Technology of production and technological trends in the production of prosciutto
The presentation of cooperative opportunities for pig breeders and prosciutto makers
Presentation “Croatian island product” and “Marks of quality”
Promotion of the best-rated prosciuttos
Cultural and entertainment program for visitors and participants
Day 2 – 24 March 2018 (SATURDAY)
10:00 FAIR OPEN FOR VISITORS
11:30 CUTLURAL-ARTISTIC PROGRAM
13:30 PROSCIUTTO TASTING
15:30 CLOSING CEREMONY
– Cultural-artistic program
– Announcing the results of the competition
– Declaring the winner