“Arrivederci a Puebla!” See you in Puebla. These were the very last words of president Carlo Petrini’s closing speech to delegates at the last International Slow Food Congress in Naples in 2003 and will be the first Slow Food Congress held in a non European country.
“The choice of Mexico was strategic and the congress in Puebla will mark the definitive launch, both symbolic and actual, of the network we have been building since 2004 through Terra Madre ” explained Paolo Di Croce, head of Slow Food International.
The fifth International Slow Food Congress will take place November 8 - 11, 2007, in Puebla, Mexico. The meeting will convene 700 delegates from all over the world representing 85,000 members and is the movement’s most important event. It will be here that the executive body is elected, strategies will be decided upon for the international develop-ment of the association itself, the Terra Madre network and for projects in defense of biodiversity.
Puebla 2007 marks a momentous transition in the movement, ratifying a new pact be-tween producers, co-producers (informed consumers), cooks, educators and scholars in the name of truly sustainable local economies.
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