Press Release: AVPN and TICC join hands together to safeguard “True Neapolitan Pizza” in Southeast Asia

Bangkok, 31 July 2020 – The Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce (TICC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) for the promotion of True Neapolitan Pizza in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

The signing of the agreement has in particular the objective of spreading the art of making Neapolitan Pizza, recognized as an intangible heritage by UNESCO in 2017. Asia has shown much interest to expand the delights of Neapolitan Pizza to their local communities. Thai pizzerias and pizza chefs in particular who are interested in joining the Verace “family” will be able to contact the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce (TICC) today for information and assistance.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and AVPN thanks Francesco Cioffi with a special mention, who, in his constant work of promoting Italian excellence in South East Asia, has favored and supported this initiative.

One of the main aims of the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce (TICC) is the promotion of “Made in Italy” in Thailand, and in South-East Asia, as well as the development of mutual cooperation between the two countries in the economic field.

The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), founded in June 1984 in Naples, promotes True Neapolitan Pizza throughout the world through its International Disciplinary. The Association is also engaged in the enhancement of the 850 affiliated pizzerias and products of the production chain as well as in the protection of the art of the Neapolitan “pizza maker”, recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity.

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