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Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana

What is Napoletana (English: Neapolitan)?

Someone or something originating from the region of Napoli (English: Naples), Italy.

Who is Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana?

The True Neapolitan Pizza Association (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, abbr. AVPN) is a non-profit organisation founded in June 1984. The main offices and registry are based in Naples, Italy.

The mission of Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana is to promote and protect the "True Neapolitan pizza" ("Vera Pizza Napoletana"), both in Italy and worldwide. True Neapolitan Pizza is the typical product made in accordance with the International Regulations registered by AVPN. In 2010, the product "Pizza Napoletana" received the trademark of Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) from the European Union. AVPN is responsible for obtaining this brand and trademark of "True Neapolitan Pizza".

The Association is also involved in the promotion and protection of affiliated pizzerias, products and in the professionalisation of pizza makers related to the production of the "True Neapolitan Pizza".

AVPN has more than 450 members in each corner of the world, including: Italy, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Korea, Kuwait, Japan, Macedonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, UAE and USA.

The Organisation:

  • The President of Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana is Antonio Pace.
  • The Association is managed by a Directive Committee, which includes:

    • Lello Surace (Vice President)
    • Massimo Di Porzio (Executive Vice President)
    • Stefano Auricchio (General Manager)
    • Gianluca Liccardo (Marketing Manager)
  • The headquarters of AVPN Americas is managed by Peppe Miele.
  • The headquarters of AVPN Japan is managed by Akio Nishikawa.
  • The development of AVPN in:

    • Australia is managed by Johnny Di Francesco from 400 Gradi in Melbourne
    • Brazil is managed by Andrè Guidon
    • Korea is managed by Doowon Chung
    • Germany is managed by Carmine D'Elia.

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Our Training

AVPN organises official professional intensive training courses for either professionals or would-be pizza-makers, coming from all over world, in both Naples and Marina del Rey (California, USA). At the end of the training course every student receives a certificate of attendance in "Vera Pizza Napoletana" from the AVPN.

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