The Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie Grande Finale will take place on January 27th and 28th 2019, in Lyon, during the Sirha Trade show. The contest will celebrate its 30th anniversary on this occasion. One of the first novelties of this edition is the selection process evolution: 5 countries will be automatically selected for the Grande Finale instead of 7, setting the bar higher.
The TOP 5 ranking is established according to the last three editions results, except for the countries who won during this period. The countries selected on the TOP 5 for the 2017-2019 cycle are:
- United States
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
These 5 nations are automatically selected for the 2019 Grande Finale. However, it is mandatory for these countries to organize national competitions in order to select their best candidates.
According to the contest rules, France, winner in 2017, cannot participate to the 2019 edition.