The main goal of the Summit is to show, how the local gastronomy can be combined to the tourism potential of a destination or a private company and create a successful tourism product.
•Connecting gastronomy and tourism
•Gastronomy /food tourism: What is it?
•Definition, implementation and history of Gastronomy tourism in Europe and other continents
•Success stories in gastronomy tourism in Greece and neighboring East Mediterranean countries
•Greek gastronomy tourism
•Particularities, history, implementation, new trends of Greek Gastronomy Tourism
Mr. Erik Wolf – U.S.A.
Founder of the World Food Travel Association
Mrs Maria Athanasopoulou - Greece
Founder of Respond On Demand Ltd, co-founder of Top Tourism nonprofit company, Certified Ambassador of World Food Travel Association in Greece & Master Culinary Travel Professional
Mrs Xeni Gerna – Greece
MSc: Director of Thessaloniki Vocational Training Institute Of Tourism – Ministry of Tourism
Mr. George Perkoulidis, Greece
Dr. Mechanical Engineer, Laboratory of Heat Transfer & Environmental Engineering - School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Aristotle University Thessaloniki
Subject: "The importance of the development of circular economy in Greek Gastronomic tourism".
Mr. Lionel Chee - Singapore
Licensed ATG Food Guide
SUBJECT: “A short insight into Singapore Wonderful Food World”
Mrs. Chantal Cooke – United Kingdom
PASSION for the PLANET - Radio, podcasts and articles for a green, healthy and ethical lifestyle
SUBJECT: “Why every Greek Gastronomy offering must be socially responsible – or you’ll lose customers and money”.
Mr. Paolo Salerno - Italy
Nuara - cook Sicily, Trapani Sicily
SUBJECT: “Food tourism and the safeguard of culinary traditions: the experience of Sicily, the island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea”
Mrs Anagha Godbole – United States
Top 5 from Masterchef India, and IIFA super chef award winner, food and street/Travel Photography
SUBJECT: “Curry trails and beyond”
Mrs Marta A. Silva, Portugal
Finest Journeys & Finest meetings
SUBJECT: "INSIGHT INTO THE GLOBALIZATION OF LOCAL GASTRONOMY
Mrs Hacer Aydin , Turkey
Director of EMITT , Tourism Exhibition
SUBJECT: "What is the impact of tourism exhibitions/ workshops for the awareness of the value of food culture to the regions of the countries"
Mrs Anna Petkova , Bulgaria
Food marketer, olive oil sommelier, creator of My Pure Olive educational platform, food blogger & MedDiet ambassador
SUBJECT: “Local food heritage – a differentiated & sustainable engine to add value & drive tourist flow”
Mr. Giorgio Tosato, Italy
Founder and Managing Director for Philoxenia Events
Off-Centre Cocktails & artisan ingredients
SUBJECT:‘’Memorable creations and artisan ingredients''
Ms Vojka Glisevic, Greece
General Manager Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki
Subject : "How famous hotel chains - like Hyatt- act in the field of gastronomy tourism to attract more satisfied clients"
Mr. Tasos Protopsaltis, Greece
Chairman, Chefs' Club of Greece
Dr. Nick Naumov – United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Northampton, UK
SUBJECT: “Food Tourism as a Cultural Experience”
Mr. Andreas Sfyridis, Greece
SUBJECT: “Visual Trends in Gastronomic Tourism”
Representative from ELLINAIR, Greece
SUBJECT: "Greek Gastronomy Tourism”
· Gastronomy opinion leaders from Greece and other countries
· Tourism Companies / hoteliers / tourist guides
· Members of relevant Associations/ Chambers
· State bodies representatives
· Travel Agents involved to food tourism
· Journalists – Food bloggers
· Students in public or private tourism schools