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Harold D. Partain, CTC CCTP
Harold D. Partain, CTC CCTP
Founder, Epicopia Culinary Journeys
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    Harold D Partain CTC CCTP has served on the Board of Directors of the World Food Travel Association (formerly International Culinary Tourism Association) since 2004. He has chaired various Association committees since then, including Education and also Membership. Harold has dedicated 40 years of his life to the travel industry. His management and training skills have lead several companies to success and recognition. Harold is a senior partner with McCabe Travel Group and owner of Epicopia Culinary Journeys. He lectures on travel styles and trends, destinations, and the history of food for various travel organizations such as ASTA and industry conferences.

Brian Lorge
Brian Lorge
Founder, Lorge Marketing Services
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    Brian F. Lorge, CCTP, HAAC is the President/CEO of Lorge Marketing Services (LMS), a boutique marketing agency and he also serves as the VP of Marketing for Baderbräu Brewing Company, Chicago’s Original Craft Beer™. LMS specializes in management services and consulting for foodservice, craft beverage and non-profit associations and benefits from Lorge’s skills in food and beverage industry brand management, extensive experience as a corporate executive chef, and ten years as a senior marketing VP in foodservice distribution as well as over two decades of serving on non-profit boards.

Erik Wolf
Erik Wolf
Founder, WFTA
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    Erik Wolf is the visionary founder of the world’s food tourism industry, and of the World Food Travel Association. He is a highly sought speaker, thought leader, strategist and consultant, in the US and abroad, on food and drink tourism issues, and is considered the go-to food tourism industry resource for media outlets that have included CNN, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NBC, GQ, Forbes, PeterGreenberg.com, Huffington Post, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Arirang Korea, Sky Media (UK) and many more. Erik also advises to UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network gastronomy program.