Regional Food Travel Summit

June 24 & 25, 2020 | 100% Online

Online Culinary Tourism Webinars

Join us as 14 important speakers (10 international, 2 Greeks and 2 Cypriots) discuss ways to develop, improve and innovate gastronomy tourism in Greece and Cyprus.

FoodTreX Online Food Travel Summit

FoodTreX brings Greek & Cypriot culinary tourism professionals cutting edge information, tools, and solutions from the culinary travel industry's leading experts.

Why Attend FoodTreX Greece & Cyprus?

Just for Greece & Cyprus! Explore innovative ways to cope with the economic crisis, discover new methods, ideas and processes to keep your business alive, and suggestions and inspiration to strengthen your company’s market position.


Hear expert advice from some of our industry’s most influential leaders


Ask our speakers your questions during live Q & A after each session


These webinars are designed to get you motivated and inspired

Culinary Tourism in Greece & Cyprus

Hear about the latest food travel trends as they relate to Greece & Cyprus.

Meet Our International Speakers

Erik Wolf

Erik Wolf

Executive Director
World Food Travel Association (USA)

Maria Athanasopolou

Maria Athanasopoulou

Respond on Demand Ltd. (Greece)

Midgi Moore Juneau Food Tours

Midgi Moore

Juneau Food Tours (USA)

Anne Kyle Arigato Food Tours Japan

Anne Kyle

Arigato Food Tours (Japan)

Steven Shomler

Culinary Treasure Network (USA)

Brenda Anderson

Tasting Scotland (UK)

Matthias Tesi Baur

World Gourmet Society (UK)

Diana Assadourian Estephan

Diana Assadourian Estephan

Talent Development Academy by DaMaMi (Cyprus)

loulu lima

Loulu Lima

Book Here, Give Here (USA)

jason Holland

Jason Holland

Travel Simplicity (USA)

Veruska Anconitano FoodTreX London

Veruska Anconitano

Co-Founder & Digital Strategist
The Foodellers (Ireland)

anna torma

Anna Kosma

Women Association of Rural Larnaka (Cyprus)

Annita Demetriadou

Director of Tourism
Deputy Ministry of Tourism (Cyprus)

Xeni Gerna

MSc Deputy Director of Thessaloniki Vocational Training Institute Of Tourism – Ministry of Tourism (Greece)

Summit Sessions & Schedule

IMPORTANT: All times are in the Athens, Greece time zone. Convert the time in your zone here.

Day 1 - Wed., June 24, 2020


12.00 pm to 1.00 pm (Athens time)

10.00 am to 11.00 am (London time)

Η Μαρία Αθανασοπούλου μοιράζεται μαζι μας ποια είναι κατά τη γνώμη της τα επόμενα βήματα που θα πρέπει να γίνουν ώστε να ανατπυχθούν ο Ελληνικός και ο Κυπριακός Γαστρονομικός Τουρισμός

Speaker: Maria Athanasopoulou, Respond On Demand


1.00 pm to 2.00 (Athens time)

11.00 to 12.00 pm (London time)

Η κυρία Αννίτα Δημητριάδου θα μας μιλήσει για την ουσιαστική σύνδεση μεταξύ Αγροτουρισμού και Γαστροτουρισμού, και πως μπορεί να δρομολογηθεί κοινή ανάπτυξη και στους δυο αυτούς τομείς του τουρισμού, ανάπτυξη που μπορεί να αποβεί ιδιαιτέρως ωφέλιμη για τους προορισμούς

Speaker: Annita Demetriadou
Director of Tourism - Quality Assurance Department, Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Cyprus, Chairwoman of the Cyprus Agrotourism Company


2.00 pm to 3.00 pm (Athens time)

12.00 pm to 13.00pm (London time)

What is new in the food and beverage tourism industry? What changed after the pandemic? We'll present before and after situations for your consideration. The bottom line: there is a silver lining in the clouds!

Speaker: Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association


3.00pm to 4.00 pm (Athens time)

1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (London time)

We all have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis by surprise. Whilst many things are unclear at the moment one thing is for sure: Our industry will not be the same after the crisis as it was before. The presentation will review the impact of the crisis on the industry a possible outlook and solutions that can help to overcome the crisis. During the session Matthias Tesi Baur will also present the WGS 2020 photo & video award.

Speaker: Matthias Tesi Baur, Founder, World Gourmet Society


4.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Athens time)

2.00 pm to 3.00 pm (London Time)

Diana's speech will cover the following sectors:
·       Communicate-Engage
·       Your employees’ fears in times of crisis
·       Set realistic expectations
·       Ideas that will help in times of crisis

Speaker: Diana Assadourian Estephan, Training & Development Director and Co Founder of Talent Development Academy, DaMaMi


5.00 pm to 6.00 pm (Athens time)

3.00 pm to 4.00 pm (London time)

Despite beautiful countryside landscapes and 73% of Scotland’s total land mass labeled as ‘agricultural land’ the success of Agritourism in Scotland has never been close to reaching the heights of their mainland European neighbours. Brenda Anderson shares the strategy born
out of the COVID-19 lockdown that aims to encourage domestic visitors to kick-start the rural revolution!

Speaker: Brenda Anderson, Director, Tasting Scotland


6.00 pm to 7.00 pm (Athens time)

4.00 pm to 5.00 pm (London time)

COVID-19 has been devastating to the Alaska tourism industry. Facing a zero income visitor season, Midgi Moore shares how she moved forward, mad changes, and chose to thrive, rather than survive.

Speaker: Midgi Moore, Owner, Juneau Food Tours

Day 2 - Thurs., June 25, 2020


12.00 pm to 1.00 pm (Athens time)

10.00 am to 11.00 am (London time)

Τα τοπικά προϊόντα είναι προϊόντα τα οποία συνδέονται με τα ήθη, τα έθιμα, την ιστορία και τις ρίζες μιας περιοχής. Η προστασία αλλά και η ανάδειξη των τοπικών προϊόντων, συμβάλλει τόσο στη διατήρηση της ταυτότητας ενός τόπου, όσο και στην ανάπτυξη της τοπικής οικονομίας. Είναι αναπόσπαστο κομμάτι της γαστρονομίας ενός τόπου και θα πρέπει να αξιοποιούνται όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερο. Ο γαστροτουρισμός είναι μια νέα τάση εναλλακτικής μορφής τουρισμού στις μέρες μας, όπου ο γαστροτουρίστας αυτό που θέλει να γνωρίσει ή καλύτερα να βιώσει είναι το αυθεντικό ποιοτικό προϊόν.

Speaker: Anna Kosma, President of Women Association of Rural Larnaka


1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (Athens time)

11.00 am to 12.00 pm (London time)

Σε ένα κόσμο που δεν θα είναι πια ο ίδιος, το μοντέλο του τουρισμού θα αλλάξει παγκοσμίως. Η ελληνική γαστρονομία είναι ένας από τους κύριους λόγους επιλογής της Ελλάδας, ως τουριστικός προορισμός. Ο γαστρονομικός τουρισμός μπορεί ως αναπόσπαστο στοιχείο της εμπειρίας του επισκέπτη, με όρους βιωσιμότητας να συντελέσει σε αυτή την αλλαγή.

Speaker: Xeni Gerna, MSc Deputy Director of Thessaloniki Vocational Training Institute Of Tourism – Ministry of Tourism


2.00 pm to 3.00 pm (Athens time)

12.00 pm to 1.00 pm (London time)

Anne will talk about her experience in this crisis working with her team to try virtual tours and other creative activities to move forward and build for the future. She will share what has worked, things to watch out for an what unexpected benefits her team found along the way!

Speaker: Anne Kyle, CEO, Arigato Food Tours


3.00 pm to 4.00 pm (Athens time)

1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (London time)

During the pandemic, people in the food industry have tried to find a solution to stay connected to their audience and their client. In this 30-minute talk, I will show you how to leverage the power of social media to create storytelling, engage with your ideal client, and create a connection to facilitate the reopening phase.

Speaker: Veruska Anconitano, Digital Strategist & Co-Founder, The Foodellers


4.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Athens time)

2.00 pm to 3.00 pm (London time)

Loulu owns a travel agency in the US for outbound travel. Americans are in love with Greece, Cyprus, and Greek culture. She will share what she has heard from her clients and followers.

Speaker: Loulu Lima, Book Here, Give Here (USA)


5.00 pm to 6.00 pm (Athens time)

3.00 pm to 4.00 pm (London time)

In some ways our experience with Covid 19 is sure to change how we travel and the experiences we offer. On the other hand, travel and especially luxury travel will continue. In this environment, how do we continue to grow and to thrive? Jason will share the expectations of many of his luxury travelers before we consider how creativity and cooperation will be foundational blocks in developing an exciting plan for the future. Emphasis will be given on how these ideas can relate to the food tourism market.

Speaker: Jason Holland, Founder, Travel Simplicity


6.00 pm to 7.00 pm (Athens time)

4.00 pm to 5.00 pm (London time)

Every region I have ever traveled to has the “popular” spots that all of the tourists visit. As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic the traditionally busy & often crowded “popular” spots will not be as appealing.
 Every region I have ever traveled to also has local treasures that the people who live in area enjoy. Highlighting these local treasures will be key to attracting people from both nearby and from foreign countries. During my presentation I will illustrate this effective tactic by telling you about 4 local treasures I enjoyed during my recent visit to the Regional unit of Kilkis, and I will tell you how to leverage the power of these local treasures and attract food loving travelers from near and far!

Speaker: Steven Shomler, Founder, Culinary Treasure Network

"These regional FoodTreX Food Travel Summits serve our food tourism communities around the world. We are excited to launch our first Online summit focusing specifically on Greece and Cyprus."

Full Paid Registration Includes

  • Access to All Live Webinar Sessions

    Ten International sessions (English language) + 4 Greek and Cypriot speakers (Greek language)

  • Certificate of Attendance | Πιστοποιητικό παρακολούθησης

    You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance issued by the World Food Travel Association. Θα λάβετε ένα επίσημο πιστοποιητικό συμμετοχής που εκδίδεται από τον Παγκόσμιο Οργανισμό Ταξιδιών Τροφίμων.

  • Webinar Recording Access

    One year access to video recordings of all 10 webinar sessions. Replay, pause, take notes - whatever you want, whenever you want.

  • Key Takeaways Summary

    Short on time? We'll summarize the key points made by all 10 speakers into a handy summary PDF document.

2020 FoodTreX Greece & Cyprus Registration

Our Supporters


Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Tourist guides, cooking class hosts, wineries, breweries, restaurants, food factories, food and drink exporters, students

Destination developers and planner, tourist boards, governments, chambers of commerce.

Media, journalists, bloggers, influencers

Everyone is welcome to attend – there are no restrictions.


Ιδιοκτήτες εστιατορίων, τουριστικών γραφείων, επιχειρήσεων που οργανώνουν food tours, ξενοδόχοι, στελέχη εταιρειών πώλησης και διακίνησης τοπικών προϊόντων, εταιρείες που προσφέρουν μαθήματα /εμπειρίες μαγειρικής, σπουδαστές, καθηγητές, ξεναγοί, ιδιοκτήτες οινοποιείων , επισκέψιμων αγροκτημάτων.

Υπεύθυνοι προώθησης τουριστικών προορισμών, Δήμοι, Περιφέρειες, επιμελητήρια

Δημοσιογράφοι, bloggers, influencers

Οποιοσδήποτε ενδιαφέρεται να διευρύνει τις γνώσεις του . Δεν υπάρχει περιορισμός στους συμμετέχοντες

There are three options

  1. Light Registration, no cost. Only Greek Sessions: Four speakers from Greece and Cyprus in Greek language.
  2. Regular Registration – no certificate: 69 euros. All sessions: Ten International speakers (English language) + 4 Greek and Cypriot speakers (Greek language)
  3. Full Registration – with certificate: 79 euros. All sessions: Ten International speakers (English language) + 4 Greek and Cypriot speakers (Greek language) + certificate of attendance by the World Food Travel Association.

No vat is payable since the Summit is produced and hosted by the offices of the WFTA in USA. There are no hidden coupon codes or secret discounts.


Παρέχονται τρεις τρόποι παρακολούθησης και  ο κάθε συμμετέχων μπορεί να επιλέξει αυτόν που τον ενδιαφέρει:

1.Light Registration, no cost

Παρακολούθηση εντελώς δωρεάν των τεσσάρων ομιλητών από Ελλάδα και Κύπρο. Οι ομιλίες θα γίνουν στην ελληνική γλώσσα.

2.Regular Registration – no certificate: 69 euros

Παρακολούθηση όλων των ομιλητών (δέκα διεθνείς ομιλητές που θα κάνουν τις παρουσιάσεις τους στην Αγγλική γλώσσα και τέσσερις από Ελλάδα και Κύπρο, που θα κάνουν τις παρουσιάσεις τους στην ελληνική γλώσσα).

3.Full Registration  – with certificate: 79 euros

Παρακολούθηση όλων των ομιλητών (δέκα διεθνείς ομιλητές και τέσσερις από Ελλάδα και Κύπρο) με παροχή πιστοποιητικού παρακολούθησης από τη World Food Travel Association.

Στα αντίτιμα δεν υπάρχει υποχρέωση καταβολής Φ.Π.Α. δεδομένου ότι το Summit συνδιοργανώνεται με την World Food Travel Association με έδρα τις ΗΠΑ, από όπου εκδίδεται και η σχετική απόδειξη πληρωμής.

Not at all. All paid registrations include links to video recordings of all sessions, as well as a pdf summary of the main points made by each speaker. So, if the Summit takes place during the night where you are, or if you simply have something else going on that day, you can still get all the great content – on your own time. The only thing you miss by not attending live is the opportunity to ask questions and answers from the speakers.


Το Summit θα πραγματοποιηθεί online στις 24 & 25 Ιουνίου ζωντανά. Αν δεν σας εξυπηρετούν οι μέρες και οι ώρες όμως θα σταλεί και μαγνητοσκοπημένο σε όλες τις πληρωμένες συμμετοχές για να το παρακολουθήσουν σε χρόνο της επιλογής τους οι ενδιαφερόμενοι μαζί με ένα αρχείο pdf με περιλήψεις των ομιλιών. Το μόνο που θα χάσετε αν το δείτε μαγνητοσκοπημένο θα είναι η δυνατότητα να απευθύνετε ερωτήσεις προς τους ομιλητές.