Food Travel Innovation Summit

FoodTreX London brings you the most cutting edge information for our industry,
quality networking, and all at an unbeatable value for a Central London conference,
and taking place conveniently the day before World Travel Market begins.

November 3 | Full Day | London | £14​​​​9-349 (+ VAT)

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What They Say


“The world's most important food & beverage tourism industry event!”


Maria Athanasopoulou, Respond on Demand

“I look forward to this every year. Truly interesting and inspirational!”


Wojtek Osinski, Taste Poland

“Attended by everyone who is anyone in food tourism. Not to be missed.”


Gloria Rodriguez, Eat Spain Up

Are you part of our passionate Food Travel Community?


The answer is yes of course! That's why you are here. FoodTreX London lets you connect with new colleagues and deepen your existing business relationships during networking sessions, social events, dinners, and adventures throughout London. From casual networking to formal one-on-one meetings, the Summit is teeming with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with a vibrant and welcoming community of food travel professionals.

Why Attend FoodTreX London?

As the world’s oldest and best-respected authority on food and beverage tourism, the World Food Travel Association provides culinary travel education & networking opportunities to all who value and want to develop their gastronomy tourism. 

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Hear it right from some of our industry's most influential leaders.

120+

ATTENDEES

Dozens of countries, representing nearly 20 different industry sectors.

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Inspiration, knowledge, and real case studies. Learning should be fun!

NETWORKING

Connect & collaborate with other food travel industry professionals.



Be inspired by success stories, presentations and

panel discussions from food tourism industry leaders

&

Network face-to-face with industry trailblazers and

counterparts and help further develop food tourism


FoodTreX London Benefits Checklist

Check out what's in it for you!

What you'll get:

  • Access to two different Summits (Food Travel Innovation Summit and our Food Travel Research Summit)
  • Full day of learning, networking and exchanging knowledge
  • More than a dozen accomplished speakers, connect with them before or after their talks
  • 12 different sessions with cutting edge, relevant, and inspiring case studies
  • Central London location - easy access by public transportation
  • We feed you - a lot - with sustainably-inspired food and beverages for lunch & networking breaks (morning arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon)
  • Research Summit proceedings to take home with you

Summit objectives:

  • Learn better ways to develop and package food & beverage products and experiences
  • Get inspiration for better marketing initiatives
  • Get ideas and solutions to help you drive more sales
  • Make new contacts with people who can help you grow your business
  • Access industry thought leaders who are behind our modern food travel trends & initiatives
  • Learn how to negotiate with stakeholders
  • Learn how to collaborate with your area's chefs 
  • Learn how create raving fans with food- and drink-loving guests at your business or travelers to your destination
  • Grow your network

Meet our Speakers

Tina O'Dwyer

Tina O'Dwyer

The Tourism Space, Ireland

John Mulcahy FoodTreX London

John Mulcahy

Food Tourism Expert, Ireland

Aashi Vel Traveling Spoon

Aashi Vel

Co-Founder, TravelingSpoon.com

Marc Crothall FoodTreX London

Marc Crothall

Scottish Tourism Alliance, UK

Matthias Tesi Baur

Matthias Tesi Baur

World Gourmet Society, UK

Veruska Anconitano FoodTreX London

Veruska Anconitano

Award-Winning Journalist, Ireland

Chantal Cooke FoodTreX London

Chantal Cooke

Passion for the Planet, UK

Justin Hawke

Justin Hawke

Moor Beer, Bristol, UK

Erik Wolf

Erik Wolf

World Food Travel Association

Roberta Garibaldi

Food & Wine Tourism Expert, Italy

Maria Athanasopoulou

Respond on Demand, Greece

Udi Goldschmidt

Culinary Institute of Jerusalem, Israel

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Aaron Rutigliano FoodTreX London

Aaron Rutigliano   

Chef Owner, Gola Restaurant   

Raj Gyawali FoodTreX London

Raj Gyawali

socialtours & Ethical Travel Portal

SUMMIT SESSIONS

All session topics are designed to bring businesses and destinations together to be able to collaborate better on common food and beverage tourism goals. Don't forget, your registration includes unrestricted admission to our Food Travel Research Summit, taking place concurrently in the same venue.

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST YEAR OF FOOD TOURISM AND LOOK AHEAD AT WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE INDUSTRY

Opening Remarks & State of the Food Tourism Industry
Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association

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LEARN HOW CHEFS CAN INCREASE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH FOOD & BEVERAGE PRODUCTS & EXPERIENCES TAILORED TO VISITORS

Innovation in Customer Satisfaction in Food & Beverage Tourism
Matthias Tesi Baur, President,
World Gourmet Society

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LEARN HOW TO ENGAGE FELLOW STAKEHOLDERS & COLLABORATE WITH COMPETITION TOWARDS COMMON FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM GOALS

Innovation in Industry Collaboration in Food & Beverage Tourism
Justin Hawke, Founder, 
Moor Beer

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LEARN HOW A WORKING DESTINATION NETWORK CAN DRIVE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & MAXIMIZE A DESTINATION'S CULINARY POTENTIAL

Innovation in Stakeholder Engagement in Food & Beverage Tourism
Tina O’Dwyer, Director,
The Tourism Space, Ireland

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LEARN HOW DIETARY TRENDS HAVE CHANGED FOOD-LOVING TRAVELER BEHAVIOUR AND HOW TO ADJUST YOUR MARKETING ACCORDINGLY

Innovation in Conscious Consumers: When Food Lovers Travel
Chantal Cooke,
Passion for the Planet, UK

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LEARN HOW SOCIAL MEDIA WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE HOW WE PROMOTE OUR BUSINESSES & DESTINATIONS TO FOOD-LOVING TRAVELERS

Innovation in Online Strategy in Food & Beverage Tourism
Veruska Anconitano,
Anconitano.com and TheFoodellers.com, Dublin, Ireland

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LEARN HOW TO GIVE THE REAL LOCAL HEROES A VOICE IN YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM PLANS

Innovation in Empowering Locals Through Food Tourism
Aashi Vel, Co-Founder, 
Traveling Spoon, San Francisco, California, USA

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LEARN HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM IN YOUR OWN AREA

Innovation in Gastrodiplomacy in Food & Beverage Tourism [Panel]
Roberta Garibaldi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Maria Athanasopoulou,
Top Tourism, Thessaloniki, Greece
Udi Goldschmidt, Culinary Institute of Jerusalem, Israel

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LEARN HOW DIFFERENT PATHS CAN LEAD TO A SIMILAR GOAL IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM STRATEGIC PLANNING

Innovations in Destination Strategy: Scotland vs Ireland
Marc Crothall, Chief Executive Officer,
Scottish Tourism Alliance
John Mulcahy, Food Tourism Expert, Ireland

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LEARN HOW FOOD & ADVENTURE TRAVEL CAN DRIVE "UNDER-TOURISM"

Innovations In Destination Management In Food & Beverage Tourism

Raj Gyawali, Socialtours (Nepal), Ethical Travel Portal Norway)

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LEARN HOW CHEFS CAN SERVE AS DESTINATION AMBASSADORS & SPOKESPEOPLE
Innovations In Foodservice In Food & Beverage Tourism

Chef Aaron Rutigliano, Gola Restaurant, London

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Plus Shorter sessions That Include
World Gourmet Society Winning Video Previews

Hosting Gourmet Championship Competitions

& More

Meet Our Sponsors & Partners

Swiss Education Group Professional

Grow your brand by supporting the food & beverage tourism industry. Ask us how.

Pricing & Registration

ACADEMICS & researchers

Best price for first 20 tickets sold

£

149-179

+VAT

  • Full access to both Innovation Summit & Research Summit
  • Buffet Lunch
  •  3 Breaks with Drinks & Snacks
  • Research Summit conference proceedings
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Valid Student or Researcher ID required during registration process
  • Lower price applies to first 20 registrations sold
GENERAL REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATE

If you also need a certificate of attendance

£

319-369

+VAT

  • Everything that's included in the other registration types
  • Attendance Certificate (PDF+PNG formats)
  • Just choose to add the certificate for an additional £20 during checkout
  • Lower price applies to first 50 registrations sold

Who Attends FoodTrex?

  • Tourist Boards & Governments
  • Tour Operators
  • Tourist Guides
  • Meeting & Event Planners
  • Lodging Properties & Hospitality Management Companies
  • Resorts & Spas
  • Cooking Schools & Classes
  • Food & Beverage Events
  • Food & Beverage Producers
  • Food & Beverage Exporters
  • Goods & Professional Services Suppliers
  • Trade Groups & NGOs
  • Journalists of all kinds
  • Technology Platforms
  • Culinary Attraction Operators
  • Farm/Agricultural/Fishing Activities & Tours
  • Restaurants & Restaurant Management Companies
  • Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
  • Culinary Retail & Grocery
  • Farms & Farmers' Markets
  • Food Halls & Markets
  • Consultants
  • Academics & Researchers

Awards Ceremony

2019 FoodTrekking Awards Ceremony

At the end of the Innovation Summit, all delegates are welcome to join us as we award 7 winners in our 2019 FoodTrekking Awards for Excellence & Innovation in the food and beverage tourism industry. The ceremony will begin around 1615 (4:15 PM) and conclude by 1700 (5:00 PM).

Event Information


Doors Open 8.00 - 18.00

Lunch & Breaks Included


Location:

Amba Hotel at Charing Cross

Grand Ballroom

Strand

London WC2N 5HX
United Kingdom

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