Food Travel Innovation Summit

The Business of Food Travel.
FoodTreX London connects destinations, entrepreneurs and key stakeholders from around the world to focus on the business
of culinary tourism development and promotion.

*Taking place conveniently the day before World Travel Market begins.

November 3 | Full Day | London | £349 (+VAT)

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Get inspiration from leading food & beverage tourism industry visionaries

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

Why Attend FoodTreX London?

12​​​​+

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

120+

ATTENDEES

Dozens of countries, representing nearly 20 different industry sectors.

12

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

NETWORKING

Connect & collaborate with other food travel industry professionals.

What They Say

Maria Athanasopolou

I look forward to it every year - the world's most important food & beverage travel trade event!”

Wojtek Osinski

“It's like the TedX of food tourism. Truly inspirational!”

Gloria Rodriguez

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

Summit Sessions

What are your food & beverage tourism goals? 
find solutions and get Inspired by this year's speakers and sessions!


OPENING REMARKS & STATE OF THE FOOD TOURISM INDUSTRY

#FoodTourismTrends ​#foodTravel #culinaryTourism
Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association


INNOVATION IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM
#chefs #customerSatisfaction #culinaryTourism #FoodService
Matthias Tesi Baur, President, World Gourmet Society


INNOVATION IN INDUSTRY COLLABORATION IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM

#stakeholderEngagement #collaboration #competition #BeverageTourism
Justin Hawke, Founder, Moor Beer


INNOVATION IN STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM

#destinationDevelopment #stakeholderEngagement #culinaryTourism
Tina O’Dwyer, Director, The Tourism Space, Ireland


INNOVATION IN DESTINATION STRATEGY: SCOTLAND VS IRELAND
#DestinationStrategy #DestinationDevelopment #culinaryTourism

Marc Crothall, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Tourism Alliance
John Mulcahy, Food Tourism Expert, Ireland


INNOVATION IN FOODSERVICE IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM

#chefs #foodService #destinationAmbassadors

Chef Aaron Rutigliano, Gola Restaurant, London


INNOVATION IN CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS: WHEN FOOD LOVERS TRAVEL

#dietaryTrends #Marketing #ProductDevelopment
Chantal Cooke, 
Passion For The Planet, UK


INNOVATION IN ONLINE STRATEGY IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM

#socialMedia #DigitalMarketing #CulinaryTourism
Veruska Anconitano, 
Anconitano.Com And TheFoodellers.Com, Dublin, Ireland


INNOVATION IN EMPOWERING LOCALS THROUGH FOOD TOURISM
#Authentic #localHeroes #Empowerment #Innovatiom #CulinaryTourism
Aashi Vel, Co-Founder, 
Traveling Spoon, San Francisco, California, USA


INNOVATION IN GASTRODIPLOMACY IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM [PANEL]
 #Gastrodiplomacy #advocacy #Local #CulinayTourism
Roberta Garibaldi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Maria Athanasopoulou, 
Top Tourism, Thessaloniki, Greece
Udi Goldschmidt, Culinary Institute of Jerusalem, Israel


INNOVATION IN DESTINATION MANAGEMENT IN FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM

#DestinationManagement #UnderTourism #CulinaryTourism

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


Plus Shorter Sessions That Include
World Gourmet Society Winning Video Previews

Hosting Gourmet Championship Competitions

& More




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


Meet Our Sponsors & Partners

Swiss Education Group Professional

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

ACADEMICS

&

 RESEARCHERS

Best price for first 20 tickets sold

£

149

+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 only

GENERAL REGISTRATION

&

 CERTIFICATE

If you also need a certificate of attendance

£

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 only (SOLD OUT)

7 Reasons To Attend FoodTreX London

  • 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

All sessions except the food tour are held at the Amba Hotel - Charing Cross London WC2N.
Prices below are subject to the UK 20% VAT.

GastroTerra Annual Meeting

(Optional + £0-20)

Saturday November 2, 2019

9.00 am - 12.00 pm

Our annual meeting of our GastroTerra food travel community and our report to members. Network with other members & Association staff. Get a sneak peek what you can expect with the Association next year. This is your chance to give your input! Free for Silver level and higher members.

Nominal £20 (US$25) fee for others (covers your food & drink). Includes drinks, snacks & lunch.

Pre-Summit Workshop & Networking Session (Optional + £89)

Saturday November 2, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two workshops plus an informal networking session.

Session 1: "Food Tourism in 2020: What You Need to Know"

Session 2: "Sneak Peek into the 2020 Food Travel Monitor" - The 2020 Monitor is due out in January.  This is our big 300+ page report. Attend and get a sneak peak!

We'll finish with informal networking & introductions. Coffee, tea and lunch provided.

Pre-Summit London Food Tour

(Optional + £99)

Saturday November 2, 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A 3-hour walking tour of London Food Tour: Borough Market and South Bank. Network with other Summit delegates during the tour. See complete details in section below.

FoodTreX London Food Travel Innovation Summit
The Main Event (£349)

Sunday November 3, 2019

Doors Open 8:00 am

Sessions Start 8:30 am

Summit Ends 5:00 pm

FoodTreX London Food Travel Research Summit
For Academics & Researchers (£149)

Admission to the Innovation Summit included. Go back and forth unrestricted.

Sunday November 3, 2019

Doors Open 8:00 am

Sessions Start 8:30 am

Summit Ends 5:00 pm

2019 FoodTrekking Awards Ceremony
Included with your Summit registration.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Ceremony Begins 4:00 pm & Concludes 5:00 pm

Wrapping up the Innovation Summit, all delegates are welcome to join us as we award the seven winners of our 2019 FoodTrekking Awards for Excellence & Innovation in food and beverage tourism. Meet winners and any semi-finalists in attendance.

WTM London

2019 World Travel Market Begins

Monday November 4, 2019

We are the official strategic partner in food/culinary/gastronomy tourism for WTM. And FoodTreX London is an official event of WTM's London Travel Week.

Register & Win a London Food Tour

What is all the rage about food tours? Find out for yourself! Register & Win! Anyone who registers for FoodTreX London in the next 10 days has a chance to win a London food tour! 


This 3-hour walking food tour will take you through the London Borough Market and South Bank areas to visit some of the most iconic, not-to-miss spots. You'll sample oysters from the UK's top oystermen; pastries from a respected local bakery; handmade pork pies from a famous local butcher; cheeses from a quintessential local cheesemonger; chocolates from a well-known cacao importer; and of course, wash it all down with a pint of real ale in a British pub.


Dietary preferences can be accommodated. One single departure: Saturday, November 2, 14:00 (2 PM) - 17:00 (5 PM). Network with other delegates during the tour. 

Summit Venue

Doors Open 8.00 am

Sessions Start 8:30 am

Lunch & Breaks Included

Amba Hotel at Charing Cross

The Strand

London WC2N 5HX
United Kingdom