FIFTH WORLD FOOD TRAVEL SUMMIT & EXPO ANNOUNCES JODI ETTENBERG AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
(Portland, Oregon, USA and Lisbon, Portugal, 21 July 2014) — The World Food Travel Association and its Portuguese Embassy, APTECE, are pleased to announce Jodi Ettenberg as keynote speaker.
Jodi Ettenberg is a writer, photographer, and food-obsessed traveler exploring the world since she quit her job in April 2008. Jodi founded the website Legal Nomads to tell the stories of the places she visits, often through food. She is also the author of The Food Traveler’s Handbook: How to Eat Cheap, Safe, and Delicious Food Anywhere in the World, and runs small-group food walks in Saigon, Vietnam during the winter months.
She has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, BBC Travel, Singapore inflight magazine SilverKris, CNN Travel and more. Prior to founding Legal Nomads, Jodi worked as a corporate lawyer in New York City for 5 years. She frequently speaks about social media strategy, food and travel, and storytelling. She gets the shakes when she goes too long without eating sticky rice.
Jodi is one of the names announced by the World Food Travel Summit & Expo, which will take place in Estoril, just outside Lisbon, from April 8 to 11 of 2015.
ABOUT THE 2015 WORLD FOOD TRAVEL SUMMIT
The Summit is a must-see, must-attend event for thought leaders, strategists, marketers, media and product developers in food, drink, travel and hospitality.
The Summit will also feature the European Street Food Festival, combining worldwide food and new street food concepts from all over Europe, in a dramatic and impactful celebration of worldwide cuisine.
The WFTS&E will also offer inspirational talks by some of the world’s top food and hospitality thought leaders, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Whether you come for the education, to promote your products and services, to meet people to do business with, or the great food, you will surely leave with a full stomach and a mind full of great ideas to take back home.
Again for 2015, Summit delegates will be able to participate in SavorSearch, the in-person business to business meetings designed to match buyers and sellers of food, drink, travel and hospitality products. In 2015, however, delegates will have even more opportunity to find time to meet with potential buyers and sellers as SavorSearch has been expanded, there is simply no other food tourism industry business matchmaking service in the world quite like you will find at the Summit.
New for 2015 is a consumer food travel expo to introduce the 3 million Lisbon metro area residents to the notion of food tourism. The full-day Expo will offer chef demos, exhibits and entertainment.
The Summit is organized in cooperation with APTECE, the Portuguese Embassy of Food Tourism Development, an affiliate (chapter) of the World Food Travel Association. The Association’s affiliates serve as the voice of the Association in various regions around the world.
ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (WFTA)
The World Food Travel Association is a non-governmental organization (NGO) and the world’s leading authority on food tourism. The Association is at the forefront of food and drink tourism development with cutting-edge products and services that meet the needs of today’s food, drink, travel, hospitality and media professionals. The Association serves more than 30,000 professionals in 135 countries. More info at www.worldfoodtravel.org
Founded in 2012, APTECE works with the food, drink, travel and hospitality industries throughout Portugal, to help them to develop and promote their food and drink resources as attractions for visitors. More info at www.facebook.com/PortugalAPTECE
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Main World Food Travel Summit website: www.worldfoodtravelsummit.com
Find the Summit on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WorldFoodTravelSummit
Media contact in Europe:
José Borralho, President, APTECE [Portuguese Association of Food Tourism Development]
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Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association
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