1 April 2014. Food & drink tourism news for the trade.
FOOD AS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM
COMING UP: APRIL 5-6, 2014
LIVE IN PORTLAND OR STREAM ONLINE
This goes way beyond the fact that you should eat healthy. The conference is organized by the National College of Natural Medicine, which is the oldest naturopathic college in the United States. If you’re within driving distance to Portland, you can attend in person. If not, you can stream the event live into your home or office! To choose the streaming option, when you go to register you just choose the “webinar” option and that’s it. There are 2 registration options: 1 day for the public and 2 days for professionals (if you think a more advanced track would work for you). Read what our local Oregonian newspaper has to say about the event.
Or register now for the event:
If you’ll be attending live in Portland, let us know. We’ll be on site and would love to say hello to you.
2015 FOODWORX FORMAT TWEAK & DATE CHANGE
We’ve been working hard on our next FoodWorx event. We decided to shake up the format a bit. This means a greater variety of presentation types, from pecha kucha to demos and tastings. There will be more tastings and more interactions with food manufacturers and producers. We’re also changing the Cascadian Cuisine reception into a grazing lunch and regional food and drink showcase. To do this, we had to change from our fantastic former venue to a new one that would allow us to do more with food and drink. We’re pleased to announce that the 2015 FoodWorx will be held at Portland’s World Forestry Center complex on Saturday, February 7, 2015. We had originally planned for January 31 but February 7 works better for everyone. We hope you can join us. Please save the date, and put your name on the updates list at www.FoodWorxConference.com
If you’re interested in speaking at FoodWorx, please read our Call for Speakers page and if you’re a good fit, you can submit your proposal on that same page here: http://www.foodworxconference.com/speakercall/
SAVE THE DATE
NEXT WORLD FOOD TRAVEL SUMMIT & EXPO
APRIL 7-11, 2015 IN ESTORIL, LISBON, PORTUGAL
Brand new format! Business to business appointments for everyone. Larger exhibition area. Lots more networking & social events. And for the first time ever – a consumer day – reach the 3 million Lisbon metro area residents who love food! If you want to make sure you get updates about the Summit, please add your name to the Summit information request list here: www.WorldFoodTravelSummit.com.
If you’re interested in speaking or getting involved at the Summit, let us know here:
CALLING ALL CERTIFICATION (CCTP) GRADUATES
If you graduated from the Certified Culinary Travel Professional Program at any time since the program’s inception, we want to hear from you! We are creating a certification graduate portal, similar to our ambassador portal. It will give you public visibility on our website, with your name, email, region, country and photo. To see what it will look like, visit the ambassador page:
So if you are a CCTP graduate, please complete this brief form. We will invite you into the system where you can create your public profile and network with other CCTP graduates as well:
CALL FOR SPEAKERS & PARTNERS
FOR WORLD FOOD TRAVEL SUMMIT & FOODWORX
Our call is now open for speakers, sponsors, volunteers and exhibitors for both of our upcoming events: FoodWorx 2015 in Portland, Oregon, USA and the World Food Travel Summit, April 7-11, 2015 in Portugal. On the page below you will see 2 separate forms, where you can use indicate your interest in any of these:
· Nominate a speaker, subject or session idea.
· Suggest yourself as a speaker.
· Express interest in exhibiting.
· Express interest in sponsoring.
· Express interest in volunteering.
QUICK NEWS UPDATES
The Association launched its new Ambassador Network for individuals who are passionate about promoting food and drink tourism to their area, but who do not yet have enough resources to form an affiliate. The Ambassador Network now has almost 40 people from all over the world. If you would like to participate and have a little bit of time each month to share our news with your area, and share your news with us, then let us know here: www.worldfoodtravel.org/help. There is no cost to participate.
Association Executive Director Erik Wolf attended a Travel Oregon meeting to help craft an agritourism strategy for this U.S. state.
DO YOU KNOW OF SUITABLE
HOSPITALITY & CULINARY PROGRAMS
THAT COULD USE HAVE FORK WILL TRAVEL BOOK?
Brenda Anderson of TastingScotland.com has been enjoying her copy of Have Fork Will Travel (pictured left holding her copy). Brenda loves the book and shared with us, “I have had a few late/sleepless nights with simply being unable to put it down!” Thanks for the kind words Brenda. You can get your own copy via this shortcut right to the book’s page on Amazon (case sensitive): http://bit.ly/HaveFork.
Now we need your help to spread the word to program instructors about the book. Are you aware of university, college, vocational or other programs in hospitality, tourism, culinary arts, restaurant management, and so on that would benefit from using this book as a textbook? If so, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org ( mailto:email@example.com ). Or if you can introduce me via email to the instructor, so much the better. We can’t possible know everyone in all the relevant programs world-wide. We need your help to reach them – thank you!
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