*First FoodTreX London 2019 Speakers Announced see more
The World Food Travel Association is pleased to announce the first group of speakers who will be participating at the FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit. The first group of speakers and their topics include:
Innovation in Customer Satisfaction for Food-Loving Travelers
Matthias Tesi Baur, President, World Gourmet Society, London, UK
Innovation in Food/Beverage Destination Strategy
Marc Crothall, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Stirling, Scotland, UK
Innovation in Conscious Consumers: When Food Lovers Travel
Chantal Cooke, Passion for the Planet, UK
Innovation in Online Food Tourism Strategy
Veruska Anconitano, Award-winning journalist, Dublin, Ireland
Innovation in Food/Beverage Tourism Industry Collaboration
Justin Hawke, Moor Beer, Bristol, England, UK
Innovation in Local Empowerment Through Food Tourism
Aashi Vel, Co-Owner, Traveling Spoon, San Francisco, California, USA
Innovation in Food/Beverage Tourism Community Engagement [Panel]
Roberta Garibaldi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Maria Athanasopoulou, Respond on Demand, Thessaloniki, Greece
Udi Goldschmidt, Culinary Institute of Jerusalem, Israel
State of the Food & Beverage Tourism Industry
Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association, USA & UK
More speakers will be announced shortly.
The FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit is the World Food Travel Association's flagship event. It always takes place in London and on the day before the start of World Travel Market. This year, the Food Travel Innovation Summit will be held on Sunday, November 3 at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross in Central London.
The FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit is our industry's premier forum for the exchange of ideas and innovations relating to food and beverage tourism. We explore trends, issues, tools and developments that you won't find online and topics that will make the greatest impact on food and beverage tourism in the coming year. You need to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving world and the ideas and information you get at FoodTreX will give you a competitive advantage. Network with other attendees and professionals from around the world who include tourism boards, governments, business owners and managers of all types, universities and media. Pricing for the first 50 Innovation Summit delegates is only £299 (plus VAT), after which pricing will increase to £349 (plus VAT).
And this year for the first time, the World Food Travel Association is holding its Food Travel Research Summit concurrently with its Innovation Summit. The aim of the Food Travel Research Summit is to give academics and researchers a platform to present their latest ground-breaking research on any issues relating to food and beverage tourism. Student pricing for the first 20 Research Summit delegates is only £149 (plus VAT), after which pricing will increase to £179 (plus VAT).
All registered delegates will be free to go back and forth without restriction to both summits.
Professionals are also invited to attend the Association's Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 2. The meeting is free for Association members of Silver level and above. Others are welcome to attend for a nominal US$25 (approx. £20) to cover the cost of your food and drink. RSVP here for the Annual Meeting.
Both Summits and the annual meeting will be held in the same venue, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross in Central London.
Top reasons to attend FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit on November 3 see more
Now in its second year - the FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit taking place on Sunday, November 3.
This is the day before World Travel Market begins, for those of you attending that event.
We know there are a lot of conferences vying for your attention. We've compiled a list of the top reasons why you should choose FoodTreX London on November 3:
- New information. The content is about innovation in food tourism, and NOT a repeat of what you've seen or heard elsewhere. Also, the content you'll hear at FoodTreX will not be repeated at World Travel Market.
- New ideas. New information helps you to think of new ideas to help you get or stay ahead. You need new ideas to grow your business.
- Quality networking. Meet leading food travel industry influencers. Introduce yourself, present your business, create new partnerships.
- Intimate setting. Our goal is quality not quantity. Ticket sales are limited. And in an intimate group, it's easier to meet the people you want.
- Convenience. Piggybacked with World Travel Market. No need to spend extra money or time on another trip.
- Food Travel Matters. 93% of visitors engage in some kind of unique or memorable food/drink experience other than eating out. Don't be left out of this profitable market segment.
- Food Travel is Changing. You can't just put a list of restaurants on your website or organize a food event. You need to know who to reach out to, and how to do it in order to be as effective as possible and capture more customers or visitors.
- Concurrent Research Summit. This year we're hosting the FoodTrex Food Travel Research Summit at the same time. Attend both summits for the same price!
- Quality Content. FoodTreX stands for "Food Travel Excellence".
- Affordable. While other London conferences cost in the £695-795 per day range, we don't think quality education and networking should have to cost that much. FoodTrex registration will be less than £395 (+VAT).
Come join us for great information, great networking and a lot of fun! Remember, FoodTreX won't be recorded so you'll need to attend in person if you want access to this fantastic content!
Jane Connelly posted an articleCalling All Academics for the Food Travel Research Summit see more
Call for Proposals
2019 FoodTreX London
Food Travel Research Summit
The World Food Travel Association is seeking submissions of academic papers for the FoodTreX London|Food Travel Research Summit. As the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, the World Food Travel Association is uniquely qualified to shepherd an academic/research summit of this type. You can learn more about the Association here.
The FoodTreX London|Food Travel Research Summit for academics/researchers will take place concurrently with the FoodTreX London|Food Travel Innovation Summit for the trade on Sunday 3, November 2019 in London. There will be two separate auditoriums, one for each Summit. Student delegates will be free to move back and forth between both Summits without having to pay an additional registration fee for the Innovation Summit
Are you interested in presenting your latest research relating to food or beverage tourism? Applications are now open to all academic, instructors, teaching assistants, researchers, professors and others engaged in researching food and beverage tourism.
AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR SUMMER SALE! REGISTER NOW FOR ONLY £129 (VAT INCL)
The First FoodTreX London Food Travel Innovation Summit was a huge success according to delegates see more
The FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit that took place on Sunday, November 4 was a huge success according to the 107 delegates from 31 countries who attended, with 9 out of 10 delegates saying they would attend the next FoodTreX London event. The ten speakers shared their knowledge and insight about innovating topics that impact the food tourism industry, such as 5G communications and wayfinding, virtual reality and marketing, the customer journey and foodservice expectations, entrepreneurism, special diets, developments in social media marketing, sustainability and food packaging waste reduction, technology innovations in wine tourism, and current trends and issues in food tourism.
Coming up next year in 2019, the World Food Travel Association will produce regional food travel summits Pamplona, Spain, and Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as an online food travel summit. The Association will also repeat the Food Travel Innovation Summit in London on Sunday, November 3, 2019, the day before the world-renowned World Travel Market begins.
Meet the World Food Travel Association at World Travel Market this November. see more
For the third year in a row, the World Food Travel Association is pleased to host a food tourism session for World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the world's second largest travel industry trade event. This year's session is entitled "Getting Food Tourism Right" and will take place on Tuesday, November 7, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The 2-hour session will interview leading representatives from various tourism industry sectors and show different ways of "doing food tourism the right way". If you're attending WTM, you can't afford to miss this session. We also have a very limited number of appointment slots available on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8. If you'd like to arrange an appointment onsite at WTM, please email us here with details of your request.
Food Tourism session at London's World Travel Market 2017 see more
In case you missed the food tourism session at World Travel Market (WTM) in November, you can now watch it on YouTube, thanks to our partners at WTM who recorded the full session. That's right, the full 2-hour session is now online. There is really a lot of good information in there, so if you wanted to attend and couldn't make it, this should more than make up for it. Enjoy!