Chengdu to host 1st World Food Tourism Conference in coming September

Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions or EAGLE, a joint-venture of Italian Exhibition Group or IEG and VNU Exhibitions Asia – and DISCOVERYMICE set up a coalition for the organization of the 1st World Conference on Food Tourism to be organized in Chengdu, China, from the next September 5th at the same time with the Travel Trade Market 2018 (TTM).


DISCOVERYMICE, a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is principal in arranging international tourism conferences in South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos.


The Chengdu Conference is all set to arrange 100 local and international delegates at the TTM.


Theme of the event: evolution and new types of food culture in the next ten years, tactical effect in the development of gastro-tourism, significance of belonging to UNESCO Creative Cities for food culture, and traditions, heritage, food, digital and promotion of culinary tourism.


In 2010, Chengdu partnered with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, becoming the second UNESCO City of Gastronomy. The town is well-known as a historical city of gastronomy and birthplace of many culinary traditions.


The 1st World Food Tourism Conference is a major step forward towards the organization of a cooperation platform regards to food tourism in the Asia Pacific region. In tantamount to the UNWTO goals, it supports tourism stakeholders and member states’ efforts in pursuing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


“The collaboration with DISCOVERYMICE is a prominent element of the TTM. Thanks to the partner’s experience, we will add an important knowledge-sharing platform to the tradeshow and provide participants with valuable content “, said Emanuele Guido, EAGLE President and International and National Business Development of IEG.


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