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Registration Open! FoodTreX Greece & Cyprus Food Travel Summit

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 FoodTreX Greece & Cyprus Regional Food Travel Summit, taking place on June 24 & 25, 2020. The Summit is 100% online.

FoodTreX Greece & Cyprus will bring together international and local experts to explore innovative ways to cope with the economic crisis, help you discover new methods, ideas and processes to keep your business alive, and provide suggestions and inspiration to strengthen your company’s market position. Join us as 14 expert speakers from all around the world discuss ways to develop, improve and innovate gastronomy tourism in both Greece and Cyprus.

Speakers and Sessions

  1. Ανάπτυξη του Ελληνικού και του Κυπριακού Γαστρονομικού Τουρισμού (Free session in Greek) – Maria Athanasopoulou, Respond On Demand (Greece)
  2. Η ανάπτυξη του Γαστροτουρισμού μέσω του Αγροτουρισμού (Free session in Greek) – Annita Demetriadou, Director of Tourism – Quality Assurance Department, Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Cyprus, Chairwoman of the Cyprus Agrotourism Company (Cyprus)
  3. Η Αξία των τοπικών προϊόντων και η χρήση τους στο Γαστροτουρισμό (Free session in Greek) – Anna Kosma, President of Women Association of Rural Larnaka (Cyprus)
  4. Η γαστρονομική ταυτότητα είναι η λυδία λίθος του γαστρονομικού τουρισμού (Free session in Greek) – Nick Rahovitis, Co-founder, Joysters (Greece)
  5. Food Travel Trends from the Industry Founder – Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association (USA/UK)
  6. The Future of Gastronomy Businesses After COVID-19 – Matthias Tesi Baur, Founder, World Gourmet Society (UK)
  7. Supervision in Difficult Times – Diana Assadourian Estephan, Training & Development Director and Co Founder of Talent Development Academy, DaMaMi (Cyprus)
  8. Turning Scotland’s Agritourism Sector into One of its Most Lucrative Gastro-Tourism Sub-Sets – Brenda Anderson, Director, Tasting Scotland (Scotland)
  9. Surviving a Zero Income Season – Midgi Moore, Owner, Juneau Food Tours (USA)
  10. Virtual Culinary Tourism & the Opportunities Ahead – Anne Kyle, CEO, Arigato Food Tours (Japan)
  11. Leveraging the Power of the Social Media to the Reopening Phase – Veruska Anconitano, Digital Strategist & Co-Founder, The Foodellers (Ireland)
  12. Update on the American Traveler – Loulu Lima, Book Here, Give Here (USA)
  13. Thoughts from an American Travel Butler – From Covid 19 to Creativity and Cooperation – Jason Holland, Founder, Travel Simplicity (USA)
  14. Leveraging The Power of Local Treasures – A Two-Pronged Approach to Attracting Food Loving From Near and Far! – Steven Shomler, Founder, Culinary Treasure Network (USA)


FoodTreX Greece & Cyprus is organized by:

Maria Athanasopoulou, Founder, Respond On Demand & Chairwoman, World Food Travel Association

Chrissa Krassa, Founder, Top Tourism

With additional support from the World Food Travel Association & Visit Cyprus.

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