"Flavours of the Silk Road" Conference - Presentations, Conclusions and Photos now available!

11 Sep 12

On 6 and 7 September representatives from tourism ministries, national tourism offices, tourism officials, experts and grass roots practitioners from across the Silk Road countries met in Baku, Azerbaijan for the “Flavours of the Silk Road: International Conference on Food, Culture and Tourism”. The goal of this conference was to highlight the huge potential of the Silk Road region for food and intangible culture tourism. During the conference experts from the areas of tourism, culture and gastronomy presented the latest findings and trends related to culinary tourism and shared examples of best practices across the Silk Road and internationally.

Participants of the conference are kindly asked to fill in this conference evaluation form and send it to silkroad@unwto.org by 10 October.

To download the Conference Conclusions and Highlights click here, for the official Conference Programme click here.

Please find the official Press Release here.

 

Photos of the FLAVOURS OF THE SILK ROAD CONFERENCE are now online! See images at the UNWTO Silk Road's flickr photo stream.

 

SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS


DAY 1

SESSION I - FOOD AND TOURISM: GLOBAL TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Iñaki Gaztelumendi, Food Tourism Consultant for UNWTO, Global Trends of Food Tourism

Dmitry Ilin, Affiliate Members Programme, UNWTO, Global Report on Food Tourism

Gavin Bell, Consultant, Food Nature Culture, A time for change - the trend from the classical to the magical

Vittorio Castellani Chef Kumalé, Chef, Food consultant and Journalist, Italy, Foodscapes along the Silk Road


SESSION II - BUILDING THE SILK ROAD AS A LEADING NETWORK OF CULINARY DESTINATIONS

Peter DeBrine, Programme Specialist Sustainable Tourism, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Heritage Food and Tourism

Kim Sang Ug, Director - Tourism Policy Division, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, Policy direction of Food Tourism in Korea

Felix Larrosa, Vice President, Tasting Spain, Spain, Saborea España

Musa Dagdeviren, Manager and Chef, Ciya Kebap restaurants, Turkey, Food Culture and Authenticity

Ramón Roteta, Michelin-starred chef and Member of the Board of Directors, EUROTOQUES, Euro-Toques International


SESSION III - FOOD FOR DEVELOPMENT

Tomasz Lonc, Senior Policy Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Subregional  Office for Central Asia, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

 

DAY 2

WORKSHOP 1 - SILK ROAD IN THE GLOBAL TRAVEL MEDIA

Nick Easen, Reporter, Producer and Business Travel Correspondent & John Bell, Travel Reporter and Broadcasting Expert, The Silk Road in the Global Media


WORKSHOP 2 – DIGITAL AGE: SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRAVEL

Mark Frary, Travel writer and social media consultant, World of Mouth

Steve Whale, Author ofYou're not from around here, are you?’ blog, Why work with Bloggers

 

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