Food Tourism 2025: What You Need to Know Now

Food Tourism 2025: What You Need to Know Now

6 Nov 2018, 10:30 - 11:45

Platinum Suite 3

Food and beverage continue to be the number one motivator among travellers, with 93% of travellers intentionally participating in a unique food or beverage activity while on holiday, and 81% of travellers conducting research on food and drink before they leave for a new destination. While interest in food and beverage is soaring, critical issues are also coming to light, namely overtourism, food and beverage packaging waste, preserving culinary culture and authenticity. What can your business or destination do to prepare for success in the coming decade? A panel of experts will address these issues and show you how to meet consumer demands, stay competitive and do some good at the same time.


  • Erik Wolf



    World Food Travel Association

    Erik Wolf is recognized as the visionary founder of the world’s food tourism industry and the World Food Travel Association. He is a highly-sought...

  • Roberta Garibaldi


    Professor of Marketing and Tourism Management

    University of Bergamo, Italy

    By travelling to over 65 countries across the globe, discovering new cultures and channeling her experience into the development of tourism growth...

  • Patrick Torrent


    Executive Director

    Catalan Tourist Board

    Patrick Torrent graduated with a degree in Organizational Industrial Psychology from the University of Barcelona, and Bachelor in Law from the UNED....

  • Maria Athanasopoulou



    Respond On Demand Ltd

    Maria Athanasopoulou is a graduate of Law school in the University of Thessaloniki, owner of Respond On Demand Ltd tourism marketing company,...

  • Udi Goldschmidt



    Jerusalem Culinary Institute

    Foodie by birth and world explorer, Udi worked for years in tourism marketing both in the USA and the Far East. In 2000, he started a Bedouin style...

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