The World Food Travel Association and its Portuguese affiliate, APTECE, are pleased to announce the Association’s next World Food Travel Summit & Expo, which will take place in Estoril, just outside Lisbon, from April 8 to 11 of 2015.
The Estoril Coast is known as the Portuguese Riviera and is home to grand hotels, stately mansions and striking seascapes. This coast earned its reputation, as it is the birthplace of the James Bond character; it is where European royalty were exiled during World War Two; and it was the landing of the first captain of the Vasco da Gama when the armada returned from India. A historic past full of “glamour” is reflected throughout the landscape.
The Summit is a must-see, must-attend event for thought leaders, strategists, marketers, media and product developers in food, drink, travel and hospitality. The Summit will combine dramatic and impactful celebration of Portugal’s cuisine, inspirational talks by some of the world’s top food and hospitality thought leaders, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Whether you come for the education, to promote your products and services, to meet people to do business with, or the great food, you will surely leave with a full stomach and a mind full of great ideas to take back home.
New for 2015 is a consumer food travel expo to introduce the 3 million Lisbon metro area residents to the notion of food tourism. The full-day Expo will offer chef demos, exhibits and entertainment.
The Summit is organized in cooperation with APTECE, the Portuguese Association of Food Tourism Development, an affiliate (chapter) of the World Food Travel Association. The Association’s affiliates serve as the voice of the Association in various regions around the world.
posted by Sarah McCallum