"Flavours of the Silk Road" Conference - Presentations, Conclusions and Photos now available!
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.
Please find the official Press Release here.
SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
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
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 of ‘You're not from around here, are you?’ blog, Why work with Bloggers