First FoodTreX North America Food Travel Summit scheduled for November 12-13 | News | Instant News

LONDON, Sept. 24, 2020 / PRNewswire / – The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, announced that FoodTreX North America, its first-ever North American travel summit gastronomic events, will take place from 12 to 13 November. FoodTreX is synonymous with excellence in gastronomic travel. It is the umbrella brand of the series of professional food travel events organized since 2017 by the WFTA. FoodTreX events feature ideas and case studies that drive innovation and excellence in food and beverage tourism. To that end, speakers at this year’s FoodTreX North America Summit will focus on issues of interest to North American businesses such as: How a Memphis Food Tour Operator Turned to Local, Cristina McCarter, Owner & Culinary Guide , City Tasting Tours (Memphis, TN, USA) How Will Americans Travel After COVID? Jason Holland, Travel Butler and Owner, Travel Simplicity (York, PA, US) What Food & Travel Editors are currently looking for, Chantal Cooke, Owner, Panpathic Communications (London, UK) and Bri Kelly, Thompson & Co. Public Relations (Anchorage, Alaska, United States) Why Pinterest is more valuable than Instagram to your food travel business, Veruska Anconitano, award-winning freelance journalist (Ireland) A nod to local and native cuisine, Dana Thompson, Co-Owner / COO, Sioux Chef (Minneapolis, MN, USA) An Unusual DMO-Food Tour Partnership, Lauren Shannon, General Manager & Partner, Arigato Japan Food Tours (Tokyo, Japan) From Beans to Buyers: Building A Successful Food Tourism Niche, Aaron Sylvester, Founder, Tri-Island Chocolate (Grenada) Shifting From Private America To Corporate America: Is It For You? Aashi Vel, co-founder, Travel Spoon; Lauren McCabe Herpich, Founder, Local Food Adventures (both in Oakland, CA, US); moderated by Midgi Moore, Juneau Food Tours (Juneau, AK, USA) Food Tourism Launch in 2021: Focus on North America, Erik Wolf, Executive Director and Founder, World Food Travel Association Uncancelled Change – The Future of Tourism food is so brilliant that It Needs Sunglasses, Steven Shomler (Founder, Culinary Treasure Network; CEO, Spark to Bonfire Consulting; President, Shomler Media Group; Author; Speaker) Lauren Shannon, Managing Director of Arigato Japan Food Tours, said: “Arigato Japan is proud and happy to present and participate in the FoodTreX North America Summit. While we are all working through this difficult time, we need to come together and support each other as we prepare to resume the journey. One thing we have recognized during COVID is its importance for bonding closely with and learning from our colleagues in our vibrant industry. FoodTreX North America will provide regional food and beverage tourism professionals with valuable information and practical advice from industry experts around the world, which they can start implementing right now in their North American businesses. that we are all preparing for the future. “Interested parties can find out more and register at, A limited number of free passes are available for qualified media. ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOCIATION ( WFTA) The WFTA is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by its current Executive Director, Erik Wolf, and is recognized as the world’s leading authority on food tourism (aka Culinary Tourism and Food Tourism). The Mission of the WFTA is to preserve and promote culinary cultures through hospitality and tourism. Each year the organization serves nearly 200,000 professionals in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Media contact : Erik Wolf (+44) 7827582554 [email protected]

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