On March 05, the 1st International Hellenic Gastronomy Conference was held in the Greek capital, the honorary speaker of which was the President of the ICWAG.
Leonid Gelibterman addressed the guests of the conference with an introductory speech on cooperation between Russia and Greece in the field of gastronomy tourism.
In his speech, the President of the ICWAG provided the official statistics on the results of the researches of the UNWTO and other organizations, confirming the importance of the gastronomy tourism development to the growth of the attractiveness of tourist destinations all around the world. Leonid Gelibterman also drew the participants' attention on the activities that will be conducted by the International Centre of Wine and Gastronomy in frames of the Cross Year of tourism Russia-Greece in 2018, in particular, the Russian Gastronomy Week in Greece, the training programme for Greek chefs with the dishes of the Russian cuisine, international Forums-festivals of the Silk Road countries in Russia under the auspices of UNWTO and other major events.
During the conference Mr Gelibterman took part in a panel discussion as an international expert on food tourism, together with the President of WACS Thomas Gugler.
The culmination of the event for the hospitality industry professionals was the awarding of the President of the ICWAG with a gold medal and a special diploma "Ambassador of Taste" of the project "Greek taste beyond borders".
Web-site of the 1st International Hellenic Gastronomy Conference 2018
Interview of Leonid Gelibterman in advance to the 1st International Hellenic Gastronomy Conference 2018