This exciting event will bring together the key people and many facets of Australia’s food tourism industry for the first time. A space to network and share ideas, DESTINATION FOOD will enable attendees to learn from industry leaders and colleagues, and be inspired to take the marketing and development of culinary tourism experiences in Australia to the next level.
Registration desk for Destination Food opens at 8.15am just outside the Warrane Theatre at Museum of Sydney. The museum is located on the corner of Phillip and Bridge Street, Sydney.
Morning session - Industry Insights from Tourism Australia (Lisa Ronson) - Attracting Foodies with User Generated Content (Lucas Luxton) - Eat Local: How a Cookbook Boosted Food Tourism in Regional Queensland (Brenda Fawdon & Chris Sharp)
Mid session -Booking trends and opportunities for food tour operators (Simon Lenoir) - Tourism Success Through Destination Dining (Jeanine Bribosia) - Engage Travellers & Grow Your Brand By Elevating Your F&B Offering (Eric Pateman) - How to pitch your food tourism story to media (panel)
After lunch session - From farm to tourism: How agri-tourism is shaping food tourism (Rose Wright) - Collaboration: What we can learn from the wine industry (Sally Cope) - What does the future of food tourism in Australia look like? (panel)
Final session - Food + Tourism + Festivals = satisfied visitors (Krista Hauritz) - The secrets of brilliant brands (Stu Gregor) - Final wrap up