HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA AND PORTLAND, OREGON, USA – Leaders in the culinary tourism industry in Nova Scotia have joined with local host Taste of Nova Scotia and the International Culinary Tourism Association to launch the One World, One Table Culinary Tourism World Summit video channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/1World1Table. Interviewees include William Allaway, CEO, Canadian Maple Products; Sean Doucet, Director of Operations, Delta Halifax and Chef by trade; Kristi Wenaus, Director of Sales and Partnerships, Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture; Janice Ruddock, Executive Director, Taste of Nova Scotia; and Christophe Luzeux, Executive Chef, World Trade and Convention Centre.
Nova Scotia’s culinary tourism leaders personally invite culinary tourism colleagues to the September 19-21, 2010 conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada through a series of videos focused on the theme of the first inaugural world summit, One World, One Table – Using Culinary Tourism for Economic Development. Local business leaders whose interests lie in the culinary tourism vertical speak out in the videos on what culinary tourism means to them, the importance of attendance at the conference and what one should expect of a Halifax, Nova Scotia experience.
“It was not difficult to secure enthusiastic supporters of the World Summit to participate in the videos and take the opportunity to welcome the world to our fabulous city and province,” states Janice Ruddock, Executive Director, Taste of Nova Scotia. “Our entire culinary tourism community is thrilled to be hosting this exciting event and looks forward to sharing our success stories and hearing best practices from attendees and presenters over the three day event focused on in-depth learning but with a lot of Nova Scotian fun on the side,” she adds.
“We have all the pieces of the puzzle ready to be put together here in Nova Scotia,” says Chef Michael Howell, Proprietor and Chef of Tempest World Cuisines in Wolfville, NS. “Sharing best practices and learning from culinary tourism professionals from all over the globe will provide us the tools we need to complete the puzzle and offer an inviting culinary tourism product comparable with international destinations right here in Nova Scotia. The benefits of this event in our own backyard are outstanding.”
“Learning from others at the conference through their experiences is key,” states Christophe Luzeux, Executive Chef, World Trade and Convention Center. “But we have the opportunity to show the world what Halifax has to offer. We want to share our table with the delegates from all over the world showcasing Nova Scotia products and providing them with a unique local experience.”
Registration for the September 19-21 conference is open with early bird rates available until July 31, 2010 by visiting www.culinarytourismworldsummit.com. Conference registration includes over 20 sessions, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 networking receptions. Two registrations for the World Summit can be won by entering a contest writing a 400 word essay on why you should win a registration and what you will learn at the summit by e-mailing worldsummitcontest ( @ ) culinarytourism dot org
Agenda highlights of the first ever World Summit include:
– Keynote by Food Network Host Chef Michael Smith addressing the theme of the conference, One World, One Table – Using Culinary Tourism for Economic Development
– Food Inc.’s Robert Kenner presenting Social Responsibility to Support Local Cuisine and Agriculture
– Other topics to be covered include:
– The future of small, local and independent restaurants
– Reaching the culinary consumer of today
– State of the culinary tourism industry
– Place branding of Canadian culinary tourism destinations
– Enriching the culinary traveler’s value proposition
– Social Media Marketing for culinary tourism professionals
For more detailed information about the 2010 Culinary Tourism One World, One Table conference, visit www.culinarytourismworldsummit.com. For more information about Taste of Nova Scotia, visit www.tasteofnovascotia.com.
About the International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA)
The International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA) is regarded by the tourism industry, as well as media, as the world’s go-to authority for everything to do with culinary travel. The Association provides culinary tourism community, education, product development and marketing assistance. www.culinarytourism.org
About Taste of Nova Scotia
Taste of Nova Scotia is a unique, province-wide marketing program, whose members are committed to offering the very best culinary experiences and products that Nova Scotia has to offer. The Taste of Nova Scotia membership base includes more than 120 quality food producers and processors, as well as a collection of the best restaurants in the province. www.tasteofnovascotia.com
For more information please contact:
Erik Wolf, President
International Culinary Tourism Association
erik ( @ ) culinarytourism dot org
(+1) 503-213-3700 (Erik Wolf direct)
Janice Ruddock, Executive Director
Taste of Nova Scotia
janice ( @ ) tasteofnovascotia dot com