WORLD GASTRONOMY FORUM 2018 LANDS IN BANGKOK
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In an exciting first, Bangkok will host this year's forthcoming fourth edition of 4th UNWTO World Gastronomy Forum, from 30 May to 1 June.
The annual food forum, organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Centre, will this year also be supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports with over 500 delegates expected to attend the events in the Thai capital.
In the burgeoning food city that obtained it's ingugural Michelin Guide in 2017 and boasts three of the top 10 restaurants in Asia's 50 Best Restaurant List, including Gaggan at no.1, it's a valuable opportunity to explore and maximise it's potential as a food destination with the support of international experts.
Infact, this year's first foray into Asia will allow Thailand to promote its gastronomic credentials with a focus on the future and harnessing the power of technology as a driver for sustainable growth.
The three day agenda includes a symposium, workshops and seminars in which experts in gastronomy tourism from around the world will discuss trends and challenges, exchange best practices and inspire discussion. There will also be plenty of opportunity for tasting tours to discover the local food landscape.
The first edition of the World Gastronomy Forum was held in San Sebastian in Spain, the 2nd in Lima, Peru and 3rd back in San Sebastian again.