Taste of Place Summit Being Held Next Month

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MONTREAL — Culinary Tourism Alliance, l’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) and George Brown College are gearing up to host Canada’s only culinary and agritourism conference, Taste of Place Summit, from May 26 to 28 in Montreal.

The conference aims to enhance the culinary tourism industry across Canada – a major economic driver for many local communities. This is the second-annual Taste of Place Summit, bringing in more than 200 destination and economic developers, thought leaders, marketers and tourism operators. To expand food tourism across destinations, the two-day conference will share timely panel discussions, compelling keynotes and networking opportunities inspiring Canada’s culinary and agritourism leaders.

“The goal of the Taste of Place Summit is to help the tourism industry from across Canada learn how to make destinations more exciting for domestic and global visitors through memorable culinary and agritourism experiences,” says Rebecca Mackenzie, president and CEO of the Culinary Tourism Alliance. “Building upon the success of our 2023 summit, we’re thrilled to welcome influential culinary and agritourism leaders to share their expertise and insights with an engaged audience.”

Speakers include Netflix’s The Final Table contestant, chef Rodrigo Pacheco. Sessions will cover a range of topics, including a conversation on nurturing Indigenous Culinary Tourism led by Indigenous Tourism Quebec; the role of airports in celebrating Canadian foodways; the ways to tell a unique culinary media story; and a keynote on agritourism, delivered by Jean-Martin Fortier, organic farmer, author, educator and internationally recognized advocate for re-generative human-scale and profitable agriculture.

For more information, to buy tickets and for sponsorship opportunities and partners, visit tasteofplace.ca

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