Halifax Welcomes the World

PRESS RELEASE – September 20, 2010
Delegates from 15 countries are meeting this week in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the 2010 Culinary Tourism World Summit. The summit, presented by the International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA) and hosted by Taste of Nova Scotia, is an opportunity for delegates to discuss culinary tourism best practices, and to use this global forum for exchanging ideas and bettering the industry.

“I can’t put into words the excitement and enthusiasm I feel when I look at the agenda for this summit,” says Janice Ruddock, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia. “It is incredible to have this variety and this level of expertise from around the world congregating here in Nova Scotia.”

The summit began on Sunday, September 19 with mobile workshops at L’Acadie Vineyards and Fox Hill Cheese House in the Annapolis Valley. It continues through Monday and Tuesday with sessions at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax.

Speakers on the agenda include Erik Wolf (president and CEO, ICTA), Robert Kenner (producer and director, Food, Inc.), Chef Michael Smith (Food Network Canada), Daniel Gray (editor, seouleats.com) and Linda Tomkova (European Studies, University of Luiss Guido Carli).

“We have a strong, local, passionate culinary tourism industry in Nova Scotia that is now being recognized internationally,“ says Ruddock. “Aside from the straight economic benefits of hosting an event of this caliber, think about the international exposure our local producers, chefs and restaurants will have without even leaving the province.”

For the agenda, speaker biographies and additional information about the 2010 Culinary Tourism  World Summit, please visit www.culinarytourismworldsummit.com.

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