2017 European Region of Gastronomy Award Holders will participate in the International Travel Fair BIT, in Milan


The International Travel Fair, known as Bit (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo) is an event that brings together trade operators from all over the world, a large audience of visitors, travel lovers, television reporters and press. This year, this important international meeting point will take place from 11 to 13 February 2016. Thanks to the work and organizational effort of the University of Bergamo, partner of the East Lombardy region, and of Roberta Garibaldi, member of IGCAT’s board of experts and scientific director of East Lombardy’s European Region of Gastronomy project, the three regions that have been awarded with the title for 2017 will take part to the International Fair. On the morning of Friday 12 a conference will take place on the themes of food and tourism, during which Roberta Garibaldi, Pelle Oby Andersen and Anna Blaua will describe how the project is being implemented in the regions they represent – respectively East Lombardy, Aarhus/central Denmark and Riga-Gauja. This will be a very important occasion to internationally promote the project, and to encourage an ever increasing global effort for the integration of tourism and gastronomy, that is vital to the conservation of food cultures as well as to the stimulation of gastronomic innovation. In addition to this, it will be a great opportunity to compare experiences and knowledge with other re-known experts of food&wine tourism, as the conference will see the participation also of delegates of the Slow Food movement, the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato area – whose vineyard landscapes have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 – and the city of Parma – proclaimed by UNESCO a “Creative City for Gastronomy” at the end of 2015.

Find more information about the programme here

For more information about the BIT (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo), please visit http://bit.fieramilano.it/en/content/homepage

  • AMBASSADORS

    Wassim Hallal

    Aarhus/Central Denmark Region 2017 will celebrate our widespread and innovative use of local ingredients.

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    Robert Palmer

    European Region of Gastronomy is a pioneering project of cultural and economic significance to all regions who participate.

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    Montserrat Garrido Romera

    Sant Pol de Mar is proud to share knowledge in raising the quality of culture and gastronomy offers.

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    Carme Ruscalleda

    Catalonia is committed to raising the quality of local cuisine and food products.

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    Francisco de Calheiros

    Minho IN aims to create synergies with other areas that share the same views on competitiveness and economic development.

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    Maurizio Zanella

    East Lombardy promotes food and wine tourism, with a particular attention to local cuisine and sustainable food production.

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    Dzintars Kristovskis

    Technology and cooking is so advanced that I feel the urge to go back to the roots. Riga-Gauja 2017 European Region of Gastronomy is going to be about that.

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    Joan Roca

    I congratulate this initiative that highlights the richness and diversity of European gastronomy, at the same time as valuing chefs for their role in ecology and sustainability.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Anton Rombouts

    North Brabant 2018 will highlight how agrifood industries are protecting food and culture diversity.

  • GALLERY

    1st Partner Meeting in North Brabant, April 2014

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    2nd Partner Meeting in Sant Pol de Mar, Catalonia, June 2014

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    Information Day at Brussels during the Open Day October 2014

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    3rd Partner Meeting in Brussels, October 2014

  • GALLERY

    Regions bidding for the title in 2016 present to an international jury at Palacete Villa Moraes, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, 5 February 2015

  • GALLERY

    4th Partner Meeting in Minho, February 2015

  • GALLERY

    5th Partner Meeting Catalonia, June 2015

  • GALLERY

    Winning 2016 Regions Award Ceremony at the Pedrera, Barcelona, 2 July 2015

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    Regions bidding for the title in 2017 present to an international jury at the Fundació Alicia, Catalonia, 3 July 2015

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    Catalonia and Minho present their programmes for 2016 to SEDEC of the Committee of the Regions, 22 September 2015

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    Winning 2017 Regions Award Ceremony at ExpoMilan, supported by DG Growth of the European Commission, 29 September 2015

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    6th Partner Meeting Bergamo, 1 October 2015

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    Regions present their candidature for 2018

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    7th Partner Meeting in Noord-Brabant

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    Winning 2018 Regions Award Ceremony in Aarhus

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