Australian delegates will get a taste of some of the goodness that makes up the Bundaberg food bowl when Destination Food kicks off.
The annual food tourism industry conference will switch to a virtual setting this year in the wake of Covid mandates, with Bundaberg Tourism set to host the event.
Delegates will hear from a variety of leading voices in the food tourism space, including Joost Bakker (Future Food System, Silo by Joost), Dianne Dredge (The Tourism CoLab) and Susannah George (Urban List).
Bundaberg will also be on show with industry leaders Tina McPherson, Duncan Littler and Bundaberg Tourism’s CEO Katherine Reid among the dynamic line-up of speakers who will be headlining the event.
“Destination Food offers a unique opportunity for our regions tourism industry to further forge new friendships, build their networks, learn from key peers, and showcase their business to both industry leaders and colleagues across the nation,” Katherine said.
A Bundaberg Tasting Box, valued at more than $80, will showcase the Bundaberg Region’s deliciousness and enterprise when it is delivered to Australian delegates as part of the event.
“From macadamia nuts, dried limes and internationally renowned drinks such as Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Bundaberg Rum and artisan Distillery Kalki Moon’s new pre-mix range, guests of Destination Food are sure be left with their tastebuds tingling,” Katherine said.
According to Katherine, Destination Food 2022 was set to deliver a program that would also provide delegates an opportunity to design recovery plans as the nation learns to live with the Covid-19 virus and negotiate the impact it has had on the tourism industry
“The virtual format allows delegates to attend the event without having to worry about last-minute travel restrictions or isolation, a way forward that we hope to show how our industry can be more strategic and conscious as we forge into the future,” she said.
“With the event set to go live on February 22, we expect there to be a number of additional delegates attending, further enhancing the events profile and networking opportunities for attendees.
“Throughout the event, industry will be able to listen and engage in thought-provoking conversations that will help further enhance their business and culinary tourism offering, overall contributing to enhancing the Bundaberg Region as a food and drink destination of choice.”
Destination Food 2022
11am – 5pm AEDT
Wednesday, 23 February, 2022
Live online – view program here
Tickets from $99 including post event access to all conference sessions
More information and tickets go to destination-food.com.au