Conference May 10

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FIBEGA Conference Friday, May 10, 2019

A new approach to gastronomy tourism: Enhancing competitiveness along the value chain
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Opening/ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Miami Beach Convention Center
Hall D - Main Center Stage

  • 10:30 am - Arrivals
  • 10:40 am - Opening Remarks - Roi Correa, President FIBEGA Miami
  • 10:45 am - Remarks by Miami Dade County City Official
  • 10:50 am - Remarks by Miami Beach City Official
  • 10:55 am - Remarks by Bill Talbert, President GMCVB
  • 11:00 am - Remarks by Invited Region- Carman Chan - Government of Macao
  • 11:05 am - Ribbon Cutting & Closing
  • 11:10 am - Presentation by Invited Region: MACAO

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Official Grand Opening
1:50 PM – 2:30 PM
Taking gastronomy destinations to the next level: A holistic approach
  • Yolanda Perdomo Tourism Consulting
  • ICF Aviation Advisory

Over the last years, many destinations have implemented a successful strategy to achieve excellence in the culinary area. Taking these destinations and all the stakeholders involved in this task to the next level requires an exercise aimed at getting them recognized internationally as a reference in gastronomy tourism. To go from culinary excellence to gastronomy tourism success requires a holistic approach based on implementation capacity. This must cover the whole spectrum in the customer journey, from product development to air connectivity.

  • Yolanda Perdomo
  • Jared Harckham, ICF Aviation Advisory
2:30 PM – 3:10 PM
Gastronomy Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Iñaki Gaztelumendi


  • Miguel Ángel Pérez, Valencia Tourism, An example of success: The World Paella Day
  • Manuel Gil Martínez, Responsible of Territorial and Economic Sustainability of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities (UCCI)
  • Carman Chan, Macao Government Tourism Office
  • Fernando Olivera, Secretary of Tourism of the government of Tamaulipas

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM
The Role of Retail in an Effective Tourism Strategy

Moderator: Stephen Freibrun, ICF Aviation Advisory


  • Donald Castillo, PRO ECUADOR
  • Felix de Paz Garcia, Tour España

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
Aligning Strategies and Collaborations between Airlines and Destinations

Moderator: Jared Harckman, ICF Aviation Advisory


  • Christine. A. Kennedy, General Manager, Network Planning and Global Partnerships, Delta Air Lines
  • Carlos Charpenel, Director of Air Service Development, GAP Mexican Pacific and Jamaican Airports

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Accommodations and Customer Experience: Heightening the Gastronomy Experience

Moderator: Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association


  • Max Rodriguez, PromPeru
  • Chef Dustin Ward

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM
The Challenge of Commercialization: Reaching potential visitors with the value and experience they seek

Moderator: Yolanda Perdomo


  • Jorge Mario Chajon Aguilar, Director INGUAT Guatemala
  • Rosina La Terza, Roma Gastronómica

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing remarks

Yolanda Perdomo