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FIBEGA Conference Friday, May 10, 2019

A new approach to gastronomy tourism: Enhancing competitiveness along the value chain
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
  • Nelian Holdings
  • ICF Aviation Advisory

Yolanda Perdomo Tourism Consulting, ICF Aviation, and Nelian Holdings have combined their expertise on tourism, marketing, air connectivity, and retail to put together a holistic approach to assist destinations in managing the growing complexity of specialization.

  • Yolanda Perdomo - Gastronomy versus gastronomy tourism: an excellent culinary offering is fundamental but insufficient to position a destination
  • Ian Stazicker, Nelian Holdings - The connection between gastronomy and shopping tourism: an international perspective, and a focus on the Asian outbound countries
  • Jared Harckham, ICF Aviation Advisory - Enhancing gastronomy tourism through improved air connectivity
2:30 PM – 3:10 PM
Gastronomy Tourism: Challenges and opportunities

Moderator: Iñaki Gaztelumendi


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

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM
The role of retail in an effective tourism strategy

Moderator: Ian Stazicker, Nelian Holdings


  • Stephen Freibrun (TBC)
  • TBD

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
Aligning strategies and collaborations between airlines and destinations

Moderator: Jared Harckman, ICF Aviation Advisory


  • Representative from Royal Air Maroc
  • Representative from Miami International Airport
  • TBD

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


  • Representatives from Royal Caribbean Cruises lines
  • TBD

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM
The challenge of commercialization: reaching potential visitors with the value and experience they seek

Moderator: Recommed and Prevue *Magazine* (TBC)


  • TBD

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing remarks

Jaime Alberto Cabal (Deputy Secretary-General UNWTO)