The 5-Day Symposium will be hosting a pioneering and multidimensional agenda of three and more grand events:
* Athens 2017 “Hospitality & Tourism Strategy Symposium”
* IFBA Annual General Meeting’ International Food & Beverage Association
* Experience Greece, Experience Hospitality…. Features “Peloponnese”
* Athens Gastronomic & Cultural Tour
The Symposium will be organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and City of Athens creating the preconditions for an annual event meeting aiming to highlight Greece in the international hospitality and travel community of its cultural values, gastronomic heritage and the authentic hospitality of Greek people. It also aims to bring together the international Hotel and F&B community under one roof, setting the strategy for the multidimensional role and the modern demands of Hospitality and F&B Management.
It will also present the brand new FBMA project, “Experience Greece, Experience Hospitality” …. The new initiative of the organisation will be inaugurated by the “Experience Peloponnese” —Food. Wine. Gastronomy. Tourism. Travel.Culture. People— which will include this year’s feature and the first special tribute to this category section. The planned round tour in Peloponnese will be a unique opportunity for the international hospitality and travel guest community to meet the beautiful and hospitable local people, explore region’s authentic cultural elements, its ancient Nemean Wine lands, the local tradition and the distinctive flavors and products of the local gastronomy scenery.
Moreover, FBMA Greece has mapped out activities in the framework and support of the UNWTO designation of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as well as actively participating in the “Travel in Balance” concept of Marketing Greece. These activities are aligned with the aims and philosophy of FBMA “Experience Greece” in contributing to the collective sensitization and promotion of the sustainable tourism development.
In particular, the international delegates will be visiting and presented a showcase of hotels and restaurants of unique beauty and value in the region, which at the core of their philosophy hold sustainable tourism and environmental protection along with a social responsibility coexistence in the economic and social development of the local community.