The Director of the Basque Culinary Center, Mr. Joxe Mari Aizega, underscored the importance of adequately training professionals and developing the necessary skills, as well as attracting and retaining talent. This is a key challenge, considering that “gastronomy has become a strategic sector for many countries, contributing to the generation of wealth and employment, creating value along all its levels, and promoting countries and destinations”.
International experts will gather at the Forum, which will feature presentations and master classes as participants share knowledge and best practices. @UNWTO
Returning to its origins in San Sebastian, the fifth edition of the Forum will bring together Ministers of Tourism, representatives from National and Local Tourism Administrations, chefs, entrepreneurs, academia and related stakeholders from tourism and gastronomy. @UNWTO
UNWTO, in collaboration with its Affiliated Member, Basque Culinary Center (BCC), has launched the 1st UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, the first and largest initiative in the world dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead the transformation of the gastronomic tourism sector. @UNWTO