Agenda

GFTC 2016 was a huge success, largely due to the amazing speakers who presented. Each year, our keynote speakers, panelists and master class presenters address the critical areas within the rapidly expanding and evolving Food Tourism industry.

We are excited to share more information about the presenters and topics for 2017. There will be several programming sessions occurring simultaneously, it is recommended to bring several company representatives in order to "divide and conquer" all educational components of the conference.

Be sure to subscribe to our email list for agenda updates.

Sunday

EzTix Welcome Soirée

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us Sunday evening to help kick-off the GFTC as we welcome attendees. Mix and mingle with fellow colleagues from around the globe while enjoying delicious food & drink at one of Montreal's landmark culinary venues. The EzTix Welcome Soirée will serve as the initial networking event to kick-off GFTC17 in Montreal while also providing the opportunity to check-in early for the conference.

EzTix Welcome Soirée location will be revealed closer to the conference. This event is included with conference registration.

Monday

Check-in and Breakfast

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks & Welcome To #GFTC17

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Welcome Address - Shane Kost

Global Food Tourism founder, Shane Kost, talks about the present and future of GFTC. He will also give you the A to Z on getting the most out of your conference experience.

General Sessions

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Attendees will have the choice between two specialty keynote programming sessions.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

General Sessions

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Attendees will have the choice between two specialty keynote programming sessions.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

General Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Attendees will have the choice between two specialty keynote programming sessions.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

Open Lunch and Networking Break

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Network and enjoy Montreal's best food with special GFTC discounts at affordable recommendations near Centre Phi from City Hosts Local Montreal.

Master-Class Workshops

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Attendees will have the choice between three engaging and in-depth workshop sessions designed for dramatic skill development.

(Workshop topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

City Host Tribute Experience by Local Montreal

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy an opportunity to explore the conference Host City of Montreal with unique experiences designed specifically for GFTC17 attendees. Our City Host(s) at Local Montreal Tours will be working with the GFTC team to provide exciting options for attendees to savor and celebrate together in downtown Montreal.

More details to come. These experience will not be included in with GFTC17 registration.

Tuesday

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

General Sessions

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

The second day of #GFTC17 will kick-off with a keynote speaking session for the entire audience of attendees.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

General Sessions

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Programming topics, information and presenter bios to be released soon.

General Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Programming topics, information and presenter bios to be released soon.

Open Lunch & Networking Break

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Network and enjoy Montreal's best food with special GFTC discounts at affordable recommendations near Centre Phi from City Hosts Local Montreal.

Ticketing & Technology Workshop – EzTix Intensive

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Join the EzTix Team, including CEO Jeremy Mitchell, at Centre Phi for an intensive class designed to help you learn more and make the most of your ticketing platform and available options.

Open to all attendees, vendors and colleagues in the Food & Culinary Tourism industry, learn how to truly leverage the automation and features available to help your team save time while taking your business to the next level.

Official GFTC Awards & After Party

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Relax after the conference with new found friends and colleagues as we celebrate industry successes with an award ceremony and the conference after party.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Conference Close
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Awards Ceremony
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM - After Party

The Official GFTC Awards & After Party is included with conference registration.

Sunday

EzTix Welcome Soirée

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us Sunday evening to help kick-off the GFTC as we welcome attendees. Mix and mingle with fellow colleagues from around the globe while enjoying delicious food & drink at one of Montreal's landmark culinary venues. The EzTix Welcome Soirée will serve as the initial networking event to kick-off GFTC17 in Montreal while also providing the opportunity to check-in early for the conference.

EzTix Welcome Soirée location will be revealed closer to the conference. This event is included with conference registration.

Monday

Check-in and Breakfast

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks & Welcome To #GFTC17

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Welcome Address - Shane Kost

Global Food Tourism founder, Shane Kost, talks about the present and future of GFTC. He will also give you the A to Z on getting the most out of your conference experience.

General Sessions

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Attendees will have the choice between two specialty keynote programming sessions.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

General Sessions

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Attendees will have the choice between two specialty keynote programming sessions.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

General Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Attendees will have the choice between two specialty keynote programming sessions.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

Open Lunch and Networking Break

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Network and enjoy Montreal's best food with special GFTC discounts at affordable recommendations near Centre Phi from City Hosts Local Montreal.

Master-Class Workshops

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Attendees will have the choice between three engaging and in-depth workshop sessions designed for dramatic skill development.

(Workshop topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

City Host Tribute Experience by Local Montreal

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy an opportunity to explore the conference Host City of Montreal with unique experiences designed specifically for GFTC17 attendees. Our City Host(s) at Local Montreal Tours will be working with the GFTC team to provide exciting options for attendees to savor and celebrate together in downtown Montreal.

More details to come. These experience will not be included in with GFTC17 registration.

Tuesday

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

General Sessions

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

The second day of #GFTC17 will kick-off with a keynote speaking session for the entire audience of attendees.

(Programming topics, information and bios to be released soon.)

General Sessions

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Programming topics, information and presenter bios to be released soon.

General Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Programming topics, information and presenter bios to be released soon.

Open Lunch & Networking Break

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Network and enjoy Montreal's best food with special GFTC discounts at affordable recommendations near Centre Phi from City Hosts Local Montreal.

Ticketing & Technology Workshop – EzTix Intensive

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Join the EzTix Team, including CEO Jeremy Mitchell, at Centre Phi for an intensive class designed to help you learn more and make the most of your ticketing platform and available options.

Open to all attendees, vendors and colleagues in the Food & Culinary Tourism industry, learn how to truly leverage the automation and features available to help your team save time while taking your business to the next level.

Official GFTC Awards & After Party

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Relax after the conference with new found friends and colleagues as we celebrate industry successes with an award ceremony and the conference after party.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Conference Close
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Awards Ceremony
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM - After Party

The Official GFTC Awards & After Party is included with conference registration.

Presenters

We are excited to share more information about the presenters and topics for 2017. Agenda updates and presenter bios will be posted when finalized and sent to registered attendees. There will be several programming sessions occurring simultaneously, it is recommended to bring several company representatives in order to "divide and conquer" all educational components of the conference.

Are you interested in nominating a presenter and/or submitting a session idea for GFTC 2018? Submit your idea by completing our Presenter Application: GFTC Presenter Application