Event Questions

What is FoodTreX?

The FoodTreX brand was created as the umbrella brand name for the Association’s food and beverage travel trade events. There was a clear need to unify our event brands. In recent past, we've supported or produced events in Spain, Greece and Australia, as well as our popular Online Food Travel Summit. With more events planned, it was time to unite our various events under a common brand so we created FoodTreX.” FoodTreX stands for "Food Travel Experience". FoodTreX events are designed to last a ...

How are your various events different from each other?

Currently, we offer 3 types of events. Here they are and how they compare: FoodTreX Global | Online Food Travel Summit FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit FoodTreX Regional | Food Travel Trade Events Time of Year April, in alignment with World Food Travel Day (next: April 18, 2019) November, always on the Sunday before World Travel Market begins Various Location Online only London, UK Various around the world but only in markets where ...

Can I watch your FoodTreX events online?

Our FoodTreX events are not recorded and therefore cannot be broadcast live or for playback later. If you are interested in listening to the content of a FoodTreX event, you will need to make arrangements to attend in person.

How do I register for any of your conferences?

When we have a conference, webinar or other event that is open and accepting registrations, you will find registration information on the event page on our main WorldFoodTravel.org website.

I'd like to apply to speak at an upcoming event. What do I do? What's in it for me?

We are always looking for talented people to speak at our upcoming events. The topics we cover vary by event type. For FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit, we look for examples of excellence, leadership and innovation in a wide variety of sectors that touch our industry. The example should always show how the industry or business ties into food and beverage tourism. The example should be truly innovative and remarkable, and have a global appeal. During the application process, you'l...

What are the Terms & Conditions of your events?

As a delegate for any event produced by us, or one of our partners, you are subject to the following terms, conditions and rights: REGISTRATION & PRE-EVENT - (All events) Every delegate must be registered to attend any of our events. - (In-person events) Every delegate must check in at the registration desk to obtain a nametag, which must be worn at all times. - (In-person events) Delegates are required to advise in advance of any dietary concerns or requirements. You can do this in th...

Do you offer any member, media, student or group discounts for your events?

ASSOCIATION MEMBERS Because our Association membership pricing is already so low, unfortunately, we are unable to offer any discounts for members to attend our events. QUALIFIED MEDIA Qualified media are invited to submit a request for discount consideration (use the submit ticket above). Please be sure to send your website and evidence of your publication portfolio. Eligible media types include writers, bloggers, photographers, podcasters and videographers. We reserve the right to determine ...

Is tax payable on your events?

The information below is our opinion based on our own research and discussions with tax professionals. The information presented here should not be construed as binding legal or taxation advice. You should check with your own legal and accounting professionals for advice that pertains to you and your own personal or business situation. Our organization is headquarted in Portland, in the State of Oregon, in the USA. That said, tax may be payable on registrations, depending on where the event is ...

What is your refund policy for events?

Please read our Event Terms & Conditions here.

When and where is your next conference?

Our annual in-person conference is the FoodTreX London | Food Tourism Innovation Summit held annually in London directly before World Travel Market. We also work with area ambassadors to hold regional events throughout the year. Please consult our event calendar in our GastroTerra online community (http://gastroterra.worldfoodtravel.org) for further details.

How do I exhibit at your events?

Options for Exhibitors are presented on specific event pages on our main WorldFoodTravel.org website. Typically, only a very, very limited number of booths are available so please inquire early to avoid disappointment.

Do you offer any media passes to your events?

This question is answered here.

How many trade delegates attend your events?

It’s always hard to estimate the number of trade delegates. In the past, our different types of conferences have welcomed as few as 100 and as many as 400 delegates. Factors that contribute to overall turnout include choice of host destination, registration price, speaker choice, speaker topics, and cost to travel to host destination.

What volunteer opportunities are available at your events and how do I get involved?

A limited number of volunteer positions are available for qualified individuals. To inquire about volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application form. To learn more about what volunteering entails and the benefits, please read the Volunteer Duties & Benefits FAQ. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at one of our events.

What do volunteers do and what are the benefits of volunteering?

We offer two kinds of volunteering opportunities: Planning Committee (in advance of an event) and On Site (day of event). Both options are discussed below. Planning Committee We seek volunteers with skills in marketing, sales, sponsorships, media relations, social media, SEO, project management and event management to serve on our event planning committee. Prior experience is not required, but is highly desirable. The committee holds biweekly conference calls until 10 weeks before the event, w...

Our destination would like to host one of your upcoming events. Who can I speak with?

Thanks for your interest! We'd be delighted to speak with you but first, let us explain our event process. First, we don't shop destinations like many other organizations do. We will only consider holding an event in a destination where we have a Certified Ambassador. Past experience has proven that someone with a confirmed level of commitment to the Association is required locally for the event to succeed. You can see where our Ambassadors are here. If there is no Ambassador in your area yet, l...

How do I request a topic at a future conference?

If you would like to request a specific topic or speaker at one of our future conferences, please complete this form, and provide as much detail as possible. Thank you.

In what currency will I be charged for my tickets?

Tickets for the Online Food Travel Summit are priced in US$. Tickets for the Food Travel Innovation Summit in London are priced in £. While we charge for those events in those currencies, the charge that comes to your credit card may be converted by your bank to your own currency. If this is the situation with a ticket charge from our organization on your credit card bill, please be advised that your own bank may charge you a foreign currency processing charge. Such a charge would be imposed by ...

Why have you changed a speaker/session?

Occasionally there may be a conflict with a speaker's schedule that requires us to replace the scheduled speaker with another speaker of equal or greater value to delegates. Naturally, we strive to prevent this situation in our negotiations with speakers. Nevertheless, sometimes circumstances require that adjustments be made. No refunds shall be authorized for speaker substitution.