Internationalization of crafts and creative tourism discussed at the seminar “Algarve Craft & Food”

Within the scope of the project with the same name

Photos: Elisabete Rodrigues | Sul Informação (File)

Artisans, designers, agri-food producers, chefs and tourist agents are the main recipients of the seminar “Algarve Craft & Food – Internationalization of handicrafts, local food products and creative tourism”, as part of the “Algarve Craft & Food” project, which will take place on the 27th of October, from 9:30 am at the Algarve Hotel and Tourism School, in Faro.

This event "intends to contribute to the increase of skills in the internationalization of handicrafts, local food products and cultural and creative tourism in the region", according to the organization.

«The seminar aims to present cases of good national and international practices, in terms of the internationalization of cultural and creative industries, and to promote the exploitation of synergies for the creation of cultural and creative tourism programs in the Algarve», he adds.

Registration to attend the Algarve Craft & Food Seminar can now be made on the initiative's website.

The opening session is scheduled for 09:45 am and will be attended by João Fernandes, president of the Algarve Tourism Region (RTA), João Amaro, executive director of Tertúlia Algarvia, and João Ministro, from the QRER-Cooperativa for the Development of Low Density Territories, the three promoters of the “Algarve Craft & Food” project.


Algarve Craft & Food Seminar Program

Moderation: Alexandra Gonçalves – ESGHT -University of Algarve

09:30 am – Admission of participants

09h45 - Opening

João Fernandes – Algarve Tourism Region
João Amaro – Algarve Tertúlia
João Ministro – QRER-Cooperative for the Development of Low Density Territories

10:00 am – Creative tourism and collaborative networks

Caroline Couret – Creative Tourism Network
Cristiano Casa – Parma City of Gastronomy
Dália Paulo – Loulé Creative

10:45 am – Gastronomic and sustainable tourism – international perspective

Jane Connelly – Consultant in gastronomic tourism

11:00 am – Crafts – creativity, innovation and the destination's identity value

João Minister – TASA Project (Proactivetur)

11:15 am – Break

11:30 am – Creative tourism – Best practices and internationalization

Patricia Canejo – Singulartrips
Rikkert Barendse – Barrio Life
Marta Mota Pinto – Hotel Anantara Vilamoura
Gloria Dall'Orto – Algarve Food Experience

12h30 - Questions and Answers

13h00 - Closing