The Food Talk 2020 regional gastro conference, which brings together the biggest names from the world of gastronomy and winemaking in the region, was held on November 26, for the first time online.
The conference was officially opened by the Provincial Secretary for Economy and Tourism, Nenad Ivanišević, followed by two panel discussions and two case studies. ‘You are What You Eat’ is this year’s conference’s theme and slogan.
During the first panel entitled “The Ajvar Case”, the panel participants talked about the protection of geographical origin and the branding of countries and regions with the help of food and drink. The panel was moderated by Vanja Kovačev, a PR expert, and the following panelists participated – Nataša Pavlović, Director of the Vojvodina Tourist Board, Tomaž Kavčić, Michelin star chef and Honorary Consul of Serbia in Slovenia, Marija Radulović, President of the Croatian Business Club, Pavle Đukić from the Serbian Tourist Board, Dimitrije Acevski, Executive Chef and Bojana Maljukanović, Assistant Ambassador of Sweden to Serbia.
After the first panel, a case study dedicated to the benefits of functional food was presented by Ivan Zorić, Imlek’s new product development manager.
This regional conference dedicated to gastronomy, wine and beer has been held in Novi Sad since 2013, bringing together several hundred participants, lecturers and exhibitors
The second panel, titled “You are What You Eat, You Eat What You Choose – How Food Affects Our Immune System” brought together doctors, nutritionists, psychologists and athletes who talked about how food affects our immune system and how important it is that, in addition to the body, we also feed our mind healthily. The panel was moderated by Maja Petrović, author of the Vitki Gurman blog and the writer of the book “Gurmanske Veze”, while Marizela Šabanobić, nutritionist, Ana Radević, psychologist, Emil Pavelkić, athlete, Ivan Zorić from the Imlek Company and Zvezdana Ljubenković, nutritionist took part.
Tamara Ognjević, director of the Artis Centre, closed the first online conference “Food Talk 2020”, with a presentation dedicated to the 165th anniversary of the first Serbian chef, while Lars Ekberg, the chef at the Swedish ambassador’s residence in Belgrade, gave the closing word.
This regional conference dedicated to gastronomy, wine and beer has been held in Novi Sad since 2013, bringing together several hundred participants, lecturers and exhibitors. The conference is organized by the team from culinary magazines published by the Color Press Group together with the event agency Color Media Communications.
Food Talk is a brand that gathers the most renowned regional experts from the world of gastronomy, diplomacy, hotels, restaurants, farms and companies who dictate trends in food, wine and beer production through their participation in the conference.
Companies Imlek, ISKON and AMS Osiguranje were official partners of this year’s conference.