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Fira de Barcelona launches hybrid forum on food, tourism and gastronomy

Fira de Barcelona in Spain has announced the launch of a new hybrid event, the Food and Hospitality, Tourism and Gastronomy Forum (FHG Forum).

The event, which will take place at the Palau de Congressos in Fira de Barcelona, 28-29 September, will be divided into three thematic blocks: Restoration, Food service and Agri-food production; Hospitality, Communities and Tourism; and Retail, Large food distribution and Value chain.

The director of the FHG Forum, Josep Alcaraz, said the event would present "a solid platform where the sector can meet again, learn about success stories to face the current situation and discover tools with which to relaunch business".

Managing director of Alimentaria Exhibitions, J. Antonio Valls, added: “Fostering business meetings and the presentation of top-level speakers at a global hybrid event allows us to continue to maintain the identity of Alimentaria, Hostelco and Fórum Gastronòmic: internationalisation, innovation and business, positioning ourselves as the point of reference support for the sector to look forward again.”

The new event will have a hybrid format (face-to-face and virtual). the virtual platform will broadcast all the conferences by streaming with simultaneous translation.

The event will have follow an anti-Covid-19 protocol developed by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with specialised risk management consultancy Aon and the advice of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, in order to offer the maximum safety guarantees for workers, organisers, exhibitors and visitors.