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We are looking forward to hosting GFTC 2018 in Austin, Texas October 14-16, 2018.

As the world's leading food and culinary tourism conference, GFTC will leave you and your team energized with actionable take-aways to help take your Food Tourism businesses, ventures and concepts to greater heights.

GFTC is the definitive industry event; hundreds of attendees turn to GFTC for big ideas, tactical content, and to connect with leaders from the world's most influential and innovative companies. Keynote speakers, industry based sessions and panelist discussions will cover valuable topics to all professionals in the Food Tourism Industry including: marketing, branding, communications, business operations, professional development and more.

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Surround yourself with Food Tourism leaders and industry professionals.


The most influential ideas and emerging trends that are reshaping the industry.


Feast on Austin's culinary delights in one of North America's cultural capitals.


Make critical connections during networking breaks and locally inspired social events.

Get a Taste of GFTC

Two days and three nights of breakout sessions, educational sessions by expert presenters, face-to-face access with media, brands, sponsors, and industry leaders.

Each day you will have the opportunity to network with innovative brands and colleagues, learn from the industry’s experts, savor the food and drinks that make Austin
well-renowned and celebrate the success of the booming Food Tourism Industry.

Get a taste of all the value that GFTC offers your professional development; watch the video now.


The #GFTC18 agenda format includes 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.

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Our Partners are businesses who know the power of sharing their message with the Food Tourism Industry's most influential and passionate brands, marketers, business decision makers, and operations managers. A partnership with GFTC is a powerful forum to make personal and professional connections with the industry’s highest performing businesses. We love building integrated platforms to meet our sponsor’s objective(s).