IFSA Africa 2024: New events to promote culinary tourism

Tunis: The Tunisian Federation of Tourist Restaurants (FTRT) will organise two international events aimed at promoting Tunisian culinary tourism, on July 3-5, 2024, in Tunis, as part of the 2nd edition of IFSA Africa 2024 international food show Africa, which showcases the latest in food processing technology and packaging. These events include the 1st International Culinary Heritage Days Festival and the first International Chefs' Competition, to be held at the Kram Expo Centre in collaboration with ITNC Expo, the organiser of the IFSA Africa trade fair, FTRT Executive Director Mohamed Haouas told TAP. The FTRT organised an information symposium on Tuesday for economic and cultural attachés representing over 30 embassies accredited in Tunis and international organisations based in Tunisia, with the support of the Ministries of Tourism and Handicrafts and Foreign Affairs. The goal is to create a year-round tourism dynamic, promote Tunisian culinary tourism and develop exports of local agri-food products, a dded Houas. The event will also promote Tunisia's image and offer the participating foreign countries an opportunity to showcase their culinary heritage, he added. The number of foreign participants will be determined following the event, which was attended by attachés from several countries including Canada, Italy, France, Spain, the Republic of Cuba, Pakistan, Argentina, Algeria, Syria, Libya and Morocco. IFSA Managing Director Islem Louati pointed out that this year's show will feature five new international events and competitions, which will be juried by internationally renowned professionals. He cited as an example the first the Carthage Africa Pizza Cup, which will be held in partnership with the Italian Academy" Accademia Pizzaloli Enotria," adding that the winner of this competition will take part in the World Pizza Championship. There will also be the Carthage International Oil Competitions Pavilion, a showcase where producers will present the best olive oils from their countries, which will be assessed by international juries. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse