The Reinvented Food Festival: Sink or Swim
Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
604 Brazos St
With America in the middle of a total food renaissance, the food festival world has remade itself into a dynamic conversation where ideas, technology, music and entrepreneurialism have made way for a whole new class of urban events that attract an increasingly diverse base of attendees and industries. From chef-driven collaborative dinners, to large-scale region-defining events, to companies who have created their own flagship festivals to achieve branding and business objectives, this panel explores the food festival movement with some of the key industry players behind it. Learn why a well curated food event is the perfect medium for place making, brand building and fostering industry connectivity--and why some festivals shine while others sink.
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Mike Thelin conceives, creates and consults for high-profile food and tourism-related promotions, projects, events and initiatives nationally. Mike has successfully created and re-imagined a number...Show the rest
Mike Thelin conceives, creates and consults for high-profile food and tourism-related promotions, projects, events and initiatives nationally. Mike has successfully created and re-imagined a number of high-profile projects, including Feast Portland, a region-defining food festival in the Pacific Northwest. Mike's diverse and extensive network that includes culinary influencers, chefs, artisans, tourism boards, media organizations, investors, brand representatives and Fortune 500 companies allows him to achieve big results. When he’s not on a plane or launching a new project, he appears on the popular Cooking Channel show Unique Eats.Hide the rest