A Call to Action for the Future of Food – The Most Influential Names in the Industry to Gather in Galway

JP McMahon

This official theme for Food On The Edge 2017, the annual two-day symposium held in the city of Galway, has been revealed as ‘Action: Reaction’. The symposium, founded by JP McMahon, aims is to generate debate, discussion and thought leadership on the future of food both in the industry and on the planet. The 2017 dates for the symposium are 9th and 10th October.

This year’s theme is designed to inspire attendees and guest speakers to take tangible action, politically or personally, aimed at the topics discussed, with the goal of driving food forward and making it better for the next generation.

The list of confirmed speakers includes Kamilla Seidler, head chef at Claus Meyer’s Gustu Restaurant in Bolivia, renowned UK chef Daniel Clifford of Midsummer House, Helsinki’s wild herbs specialist and chef Sami Tallberg, author, investigative journalist and food evangelist Joanna Blythman, plus more.

The impressive line-up also includes cult-following chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, Nordic chef Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, Slovenian chef and winner of 2016 Best Female Chef in The World, Ana Roš of Hiša Franko restaurant, plus trailblazer Niki Nakayama, owner of n/naka restaurant in Los Angeles, among others influential names in the global food industry.

2 day tickets cost €350, which includes access to all talks plus lunches and a ticket to the infamous wrap party. Organisers say tickets are selling fast, with a sell-out show last year and the year before. Organisers are asking that tickets are purchased soon to avoid disappointment. Returning sponsors and partners for 2017 include Bord Bia, San Pellegrino, La Rousse Foods and Estrella Damm.

For more information see www.foodontheedge.ie. Follow the official hashtag #FOTE2017 for regular updates.

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