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The First International Ancient cities Forum (12-18 August 2018)


In mid-August 2018, the ancient city of Ryazan (founded in 1095) will become a venue for The First International Ancient cities Forum, which will be participated by the world cities 500+ years old.


Organizers of the event:

  • Administration of the Ryazan oblast
  • Ministry of culture and tourism of the Ryazan oblast
  • Tour operator OblakaTravel (Moscow)
  • International Center of Wine and Gastronomy (Moscow)

The Forum programme includes: solemn opening of the Embassies of the ancient cities (which were founded more than 500 years ago), numerous business events for specialists in the field of tourism, restaurants and museums, master classes by experts for professionals and wide audience, gastronomic dinners of the cuisines of the ancient cities of the world, mass city feast.

A business programme of the Forum, dedicated to the gastronomy tourism development, will start on the 16th of August. Title of the plenary session: «History of the ancient cities cuisine: intergenerational continuity. Gastronomic history, traditions and culture as a stimulus of tourism».

Announced key Russian and international speakers of the Forum are leaders of authoritative public organizations, eminent experts in the hospitality industry and museum business, gastronomy culture historians. The speeches by the representatives of Armenia, Estonia, Greece, Japan, Russia, Spain and Uzbekistan are expected.

Among the topics of presentations: influence of ancient gastronomic traditions and historical products on the tourism development, preservation of the cultural heritage of ancient cities through their local gastronomy, gastronomic culture of different countries in the historical retrospective.

The programme also provides themed expert sections, in particular, «Tourism and hospitality industry» and «Practical experience of the regions in the gastronomy tourism development».

The evening of August 16 will end with a gala dinner prepared by a team of chefs of the Ryazan region. Guests of the dinner will be presented with a special author's menu using traditional recipes from local products.

On August 17, special themed culinary workshops for professionals and amateurs will be held the whole day. The presenters will be authoritative historians and popularizers of Russian cuisine Mrs. Olga and Mr. Pavel Syutkin (Moscow), Mr. Igor Shein (Krasnoyarsk), as well as chefs from the cities of Perm and Pskov, Armenia, Greece, Estonia, France and Uzbekistan. The programme of the Forum will be completed by a Dinner of the ancient cities of the world cuisines. Its guests will appreciate the traditional recipes of the dishes cooked by the international chefs’ team from Armenia, Estonia, Greece, Russia and Uzbekistan.

Representatives of Armenia, Austria, Estonia, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Peru, Spain and Uzbekistan are planning to participate in the gastronomic part of the Forum programme. Russia will be represented by the Vladimir region, the Republic of Dagestan, the Krasnoyarsk region, the city of Moscow, the Perm region, the Pskov region, the Ryazan region, the Yaroslavl region.

The Forum programme is at the link.

Project website: http://www.drevniegoroda.ru

To participate in The First International Ancient cities Forum, please contact:

International Center of Wine and Gastronomy
E-mail: pr@icwag.ru
Telephone in Moscow: +7 499 707-20-94
Our website: www.icwag.com


E-mail: irina@oblakatravel.ru 
Telephone in Moscow: +7 495 740 28 17
Our website: www.oblakatravel.ru


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