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Gastronomic Forum: The meeting point of culinary professionals

B​etween 23rd and 26th October this year, the city of Barcelona will have the honour of hosting the 2016 Gastronomic Forum. The event will specifically take place in Hall 2 at Gran Via in Hospitalet de Llobregat, ie, at the Fira Barcelona premises. In addition, it will coincide with Hostelco, which will be a big effort with the aim of making the Barcelona Hosting Week an even more interesting event this year.

Since 1999, Barcelona and other cities like Coruña and Girona have been hosting the Gastronomic Forum. This is a place where new ideas are encouraged. There are also training and discussions from a full range of programme activities whose purposes are to equip hospitality professionals with the most modern tools of their sector. All this, of course, goes without ignoring the consumer, which also has its space in the event.

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It is expected that during this edition of the 2016 Gastronomic Forum Barcelona, 57,000 people will come to enjoy the facilities for conferences, lectures and exhibitions of products held there. The organisation will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect and network at a professional level. In fact, more than 400 brands are introduced at all the stands before showcasing to the public.

The ticket prices have been slightly reduced compared to previous years in order to encourage greater public access. If tickets are purchased in advance, they will cost 15 €, but if purchased at the door, they will cost 30 €. In any event, tickets are valid for all the days that the event is held and allow access to all the facilities except the workshops. If you wish to attend the workshops, the price for these is 25 €. However, you can enjoy great discounts if you buy group tickets. Those who bought their tickets before August 31st have saved up to 50 per cent.

The Gastronomic Forum's schedule in Gran Via in Hospitalet de Llobregat starts by opening its doors from 10am to 7pm for 4 days. Hospitality schools can enjoy special discounts for attending workshops. These workshops will offer a great opportunity for future chefs of the city to receive lectures from some of the most prestigious professionals. Anyone with a passion for cooking, wine, and sweets will find this congress extremely useful as they have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with the best culinary experts.

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