Vietnam Gastronomy Tourism and the parallel activities

On 8th – 9th December, the Culinary Event – Vietnam Gastronomy Tourism (VGT) will be held at Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural House, which aims to introduce Vietnamese cuisine to international friends through many interesting activities.

The International Alumni Network (iAn) in co-operating with Vietnam Association of Restaurant Initiative (RAV) and others partners will host the Vietnam Gastronomy Tourism 2018 based on the concept of “Vietnam integration and development”. The event will be held annually that brings to the community and the organization many valuable activities. Taking the idea of “Vietnamese cuisine reaches out to the world”, the program aims to introduce “the new charm” of Vietnamese cuisine and culinary culture through promoting the traditional and the creative way in making Vietnamese food from preparing raw materials to presenting dishes.

It is expected that the event will attract more than 20,000 guests, including government organisations, consulates, representatives of international associations, organizations, international alumni communities from more than 20 countries and territories as well as the community of Vietnamese students. There are also the associations of hospitality, international community from more than 12 countries and territories participating in iAN Hipfest and representatives of press and media.

Accompanied with the event including:

  • Organiser: International Alumni Network -iAN
  • Main sponsor: Biolla (Product of BSB Development & Investment Co., Ltd.)
  • Co-Coordinator: Restaurant Association Vietnam, Am Thuc Hoan My Company Limited.
  • Our supporters: Prague Hotel, Thien Thao Hotel, SAAV, Vinobeer, GoEatMe and Én Tea House & Restaurant.

Image 1: Sponsors for VGT 2018

Many programs in the event including educational exhibitions, seminars of introducing Vietnam Gastronomy Tourism ecosystem, final round of iAn Hipfest 2018, especially, the record “10-metre Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls participated by the most international contestants” will be the space for connecting and introducing Vietnamese cuisine to the world.

Image 2: Vietnamese street food 

Together with iAn Hipfest 2018, RAV will accompany with the contestants on variety of activities from exploring Vietnamese culinary culture to others exciting activities in order to introduce the friendly image of the host country. The final round of iAn Hipfest 2018 will bring together thousands of HipHop athletes, young people and students to participate in the development of a world-class sports competition which is held the first time in Vietnam.

In addition, exhibitions by domestic and foreign universities are expected to attract 20,000 students, with the participation of 10 to 15 Colleges and Universities offering scholarships. This is the opportunity for them to receive scholarships from many educational environment in the world.

Besides, the study-approach seminars entitled “Shine On Your Homeland” will attract 600 attendees including students and teachers from many high schools, Universities, Colleges as well as the attendance of journalists. This is the opportunity to listen and interact with the program’s guests who are experts in many fields and have a lot of influence in the society.

Many activities in International Friendship Day 2018 including the commemoration of the individuals and organizations that donate to iAN Scholarship Fund, calling for fundraising will bring more chance to study abroad for students in Vietnam. Especially, the program is about to select 100 students to participate in iAN Mentoring, this will give advice and orientation to develop career for students by successful alumnus.

Vietnam Gastronomy Tourism will be the occasion to bring Vietnamese cuisine closely to international friends and contribute to build “Kitchen of the world” in Vietnam. Thereby, it will promote the hospitality industry and build the long-lasting relationships between Vietnam and others countries in the world.

Information about the VGT Food Festival:

  • Date and time: 8am-9pm, 8th – 9th Dec, 2018
  • Add: The Youth Cultural House (4 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Hochiminh City)

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Dat Nguyen

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