Each year, the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management hosts the Bilkent Tourism Forum, with the aim of encouraging cooperation between the tourism industry and institutions of higher education. This year’s forum, the eighth to be held, will take place on December 12.
The theme of the 2019 forum is “Gastronomy Tourism 5N1K,” with a focus on utilizing and developing gastronomy and the culinary arts as part of tourism destination marketing. Participants and attendees will include representatives of key players in the industry, as well as academics and students. Among the speakers will be David Mora Gomez from the Basque Culinary Center in Spain; Hugo Guevara, trade specialist from the Peru Trade Office in İstanbul; and Somer Sivrioğlu, a 1993 graduate of the Bilkent Tourism and Hotel Management department and a jury member for MasterChef Turkey.
All culinary, destination marketing and tourism enthusiasts are invited to attend the eighth Bilkent Tourism Forum. A detailed program for the event may be found on the department’s web page, http://thm.bilkent.edu.tr/forum/. Students taking GE250/251 will receive course points for attending the forum.