This really special edition of the congress in San Sebastián will be broadcast entirely on line to reach all four corners of the world free of charge.



San Sebastian Gastronomika-Euskadi Basque Country, the international doyen of gastronomic congresses is adapting to meet the new situation created by the Covid-19 crisis and will be holding its XXII congress using a new format, that will combine different kinds of live presentations and activities, with no in-person attendance, broadcast from mythical restaurants in the city through the new digital platform. This new venue will have various rooms in which activities will be offered at the same time as well as a digital exhibition space where companies will be able to display their products and get in touch with the people attending Gastronomika just as if they were in the same physical space.

Benjamín Lana, president of Vocento’s Gastronomy Division, the group that is organising the event, explained that “the sector finds itself at a real crossroads where it faces some decisive challenges to be able to pull through. A lot of unknown quantities are opening up for each person and company that form part of it, but a lot of new paths as well. At this year’s San Sebastián Gastronomika-Euskadi Basque Country congress we will try to rise to the challenge with imagination, new technological resources and a wide variety of alternatives so that we can show these pathways, bring together our huge gastronomic family and support them with all our strength and enthusiasm”.

After holding Gastronomika Live at the height of the lock-down, the first digital event to support the sector, with more than 40 sessions with chefs and experts from the sector from all over the world, San Sebastian Gastronomika – Euskadi Basque Country will be back in October remodelled as a congress, with more sessions than ever and with a lot of innovations. Gastronomika 2020 is swapping the Kursaal Centre for a virtual auditorium and is being extended so that it lasts for five days, and is also becoming, for the first time in its history, a congress that is totally free.

It will be possible to follow it in real time from anywhere in the world and it will be structured into five major trends that in turn form a unique opportunity to discover the diversity of international cuisine (the congress slogan is “Caminos-Bideak-Pathways”). Each day Gastronomika 2020 will be developing one of these subjects with the participation of the very best and most innovative chefs in the world

Andoni Luis Aduriz, Josean Alija, Hilario Arbelaitz, Karlos Arguiñano, Juan Mari Arzak, Eneko Atxa, Martín Berasategui, Pedro Subijana and Roser Torras –the congress technical committee- are waiting for you virtually in San Sebastián just like every year in October. This one, the crisis permitting, will be no exception.

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