23 - 25 Sep 2019


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Food and Gastronomy in a SMART city

The 2019 Annual General meeting took place from September 23 to 25, in Stavanger, South-West of Norway in the frame of the Nordic Edge Expo. A three-day program of networking and experience sharing among Délice members. The AGM was also the opportunity for the official new elected Executive committee to begin their 3-year.


Today, most cities are developing SMART policies and gastronomy needs to be included in the discussions about a more sustainable, connected and inclusive city. This meeting was dedicated on “ Food and Gastronomy in a SMART city” with a special focus on how to improve the quality and the sustainability of the food offer in MICE event. The members participated to a workshop to discussed about this topic, and came up with  six key actions on how to improve food sustainability in Meetings & Events destination. 
This gathering was also the opportunity to understand the work of Stavanger’s organizations and meet the actors of the food & gastronomy scene.

Nordic Edge Expo:
This is the largest SMART city event in the Nordics promoting solutions for smarter cities and communities. By bringing together the best thinkers, exhibitors and partners, Nordic Edge Expo is a real think-tank for inspiration, insights, idea exchange and action. Délice Network was the co-organizer of the Nordic Edge Expo, and organized and animated a session during the Nordic Edge dedicated to: Sustainable Food in the MICE Market.

Délice Food Court:
During the AGM, chefs from Délice cities were invited to take part in a workshop dedicated to the catering of MICE Events. They were asked to challenge themselves by cooking for the Nordic Edge exhibition visitors at the lunch breaks. All chefs had limited time and needed to serve local and seasonal food from the Region while serving a healthy full meal experience.

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Video: 6 key actions for sustainable food in the MICE market

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After years of hard work and wonderful responses from our international members, Délice plans to strengthen the network by extending its international presence.

Délice is seeking for cities with a new and innovative approach to food & gastronomy as well as a strong food culture. New members of this exclusive network will have the opportunity to share experiences and best practices worldwide, compare their different approaches, get inspired from each other, create partnerships and stay up to date on the moving trends regarding food & gastronomy.