Reference: Tourism Western Australia Media Statement, Saturday 1 September 2018
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia has announced IMG as the successful proponent to run Western Australia’s premium food and wine event from 2019. Western Australia Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac will be held across three locations – Margaret River, Perth and the Swan Valley.
The festival will include a program of events run over 10 days, starting with a weekend program in the Swan Valley, continuing in Perth during the week before concluding in the Margaret River wine region the following weekend.
There will also be a brand new trade focused global initiative – The World’s Gourmet Symposium. The annual, globally promoted event will encourage maximum visitation to WA from chefs, restaurateurs and businesses in the hospitality industry based in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
The State Government, through Tourism WA, and IMG are committed to growing Western Australia Gourmet Escape into the best food and wine event in the world.