LEONID GELIBTERMAN | AMBASSADORS OF TASTE FOR THE GLOBAL GASTRONOMY® - GOLD MEDAL 2021
President of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy (Russia, Moscow), Member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Gastronomy Network, Vice president of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia for gastronomic tourism and cooperation with international organizations
Mr. Leonid Gelibterman is one of the honorable members (Gold Medalist) of Ambassadors of Taste for the Global Gastronomy® organization & guide. He has been attending every global conference of the Ambassadors of Taste for the Global Gastronomy® organization since 2018.
"I feel honored for the presentation of the honorary tilte of the Ambassadors of Taste for the Global Gastronomy® organization and this gold medal, which reflects the most important core values for world gastronomy such us cultural exchange and the idea for sustainable gastronomy. I head the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy (www.icwag.com), which is an Affiliated member of the UNWTO, and I also enter the Advisory Board based on the UNWTO Gastronomy Network. It brings together the leading experts in the field of the gastronomy tourism and it is a platform for the experience exchanging, consulting and the elaboration of cross-border projects. For me, this public work is a wonderful opportunity for the professional networking with colleagues from around the world, that gives the possibility to develop and to implement the most brave thoughts and ideas into a tourism practice. Special interest for the professionals have the global forums of the UNWTO, the first of which took place in 2015 in the Spanish San Sebastian, in 2016 - in Lima (Peru), and in 2017 the forum again was held in San Sebastian.
I also enter the working group of the UNWTO Silk Road Programme (it involves 32 countries, including Russia and Greece) and develop the «Gastronomy routes of the Great Silk Road» project in its frames."