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2014 Expo: Speakers

Here's the list of speakers for the 2014 Taste Trekkers Food & Travel Expo.

Christopher Bakken

Look who's speaking at this year's Food & Travel Expo:

Industry Day: Talks

Friday, October 3rd

Yena Center at Johnson & Wales University

Christopher Bakken

Author of Offer: 0520275098 Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table

Topic: Culinary Travel Writing

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Emily Contois

Doctoral Student, Brown University

Topic: Food Marketing

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Shane Kost

President, Food Tour Pros

Topic: Food Tourism

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Frank Martucci

National Vice President, The United States Bartenders' Guild

General Manager of Beverage Operations, Twin River Casino

Topic: From Barrel to Bottle

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Lisa Raiola

Founder, Hope & Main

Topic: Kitchen Incubators

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Brent Ryan

Founder, Newport Storm Beer and Thomas Tew Rum

Topic: Breweries and Distilleries

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Industry Day: Panel Discussion

Friday, October 3rd

Yena Center at Johnson & Wales University

Gail Ciampa

Food Editor, The Providence Journal

Panel Discussion Moderator

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Tom Bivins

Executive Director, Vermont Cheese Council

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Shane Kost

President, Food Tour Pros

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Peter Lehmuller

Dean of Culinary Education, Johnson & Wales University

Jeremy Mitchell

Founder & President, FoodConnect Media / EzTix Event Ticketing

Sam Poley

Director of Public Relations & Communications, Durham Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Topic: Durham, North Carolina

Myra Alperson

Owner, Noshwalks

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Foodie Day: Taste Trekkers Tens

Saturday, October 4th

Providence Biltmore

Christopher Bakken

Author of Offer: 0520275098 Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table

Topic: Greece

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José Duarte

Chef & Owner, Taranta Restaurant

Topic: Peru

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Lisa Gustavson

Owner, Sojourner Tour Company

Topic: France

Richard J.S. Gutman

Director & Curator, Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University

Topic: Culinary Museums

Sam Poley

Director of Public Relations & Communications, Durham Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Topic: Durham, North Carolina

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Foodie Day: Edible Sessions

Saturday, October 4th

Providence Biltmore

Elle Armon-Jones

Owner, The Big Foody Food Tours

Topic: New Zealand

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Tom Bivins

Executive Director, Vermont Cheese Council

Topic: Vermont

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Sean Buchanan

Business Development Manager, Black River Produce

Topic: Vermont

Cesin Curi

Chef, Los Andes

Topic: Bolivia

Grace Della

Owner, Miami Culinary Tours

Topic: Miami

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Davide Dukcevich

Co-Owner, Daniele, Inc.

Topic: Italy

Colleen Franzreb

Owner and Operator, Cape Cod Foodie Tours

Topic: Cape Cod

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Tatiana Gana

Co-Founder, Gastro Tours

Topic: Spain

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Jeff Landry

Product Specialist, Native Maine Produce and Specialty Foods

Topic: Maine

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Kimberley Gunning and Steve Lovelace

Owners, Niagara Culinary Tours

Topic: Niagara Region Wine

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Marina Marchese

Founder, American Honey Tasting Society and Red Bee Honey

Topic: Honey

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Mario Mariani

General Manager, Pain D'Avignon

Topic: Artisan Breads

Richard Miscovich

Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales University

Topic: Wood-Fired Ovens

Neil Rogers

Executive Chef, Volturno Pizza Napoletana

Topic: Wood-fired Pizzas

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Lisa Webster

Owner and Operator, North Star Sheep Farm

Topic: New England Lamb

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Thei Zervaki

Food writer and journalist

Topic: Greece

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Published July 25th, 2014