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Expert's Agora

A place to meet and exchange ideas in the heart of the Gourmet Selection trade fair to approach the delicatessen market from different angles.

Innovations and best practices in the gourmet food sector are highlighted

The Experts' Agora is the essential meeting point for current and future news for the entire delicatessen, food service and catering ecosystem. During the two days of GourmetSelection, this space will give the floor to professionals who will share their expertise on the challenges of the sector, emerging trends and changes in distribution. 

In a dynamic format, each expert will illustrate his or her remarks with an interactive keynote, which will be concluded by a question and answer session between the speaker and the participants.  The aim is to create professional interactions, confronting the points of view of exhibitors and visitors.

The Gourmet Selection conferences are free of charge and free access for all presentations.

They were present at the 2021 edition of Gourmet Selection

Alexis Roux de Bézieux, President of the Fédération des Epiciers de France and founder of the 3 Causses grocery shops.
Nathalie Helal, Journalist and food writer.
Lila Djellali, consultant in the creation of CSR food shops and Deputy Mayor of the 20th arrondissement of Paris in charge of the social and solidarity economy and sustainable food.
Anne-Laure Bloch, Purchasing Director Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet.
Catherine Coutté, Buyer Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet.
Isabelle Fillaud, Head of the Legal, Economic and European Affairs Department of the CGAD.
Edouard Morhange, President and Co-founder of Epicery.
Alan Geaam, starred chef of the restaurant "Alan Geaam" with two other Parisian addresses: "Oasti Bistrot" and "Saj".
Florent Simonneau, Sales and Marketing Director at Chronofresh.

The main themes of the 2021 edition

  • Post-covid review for the delicatessen sector
  • The grocer's history
  • Immersion in the social and solidarity economy
  • Focus on specialised food shops in France
  • Behind the scenes of the purchasing department of Les Galerie Lafayette Le Gourmet
  • The digitalisation of the grocery shop
  • Decipehering food logistics