As the result of an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, from 7 to 10 November the Colombian capital will be home to the first edition of Bogotá Madrid Fusión.

January 29, 2019

Five days of high-level gastronomy with the presence of European, Latin American and Colombian chefs will aim to promote the values of the country’s gastronomy and to convert the congress into the great gastronomic event of Latin America.


This morning the world of gastronomy received the news that the first edition of Bogotá Madrid Fusión 2019 is to be held in the capital of Colombia from 7 to 10 November this year. This initiative has been made possible by an agreement reached beween the organisers of the Congress and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá and signed by the management of Vocento and the President of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, Mónica de Greiff. The duration will be 5 years.

After the signature, De Greiff expressed her satisfaction because “an event like Bogotá Madrid Fusión will be very important for Colombia”. She also stated that it was very relevant to reach an agreement with a partner such as Vocento, “whom I thank for their generosity. The event will serve as a showcase for the gastronomy of our country”.

The Deputy President of Madrid Fusión, Benjamín Lana, stated, “We are very excited at this opportunity to grow in the amazing country of Colombia. Bogotá Madrid Fusión will be strong and full of ideas. It will be a fascinating, landmark congress, that will ‘give wings’ to Madrid Fusión.”

The model of the Madrid congress, which has already been internationally replicated in Manila, Mexico and Tokyo, reaches Colombia, and the planet of high-level gastronomy, at a time of great expansion. Colombia has one of the world’s greatest and most diverse pantries. The event will undoubtedly help, in their words, “to promote Colombian cuisine and reinforce international recognition for it”.

Over five days, a score of chefs of prestige from Europe, Asia and America, among them many Colombians, will give talks and demonstrations in the auditorium of Corferias Bogotá while, outside, an event open to the public will place the focus on the varied popular cuisine of Colombia.


With this initiative, the organisers hope to convert Bogotá Madrid Fusión into “the landmark gastronomic event of Latin America”.