AZRRI received an invitation for participation at the congress CHEFS' STAGE, which was held from 19 to 20 March 2018 in Šibenik. This was a high-level event featuring international gastronomy and hospitality actors and trends involving around heritage and sustainability. Although it was held for the first time, the theme of the congress was perfectly in line with specific goals of MEDFEST project, therefore it was great opportunity to present the project.

CHEFS' STAGE is an international gastronomy and hospitality congress that brings together regional gastronomic leaders to inspire creativity and exploration in an encouraging environment, which was held in Sibenik. The idea behind CHEFS' STAGE is to present Croatian and regional cuisine to international gastronomic scene.
The project was presented project manager and project administrator from 
AZRRI - Agency for Rural Development of Istria Ltd. They presented the project objectives and activities related to create new sustainable tourist destinations based on its rich culinary heritage of the Mediterranean, with the aim of increasing the prosperity of local communities and the quality of life in the areas of rural hinterland.