Vocento has acquired 100% of the Grup GSR-Produccions de Gastronomia, S.L., a company dedicated to the oOrganization of events, promotion and communication within the sector of gastronomy, enology, hospitality and restoration.
With this operation, which is part of the group's diversification strategy, Vocento reinforces plus its presence in the gastronomy sector, where last year the company acquired organizer of Madrid Fusión. In addition, the involvement of the company in this area has always been present through the publication of specialized editorial content and about thirty events organized by the group's heads, among which is the International San Sebastian Gastronomika Congress – Euskadi Basque Country of El Diario Vasco.
Founded in Barcelona in 1994 by Roser Torras and with a current structure of twelve workers, the GSR Group is the editor of the digital gastronomic magazine 7 Caníbales, which this year received the National Gastronomy Award. Also, it organizes diverse popular events among which the fgastronomic market Mercat de Mercats, activity organized in Barcelona whose purpose is to publicize the different markets of the city and Tast a la Rambla, gastronomic project that aims to bring haute cuisine to the citizens of Barcelona.
The GSR Group is also in charge of the technical direction of San Sebastián Gastronomika – Euskadi Basque Country and of the Alimentaria Experience and Hostelco Experience events, which are fed by workshops and gastronomic showscookings. Another of the activities in which he participates, among others, is in the organization and production of San Pellegrino Young Chef, contest that recognizes young culinary talents under thirty, and the Barcelona Open Bank Sabadell Godó, where the GSR Group is in charge of one of the restoration areas of the tournament.
The purchase is for Vocento the incorporation of a prestigious brand in the field of gastronomy as well as new events, as well as a know-how that will allow Vocento to offer other services and increase its presence in Catalonia.