CYCLE OF CONFERENCES – Bulk Wine: New challenges, great opportunities.

Dialogue, debate and analysis carried out by some of the most relevant players and personalities from the industry across the globe.

November 26th  

11:30 a.m. The opening speech will be given by Pau Roca, Secretary-General of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) and candidate for the OIV Director General; he will talk about the "Global situation of the wine sector".

12:30 p.m. Round table discussion on “The new bag-in-box market: an expanding market” with the participation of Robert Joseph, editor of Wine Business InternationalRafael del Rey, director of the OEMV (Spanish Wine Market Observatory)  and Catherine Mendoza, in charge of Scandinavian Market of Ciatti, company. This round table discussion will be moderated by Natalia Posadas-Dickson. 

13:30 p.m. A presentation by Cruz Liljegren, Swedish sommelier and broker at Premium Wine Broker, on “Trends in the wine market of the Scandinavian countries”. 

14:00 p.m. Round table on “New trends in wine consumption in the US marketplace” with the contribution of Cyril Penn, journalist at The Wine Business, Deborah Parker Wong, DWSET, and Liza B. Zimmerman, principal of Liza the Wine Chick, a freelance writing and consulting business.

15:00 p.m. Presentation of Robert Joseph’s latest book carried out by the author himself about “The future of the wine has changed”. 

15:30 A conference by Khean Hooi Goh, wine consultant and WSET certified, on “The South-East Asia market and consumption trends”. 

16:00 p.m. A conference about: “Argentina: a long-term provider”, by José Bartolucci, president of the Argentinian Chamber of Bulk Wine Exporters and Traders, and Cristina Pandolfi, enologist and consultant.  

16:30 p.m. Conference & tasting session conducted by Jean Luc Favarel, Research and Development director of Pera-Pellenc group about “New business opportunities for bulk wine”. 

November 27th  

11:00 a.m. A conference by Bernard Augé, President of Coop. Languedoc-Roussillon, on “Opportunities of resistant varieties in the Languedoc-Roussillon region”.  

11:30 a.m. Presentation & tasting session directed by Pierre-Etienne Brethenoux (R&D) and Nicolas Rappeneau (director) of XtraChêne about “Benefits of oak alternatives for the upgrading oak alternatives and protection of bulk wines”.  

12:30 p.m. Round table discussion on: “Vineyard and climate change” with the participation of Enrico Peterlungen, PhD of the Italien Udinese University, José Ramón Lisarrague, PhD in Viticulture from the Technical University of Madrid and Gregory Jones, director of the Evenstad Center for Wine Education at Linfield College (Oregon, USA).  

13:30 p.m. A conference by Megumi Nishida, specialist wine journalist on: “Trends y changes in Japanese wine market”.  

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The organizing company of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition is the “World Bulk Wine Exhibition Ltd.”, which the majority shareholding is Comexposium, as well as the founding company of the event: Pomona Keepers Ltd. comprised of Enopasion and Globalcaja.

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition was born from its partners’ common concern and interest in wine commercialization on a global scale, the vineyard’s maintenance in present territories, defense of rural development and environmental protection.