THE EXPANSION OF BULK WINE TRADE, THE MAIN TOPIC OF THE WBWE CONFERENCES PROGRAM
As part of the 8th World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam, which takes place during the 21st and 22nd of November in Hall 5 of the RAI Amtrium, a series of technical conferences will be presented; most of which linked to bulk wine commercialization in diverse countries, such as China, North-African countries, Italy, Peru, Romania and France (in particular the region of Languedoc-Rousillon).
Titled “New countries, new contexts: The expansion of bulk wine trade”, a total of 11 technical conferences will be held, which –as in previous editions– is sponsored by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).
Jean Marie Aurand, current Director General of the OIV, who will give a presentation of “The global wine market during 2015, with special emphasis on bulk wine”, is launching the Conferences.
Tunisian oenologist, Belgacem D ´Khili, director of Vitis Company, will talk about the wine sector and the wine trade in North Africa; while Melina Bertocchi, journalist of the Sommelier magazine in Peru and wine and spirits’ consultant, will give a speech about wine consumption patterns in Peru. Italian oenologist, Andrea Boaretti, consultant at Prosecco, will speak about “The spectacular growth of sparkling wines worldwide”.
Marinela Vasilica Ardelean, director of the Romanian Wine Festival and author of the Wine Guide of Romania and Moldova, will voice her opinion about the “New approaches in wine consumption” in her country. And Bernard Augé, deputy director of the association of cooperatives Coop de Languedoc-Rousillon, will talk about the foremost region in the world, regarding wines of origin and quality wines. In addition, Rafael del Rey, director of the Spanish Observatory for the Wine Market (OEMV), will analyze the new contexts for bulk wine.
Shuyao Quin, General Secretary of the Chinese National Association for the Circulation of wine and spirits, will close the Cycle of conferences with a dissertation about the development of the wine market in China: Past, present and near future.
Conferences such as the one about the progress in freight logistics by the company Khuene & Nagel, and “Risk Management: Understand transportation insurance & protect your investment!” by Alison Leavitt, Managing Director of the WSSA, will complete a wide program, which also includes awarding the Voice of Wine Award 2016, that this year goes to Wine of Moldova.