Programme

Tuesday 27 August
Women in Wine function 6.00pm (more information to come)

Wednesday 28 August
Registration desk opens from 7:00am
Conference sessions start at 8:30am
Full day of plenary sessions and concurrent workshops 8:30am to 5:30pm
Networking function is open to everyone – Trade Hall 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Thursday 29 August
Light breakfast from 7:00am
Full day of plenary sessions and concurrent workshops 8:00am to 4:40pm
The conference dinner will be held at the Napier conference centre from 7.00pm 

Friday 30 August
End

 

Day 1 – Wednesday 28th August 2019

07:00

08:00

REGISTRATION

8:30
 —
9:35

Plenary 1: Challenge. Think. Do - John Clarke

  • The Challenge - John Clarke
  • Minister TBC
  • Fake news - Eric Crampton

9:35
 —
10:15

Plenary 2: Challenging Darwin

  • Challenging Darwin - Jeffrey Clarke
  • How agriculture can save the planet before it destroys it? - Jack Bobo

10:15

11:00

MORNING TEA

To be served in the trade area

11:00
 —
11:35

Plenary 2: Challenging Darwin Cont...

  • Keep calm and don't Panic! Reviewing NZ's regulation of food made with new breeding techniques. - Sally Ronaldson
  • The transposon alternative - Darrell Lizamore

11:35
 —
12:55

Plenary 3: Thinking Global

  • Telling your story on social - Cassie Roma 
  • How to get the most return from wine tourism - Robin Shaw

12:55
 —
2:10

LUNCH

2:10

3:15

Workshop 1

SWNZ for the future  - Justine Tate

2:10
— 3:15

Workshop 2

Tasting: International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration - The story we told - Chris Yorke, Emma Jenkins MW, Patrick Materman

2:10

3:15

Workshop 3

Let's talk GMO's - Matias Kinzurik, Jack Bobo, Darrell Lizamore, Clarke Ehlers

2:10

3:15

Workshop 4

Living in a digital world - Cassie Roma 

3:15

4:00

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00

5:00

Workshop 5

What's Trending 1 - Dr. Mike Trought

4:00

5:00

Workshop 6

Sub-surface irrigation water efficiency, precision fertilisation, and easy maintenance - Mark Allen, Chris Ireland, Dr. Marc Krasnow

4:00

5:00

Workshop 7

Exercise fastidious - Dr. Edwin Massey, Dr. Stephen Dibley

 4:00

5:00

Workshop 8

Using wine tourism to boost your sales in Australia  - Robin Shaw

5:00

5:20

Plenary 4: Young Vit speeches - Nicky Grandorge

5:30
-
7:30

Networking function - Held in the trade area

 

Day 2 – Thursday 29th August 2019

07:00

08:00

REGISTRATION
Breakfast will be served in the trade area 

8:00
 —
9:10

Plenary 4: Wine Trek: The next generation

  • How is a winery like the International Space Station? - Jill Brigham
  • What's in that bottle: is wine "fingerprinting" really a thing? - Eric Wilkes

9:10
 —
9:50

Plenary 5: Challenging what we know: Rising to the Occasion

  • The wine industry's greatest biosecurity challenge? What are we doing to stop Pierce's Disease - Dr. Edwin Massey 
  • Collaborating to fight Xylella Fastidiosa - Craig Elliot

9:50

10:35

MORNING TEA

To be served in the trade area

10:35
 —
12:05

Plenary 5: Challenging what we know: Rising to the Occasion cont. 

  • Transitioning away from oganophosphates - Dr. Jim Walker 
  • Mealybug control: Back to the future? - Dr. Vaughn Bell
  • Herbicide reduction study results - Dr. Marc Krasnow
  • Synthetic Chemistry and microbial biodiversity -  Dr.Matt Goddard

12:05
 —
1:10

Workshop 9

What's trending 2 - Mike Trought 

12:05
 —
1:10

Workshop 10

Tasting: Chardonnay & Sparkling Symposium - The story we told - Felicity Turner, Jane Skilton MW, Rebecca Deed PhD

12:05
 —
1:10

Workshop 11

The strength of our people - Nicky Grandorge

12:05
 —
1:10

Workshop 12

How climate change could influence vines and wine - Tracy Benge, Prof. Gregory Jones, Dr. Amber Parker

1:10
 —
2:25

LUNCH

2:25

3:30

Workshop 13

Mythbusting the export spray schedule - Justine Tate

2:25

3:30

Workshop 14

Reducing your winery's carbon footprint - Tracy Benge, Jill Brigham

2:25

3:30

Workshop 15 - Off site

Grafted grape vine standard. Thinking healthy vines - Dr. Edwin Massey, Marg Elliot, Yoke Miller, Emma Taylor

2:25

3:30

Workshop 16

Controlling mealybugs sustainably - Will Kerner, Dr. Jim Walker, Dr. Vaughn Bell, Andrew Blakeman

2:25

3:30

Workshop 17

Keeping it sweet: grape supply contracts when the going gets tough - Sarah Wilson

 3:30

4:40

Plenary 6: Challenging thoughts 

  • Climate and wine: Global trends and influences for sustainable wine production - Prof. Greg Jones 
  • Diversity is an opportunity - Mary Haddock - Staniland
  • Think like a consumer - Patrick Lyons

4:40

Conference closure 

7:00

Conference Dinner at the Napier Conference Centre 
Hosted by Ben Hurley 

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