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TIME is running out for the early-bird rates to attend Outlook 2014: Taking Charge of Our Future – the wine industry’s major conference held every two years.

More than 300 wine industry leaders from across Australia are expected in Adelaide for the two-day event to be held from 1–2 October. The early-bird rate only applies to registrations sent in by today (20 August).

Speakers include:

  • International Federation of Wine & Spirits President Jim Finkle (US);
  • Organisation of Vine and Wine Director-General Jean-Marie Aurand (Paris);
  • Australia Small Business Commissioner Mark Brennan;
  • Nielson’s Consumer and Business Intelligence Executive Director Michael Walton;
  • Wine Intelligence Chief Executive Lulie Halstead (UK);
  • ALM CEO Scott Marshall; and
  • Ciatti partner and broker Steve Dorfman.

Winemakers’ Federation of Australia chief executive Paul Evans said the Outlook program would drill down into detail of areas on the supply and demand side of the wine business.

“We are bringing winemakers together with analysts, exporters, marketers, retailers and decision-makers to better coordinate what must be done to lift the sector’s profitability,” Evans said.

Outlook will present the latest data, market trends and production forecasts, and it will take delegates through the actions they need to consider as the industry drives forward to improve terms of trade and support sustainable growth across the sector.

“The panel discussions and Q&A sessions have been developed to tease out the most from the wealth of experience that Outlook brings together and delegates will find the sessions informative.”

Sponsoring Outlook 2014: Taking Charge of Our Future are Winetitles, Pellenc Australia, Gaetjens Langley, Amorim Australasia Pty Ltd, and Wine Intelligence.

For Outlook 2014: Taking Charge of Our Future registration and program details, go to www.wfa.org.au and follow the links.

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