WGCSA has updated the program for the 2015 Summit, which will be held on Friday, July 17 at the Adelaide Oval. Professor Kym Anderson and Marc Soccio will speak at the Summit, giving growers an insight into how our wine industry will be placed as we move towards the 2016 vintage and beyond. Professor Kym Anderson will update his comprehensive research into the real impact of exchange rates in the global marketplace and what the AUD really means for grapegrowers. Professor Anderson is the Executive Director of the Wine Economics Research Centre at Adelaide University. His research interests and publications are in the areas of international trade and development, agricultural economics, environmental economics, and wine economics.
Marc Soccio from Rabobank will give an overview of global and Australian economic outlook and trends, and the implications for the international wine trade. Marc has a strong food and agribusiness sector research background covering the food retail and beverage sectors across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the USA and China. He is involved in directing Rabobank’s global wine and horticulture sector research program, and monitoring trends and developments in the Australian and New Zealand economies.
As well as the big picture issues in our global and national marketplaces, there will be speakers analysing the state of the industry including demand by variety, the outlook for the 2016 vintage and vineyard property values. The afternoon will feature opportunities and issues for successful grapegrowing in the future.
WGCSA will also be showcasing a number of South Australian vineyard innovations. People interested in attending the summit can register at the WGCSA website.