Adelaide welcomes wine industry from around the globe

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More than 1000 Australian and overseas wine industry delegates are in Adelaide this week to learn the latest in information and technology supporting the entire grape and wine value chain.

The 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC), incorporating the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) Outlook Conference, focuses on both business and technical aspects of grape and wine production. The conference includes 12 plenary sessions, featuring 16 international and 41 local speakers, a program of 38 workshops and an extensive technical poster display. Key themes include: industry outlook, what makes Australian wine unique, vineyard health, wine flavour, production efficiency and authenticity. The AWITC, held every three years, is the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

"Being the conference host city reinforces South Australia’s premium wine credentials including our membership of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Information exchange is an important part of the Network, which acknowledges excellence in grape and wine production, a commitment to research and development, education and wine tourism services," Acting Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Ian Hunter said.

The conference runs from 24-28 July 2016 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with the trade exhibition open 25-27 July.