Oct 14, 2021

AC 2021: Livestream – “Strong family businesses – the foundation for growth and innovation”

Strong families, strong business ideas: when everyone across generations gets down to work, contributing their individual strengths and skills – then great things often grow out of it. Germany is a country of strong family companies and the tourism strategy of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate builds upon this theme.

Assist to the Livestream “Strong family businesses – the foundation for growth and innovation” to learn innovative concepts of Rhine-Hessian family businesses. Learn more about the backgrounds of the success stories and talk to the minds behind them. Also present: family wineries from other Great Wine Capitals, who will present their business models. The exciting lecture event on Monday, 25 Oct. 2021, from 9 am to 12 pm (CEST) is one of the highlights of the Annual Conference, which are open to the interested public (via livestream).

Annual Conference AC 2021 – public programme

The Annual Conference (AC 2021)  in Mainz | Rheinhessen gives the interested public the opportunity to attend online the highlights of the conference – exciting lecture events with interesting speakers, an international wine tasting and the international gala event! The accompanying programme for the interested public alongside the annual conference of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network will take place via livestream.


9 am: Welcome by Daniela Schmitt, Minister of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
Family businesses – guarantee for success in wine tourism

9:15 am: Greeting by mayor Michael Ebling on behalf of the city and region

9:25 am: Greeting by Jacques Faurens, president of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network

9:30 am: Catherine Leparmentier, Managing Director, Great Wine Capitals Global Network:
Great Wine Capitals Global Network in 2020/21

9:45 am: Imagefilm GWC Mainz|Rheinhessen

9:55 am: Benchmarks from Rheinhessen, discussion and films:
Weingut Thörle, Saulheim: Uta Mück-Thörle with son Christoph Thörle
Weingut Wasem, Ingelheim: brothers Gerhard and Philipp Wasem
Jordan’s Untermühle, Jordan family, son Niclas Jordan

11 am: Benchmarks from the GWC Global Network, discussion and films
Château Monconseil Gazin, Bordeaux: Francoise Baudet
Cantina F.lli Zeni, Bardolino: Federica Zeni

11:30 am: Q&A session


You will find the livestream on Monday, 25 Oct. 2021, from 9 am to 12 pm (CEST) on the Conference Website of AC 2021 in Mainz | Rheinhessen.

Learn more about Mainz | Rheinhessen Great Wine Capital