Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition
The Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition (AWITC & TE) is the premier technical event for the Australian wine industry. Held every three years since 1970, it combines an extensive program of plenary sessions, workshops, posters, student forum and social events with the industry’s most respected and extensive trade exhibition.
The Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference was incorporated as an association on 31 August 1987, and has two members: The Australian Wine Research Institute and the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.
The purpose of the AWITC is two-fold:
- to promote and coordinate the dissemination and exchange of technical information for the benefit of the Australian grapegrowing and winemaking industries; and
- to plan, organise and conduct at regular intervals, conferences, trade exhibitions and other events for persons associated with the grapegrowing and winemaking industries.
The next event – 17th AWITC & TE
The next event will be held in July 2019. Details about the program and registration will be uploaded to this site when available.
16th AWITC & TE
The 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition was held from 24-28 July 2016 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Over 1,200 people attended the Conference with an additional 1,071 attending the Trade Exhibition.
The formal program consisted of 56 plenary presentations in 12 sessions, including WFA’s Outlook Conference and two ‘Fresh Science’ sessions, held over four days, 12 Chairs and 58 speakers (42 domestic, 16 international). The event also included 38 workshops, 183 technical posters, and the student forum ‘In the wine light’ where each presenter had three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to answer the question ‘What are you researching, and why does it matter?’.
The McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner took the place of the usual conference dinner and was attended by 426 people; a Networking Function was held in the trade exhibition, providing an opportunity for delegates and exhibitors to mingle; and seven ‘pop-up bars’ were held throughout the event, followed by a South Australian regional tasting after the final session.
For a look at the plenary and workshop programs from the 16th AWITC, click the buttons below.