Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference

The Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 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 Inc. has two members: The Australian Wine Research Institute and the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.

Next event

The 17th AWITC will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre 21-24 July 2019. This event will incorporate the Outlook Conference in partnership with the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, feature the WineTech trade exhibition in collaboration with the Wine Industry Suppliers Association and Fair Events, and partner with the McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner. Program details will be added to this site as they become available.

Registration is scheduled to open in February 2019. The organisers are pleased to announce that based on the pricing below, registration costs for the event have not increased since the conference held in 2013. Indicative pricing for the upcoming event is as follows (all figures are inclusive of GST):

Registration fees

Early registration   $895

Discount early registration   $805*

Standard registration   $1095

Discount standard registration   $985*

Student registration   $295 (full-time students only)

Discount student registration   $275* (full-time students only)

Day registration   $695 (one nominated day only)

*discount pricing applies to ASVO members, AGWI members, and Australian Grape Research and Wine Grape Levy payers


Workshops with a tasting component   $190

Seminar-style workshops   $150

Networking functions

Tuesday evening networking function included in registration fee; guest tickets $50.

Monday evening Conference Dinner (McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner) delegate price $199.

Please note that pricing is indicative only and subject to change.