Sixteenth Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference

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The 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition was conducted from 24-28 July 2016 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Attendee numbers were the highest (>1,100) since the 2007 Conference in Adelaide, with the overwhelmingly positive feedback received to date indicating that all found the event to be a great success.

View details of the plenary program here and the workshop program here.

Conference format

  • 56 plenary presentations in 12 sessions, including Outlook and ‘Fresh Science’ sessions, over 4 days
  • 12 chairs and 58 speakers (42 domestic, 16 international)
  • Kaurna welcome to country and connection to country conducted by Michael O’Brien (Kumatpi)
  • welcome and formal opening by Hon. Anne Ruston, Senator for South Australia
  • official opening of the trade exhibition by Scott Ashby, Chief Executive, PIRSA
  • 38 workshops
  • 187 posters
  • student forum
  • extensive trade exhibition, managed by Fair Events
  • partnered with the McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner

Planning Committee

Dr Dan Johnson (Chair) The Australian Wine Research Institute
Jason Amos Lallemand Australia
Dr Eveline Bartowsky The Australian Wine Research Institute
Kristy Bartrop Riverina Wine Grapes Marketing Board
Tony Battaglene Winemakers’ Federation of Australia
Kate Beames Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Sue Bell Bellwether Wines
Jonathan Breach Accolade Wines Australia
John Brooks Consultant
Nick Bruer Orlando Wines
Chris Day The Australian Wine Research Institute
Dr Paul Grbin The University of Adelaide
Dr Markus Herderich, The Australian Wine Research Institute
Dr Mark Krstic The Australian Wine Research Institute
Dr Mardi Longbottom The Australian Wine Research Institute
Dr Paul Petrie SARDI/AWRI
Jason Berman Fair Events
Dr Tony Robinson Treasury Wine Estates
Ella Robinson The Australian Wine Research Institute
Con Simos The Australian Wine Research Institute
Hiro Tejima Australian Grape and Wine Authority
David Wollan Memstar Pty Ltd/VA Filtration (SA) Pty Ltd