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Day 2 Wednesday 22 July 2009


07:00 – 08:30

Registration at Vineyard Hotel

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome and Overview of Day 1
Rick Taylor, Program Director 

08:45 – 09:30

Panel Discussion
Is South Africa meeting the Wine Tourist’s expectations?
Moderator:

  • Pietman Retief, Wine Tourism Consultant and Tour Operator

Panel:

  • Margi Biggs, MD: Specialized Tours
  • Melody Botha, CEO: Breedekloof Wine & Tourism
  • Kim Maxwell, Journalist
  • Glen Christie, Specialist Tour Guide
  • Hanli Slabbert, Global Product Manager: SA Tourism
  • Victor Titus : Domaine Brahms - Wine edutainment

09:30 – 10:30

The new Liquor Law: implications for the Wine Tourism industry
Danie Cronje, Partner: Cluver Markotter Inc

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break 

11:00 – 11:45

Kleine Zalze:  From ordinary to extraordinary
Ross Sleet

11:45 – 12:30

Interactive and innovative marketing and branding in 21st Century
Jonathan Cherry, Founder of Cherryflava

12:30 – 13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15 – 14:30

Wine Tourism Uncorked – an overview of Australia’s successful Wine Tourism Strategy
Robin Shaw, Director Tourism & Business Services: Winemakers’ Federation of Australia 

14:30 – 15:00

Networking Break 

15:00 – 16:00

Wine and food – the perfect marriage:  A perspective from the largest private buyer of red wine in South Africa
Alan Pick, Owner: The Butcher Shop & Grill, Sandton 

16:00 – 16:15

Closure
Rick Taylor, Program Director

19:30

Gourmet Dinner at Myoga Restaurant
(Optional social and networking event, Pre-booking essential)

Opened in 2007, by multi-award winning Chef Mike Basset of Ginga and Shoga fame, Myoga has quickly garnered up a host of both national and international awards. Guests can look forward to a delectably unique and exhilarating take on contemporary global fusion. 

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