Section Australasie 2012



The academic portion of the program will include presentations from government, industry and private practice speakers on a range of topics relevant to the wine industry, including Export Controls and International issues, Brand Protection, Competition and Consumer Law, Legitimacy of Wine in Society, Social Media, Wine Taxation and the State of the Industry in both Australia and NZ.

Full details (including pricing, venue and a full synopsis of both the academic and social programs) are set out in the attached brochure.

Confirmed speakers include:

• State of the Industry in Australia and New Zealand
o Andrew Schwarz, Partner, Taylor Woodings
o David McGregor, Senior Partner, Bell Gully

• Panel discussion – Legitimacy of Wine in Society
o Andrew Wilsmore, General Manager Policy & Government Affairs, Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA)
o Michael Thorn, Chief Executive, Federation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE)
o The Hon. Trish Worth, Chair, Drink Wise Australia

• Export Controls and International issues
o Andreas Clark, Chief Operating Officer, Wine Australia

• Brand Protection
o Anthony Willis, Partner, DLA Piper
o Tanya Duthie, IP Australia
o Kylie Thomas, Senior Corporate Lawyer, Premium Wine Brands (Pernod Ricard)

• Competition issues - From vineyard to shelf
o Julie Ryan, Legal Director, Accolade Wines
o Andrew Williams, Partner, Finlaysons

• Social Media - Risks and Rewards
o Ben Hartley, Senior Associate, Piper Alderman

• Conference Dinner (Grazing at Gundaroo)
o Ken Helm AM, winemaker and proprietor, Helm Wines.

Further speakers to be confirmed shortly

Friday 2 November 2012

1.00pm Registration and arrival tea and coffee
1.30pm Conference Opening Session 1 - The State of the Industry - Australia/New Zealand
2.15pm Afternoon Tea
2.30pm Session 2 - Legitimacy of Wine in Society
4.00pm Break
4.15pm Session 3 - Export Controls and International Issues
5.00pm Australasian AGM
5.20pm Australasian Committee meeting
6.15pm Tri-Series Wine Challenge
Canberra District v NZ v Rest of Australia Riesling v Shiraz/Blends
8.00pm Welcome Dinner

Saturday 3 November 2012

8.30am Arrival tea and coffee
9.00am Session 4 - Brand Protection
10.00am Break
10.15am Session 5 - Competition & Consumer Law Issues
11.00am Morning Tea
11.15am Session 6 - Social Media
12.00pm Session 7 - Tax and revenue issues
12.45pm Conference closure
12.50pm Lunch - own choice
1.30pm Winery Tour and Tastings
Clonakilla, Eden Road and Helm Wines
7.00pm Conference Dinner Grazing at Gundaroo

2- 3 November 2012

Registration Brochure

Registration Brochure