Jan 17: Green Wine Future International Conference, culmination of the earlier ‘Climate Change & Wine’ and ‘Wine Future’ conferences, being organised on 23-26 May and purporting to be the most important professional summit featuring sustainability and climate change for the international wine sector, has added “Wine for the Planet” (W4P) to its program to be broadcast simultaneously in 4 different languages from 8 countries in 5 Continents, writes Subhash Arora
“Green Wine Future will share with wine professionals the valuable aspects of how their peers are addressing sustainability issues in creating solutions to problems in the vineyard, winery, supply and sales streams,” says David Furer, host and co-organizer of the Summit.
It will be broadcast simultaneously in English, Spanish, French, Italian from 8 countries in 5 continents - USA, Chile, Portugal, Spain, France, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand on these dates, at convenient times in their respective time zone.
Wine for the Planet (W4P) will showcase wine industry’s work in protecting areas of the Earth most sensitive to the climate crisis, including: Antarctica, Greenland, the Arctic, Coral reefs in different parts of our planet, the Amazon and other rainforests and countries already suffering from water shortages and flood (that includes India too!).
Based on documentaries recorded and presented by W4P founder Pancho Campo and his team from the above listed regions, W4P will stream free globally during regular breaks of Green Wine Future. Those interested, may watch the films through social media Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, where the team will highlight wine tastings in Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica, the Amazon, and the Great Coral Reef.
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Wine for the Planet will demonstrate:
• The vital importance of protecting these sensitive areas from impacts of climate change
• That we are all interconnected throughout our planet
• That all industries must attend to these issues, regardless of their professional activity
“Our first expedition will take us to Greenland, the Arctic and Island where we will record amazing footage of the impact of climate change on the Inuit and the local economy. We will also taste some wines as a gesture of the industry for protecting these extreme but very sensitive areas,” says Pancho Campo, Director of Chrand Events and the Principal organizer of the Conference.
The Summit already has over 60 confirmed speakers representing all segments of the wine business -scientists, academics, media, and celebrities who will all add their individual perspectives. These industry luminaries will participate live and through recordings from their vineyards, supplementing the streaming documentaries premiering at the Green Wine Future 2022.
The event has the support of several key wine organizations including the Wine Institute of California, Napa Valley Vintners, Interprofesional del Vino de España, Barossa Valley Winegrowers, Wines of Chile, Wines of Portugal, the Porto Protocol and the United Nations, according to Pancho.
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Keeping in view the world Pandemic situation, the first edition of Green Wine Future, will be conducted in a totally new way for Speakers making their Presentation. A hands-on approach through video footage, documentaries, and live broadcasts will be used from vineyards. Innovative solutions to the climate crisis, interactive documentaries specially recorded for the event, are just a few highlights.
This virtual technology will allow wineries and wine companies to be present at the Virtual Expo, to showcase their wines, products and services. The innovative technology will also allow delegates, speakers, and exhibitors to connect virtually for a period of 2 weeks prior to the conference.
One reason for the virtual conference was also to make it as carbon efficient as possible. “Virtual conferences and trade shows are one of the most environmentally friendly ways to organize events because it reduces considerably the carbon footprint of the organizers, speakers, delegates and sponsors but also it is much more cost effective”, says Pancho. When you have around 100 Speakers at the Conference from five Continents, this method certainly affords an ideal solution, making a lot of sense.
The Project www.greenwinefuture.com was launched on 16 November 2021. The event will have Speakers like Miguel Torres, Riccardo Cotarella, Laura Catena, Gaia Gaja, Francis Ford Coppola, Essi Avellan MW and Trudie Styler.
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Chrand Events has created Green Wine Future to address critical topics of sustainability, climate crisis, biodiversity, wine tourism, regenerative viticulture, carbon footprint improvement, hydric resources, energy efficiency and truly green business opportunities, as the culmination of its Climate Change & Wine and Wine Future conferences after pioneering the world’s first international conference on Climate Change and Wine in 2006 followed by several conferences with Speakers that included world personalities like the US President Barack Obama, Nobel Laureate Al Gore and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The Information and video about The Wine for the Planet program, confirmed speakers, partners, and registrations are available at www.greenwinefuture.com. Registration charges are $124 for the Full 4-day Conference but if you book before 15 February, 2022, you pay only $68 as early bird charges. To register click here