Wine Vision 2040, an online conference the UBC Wine Research Centre hosted June 25th, 2020, brought together leading wine leaders, communities, and researchers from around the world and attracted registrants from more than 30 countries with 221 attendees for an engaging conversation on the future of wine.
The conference was moderated by Jacques-Olivier Pesme, director of the Wine Research Centre with support from the International Viticulture and Enology Society (IVES) and the French Consulate of Canada who were the official conference partners. Opening remarks were led by Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan and Philippe Sutter, Consul General of France in Vancouver.
Panelists for the conference included: Laura Catena, Managing Director, Bodega Catena Zapata, Catena Institute of Wine, Founder and Board Member; Linda Reiff, President and CEO, Napa Valley Vintners Association; Pierre-Louis Teissedre, Professor at the Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin (ISVV) of the University of Bordeaux; and Pau Roca Blasco, Director General of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).
The Wine Research Centre is grateful to all of those who participated and attended from around the world. We encourage anyone who did have the chance to participate in the conference to enjoy the recording below.
If you would like to connect with the WRC with any questions or comments about the conference, please email us.