Registration is now open for the Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium (ACWS) taking place at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax from May 27 to 29, 2012. The symposium is the only Atlantic-focused wine conference specific to the needs, climate and interests of East Coast grape growers, winemakers, winery owners and wine enthusiasts.
We have a small, but distinctive and viable wine industry here on the East Coast that has piqued the interest of international sommeliers, researchers and media, says Janice Ruddock, managing director of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia. This conference is an opportunity to get together, to share trends, discuss the wine industry and to learn from each otherits a one-stop shop for networking and learning the latest in wine technology and grape growing.
The 2012 symposium offers interactive educational workshops with three concurrent streams of learning – grape growing, wine-making and business applications for each of the sessions. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with other people invested in the Atlantic Canadian wine industry, high profile speakers as well as national and international colleagues in the wine industry.
Conference registration is available online at Atlantic Wine Symposium. Delegates can choose from 35 sessions over the three day event, including an intensive marketing workshop for wineries and pesticide certification courses for grape growers on Sunday May 27.
It is important to not rest on your laurels; the local wine industry would grow on its own, of course, but when the right kind of help and advice is added into the mix, and a real plan is used for growth, the industry will grow faster and be more profitable, says New Brunswick-based wine writer and consultant at frogspad.ca, Craig Pinhey. This conference is a chance for different stakeholders to get together to share ideas and inspirationyou just know that good will come out of it.
The symposium will feature key industry speakers, a supplier marketplace and wine sampling from across the Atlantic provinces. To register or for more information about the Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium visit atlanticwinesymposium.ca.