Wine Australia - Export Update 2016

As the economic and consumer landscape continues to change, the Australian wine sector must evolve and adapt. At this year's Exporter Update we will feature the latest insights from Wine Australia's Heads of Market from North America, UK/Europe, China and Asia Pacific and will include the results of valuable research on global perceptions of Australian wine. A panel discussion led by pre-eminent wine commentator, Robert Joseph and an update on the World's Best 50 Restaurants Campaign from Tourism Australia will be highlights on the day. 

8:30AM
Registration

9:00AM- 5:00PM
Main Sessions

5:00PM- 7:00PM
Networking

National Wine Centre

RSVP by 29 October 2016

For export strategy decision makers

Free Entry

MORNING PROGRAM

- The Additional $50M: Consultation Update
- Efic Global Economy Update
- Wine Australia Export Update
- Perceptions of Australian Wine: results of the latest research

Panel discussion lead by special guest Robert Joseph - The Wine Thinker...hot topics on the agenda include innovation, consumerism, distribution, premiumisation, luxury, transition, disruption, narration, connectivity and status. 

AFTERNOON STREAMS (Choose Two)

North America: How can we make Australian Shiraz exciting again?
UK/Europe: Implications of BREXIT for business and the way forward for the Australian category.
China: The TMall platform and the potential for e-commerce in China.
Asia Pacific: Leveraging the Free Trade Agreements in South Korea.
Regulatory: Update on recent regulatory developments for exporters.

WRAP UP

Brand Australia & the World's Best 50 Restaurants | Tourism Australia
Key Learning & Themes from the Day | Robert Joseph

NETWORKING

Continue the conversation with canapés and a glass of wine with fellow attendees and the speakers. 
Please bring a bottle to share.
 

WA Focus Wine Tasting in London - 6 October 2016

Western Australian Government - European Office (London) will be once again hosting a Western Australian Wine Tasting on Thursday 6th October 2016, in the Exhibition Hall at the Australian High Commission, London.  

The event will take on the same order as last year, there will be two events.

Trade Event:   1:00 – 4:00pm

Consumer:      6:00 – 8:00pm

Note: Only for wineries already in market.

Contact: Sally Janssen Sally@wago.co.uk

Building pathways to premium export markets

  • $6.7 million in State Government investment to support 20 new projects
  • Part of the $22.1 million Royalties for Regions Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund

Increasing exports of Western Australian barley to Asian brewers and a strategy to increase premium wine exports are among a range of new projects supported by the Liberal National Government to drive agricultural growth.

Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced grants to not-for-profit farmer driven organisations totalling $6.7 million across 20 projects.

"These grants are across a range of areas and form part of the State Government's broader commitment to grow the agrifood sector and capitalise on increasing demand for safe, high-quality food," Mr Nalder said.

"The local groups are co-investing in these initiatives. Wines of Western Australia will use their grant to identify the best pathways to grow the State's premium wine exports.

"Building on existing relationships in Asia, the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association will integrate market intelligence and on-farm agronomic advantages to position WA malting barley as the preferred supply source for Asian brewers."

The grants are part of the Liberal National Government's Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund, made possible by the Royalties for Regions Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative.

Mr Redman said the initiative was focused on increasing economic growth in regional communities.

"WA is being increasingly recognised internationally as a potential investment destination for agribusiness due to its availability of land, water and climatic conditions suitable for a wide range of agricultural produces," he said.

"The grants are part of the $22.1 million Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund, made possible by Royalties for Regions' $350 million Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative and will help generate long-term improvements to agribusiness in WA."

Additional projects remain under consideration in the first round of grants, and a second funding round through the fund will open later this year.

Fact File

  •  The Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund is one of 15 programs under the $350 million Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative

·   For more information, visit there https://www.agric.wa.gov.au

Premier's Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program

The Premier's Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program supports entrepreneurship and innovation in agriculture and aquaculture by offering scholarships to regional entrepreneurs in the sector.

This scholarship provides Western Australian farmers and individuals engaged in the agriculture or aquaculture sector up to $30,000 to enable them to develop and pursue their idea through exposure to international best practice and leaders in their field. At the completion of their travel and learning experiences the successful applicant will share their knowledge and learning with industry.

This Program forms one component of the Science and Agribusiness Connect initiative being administered by the Office of Science in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC).

Applications close midday Friday 5 August 2016.

More information, including the applicant information and application form, is available on the DPC website.

If you have any queries please contact either Judd Millner or Johanna Dowsett at the Office of Science on 6552 6080 or science@dpc.wa.gov.au.

WA wine features on World's 50 Best Restaurant launch event in New York

Culinary elite enjoy Australian fine wine during World’s 50 Best celebrations

Australian fine wine has been toasted in New York this week at a number of events celebrating the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the announcement that Melbourne will host the awards in 2017.

Close to 1000 of the world’s culinary elite were guests at both the official World’s 50 Best Awards ceremony held at Cipriani on Sunday night (local time) and the 2017 launch at a brunch held by Tourism Australia at New York’s NoMad on Tuesday (local time) and a selection of Australian fine wines from regions right across the country were served throughout.

For the Tourism Australia brunch celebrating the announcement that the 2017 World’s 50 Best Awards will be held in Melbourne, Wine Australia developed a wine list that complemented the menu full of fresh, local produce and prepared by some of Australia’s finest chefs: Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter, Ben Shewry and Neil Perry AM.

Wine Australia’s General Manager, Marketing, Stuart Barclay said, ‘Collaborating with partners like Tourism Australia to build international awareness, understanding and appreciation for Australia’s sophisticated food and wine culture is a core element of our strategy to position Australia as the world’s preeminent fine wine producer.

‘The Tourism Australia launch at NoMad and our sponsorship of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards have given us an incredible platform upon which to showcase Australia’s regionally diverse, terroir-driven, premium wines for the world’s most celebrated chefs and international media and influencers.

‘We’ve been a proud partner of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign since its inception and we’re delighted that Australia will host these prestigious awards next year in Melbourne. We will work closely with Tourism Australia on next year’s event and it will give us the chance to show more of the world’s most influential food and wine professionals our diverse offering of wines.

‘We hope to also give many of the guests who fly out for the awards the chance to get out and experience the natural beauty of our wine regions and the warm hospitality of our grape and wine community.’

Wines served at Tourism Australia’s 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants launch event held at NoMad:

Cirillo ‘The Vincent’ Grenache 2015 - Barossa Valley

Jansz Premium Cuvée - Tasmania

Leeuwin Estate ‘Art Series’ Chardonnay 2014 - Margaret River

Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2013 - Mornington Peninsula

Pewsey Vale Riesling 2015 - Eden Valley

521 bottles of wine on the wall!

Ray Jordan is tasting the Top 100 Reds today and will be tasting for the 2017 Guide from next week. Submissions close on the 12th July.

If you're a producer and would like your wine included in "The West Australian Wine Guide 2017" please contact 'brooke.bennier@wanews.com.au' early next week for details.

 

BeauVine Food & Wine Festival

Perth’s newest meat, wine, music and art festival is returning to Birdwood Square on Beaufort Street this October, and we are now offering your business the opportunity be involved.

If you would like to be a part of this year's event, applications for LIQUOR STALL HOLDERS are now open. Please note food operators have been secured for 2016 and we will not be taking applications.

To apply, please email stalls@beauvine.com.au to receive an application pack.

Women & Leadership Australia

In line with WLA’s aim to increase the accessibility of high quality leadership development to a greater percentage of female leaders, fee support scholarships are selectively provided to assist current and aspiring female leaders in their career development journey.

Fee support scholarships for women, remains unallocated and must be awarded prior to the end of this financial year. Fee support is available under two distinct streams.

Stream 1 - $6,000 Fee Support for Senior Female Leaders
Senior and executive level managers are invited to apply for fee support of up to $6,000 to support their participation in Australia’s most prestigious executive women’s program, the Advanced Leadership Program.

Stream 2 - $3,000 Fee Support for High Potential and Mid-Level Female Leaders
High potential and mid-level managers are invited to apply for fee support of up to $3,000 to support their participation in the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program, a unique 18 week program designed to fast track leadership capacity and accelerate career potential.

Expressions of Interest

Should you wish to make an expression of interest in either stream, you must complete an EOI form and return it by June 30th.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity prior to submitting an EOI please contact Women and Leadership Australia on (03) 9270 9016 or via admissions@wla.edu.au