Wine Industry Impact Conference 2023
Tues 28 - Wed 29 November 2023


The Wine Industry Impact Conference was held on the 28th and 29th of November in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley, and provided practical suggestions, ideas, and examples for wine industry operators to elevate their businesses.
The first day of the Conference featured three international speakers and a host of local experts who addressed everything from; distribution, to state-of-the-art marketing, to personnel management during times of change.
Just some of the key questions put and answered included: 

•    What are the top five global wine trends and how businesses can avoid the pitfalls but instead turn them to profit?
•    How are oversupply issues being addressed successfully in other agricultural sectors and how can businesses operating in the wine sector apply the principles?
•    What AI tools can better support customers' journeys?
•    How are top brands from around the world using their tech stack to turn the demographic 'crisis' into an opportunity?
The Conference was themed; ‘The Only Way is Up’ and examined the opportunities for businesses working in wine to hear about and discuss what are some of the options and new thinking that can make the most of the current climate.
WISA would like to thank the presenters from Day One who provided so much insight to conference attendees: 

•    Felicity Carter, Business of Drinks
•    Hamish Saxton, Hawke's Bay Tourism
•    Andre Morgenthal, De Gustibus
•    Pia Piggott, Rabobank
•    Rob Edwards, Rob Edwards Speaking
•    Darren Oemcke, Hydra Consulting
•    Liz Schoen, Liz Schoen Consulting
•    Jonathan Harclerode, Bottlebooks
•    Andrew Shedden, Endeavour Drinks
•    Crystelle Topatan,
•    Benjamin Gibson, Winehub
•    Bree Wood, Purple Giraffe
•    Stephen Strachan, Langley & Co
•    Jason Ryan, TangoSix Legal
•    Caitlin Davies, PIRSA
•    Steven Paul, Oakdene Wines

A huge thanks also to Angie Bradbury of Bradbury and Co. who did an outstanding job as the Conference emcee.
Day Two of the Conference package was a surprise road trip to the Barossa Valley where attendees were given a fantastic 'behind the scenes' experience. The Association would like to recognise the efforts of Barossa Australia who compiled the program as well as thanking the hosts of the trip: 

•    The Barossa Cellar 
•    Kaesler Wines 
•    Pindarie 
•    Alkina Wine Estates
•    Seppeltsfield
The Wine Industry Suppliers Association would like to acknowledge the Conference sponsors whose backing made the event possible:

•    Juice Capital
•    MyEnergy Engineering
•    Launchy
•    TangoSix
•    Great Wine Capitals Global Network

Thanks also to the event supporters:

•    Wine Tourism Australia
•    Barossa Australia


Wine Industry Impact Awards' Gala Dinner 2023
Tuesday 28 November 2023

The 2023 Wine Industry Impact Awards’ (WIIA) winners were announced on Tuesday 28 November to great fanfare at the WIIA Gala Dinner held at Adelaide Oval.
The overall standard of submissions was noted to be exceptionally high which is testament to the quality and innovation delivered by the wine supply sector. The Awards recognise and congratulate excellence and innovation in the wine industry supply chain. 
The Awards program highlights where progress happens in creating new opportunities to articulate the innovative solutions that are happening and how their practical adoption can help with efficiency, sustainability, quality, recovery, risk mitigation, brand development, safety and more.
The Hon. Minister Clare Scriven, South Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development outlined for Gala Dinner attendees the benefits that Adelaide has enjoyed as a Great Wine Capital being part of a network of wine regions that span old and new world tastes and offer an exceptional guide to international wine tourism travel experiences.
Corrina Wright of Olivers Taranga of McLaren Vale brought great humour and personality to the event as Gala Dinner MC.

Congratulations to the 2023 Award winners in a tight field of exceptional entrants:

•    Viticulture : Nutrien Ag Solutions, recognition of the exceptional extension work for the benefit of growers in botrytis management.

•    Winemaking and Oenology : Enartis Pacific, for work done in wine stabilisation that lead to both cost savings and enhancement of wine quality.

•    Engineering and Equipment : PTI Pacific, for the innovative power-free 1400 Series NPD bottle filler that deals effectively with small batch carbonisation.

•    Packaging and Design : Australian Vintage for removal of single use plastics by using recycled materials in their new cardboard shippers.

•    Marketing: Riverland Wine, for the innovative photo exhibition to promote the personality and personalities of the region.

•    Wine Tourism : S2 Architects for their portfolio of work done in linking the built environment and their winery clients’ brand equity.

•    AgTech and Digital : Onside for their work in monitoring mass vehicle movement through wine regions to enhance biosecurity controls.

•    Sustainability : Pernod Ricard Winemakers in recognition of their 'Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap, Good Times from a Good Place', which addresses the organisation’s environmental and social impact from grape to glass.

•    Transport and Logistics : Transolve Global for their adoption of a new design in their flexitanks to increase the overall volume of bulk wine carried while still complying with the standard regulatory permissible limits. 

WISA would like to thank the invaluable support extended by Award sponsors:

•    Green Industries SA

•    Pernod Ricard Winemakers

•    Stanton and Stanton

•    vintrace

•    Wine Australia


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