Wine Industry Newsletter

Future events

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Understanding Dynamic Supply Chain and Network Optimisation, Bunbury 5 April 2018

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is hosting a free seminar as part of the Investing in our Future Industry Development Series presented by world-leading expert Dr John Gattorna.

The seminar will:

  • Explain what Dynamic Supply Chains are and detail how they are developed from a theoretical perspective
  • Elaborate on what the future holds including the role of blockchain and how it will impact on all industries in the future

These concepts will be considered in the Western Australian context, highlighting the importance of an efficient and effective logistical infrastructure and systems to an export orientated state.

Dr Gattorna has recently consulted with several WA based companies and will use this experience to provide real life examples and learnings.

Dale Miles, Supply Chain Manager V&V Walsh, will present on their experience and provide a practitioner’s view as to how the theoretical modelling work has been used in their business.

The event will be held on Thursday 5 April, 12.30pm to 2.00pm at Maker+Co, 75 Victoria Street Bunbury.

Registrations can be made online.

Exploring clones forum – Margaret River, June 2018

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will be hosting a clone forum in Margaret River in June.

This forum will provide producers with the opportunity to taste a number of clones of key varieties and hear from guest speakers sharing experiences and information on clonal performance in Western Australia and interstate.

The program is currently being prepared and will be disseminated through various channels once finalised.

For more information or to express an interest to share your own experiences of clonal performance please contact Richard Fennessy, Research Officer on +61 8 9780 6219.

Pest and Disease Seminar – Mildura, Victoria, July 2018

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) Mildura Seminar has brought together Australian and international researchers, growers and consultants for more than three decades, creating a forum to reflect on the wine sector’s achievements and exchange ideas to further advance the adoption of innovation to increase profitability and sustainability.

The Mildura Symposium is the premier science symposium in Australia and attracts delegates from across Australia and from all around the World.

The 37th mid-year ASVO seminar will be held in Mildura on the 25-26th July 2018.

The annual seminar for this year will focus on the management of pests and diseases.

Pest and disease management has been a hot topic across the industry for several years given the challenges faced from changing weather patterns, limited agrochemical options and exotic species.

Attendees at this year’s seminar will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the latest research from both Australian and international speakers on topics ranging from managing existing pests and diseases, exotic pest prevention and enduring vine health for future vineyard productivity.

The seminar will also include the latest research on the topic along with a strong practical element on practical implementation.

The program and online registration will be available closer to the event.

More information is available at the ASVO website.