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22/05/2015

Wine industry leaders’ meeting to focus on action

A wine industry leaders’ forum held in August will unite industry bodies to discuss key issues and offer solutions.  

With two main objectives, ‘Grape and Wine 2015 — A Focus for Action’, will call on representatives to decide on ways to accelerate return to profitability and reach agreement on an optimal future representative industry structure that presents a united industry voice on key issues and maximises industry’s resources and influence and at the same time values state and regional representation. 

Grape & Wine 2015 will be held in Adelaide at the National Wine Centre and attended by approximately 40 national, state and nominated regional industry organisations to enable open discussion and achieve meaningful outcomes.

An independent consultant will help facilitate Grape & Wine 2015 and undertake important pre-work in identifying the key issues facing industry and what can be done to improve alignment and collaboration across the industry bodies on behalf of levy payers and members.

An expected outcome from the meeting will be agreement on what organisation reform is required to achieve a more united and effective industry voice and what interim arrangements can be put in place to progress the key issues in front of industry.

The need for a meeting is supported by peak State Wine Associations including the South Australian Wine Industry Association, NSW Wine Industry Association, Wines of WA, Wine Victoria and grape grower organisations including Wine Grape Growers Australia, Murray Valley Winegrowers, the Wine Grapes Marketing Board, the Riverland Wine Industry Development Council, the Wine Grape Council of South Australia, and the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia.

 

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