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Save the date: ASVO Mildura Seminar

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) is proud to announce that it will bring together the leaders in data, science, technology and engineering at its annual seminar in Mildura in August. The global technological landscape is changing and the wine industry is responding. Local and international guest speakers will explore the present and emerging opportunities for the wine industry in an engaging and interactive format.

“We’ll be looking at ways to differentiate between competing technologies and examine the practical realities of return on investment as well as debating broader questions about barriers to adoption,” said Brett McClen, ASVO director and Brown Brothers Milawa chief viticulturist.

The seminar program will be headlined by Dr Mike Briers AO, Knowledge Economy Institute CEO; and Dr Maria Paz Diago, of the Institute of Grapevine and Wine Sciences (ICVV) Universidad de La Rioja, Spain. Briers was named in the Knowledge Nation 100 as Australia’s chief evangelist for big data and the internet of things (IoT) and brings his vision to empower Australia’s food industry to grow its comparative advantage through digital transformation. Diago’s research is focused on the application of new technologies to the vineyard and she will share her insights into digital measurement of yield, canopy porosity, fruit composition and soil mapping and monitoring.

“The Australian wine industry has benefited immeasurably from innovation and technology. The ASVO is tapping into some of the newest local and international research to ensure the ideas and techniques reach the best and brightest thinkers of the wine industry – those who will lead us into the future,” said Mardi Longbottom, ASVO president.

The ASVO seminar will be held across August 2–3 at the Mildura Arts Centre.

Seminar attendees are also invited to join the presenters, ASVO directors and ASVO members for a shared dinner on the evening of August 2.


WHEN: Wednesday to Thursday 2–3 August

WHERE: Mildura Arts Centre

A detailed program and online registration will be available closer to the event at: www.asvo.com.au/events





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