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11/05/2007

The Amorim Academy launches a forum on wine packaging in Vinexpo

The Amorim Academy, in partnership with the magazine TAST, has organised a forum on Tuesday, June 19th addressing the topic ‘Influence of wine packaging and the consumer: environmental constraints? foreseeable evolutions?’

Thierry Desseauve, journalist, will moderate the debates which will deal with: — The usage and consumption for the different types of packaging: glass bottle, carton boxes — The economical weight of different packaging formats — The environmental impact of packaging and consumer concerns — What packaging formats do consumers prefer? — The future developments in the packaging industry Speakers: — Robert Tinlot, President of the Amorim Academy, honorary General Manager of the OIV — Catherine Pivot, Professor in Economy, Lyon University — Jean-Marie Chadronnier, President of Vinexpo and President of CVBG Dourthe Kressmann — Richard Halstead, Director of Wine Intelligence — Emmanuel Auberger, Sales Manager of Saint Gobain Emballage — Michel Laurent Pinat, Delegate of the French Association Embouteilleurs-Distributeurs — A purchase Manager of the large-scale retailing

Created by the Amorim group, the world cork leader, the Amorim Academy has the mission of supporting researchers’ work by awarding them a yearly scholarship. It will reward the scientific work aimed specifically at fighting off the causes of taste degeneration and wine contamination.

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