▷  0:00 – 3:21
Ben McDonald – President
Winery Engineering Association
▷ 3:22 – 23:35
Digital Connectivity in Wineries …reducing complexity and cost
Christopher Hoey – Managing Director (Pacific)
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
▷ 23:36 – 27:45
Sponsor Presentation
Pall Corporation
▷ 27:45 – 40:10
Automation in the Winery
Rebecca Hellweg – National Sales Representative
Pera Pellenc Winemaking Technologies
▷ 40:11 – 45:20
WineEng Forum & Trade Review Survey – automation in the winery
Winetitles Media & Winery Engineering Association
▷ 45:21 – 102:17
Food for thought – How to improve food and beverage manufacturing through actionable data
Glen Jacob – Food & Beverage Industry Manager – Australia and New Zealand
Rockwell Automation

Food for thought eBook link
▷ 102:18 – 104:13
Grapegrower & Winemaker information
Winetitles Media
▷ 104:14 – 106:16
Thank you to everyone involved and webinar close
Ben McDonald – President
Winery Engineering Association

The industry’s ‘virtual’ forum and trade review

The Winery Engineering Association (WEA) and Winetitles Media jointly present the WineEng 2020 Forum & Trade Review.

This special published event features sessions and exhibits presenting the ‘latest and greatest’ innovations, technology and trends for winemakers, winery production operators, suppliers and other industry professionals.

This is the first time that WineEng has gone completely ‘virtual’, with the conference and exhibition included here in the pages of the Grapegrower & Winemaker to be accompanied by digital and on-demand webinar components that can be viewed online via our website: winetitles.com.au

With 2020’s unique restrictions inviting a fresh look at winemaking operations, this year’s event theme focusses on winery automation. Speakers from some the leading suppliers share their views on this topic, providing valuable information for wineries wanting to improve their efficiencies
and performance.

In addition, we present the results of a survey of winery personnel conducted in the lead up to WineEng 2020. It seems that, according to respondents, COVID-19 has had little effect on their future purchase intentions, while the automation of certain tasks remains a desired goal.

Please spend some time browsing the virtual stalls from our valued exhibitors to find out how the products and services that they offer could benefit your winery.


Have any questions for our speakers? Please send them our way!


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Rebecca Hellweg

National Sales Representative, Pera Pellenc Winemaking Technologies

With over 12 years wine industry experience, as well as a B.Sc. (Agr.) and M.WBus, Rebecca is experienced in all facets of wine production, from harvest to bottle. She is passionate about helping winemakers to improve wine quality through automation and advancements in technology, whilst respecting the balance between the science and art of winemaking.

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Christopher Hoey

Managing Director (Pacific) – Bürkert Fluid Control

As Managing Director for Bürkert Australia and Sales Director for the Asia-Pacific region, Chris Hoey offers over 35 years’ experience in Process Control and Automation. Whilst having a diverse international portfolio, Chris remains hands-on to the challenges faced by industry, and in turn strives to be part of developing applications that use both new and well-proven technologies, aligned to the needs of each customer.

During his career, Chris has been an active committee member of the Profibus/Profinet Association in Australian and South-East Asia, as well as being highly involved as a member with the local Institute for Industrial Control and Automation (IICA). Chris’ enthusiasm for industry evolution and success is second to none.

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Glen Jacob

Food & Beverage Industry Manager – Australia and New Zealand, Rockwell Automation

Glen has over 25 years’ experience helping manufacturers apply automation and OT technology solutions to make their manufacturing operations more productive. Motivated by the goal of sustainable growth for the Food & Beverage industry in the Australia and New Zealand region Glen works with F&B manufacturers to solve productivity challenges and drive value from investments in IT/OT technologies and solutions.