DAY 1: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
**PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE IN CET**
Session Presented by:
16.00 - 16.15 - WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY
More than ceremonial we'll detail how WineFuture2021 will be run, and unveil the entertainment that will occur in breaks and between sessions. We'll provide practical tips on how best to enjoy WF2021, to submit your questions and comments, proper use of the Spanish translation option, and how to watch sessions on demand. Wines of Portugal's Frederico Falcão will join your hosts in welcoming you and will detail how the pandemic and the economic recession have affected his country's wine industry along with showcasing applied solutions now being implemented in Portugal.
Pancho Campo (ES) - CEO, Chrand Events USA / Founder & Co-Organizer of Wine Future 2021
Frederico Falcão (PT) - President, Wines of Portugal
David Furer (US) - Founder, DF Consults / Host & Co-Organizer, Wine Future 2021
16.00 - 16.15 - KEYNOTE SPEECH 1: FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
16.15 - 17.00 - SESSION 1: THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19
What is the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects upon the world of wine from the vineyard to the consumer? Which methods are being applied to minimize viral exposure and transmission at the workplace and with customers? What are repercussions for olfactory analysis, everyday tasting and enjoyment, and what are practical methods of addressing these problems? What is the status of vaccination processes with a look to its impact on an approximate return to a certain normality?
Simon Gane (GB) - Rhinologist, Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital
Elvis García (ES) - Doctor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Moderator: Laura Catena (AR) - Managing Director, Catena Wines
17.00 - 17.45 - SESSION 2: ECONOMICS & FINANCES IN CHALLENGING TIMES
One of the major effects of the pandemic are the economic and financial impacts on different markets, sales loss at all levels, reduction of sales of wines and ancillary revenue streams, tariffs, structural implications of adapting to the pandemic, staff reductions, institutional and governmental financial assistance, and consolidations are some of the topics to be covered.
Carina Gous (ZA) - Marketing and Sales Executive, Kleine Zalze Wines
Stephen Rannekleiv (US) - Executive Director, Food & Agribusiness Research, Rabobank
Moderator: Mike Veseth (US) - Editor, The Wine Economist
17.45 - 18.00 - BREAK
18.00 - 18.45 - SESSION 3: REVIEWING & REVERSING DISCRIMINATION
The ongoing struggle for gender parity, the recent emergence of Black Lives Matter, the expanding demands for a living wage, and other social movements are rising around the world. How do different wine producing countries respond to identifying and improving these human rights by inculcating social benefits, cultural sensitivities, and improved working conditions? This session will identify these problems while showing successful initiatives in overcoming these in the wine industry.
Leticia Chacón-Rodríguez (US) - Winery Manager & Winemaker, University of California - Davis
Selena Cuffe (US) - Founder, Heritage Link Brands / President, SodexoMAGIC
Alicia Towns Franken (US) - Director, Wine Unify
Presenter: David Furer (US) - Founder, DF Consults / Host & Co-Organizer, Wine Future 2021
18.45 - 19.30 - SESSION 4: EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED
The novelty of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has awoken in many wine businesses the need for skilled situational analysis though other challenges--fires, droughts, blockades, Brexit, and South Africa's national prohibition--exist intermittently or are a singular result of a country's unique circumstances. And while the world's economies are reeling from these crises another stock market crash is overdue. Learn how these may impact your business now & ahead and to strategize so as to minimize their repercussions.
Manuel Louzada (CL) - CEO, Almaviva
Mike Ratcliffe (ZA) - Co-Founder, Vilafonté / Chairman, Stellenbosch Wine
Moderator: Robert Joseph (GB) - Editor, The Wine Thinker
19.30 - 20.00 - KEYNOTE SPEECH 2: SUSTAINABILITY & THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Pancho Campo will analyze the current status of the climate crisis emanating from scientific, economic, social and political perspectives directly applied to the wine industry.
Pancho Campo (ES) - CEO, Chrand Events USA / Founder & Co-Organizer, WF2021
Moderator: David Furer (US) - Founder, DF Consults / Host & Co-Organizer, WF2021