sesson iwinetc 2014 GeorgiaThe annual International Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop is one of the key events in the global wine and culinary tourism calendar. The international nature of the conference provides a unique opportunity for all new and established wine and travel industry professionals to submit proposals for inclusion in a programme which reflects the diversity and variety of the industry. The conference also provides extensive opportunities for delegates to network professionally, whether formally as part of the conference programme, informally at one of the many After Conference wine tastings and of course on the many pre and post conference wine tours, or online.

The quality and number of proposals submitted for selection to the conference programme increases every year. Feedback from delegates informs the current guidelines and the criteria for selecting proposals. The selection of proposals is made by the Proposals Committee. This follows a policy of inclusivity and aims to ensure that the conference programme includes a balanced representation of:

• first-time and established presenters
• wine and culinary tourism topics and professional concerns
• geographical regions and countries
• different professional associations and organisations
• research and research in progress.

If you are thinking about presenting at IWINETC then please read the pdf Speaker Proposal Information, Speaker Proposal Criteria and Speaker Proposal Guidelines first before submitting a proposal

Speaker proposals must be submitted online here>>

The deadline for speaker proposal submissions for IWINETC 2015 La Champagne has been extended to the is Tuesday 23 December 2014.

Proposals may be for talks, workshops, panel discussions, or as a contribution to a symposium. We aim to let you know whether your proposal has been accepted by 1 January 2015. All speakers are expected to attend the two-day conference.