The 12th annual IWINETC is the leading international education, business and networking event focused on wine and culinary tourism, and a must-attend for all industry professionals. There is no comparable event in terms of size and opportunity anywhere in the world.

IWINETC participants may attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations each providing valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting local and international wine tourism. In addition, event attendees benefit from numerous informal networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks, a welcome reception, and an official optional gala dinner. These social events give participants the chance to make further contacts and extend business relationships on a more personal level.

IWINETC is the most comprehensive and cost-effective way to keep up with industry developments, share ideas with peers, and extend existing networks through meeting wine travel tourism professionals face-to-face in one convenient location.

Register as a Conference Delegate 

Standard rate €225
On the door €250

Fee does not include 21% VAT if applicable.

Register here

Attended by around 300 professionals from more than 50 countries, it involves a 2-day programme of around 25 talks, workshops, panel discussions, tastings and symposiums as well as a vibrant social programme. This offers delegates a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge about all aspects of wine tourism, and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all sectors of wine and culinary tourism. It also provides the ideal occasion to discover the Friuli Venezia Giulia as a grape escape destination.

Getting to IWINETC

The 2 day conference will be held at the Stazione Marittima Conference Hall, Molo Bersaglieri 3
34124 Trieste (Italy). Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Italian and from Italian to English in the main conference room.

By plane

Ronchi del Legionari airport is the nearest to Trieste but many more international flights land at Venice Marco Polo Airport.

By Car

From the A4 Venice / Trieste Highway (27km), take the ‘Sistiana / Trieste Centro’ exit and follow the directions to the center of Trieste. Once on the seafront, you will see the Stazione Marittima Conference Hall near Piazza Unità D’Italia.

By Train

From Trieste Central Railway Station (800m), you can enjoy a walk along the sea or take bus n. 8 or n. 30. The stop is in front of the Stazione Marittima Conference Hall.

Getting from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Trieste

Tricky task but here are the options:

  1. Bus 

Journey time: about 20/30 minutes. Complete bus information (https://www.veneziaairport.it/en/transport/bus.html)

2.    Taxi
The taxi service is provided by Cooperativa Artigiana Radiotaxi. For info and bookings Tel. +39 041 59 64 (24-hour service).

3.    Chauffered Car Service
A chauffeur driven car service operates in the reserved lanes at Venice Marco Polo Airport.

From Venezia Santa Lucia or Venezia-Mestre you have several connections to Trieste railway station (https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html) The train station is in the city center – max 15 minutes walking from the main hotels or 5 minutes by taxi (+39 040 307730)

From Venezia Airport to Trieste there is a private service called GOOPTI You can reserve a seat in a shared minivan or decide to reserve a private run. It works really well and if you share the van it is going to be quite cheap. Here is the web site – https://www.goopti.com/en/

Accommodation Trieste

Reduced rates for the Conference delegates have been negotiated at several hotels located within walking distance from the city center and the Conference Venue.

For a complete overview of accommodation options to suit your budget please contact our partners in Trieste iwinetc@theoffice.it or T. +39 040 368 34