IWINETC 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 events 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. 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 the following areas:

  • Professional Development: Expert advice & insight into enhancing our career in the wine tourism industry
  • Research: Trends and predictions on aspects of wine tourism
  • Branding & Marketing: These sessions are certain to give you ideas to improve your business
  • Grape Escape Destinations: Key sessions dedicated to tour operators and travel agents
  • Network & Connect: Formal & Informal presentations usually including wine tasting

If you are thinking about presenting at IWINETC it is important you read all the speaker information criteria and guidelines before submitting the online speaker proposal form, even if you have presented before at IWINETC.

Speaker Proposal Info, Criteria, Guidelines & Speaker Proposal Form>>

The deadline for speaker proposal submissions for IWINETC 2021 in Porto & North of Portugal is Friday 17 September 2021.

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 Monday 20 September. All speakers are welcome to attend the conference.

Speaker Proposal Form IWINETC 2021

  • Please provide a direct phone number as we may need to contact you to clarify content of your talk proposal.
    We are unable to print your email address unless a tick appears in the I wish box.
    *A Joint presenter must be be a co-speaker not someone sitting at a desk over seeing.
    Please indicate ONE theme ONLY which your talk fits into.
  • Your abstract must accurately reflect the content of your presentation as this is how delegates decide which sessions to attend. Abstracts must be 50-60 words.
  • Your summary must outline exactly what you are going to talk about in the session and how the session will be structured. Summaries must be approx 250 words
  • Please provide a running text describing your yourself - past, present and future. This text will appear in the Conference programme. Please do not send a CV with a list of dates.
    Please note that, should you give permission, your presentation may also be featured on the IWINETC YouTube channel or other IWINETC video sites such as Vimeo.
  • Reminders

    • The closing date for receipt of speaker proposal forms is Friday 17 September 2021.
    • Any proposal received after this date will be placed on a reserve list.
    • Please check you have completed all relevant sections of the form correctly as incomplete forms not meeting the guidelines, will not be considered.
  • Company where employed or other affiliation for inclusion on your conference badge (your name automatically appears on your badge). If your place of work is lengthy then please try and shorten it as far as possible otherwise it may not fit on your name badge.