The 2011 International Wine Tourism Conference was held in the delighful Pousada do Porto, Palacio do Freixo and for 2012 we have decided to hold the 4th International Wine Tourism Conference Conference in a modern hotel complex with wine and jazz themes throughout and also housing the Perugia Centro Congressi. Dates to note are 28 Jan – 2 Feb 2012.
The Perugia Centro Congressi and Hotel Giò Wine and Jazz Area is one single building close to the historic centre taking 15 -25 mins walk (uphill!), 800 mt far away from the railway station and 200 mt from the minimetrò station.
The Perugia Centro Congressi houses a large Auditorium ideal for the plenary sessions and the evening wine tastings. Interestingly, each conference room we will be using for the talks, exhibition and workshop is dedicated to Jazz, with all rooms called after famous jazz players,.
Jazz music themes can also be found in the Hall – old pianos converted to become comfortable sofas. The Jazz Arcade is ruled by a big piano keyboard and by musical video clips from all over the world. You can even listen to a bit of jazz in reception rather like you do in a music shop
The 2012 International Wine Tourism Conference already has a Premium sponsr which is the Movimento Turismo del Vino and they will be helping us enourmously to make your Umbrian and Italian experience a memorable one.
The conference format will include themed sessions, interactive workshops, panel discussions and special interest symposiums. The conference programme will also provide excellent networking opportunities as well as a chance for wine and travel professionals to get acquainted with the latest in wine, food, travel and services at a large resources exhibition.
Call for Papers
If you would like to submit a talk to be included in the Conference programme please complete the Speaker Proposal Form. Deadline to receive proposals is 30 September 2011.
As every year, the conference will provide superb education, socializing, relaxation, fun and loads of wine to taste. We are looking forward to seeing you all again. Registration is now open and we strongly recommend that the delegates register early and take advantage of the screaming deal early bird registration. To register please complete a Registration Form.
Wine Tourism Workshop
The Workshop is a unique event which enables wine tourism experience providers to meet international tour operators and travel agents specialized in wine and culinary tourism in a business meeting format. Providers and Agents value the workshop as it is the only international event which specializes in the buying and selling of wine tourism products in a one stop cost effective setting.
Companies and organisations are invited to support the Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop through one of the many sponsorship opportunities available. Some sponsorship opportunities have already been agreed but there are still some opportunities available.
Blogger Fam Trip
With the successful integration of a Blogger Fam Trip in 2011, we are pleased to announce we have a limited number of places available for 2012. Blogger Fam Trip Info.
As always we will be offering Fam Trips for Tour operators and travel agents attending the Wine Tourism Workshop to include visits in Abruzzo, Campania, Marche, Tuscany & Umbria.
Pre-Conference Programme & Social Programme
To end with, a photo of a standard bedroom where you may well be resting your heads after a long day with loads of wine and great food!