We hope you’ve had a great IWINETC!
We had some fantastic sessions again today giving delegates insights and knowledge on topics such as Iter Vitis, Vignobles et Découvertes, How to find Wine Traveler’s online and La Champagne’s initiative Young Talents in Champagne and Tourism.
For tour operators and travel agents the Grape Escape Destination talks proved popular taking us around the world to diverse wine tourism destinations such as Argentina, Georgia, Hungary and India.
The 3 course lunch with wines from Torres -Viña Esmeralda 2014 & Habitat Red 2013 gave delegates time to network and re visit the exhibitor area
The International Wine Tourism Conference was wrapped up by IWINETC Director, Anthony Swift who began by giving great thanks to all the speakers, the media group, the Champagne Marne Tourism Office with particular thanks to Elisabet Vidal and Sylvie Millot for their help in the organization of the programme. Thanks were also due to all exhibitors as well, and to the Centre des Congrès staff and providers.
Swift made one final announcement that the 2016 IWINETC conference and workshop will be hosted in Barcelona and supported by the Barcelona Province Council and the Catalan Tourist Board and this announcement was well received by the audience
The podium was handed over to Xavier Espassa, General Manager of the Catalan Tourist Board to give a presentation titled Wine Country Catalonia.
We wanted to say a personal thank you for attending IWINETC this year, and to all our partners and sponsors for their continuous support. For those of you leaving today have a safe journey home and we look forward to sharing our full event highlights, photos and videos with you in the coming weeks – so keep an eye out!
For those of you taking part in the Wine Tourism Workshop we will be getting underway with the first meeting at 09.00 so please arrive at the Reims City Hall by 08.45 latest.
For those of you participating in the Champagne tours please take lots of photos and share them with us on the FB Group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/iwinetc or on twitter or instagram and use the #iwinetc
We look forward to seeing you again in May 2016 for IWINETC Barcelona!