IWINETC Highlights day 1

It’s been a great day at IWINETC 2018! Here are just a few highlights we wanted to share with you…

  • New connections were made throughout the evening yesterday during the IWINETC Welcome Reception and dinner hosted by our Premium Sponsor, The Hungarian Tourism Agency with the theme “Deliciously Hungary” taking place on the River Danube aboard the Europa Boat.
  • The Exhibition area proved very popular with conference delegates featuring exciting diverse grape escape destinations such as Armenia, Greece, Italy, Spain and of course from hosts Hungary showing wines and grape escape options from Eger, Lake Balaton, Tokaj and Villány
  • As part of the Conference Programme, Zsombor Gál of the Hungarian Tourism Agency  uncorked IWINETC  with an overview of Hungary as a Grape escape Destination and this was followed by the  highly topical session – How to Thrive in the New Tourism Economy delivered y Felicity Carter of Wine Business International. Integrating Wine into a wider Cultural Context. The Importance of Wine Festivals was chaired by Master of Wine Elizabeth Gabay and discussed, with the help of 3 panel members the need to retain the attraction of wine festivals. 6 highly informative and directly relevant talks for the wine and culinary tourism industry later,  saw the long awaited Wines of Hungary Grand Tasting led by Master of Wine Ronn Wiegand and Agnes Herczeg of Fine Wine Consulting.

The Networking evening took place at the Lázár Equestrian Park where conference delegates were treated to a spectacular Hungarian Horse Show and later put on a few kilos after a massive traditional Hungarian feast all matched with Wines of Hungary.