Wine is one of the only branded agricultural activities that exists in the world. The industry strongly supports and sustains rural communities and landscapes. It is vulnerable to Climate Change.
Most conferences on the subject tell you the problem and don’t suggest practical steps of what to do. At the Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry Porto we aim to provide practical and proven solutions, both short and long term, to help the wine industry in mitigating the impacts of a changing climate, adapting and helping to solve our shared problems.
This summit will enable all elements of the wine industry to work in concert in developing a safe and sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions. In working together to accomplish this in Porto, we seek to unite the industry by demonstrating our global leadership.
An outcome of the conference will be The Porto Protocol by which all conference participants will commit to promote the solutions provided amongst winery owners, scientists, business leasers, policy makers, winemakers, vineyard workers and farmers, students, importers and distributors.
Restraining our contributions towards and detailing our responses to climate change is the greatest challenge the wine industry faces. Meeting these challenges are within our grasp; the CCLP conference and its Porto Protocol will be a tool to engage the entire wine industry.
Conference speakers are experts and authorities in their fields, and will update delegates on the latest scientific findings focusing upon applied solutions coming from both within the industry and without.
Other agricultural production faces similar challenges but not all have a comparable advance time for planning that is necessary in vineyard investment.
Former Vice President Al Gore is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis.
President of Bodegas Torres. Miguel joined the Torres family business in 1962, after studies at universities in Barcelona and Dijon, where he specialised in Oenology and Viticulture.
President and CEO of leading US wine importer Banfi Vintners and the internationally renowned Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino.
Director General of the OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine .
President of the Porto Commercial Association, which manages the emblematic Palácio da Bolsa and is the oldest business association in the country.
Portuguese Minister of the Environment and Energy Transition.
Director of Food technology at Marks & Spencer, one of the UK’s leading retailers. Food quality has always been at the heart of M&S story, leading the way ever since becoming the first British food retailer to appoint a Food Technologist in 1948.
Kaj Török is Chief Reputation Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers, the World’s First Climate-Positive Burgers.
Richard is co-founder and COO at Wine Intelligence. He leads the company’s strategy practice and works closely with multinational clients on product development, branding and routes to market projects.
Director of the Evenstad Center for Wine Education, holds the Evenstad Chair in Wine Studies, and is a professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Linfield College.
Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden. She studies how to manage natural resources to both support a good life today, and leave a living planet for future generations.
Director of Research and Development at Sogrape. He holds a Master degree in Enology from UTAD university and lectures for courses and master classes in several universities around the world.
PhD, wine scientist and the Stephen Sinclair Scott Endowed Chair in Enology in the Department of Chemical Engineering at U.C. Davis
London-based winewriter who is currently wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express. His first book, Wine Science, won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book in 2006, and a second edition was released in 2014.
Director of the Viña Concha y Toro Center for Research and Innovation since 2014, Gerard is a widely experienced agronomist-enologist from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
PhD, wine scientist and the Stephen Sinclair Dr José Vouillamoz is one of the world’s leading authority on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through DNA profiling.
Carlos Miranda, Ph.D, is Associate Professor and researcher in the Department of Agrarian Production at Public University of Navarra (UPNa) in Pamplona (Spain).
Curriculum Manager of the Wine Division at Plumpton College. Whilst in Bordeaux, he managed the family vineyard in the Entre-Deux-Mers and worked in in Sauternes and St. Émilion, becoming Winemaker for the GFA Leclerc vineyard group.
Today Heinrich works as a Soil Scientist for VinPro which represents the South African wine industry by providing wine farmers with expert advice. His main field of expertise are soil classification and GIS mapping.
Director of Sustainable Resource Management at Department of Agriculture: Western Cape.
CEO of Almar Water Solutions. He is responsible for strategic management of the company, whose main investor is Abdul Latif Jameel, to implement and promote its activity in the water sector.
Johnson-Bell has been a wine writer, author, jury member, speaker and consultant for 25 years. She is presently the CEO of the Wine and Climate Change Institute in Oxford.
Director General of FSC International
After graduating in 1985 in Madrid as Technical Specialist Oenology and Viticulture, Jaume Gramona finished his Diplome National Oenologie in 1987 and became Technical Director in Gramona, taking over as CEO in 1995.
Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim, graduated from Birmingham University, having concluded post-graduate studies in Management at INSEAD, Stanford and Columbia Universities as well as in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux.
Professor of Ecosystem Ecology at Universidad Austral de Chile. As the founder and director of the Wine Climate Change and Biodiversity Program of Chile she engages the wine industry in the conservation of the Chilean Mediterranean Ecosystem essential for the provision of ecosystem services that sustain production, wine quality and communities.
Joined Bollinger in 2003 as Assistant Production Manager, before becoming successively Vineyard and Sourcing Manager, then Technical Director. Now in charge of blending, he watches over Bollinger’s 164 hectares of vineyard and is also in charge of production, from the sourcing of the grapes through to shipping.
CEO and founder of the company Chrand Marketing & Events.
CMO of BA Glass, a reference supplier to the main food & beverage industries, where it stands out due to the quality of its products and the ability to, together with the customers, find innovative and flexible solutions.
Global Relationship Partner at PwC.
Editor of The Wine Economist blog and author of more than a dozen books including Wine Wars (2011) and Around the World in Eighty Wines (2018). He is a sought-after speaker at wine industry meetings both in his native United States and internationally.
With 15 estates composed of exemplary terroirs, Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the world. For over 30 years, with passion and enthusiasm, he has defended the wealth of his land, looking for excellence while respecting biodiversity
Executive Director, Food & Agribusiness Research at Rabobank, working to support the bank’s efforts in the beverage sector and further strengthen Rabobank’s long-standing relationships with major beverage clients around the world.
President and Chief Executive Officer at KRUG. In 2017, she has been appointed President of the MH Estates & Wines division. She is responsible of the development of seven Domains around the world.
Director of New Services at JF Hillebrand Group, the global leading service provider in the forwarding, transport and logistics of beverages and other products requiring special care.
National Sustainable Development Expert at IFV, the French Institute of the Vine and the Wine
CEO of Taylor’s Port
Technical Director at Uvasdoce, a specialist on table grape varieties, in charge of the Alicante company’s center for testing and selection of new varieties to grow in the Vinalopó Valley.
Founder and current technical director of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition and Enofusion.
Award-winning business editor with over 25 years experience working across a number of fields including drinks, computing, grocery retail, convenience and travel.
Editor in Chief of Wine Business Monthly
Second generation proprietor and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Jackson Family Wines.
Head of Viticulture Unit – International Organisation of Vine and Wine
OPENING OF THE TRADE SHOW AREA
COCKTAIL AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA
TRADE SHOW AREA
Speakers: Prof. Álvaro Costa (PT) | Pau Roca (OIV)
SESSION 1: “NEW RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE”
Speakers: Miguel Torres (ES) | Cristina Mariani-May (IT) | Margareth Henriquez (NL/VEN)
Moderator: Greg Jones (USA)
Content: The world’s foremost wine climatologist concerned with its impact on wine hosts a group of noted winemakers who’ve intense engagement making changes in their vineyards due to the effects of climate change.
SESSION 2: “HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD”
Speakers: Kimberly Nicholas (SE) | António Graça (PT) | Gerard Casaubon (CL)
Moderator: Greg Jones (USA)
Content: ‘It all starts in the vineyard’, and while the wine producers of the New World, especially the southern hemisphere, haven’t yet experienced the drastic shifts that the Old World and northern hemisphere have to date, many are initiating projects to adapt and prepare for a changing climate.
SESSION 3: “CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS & SENSIBLE MARKETING”
Speakers: Paul Willgoss (UK) | António Amorim (PT)
Moderator: Richard Halstead (UK)
Content: This session should emphasize the importance of learning from and communicating with consumers, as well as consumer perception of the issue. The session will analyze which will be the cost of adaptation and mitigation from a marketing point of view and for the consumer, and how to create competitive advantage from being more proactive.
LUNCH AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA
SESSION 4: “WINERIES OF THE FUTURE”
Speakers: Roger Boulton (USA)
Moderator: Jamie Goode (UK)
Content: A presentation based on the research done at UC Davis for the design of their new LEED Platinum, self-sustainable winery. Topics to be covered include capture and on-site sequestration of carbon dioxide from fermentation; potassium-based, peroxide sanitizing chemestries; advances in winery design, energy auditing, reduction and efficiency protocols and thermic management.
SESSION 5: “VINEYARD DEVELOPMENTS”
Speakers: Francisco López (ES) | Gilles Descôtes (FR) | Alejandro Fuentes (CL)
Moderator: José Vouillamoz (CH)
Content: Successful examples of adaptation strategies being implemented internationally in the areas of: Rootstock selection, Vineyard management, Mitigation of pests & diseases, Vineyard practices, Selection of varieties
SESSION 6: “A REPORT FROM ADVICLIM”
Speakers: Carlos Miranda (ES) | Chris Foss (UK) | Jöel Rochard (FR)
Moderator: José Vouillamoz (CH)
Content: The LIFE-ADVICLIM project develops climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, demonstrates their application at the vineyard scale, enabling wine producers to assess the impacts of climate change on their plots, simulate adaptation scenarios, and measure the greenhouse gas emissions related to their practices.
SESSION 7: “WATER MANAGEMENT”
Speakers: André Roux (ZA) | Carlos Cosín (SP)
Moderator: Linda Johnson-Bell (UK)
Content: Presentation covering practical examples of hydric maintenance strategies used to mitigate a changing climate. Topics will include the current use of oenological products, the politics of domestic and foreign water resources, potential cost variables, and hydric management.
SESSION 8: “ENERGY ISSUES”
Speakers: Jaume Gramona (ES) | Katie Jackson (USA)
Moderator: Cyril Penn (USA)
Content: This session will show examples of how the wine industry is calculating its carbon footprint, what initiatives have been implemented for the reduction of CO2 emissions and practical examples of CO2 sequestration methods currently in and those projected for future use, and best practices in waste management.
SESSION 9: “SUSTAINABILITY, BIODIVERSITY & SOIL MANAGEMENT”
Speakers: Olga Barbosa (CL) | Heinrich Schloms (SA) | Gérard Bertrand (FR)
Moderator: João Barroso (PT)
Content: Choosing where to establish and how to structure a vineyard impacts its ongoing its health, the resultant wines, and therefore the consequences of its business. In this financial obligations intersect with its varietal expressions and the fate of human intervention.
SESSION 10: ‘PACKAGING & TRANSPORTATION”
Speakers: Tiago Moreira da Silva (PT) | Pierre Corvisier (FR) | Vicente Sanchez-Migallón (SP) | Kim Carstensen (DK) | Jane Muncke (CH)
Moderator: Richard Siddle (UK)
Content: This session will focus upon strategic and logistical solution are being applied to minimize carbon impact and expand energy efficiency related to retail vessels, labeling, packaging and transportation. Learn what businesses have been doing to improve the means of getting wine to its drinkers in a much more economic and environmentally friendly manner.
SESSION 11: “EFFICIENCY & ECONOMICS – CALL TO ACTION”
Speakers: Robert Swaak (NL) | Stephen Rannekleiv (USA)
Moderator: Mike Veseth (USA)
Content: Managing a business model embracing excellence of execution and a careful means of constructing it is a nuanced matter requiring a broadly scoped, brave, and sensible vision. Experts from these sectors will share how it is they determine which projects to purse, plan, and produce.
SESSION 12: CLOSING REMARKS SESSION
Speakers: Adrian Bridge (PT) | Luís Araújo (PT)
LUNCH AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY & PORTO PROTOCOL
“A DATE WITH THE OCEAN” – The world’s largest beach clean-up project.
Speaker: Afroz Shah (IN)
“CLIMATE POSITIVE” – How Max Burgers is Inspiring Brands to Do More
Speaker: Kaj Török (SE)
“PREPARING FOR A CHANGING WORLD” – Create a climate resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy.
Speaker: WWF International – Ester Asin (SP)
“CARBON NEUTRALITY ROADMAP”
Speaker: João Matos Fernandes (Portuguese Minister)
“PORTO PROTOCOL – A CASE FOR OPTIMISM ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS”
Speaker: Al Gore
OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER AT BARON’S HALL
to all sessions
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welcome cocktail, strolling lunch from the 5th through the 7th March.
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The perfect platform to make new contacts, increase brand awareness and promote your initiatives, especially those related to the environment. It also gives you and your company the opportunity to become a member of the important Porto Protocol, the most important initiative to unite the international wine industry to help adapt to climate change.
Sponsor brands will be marketed before, during and after CCL through the event website, a world-wide media campaign, social media and benefits from dedicated on-site signage and materials throughout the 3-day event.
To CEOs, operations managers, senior management, wine buyers, wine media, winery owners and policy makers from the international wine and environmental industries. By partnering with us, your company will have high visibility and direct access to these attendees, who offer huge business potential.
Enjoy unsurpassed networking opportunities with senior executives; a unique and entertaining learning environment, with tremendous networking opportunities during scheduled Coffee Breaks, Welcome Ceremony and Official Dinner.
Credible positioning as a leader in sustainability among peers and business partners.
Brand association with the most prestigious names of the wine industry.
Engagement with wine buyers, high-level executives, stakeholders and decision makers with shared vision for climate solutions.
Direct access to world leaders and international wine buyers.
Show the leadership role of your company in the fight against climate change and protecting the environment.
All the amounts presented in this Sponsorship Manual have no VAT included (the present legal rate in Portugal is 23%). The reservation of any item of sponsorship is valid only after receipt by the Conference Secretariat of the Application Form available for this purpose. The Organising Committee will allocate the sponsorship in bases of “first-come, first-served” and after approval.
All the amounts presented in this Sponsorship Manual have no VAT included (the present legal rate in Portugal is 23%). // The reservation of any item of sponsorship is valid only after receipt by the Conference Secretariat of the Application Form available for this purpose. // The Organising Committee will allocate the sponsorship in bases of “first-come, first-served” and after approval.
Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical center was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
Since 1999, the city has been part of the Great Wine Capitals network, promoting the wine regions of Vinhos Verdes, Douro Wines and Port Wine.
One of Portugal’s internationally famous exports, port wine, is named after Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the packaging, transport and export of the fortified wine.
With a incomparable cultural wealth, Porto combines its friendly and conservative character with its contemporary and creative side, in the streets, architecture, museums, leisure spaces, terraces and shopping areas.
In 2012, 2014 and 2017, Porto was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency.
Located along the Douro River in Porto’s historic city centre, the historic Alfândega Conference Centre received the Business Destination Travel Award for Europe’s Best Meetings & Conference Centre in 2014 and 2015.
The Summit keynote speech will take place at Alfândega Conference Centre. It will be open to delegates attending the conference as well as to the local business community, policy makers, dignitaries, celebrities and students.
Located in a former wine warehouse, the Baron’s Gallery is a large space capable of hosting memorable events. With dark beamed ceilings and stone walls, lit with indirect lighting and standard lamps, this historic events space is perfect for large gatherings looking for an intimate atmosphere.
Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. Based in Oporto and the Douro Valley the company is closely involved in all stages of the production of its Ports, from the planting of the vineyard and the cultivation of the grapes to the making, ageing, blending and bottling of the wines.
The family’s commitment to the future of Port is demonstrated in its single minded dedication to the highest standards in Port production, its continued investment in all aspects of the firm’s operations and its determination to preserve the unique environment of the Douro Valley through the promotion of sustainable and responsible viticulture.