Climate Change Leadership

Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference

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.

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The Speakers

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.

 

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Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis.

Miguel Torres

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.

Cristina Mariani-May

President and CEO of leading US wine importer Banfi Vintners and the internationally renowned Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino.

Pau Roca

Director General of the OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine .

Nuno Botelho

President of the Porto Commercial Association, which manages the emblematic Palácio da Bolsa and is the oldest business association in the country.

João Matos Fernandes

Portuguese Minister of the Environment and Energy Transition.

Paul Willgoss 

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

Kaj Török is Chief Reputation Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers,  the World’s First Climate-Positive Burgers.

Richard Halstead 

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.

Greg Jones

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.

Kim Nicholas

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.

António Graça

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.

Roger Boulton 

PhD, wine scientist and the Stephen Sinclair Scott Endowed Chair in Enology in the Department of Chemical Engineering at U.C. Davis

Jamie Goode

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.

Gerard Casaubon

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.

José Vouillamoz

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

Carlos Miranda, Ph.D, is Associate Professor and researcher in the Department of Agrarian Production at Public University of Navarra (UPNa) in Pamplona (Spain).

 Chris Foss

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.

Heinrich Schloms

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.

André Roux

Director of Sustainable Resource Management at Department of Agriculture: Western Cape.

Carlos Cosín

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.

Linda Johnson-Bell 

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.

Kim Carstensen 

Director General of FSC International

Jaume Gramona

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.

António Amorim

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.

Olga Barbosa 

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.

Gilles Descôtes

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.

Pancho Campo 

CEO and founder of the company Chrand Marketing & Events.

Tiago Moreira da Silva

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.

Robert Swaak

Global Relationship Partner at PwC.

Mike Veseth

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.

Gerard Bertrand

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

Stephen Rannekleiv

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.

Margareth Henriquez

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.

Pierre Corvisier

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.

Joël Rochard

National Sustainable Development Expert at IFV, the French Institute of the Vine and the Wine

Adrian Bridge

CEO of Taylor’s Port

Francisco López

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.

Vicente Sánchez Migallón 

Founder and current technical director of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition and Enofusion.

Richard  Siddle

Award-winning business editor with over 25 years experience working across a number of fields including drinks, computing, grocery retail, convenience and travel.

Cyril Penn

Editor in Chief of Wine Business Monthly

Katie Jackson 

Second generation proprietor and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Jackson Family Wines.

Alejandro Fuentes Espinoza

Head of Viticulture Unit – International Organisation of Vine and Wine

The Program  >  Day-by-Day

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5th March – Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference

12.00 – 18.00

ACCREDITATION

15.00 – 18.30

OPENING OF THE TRADE SHOW AREA

17.30 – 18.30

COCKTAIL AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA

6th March – Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference

07.30 – 09.00

ACCREDITATION

09.00 – 18.00

TRADE SHOW AREA

09.00 – 09.30

OPENING CEREMONY

Speakers: Prof. Álvaro Costa (PT) | Pau Roca (OIV)

09.30 – 10.30

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.

10.30 – 11.30

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.

11.30 – 12.00

BREAK

12.00 – 13.00

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.

13.00 – 14.30

LUNCH AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA

14.30 – 15.15

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.

15.15 – 16.00

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

16.00 – 16.45

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.

16.45 – 17.15

BREAK

17.15 – 18.00

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.

18.00 – 18.45

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.

7th March – Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference

09.00 – 10.00

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.

10.00 – 11.15

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.

11.15 – 11.45

BREAK

11.45 – 12.30

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.

12.30 – 12.45

SESSION 12: CLOSING REMARKS SESSION

Speakers: Adrian Bridge (PT) | Luís Araújo (PT)

12.45 – 14.00

LUNCH AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA

7th March –  Porto Summit 2019

14.00 – 14.30

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY & PORTO PROTOCOL

14.30 – 15.00

“A DATE WITH THE OCEAN” – The world’s largest beach clean-up project.

Speaker: Afroz Shah (IN)

15.00 – 15.30

“CLIMATE POSITIVE” – How Max Burgers is Inspiring Brands to Do More

Speaker: Kaj Török (SE)

15.30 – 16.00

“PREPARING FOR A CHANGING WORLD” – Create a climate resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy.

Speaker: WWF International – Ester Asin (SP)

16.00 – 16.30

“CARBON NEUTRALITY ROADMAP”

Speaker: João Matos Fernandes (Portuguese Minister)

16.30 – 17.00

Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.00

“PORTO PROTOCOL – A CASE FOR OPTIMISM ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS”

Speaker: Al Gore

18.00 – 18.15

CLOSING REMARKS

19.30 – 22.30

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER AT BARON’S HALL

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EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE TICKET
738€
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  • Includes admission to the wine conference sessions and Summit 2019; refreshments (welcome cocktail, coffee breaks and two lunches); premium access to the exhibitor’s area and access to the official conference dinner with the Summit’s Key Note Speaker and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore.
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OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER – TABLE TICKET
2,460€
  • 2000€+VAT
  • Includes a table (12 seats) to the official conference dinner with the Summit’s Key Note Speaker and Nobel Laureat, Al Gore.
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615€
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  • Includes admission to the wine conference sessions and Summit 2019; refreshments (welcome cocktail, coffee breaks and two lunches), premium access to the exhibitor’s area.

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welcome cocktail, strolling lunch from the 5th through the 7th March.

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DELEGATES-CCLP2019

100

JOURNALISTS

30+

SPEAKERS

1000+

SPECTATORS AT ALFÂNDEGA CONFERENCE CENTER

150

EXHIBITORS

40+

NATIONALITIES

20+

MEDIA PARTNERS

The Trade Show & Sponsors Area

The Conference will feature an extensive Trade Show and Sponsors Area where companies will have the opportunity to display their products and services.

 

This area is trageted principally to companies from all areas of business with an interest in protecting the environment, sustainability and fighting climate change.

 

Enjoy unsurpassed networking opportunities with senior executives, wine buyers and specialized media from around in a unique and entertaining environment.

Sponsorship opportunities & benefits

The Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019 in Porto

The Conference gives your company exclusive access

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.
Sponsorship

Position

Credible positioning as a leader in sustainability among peers and business partners.

Branding

Brand association with the most prestigious names of the wine industry.

Engagement

Engagement with wine buyers, high-level executives, stakeholders and decision makers with shared vision for climate solutions.

Access

Direct access to world leaders and international wine buyers.

Leadership

Show the leadership role of your company in the fight against climate change and protecting the environment.

GENERAL SPONSORSHIP

OPPORTUNITIES & BENEFIT

Gold > 7.500€ *

  • Four complimentary registrations for Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019.
  • One table at the Exhibition Area of Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019.
  • Four complimentary invitations to the Gala Dinner featuring VP Al Gore.
  • Hyperlinked logo on CCLP website.
  • Full colour logo on on-site signage
  • Social media acknowledgement on CCLP channels
  • Hyperlinked logo in NEWSLETTERS
  • Literature table in press room

Platinum > 15.000€ *

  • Eight complimentary registrations for Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019.
  • Special area at the Exhibition area at the Event.
  • Eight complimentary invitations to the Gala Dinner featuring VP Al Gore.
  • 30 seconds TV spot to be projected on the video wall on stage throughout the event.
  • Hyperlinked logo on CCLP website.
  • Social media acknowledgement on CCLP channels.
  • Full colour logo on on-site signage.
  • Hyperlinked logo in NEWSLETTERS.
  • Literature table in press room.

Diamond > 30.000€ *

  • Fifteen complimentary registrations for Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019.
  • Personalized space at the Exhibition Area of the event.
  • Fifteen complimentary invitations to the Gala Dinner featuring VP Al Gore.
  • 30 seconds TV spot to be projected on the video wall on stage throughout the event.
  • Two invitations to the Official Photoline with VP Gore.
  • Hyperlinked logo on CCLP website.
  • Social media acknowledgement on CCLP channels.
  • Full colour logo on on-site signage.
  • Hyperlinked logo in NEWSLETTERS.
  • Literature table in press room.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

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.

EXHIBITORS

OPPORTUNITIES & BENEFIT

EXHIBITORS TABLE

Exhibitors Table › 1.500€ *

 

  • Two Exhibitors registration (no access to the conferences room)
  • One table at the Exhibition area of Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019

Exhibitors package › 2.500€ *

 

  • Two Exhibitors registration (no access to the conferences room)
  • Two complimentary registration for Climate Change Leadership -Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019
  • One table at the Exhibition area of Climate Change Leadership Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019

PREMIUM EXHIBITORS

Premium Exhibitors › 5000€ *

 

  • Two Exhibitors registration (no access to the conferences room)
  • Three complimentary registration for Climate Change Leadership -Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019
  • Premium area at the Exhibition area of Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry 2019

GENERAL CONDITIONS

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.

The City

 

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.

Conference and Summit Venue

 

Alfândega Conference Centre

 

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.

Official Dinner Venue

 

Baron’s Hall

 

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.

The Organizers

TAYLOR’S PORT

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.

CHRAND MARKETING & EVENTS

Chrand is an agency that specializes in the design and management of worls class conferences, sporting, musical, and environmental events. Likewise, we advise companies, multinationals and governments on marketing strategies through events. From Davis Cup to conferences with President Barack Obama and Vice President Al Gore, including concerts; the Pro Beach Soccer World Cup, conferences with Robert Parker, Francis Ford Coppola and Kofi Annan, Chrand has a portfolio of more than 200 events of its own and a large number of programs managed for large corporations and public entities.

INSTITUTO DA VINHA E DO VINHO

It is a public organization integrated in the indirect administration of the State, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and its own assets. The IVV also develops activity in the participation and monitoring of processes related to the wine industry, developing actions aimed at improving the quality of wine products, strengthening competitiveness, internationalization and sustainable development of the Portuguese wine sector.

ASSOCIAÇÃO COMERCIAL DO PORTO

Founded in 1834, in the aftermath of the liberal movements, the Associação Comercial do Porto was born with the purpose and the mission of promoting the prosperity of Porto and the North Region, defending in particular the interests of its business community. Inspired by the principles of free enterprise and free trade, values that have always been strong in the hearts of the people of Porto, the association has been the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for more than 180 years, officially recognized by the Portuguese State in February 1982.

The Organizing Committee

Adrian Bridge

CEO of Taylor’s Port

In 2000, took over the role of Managing Director of the Taylor Fonseca Port Group.  Having been instrumental in the group buying the assets of Borges Port in 1999, he further expanded the company with the purchase of Croft Port and Delaforce Port in 2001, from Diageo.  The subsequent reorganization of the group, to form The Fladgate Partnership, and repackaging of these brands has helped the group to become a leading supplier of Port in the major premium markets of the world. The company has won many awards including European Winery of the Year 2002 by The Wine Enthusiast, an American wine magazine, and has been awarded more 100 point wines than any of its competitors.  The vintage Ports of Taylor and Fonseca are considered the quality reference for the sector. In 2008 Adrian created a new style of Port – Croft Pink – the first new Port for over a generation.

Pancho Campo

Conference Director

CEO and founder of the company Chrand Marketing & Events, he leads the expansion and marketing at The American College in Spain. In 2016, he published his first book . Pancho is a very innovative, visionary entrepreneur and one of the most charismatic speakers. He studied medicine but he never practiced, he holds numerous qualifications as a tennis professional, for example the Master Professional for Bollettieri International Coaches Program. He also has an MBA from the University of Juan Carlos I where he made numerous courses on sports psychology. He has recently been accepted, with the highest professional category, as a member of the Global Professional Tennis Coaches Association by ATP.

David Furer

Conference Host

For over 30 years David’s work with wine has encompassed many aspects in both Europe and his native US. He’s hosted previous iterations of Spain’s Climate Change & Wine conferences and Hong Kong’s Wine Future, created and hosted the Origins of Wine Civilization symposium in San Francisco and at Washington DC’s Smithsonian, and led ongoing classes for the public and the trade, and having lectured at some of the world’s most esteemed universities. A contributing editor and correspondent for many media outlets worldwide, he’s an author and has collaborated with others in several books, and served several years as a director of international wine writer organizations. Additionally geographic wine organizations in Europe, South America, and the US retain his services in marketing and promotions.

Dr. Greg Jones

Conference Technical Committee

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. He specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He conducts applied research for the grape and wine industry in Oregon and has given hundreds of international, national, and regional presentations on climate and wine-related research. He is the author of numerous book chapters, reports and articles on wine economics, grapevine phenology, site assessment methods for viticulture, climatological assessments of viticultural potential, and climate change.

Dr. José Vouillamoz

Conference Technical Committee

One of the world’s leading authority on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through DNA profiling. Swiss grape geneticist of international fame, trained with Prof Carole Meredith at the University of California at Davis (USA), he’s the co-author with the two Masters of Wine Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding of the multi-award winning book Wine Grapes (Allen Lane, 2012), the ultimate reference on all the grape varieties that are cultivated in the world. In 2017, he published the reference book Cépages Suisses – Histoires et Origines that was a huge national success. Dr Vouillamoz is also author and co-author of several scientific papers and grape books, such as the Oxford Companion to Wine and the World Atlas of Wine. Dr Vouillamoz is an independent wine expert, wine writer, wine educator and lecturer, as well as a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin, the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux, the Mémoire des Vins Suisses and the Circle of Wine Writers.

The Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit will create a unique convergence of expertise, wisdom and inspiration, bringing together some of the world’s leading scientists and authorities on climate change and the environment.