Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference 2019 - Climate Change Leadership Porto
The Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit developed 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. The first conference happened on July 6th 2018 and the next one will take place next 6th-7th March 2019, at Alfândega do Porto.
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Climate Change Leadership Porto | 5th - 7th March 2019

Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference 2019

First Conference about Climate Change & Wine Industry in Porto

The wine industry is vulnerable to climate change.

This is the greatest challenge our industry faces today. We are well placed to tackle this threat but it requires more than good intentions. Concerted and urgent action is needed on the part of all industry players and of those who supply and work with them.

New ideas for the industry

The CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP PORTO aims to provide practical and proven solutions, both short and long term, that will help mitigate the impact of a changing climate on our industry.

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The Conference Programme
The Trade Show

5th-7th March 2019

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 targeted principally to companies from all areas of business with an interest in protecting the environment.

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Where

Alfândega do Porto and Coliseu do Porto

The Conference will take place at Alfândega, an historic building located in the center of the historic city of Porto, and in Coliseu do Porto, located at the city downtown. Both places are known for their events. By partnering with us, you will have high visibility and direct access to these places.

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We will have 2 different types of tickets available to attend this Conference: Regular Ticket and VIP Ticket. Choose the best option for you and your team, in order to be present in every debate and workshop. Some tickets are limited to room capacity.

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DAY 1

5th March – Alfândega do Porto

 

12.00 – 18.00 | ACCREDITATIONS

14.00 – 19.30 | OPENING OF THE TRADE SHOW AREA

18.30 – 19.30 | COCKTAIL AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA

 

 

DAY 2

6th March – Alfândega do Porto

 

08.00 – 09.00 | ACCREDITATIONS

09.00 – 09.15 | OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE TRADE SHOW

09.15 – 09.30 | OPENING CEREMONY

 

09.30 – 10.30 | SESSION 1: “NEW RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE”
Speakers: to be confirmed | Miguel Torres (ES) | Cristina Mariana-May (IT) | Gerard Bertrand (FR)
Moderator: Greg Jones
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 – 11.45 | SESSION 2: “HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD”
Speakers: Kim Nicholas (SE) | António Graça (PT)
Moderator:  to be confirmed
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.

 

11.45 – 12.45 | SESSION 3: “CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS & SENSIBLE MARKETING”
Speakers: Paul Willgoss (UK) | Kaj Torok (SE)
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 – 15.20 | 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 winery. Topics to be covered include advances in winery design, energy auditing, reduction and efficiency protocols; thermic management, oenological products, sanitation and systems maintenance.

 

15.20– 16.00 | SESSION 5: “VINEYARD DEVELOPMENTS”
Speakers: Alvaro Gonzalez (CL) | to be confirmed
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 – 16.40  | SESSION 6: “A REPORT FROM ADVICLIM”
Speakers: Carlos Miranda (ES) | Chris Foss (UK)
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 – 17.00 | Q&A S05 e S06

16.00 – 17.30 | BREAK

 

17.30– 18.10 | SESSION 7: “WATER MANAGEMENT”
Speakers: Heinrich Schloms (SA) | André Roux | Carlos Cosín
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.

 

18.10– 18.50 | SESSION 8: “ENERGY ISSUES”
Speakers: Cindy DeVries (USA) | Jaime Gramona (ES)
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.

 

18.50 – 19.00 | Q&A S07 e S08

 

DAY 3

7th March – Alfândega do Porto (am) / Coliseu (pm)

 

09.00 – 09.45 | SESSION 9: “SUSTAINABILITY, BIODIVERSITY & SOIL MANAGEMENT”
Speakers: António Amorim (PT) | Olga Barbosa (CL) | Gilles Descôtes (FR)
Moderator: Patrick Spencer (USA)
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.

 

09.45 – 10.30 | SESSION 10: ‘PACKAGING & TRANSPORTATION”
Speakers: Carlos Moreira da Silva (PT) | to be confirmed
Moderator:
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.

 

10.30 – 11.15 | SESSION 11: “EFFICIENCY & ECONOMICS – CALL TO ACTION”
Speakers: Malcom Preston (UK) | 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.

 

11.15 – 12.00 | SESSION 12: CLOSING REMARKS SESSION

12.00 – 13.30 | LUNCH AT THE TRADE SHOW AREA

 

 

Coliseu do Porto
Climate Change Leadership Summit 2019

 

14.30 – 14.45 | OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY & PORTO PROTOCOL

 

14.45 – 15.15 | “A DATE WITH THE OCEAN” – The world’s largest beach clean-up project.
Speaker:  to be confirmed
Content: to inspire individuals to do more and show they can make a difference in our planet’s future.

 

15.15 – 16.00 | “SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE”
Speaker:  to be confirmed
Content: show the most current findings on climate change, its impacts and origin, but most importantly, explain which are the solutions and strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

 

16.00 – 16.45 | “Climate Change”
Speaker:  to be confirmed
Content:

16.45 – 17.00 | BREAK

 

17.00 – 18.00 | SESSION 15: “KEYNOTE SPEECH: PORTO PROTOCOL – A CASE FOR OPTIMISM ON CLIMATE CHANGE”
Speaker: Al Gore

 

18.00 – 18.15 | CLOSING REMARKS

19.30 – 22.30 | OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER AT BARON’S HALL

Confirmed Speakers
Al Gore

“KEYNOTE SPEECH: PORTO PROTOCOL – A CASE FOR OPTIMISM ON CLIMATE CHANGE”

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. Al Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990.

Miguel Torres

“NEW RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE”

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. He has written several books, the most recognised being Vineyards and Wines. First published in 1977 it is now in its seventh revised and updated edition, available in Spanish and English.

Cristina Mariana-May

“NEW RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE”

CEO of the burgeoning wine empire, which every year imports and markets millions of cases of wine from all over the world, Mariani-May has pushed the brand towards modern and sustainable practices—both by partnering with biodynamic wine companies and by promoting the use of new winemaking equipment.

Paul Willgoss 

“CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS & SENSIBLE MARKETING”

Director of Food technology at Marks & Spencer, one of the UK’s leading retailers, committed to making every moment special through the high quality, own brand food, clothing and home products we offer in our stores and internationally. 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 Torok

“CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS & SENSIBLE MARKETING”

Kaj Török is CRO (Chief Reputation Officer) and CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) at MAX Burgers,  the World’s First Climate-Positive Burgers. MAX was founded in Sweden, above the Arctic Circle, in 1968, and is the oldest burger chain in Sweden. The family-run business was named one of the world’s Ten Most Innovative Companies in Food, 2011 by Fast Company.

Richard Halstead 

Moderator on “CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS & SENSIBLE MARKETING”

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. Richard’s early working life was spent in business journalism, including spells as a staff writer on the Independent on Sunday and the Mail on Sunday.

Greg Jones

Moderator on “NEW RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE”

Gregory V. Jones is the 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, suitability for viticulture, how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality.

Kim Nicholas

“HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD”

Kimberly Nicholas is an 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. In particular, her research focuses on sustainable farming systems, using nature-based solutions to benefit both people and ecosystems, and linking research with policy and practice to support a zero-emissions society that she hopes to live to see.

António Graça

“HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD”

Antonio Graça is 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. He is a recognized viticulture expert with the OIV – International Association for Vine and Wine, and tasting judge for international wine contests such as the International Wine Challenge (London) and Mundus Vini (Neustadt).

Roger Boulton 

“WINERIES OF THE FUTURE”

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

Jamie Goode

Moderator on “WINERIES OF THE FUTURE”

London-based winewriter who is currently wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express. He won the 2007 Glenfiddich Wine Writer of the year award. His first book, Wine Science, won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book in 2006, and a second edition was released in 2014.

Alvaro Gonzalez 

“VINEYARD DEVELOPMENTS”

R&D Manager at the Center for Research and Innovation – Viña Concha y Toro. The impetus behind Concha y Toro’s newly established Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) comes about largely in response to changes and new challenges faced by our industry. The CRI underlines our company’s commitment to the development of Chile’s national viticulture.

José Vouillamoz

Moderator on : “VINEYARD DEVELOPMENTS” and “A REPORT FROM ADVICLIM”

Dr José Vouillamoz is 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.

Carlos Miranda

 “A REPORT FROM ADVICLIM”

Carlos Miranda, Ph.D, is Associate Professor and researcher in the Department of Agrarian Production at Public University of Navarra (UPNa) in Pamplona (Spain). He specializes in pomology, genetic resources and how management and climate influence fruit tree and grapevine growth, production and quality. His 20-year teaching and research activity include pomology, phenology, plant-climate interactions, climate change and genetic resources evaluation.

 Chris Foss

“A REPORT FROM ADVICLIM”

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. He moved to Plumpton to launch programs in Wine Production in 1988. Chris lectures principally in vineyard establishment and management, vine protection, and sustainable viticulture, manages Plumpton’s 8-hectare vineyard, and is on the Wine GB South-East Committee.

Heinrich Schloms

“WATER MANAGEMENT”

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, his main goal to help wine producers to manage their soil in a sustainable manner. Water security and heat waves has become a major issue in the Western Cape and Heinrich believes that the key to survival lies in the soil.

André Roux

“WATER MANAGEMENT”

Director of Sustainable Resource Management at Department of Agriculture: Western Cape. 21 years of service with the Department of Agriculture: Western Cape involved in optimal agricultural water utilisation and management and other agricultural engineering aspects such as animal housing, handling and waste management, mechanisation, on-farm value adding and the conservation and sustainable utilisation of our natural resources. Managed FruitLook project which provides weekly ET data to irrigation farmers across the Western Cape province and contributed to the development of the SmartAgri climate change resilience project. Retired at end July 2017.

Carlos Cosín

“WATER MANAGEMENT”

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. Mr. Cosín holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. He has been an active member of the International Desalination Association Board of Directors for the last two terms (2013-2015 and 2015-2017). He also was a member of the Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) between 2013 and was born and raised in Madrid, Spain.

Linda Johnson-Bell 

Moderator on “WATER MANAGEMENT”

Johnson-Bell has been wine writer, author, jury member, speaker and consultant for 25 years, having trained in France where she edited Vintage International. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Scripps and l’Institut des Sciences Politiques in Paris, was a Rotary Graduate Scholar and has post-graduate diplomas in Law from University of Oxford.

Cindy DeVries 

“ENERGY ISSUES”

As Chief Operating Officer, Cindy DeVries oversees sustainability, viticulture, grape sourcing, wine production, supply chain and regulatory compliance operations at Fetzer Vineyards, a leading marketer of multi-origin wines, with products sold in over 50 countries globally. In her role, DeVries has worked to solidify the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, including rigorous certifications for B Corporation status, Zero Waste operations, and adherence to the CarbonNeutral® Protocol.

Jaime Gramona

“ENERGY ISSUES”

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. He is an Associated Lecturer of Oenology at the University Rovira i Virgili, and since 2009 has been working as lecturer of sparkling wines at the Institute of Corporate Trainin.

António Amorim

“SUSTAINABILITY, BIODIVERSITY & SOIL MANAGEMENT”

Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim, graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in International Commerce, having concluded post-graduate studies in Management at INSEAD, Stanford and Columbia Universities as well as in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux. In 1996, Antonio Amorim was appointed Chief Executive of the cork stopper division of Amorim’s industrial branch and five years later, in March 2001, became Chairman and CEO of the entire cork operation.

Olga Barbosa 

“SUSTAINABILITY, BIODIVERSITY & SOIL MANAGEMENT”

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, important not only for wineries that depend on the provision of ecosystem services that sustain production and wine quality, but also for successful climate change adaptation of the industry and local communities, a research program  reinforced by a strong knowledge transfer strategy to engage and empower the wine sector in the conservation of their habitat.

Gilles Descôtes

“SUSTAINABILITY, BIODIVERSITY & SOIL MANAGEMENT”

Gilles Descôtes, 47, is an agronomy engineer (a graduate of AgroParisTech) and oenologist. He joined Champagne Bollinger in May 2003 as assistant production director becoming director of vineyards and supply two years later. Having particularly good relationships with the workforce, he was made technical director in 2012 and has effectively been in charge of production for some time. Since 2013 he is the  Chef de Caves of BOLLINGER and responsible for the production of Champagne up to the point of shipping,  the supply of grapes and the House’s vineyards.

Patrick Spencer 

Moderator on “SUSTAINABILITY, BIODIVERSITY & SOIL MANAGEMENT”

Patrick Spencer is the Executive Director of the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance a nonprofit forest conservation organization, whose mission is to preserve and protect the Mediterranean cork forests. He earned his BS in Environmental Sciences from Connecticut State University.

Carlos Moreira da Silva

‘PACKAGING & TRANSPORTATION”

Chaiman of BA Glass, present in 7 countries, producing over 8 billion containers in 11 colors annually. With a total of twelve plants and 3.800 employees, BA distributes glass packaging to more than 80 countries around the world. As a result of these efforts, BA became 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.

Malcom Preston 

 “EFFICIENCY & ECONOMICS – CALL TO ACTION”

Malcolm Preston is Global Head of Sustainability Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and leads a global team of some 700 sustainability and climate change experts, with over 100 based in the UK. Malcolm’s role is to drive the understanding of sustainability and climate change throughout the firm to ensure the risks and opportunities associated with these issues are considered in the advice PwC gives to its clients.

Mike Veseth

Moderator on “EFFICIENCY & ECONOMICS – CALL TO ACTION”

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. He’s professor emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and in 2010 was named Washington Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Gerard Bertrand

“NEW RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE”

Leading expert from the South of France recognized by all wine lovers. As a wine-grower and owner of flagship estates, he has acquired a unique expertise in the terroirs of Languedoc-Roussillon. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs of this region, which produces sparkling wines, reds, whites, rosés, varietal wines or appellation wines. A rich array of promises to fulfill all tasting expectations.

Stephen Rannekleiv

“EFFICIENCY & ECONOMICS – CALL TO ACTION”

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. He leads the beverage research team and provides colleagues involved in the beverage industry with thought-provoking ideas, analytics, and insights.

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