Sunday 15 September 2013

Afternoon/Evening

5:30pm - 8:30pm: Welcome Reception: The State Government of South Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission hosted a relaxed welcome reception at the Adelaide Central Market.


Monday 16 September 2013

Morning business sessions: Master of Ceremonies - Jeremy Oliver.

8:45am: Introduction and welcome: The introduction to Savour Australia 2013 and welcome by the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP and James Gosper, General Manager - Market Development, Wine Australia.

8:55am: Launch of the People to Plate video series: Featuring Andre Ursini, Kris Lloyd and ‘Auntie’ Anne Duguid video.

9:00am: Keynote speaker: How food and wine can leverage country branding: Keynote speaker Wendy Perrin, Condé Nast Traveller's Director of Consumer News and Digital Community,  focused on the importance of food and wine to a country’s international image, reputation and branding and how food and wine defines the perception of a country’s culture. 

9:30am: Food and wine strategy - Tourism Australia and Wine Australia: Andrew McEvoy, Managing Director, Tourism Australia; Nick Baker, Executive General Manager, Consumer Marketing, Tourism Australia and James Gosper, General Manager - Market Development, Wine Australia presented on the jointly funded food and wine strategy.

10:05am: Mythbusting - Australia’s regions, sites, innovations, quality, diversity and its characters: Some of Australia's leading winemakers demonstrated to our supply chain partners from all around the world, the profitable and unique opportunity Australian wine offers their business.  

11:10am: Viewing of the second People to Plate video: Featuring Mark Jensen, John Susman and Peter Logan.

11:15am: Morning tea: Guests grazed their way through the providores' market and connected with Australian wine producers, the world's wine trade and media.

11:45am: Australia's Advantage - How Australia is placed to take advantage of the global trends - our advantages over the other suppliers: Stuart McNab, Chief Supply Officer of Global Production, Treasury Wine Estates presented on why customers should invest in Australian wine and how the Australian wine category can take advantage of the supply and demand outlook and global trends.

Afternoon 

12:20pm: Viewing of the third People to Plate video: Featuring Matt Stone, Matt Purbrick and Steve Flamsteed.

12:25pm: The role of social media and traditional communication: Kristen Boschma, General Manager, The Social Hatch was joined by a panel of leading wine communication experts selected by Wine Australia. The panel, moderated by Angie Bradbury, provided insights on the appropriate media channels to improve a brand’s dialogue within various target audiences and to help change brand perceptions, particularly in mature markets and channels.

1:05pm: Viewing of the final People to Plate video: Featuring Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year Ollie Gould, Joel Pizzini and beef producer Tim O’Connor.

1:10pm: The Australian 'backyard' lunch: Savour Australia 2013 chefs and farmers prepared a classic Australian backyard BBQ lunch.

2:30pm: Landmark Australia wine tastings:  Sensational tastings that showcased wines which exemplify Australia’s ultimate wine offering from the past, present and future.

3:00pm - 4:00pm: WFA Industry review - Findings and recommendations: Winemakers' Federation of Australia President Tony D'Aloisio led a discussion on 33 recommended Actions recently released by WFA to the industry aimed at supporting the sector's recovery and restoring profitability and asset values. 

4:00pm - 5:00pm: UK and USA Market Snapshot: Wine Australian Regional Directors Yvonne May and Angela Slade provided overviews of the UK and USA markets.  

All day 

9:00am - 5:00pm: Savour Australia 2013 Discovery Bars: Guests were able to discover Australian wine's many new styles, varieties and regions at their own pace.

9:00am - 5:00pm: Entry to Market Lounge - Networking Lounge: The fully serviced networking lounge provided the opportunity for Australian wine producers to meet one-on-one to discuss business opportunities with importers and distributors. The shared meeting space facilitated business development meetings and was utilised by Australian wine producer delegates and visiting trade.

9:00am - 5:00pm: Providores' market: Guests enjoyed fresh Australian food and produce throughout the day.

Evening

7:00pm - 10:30pm: Monday night dinners: These dinners were held at various locations and showcased the best food and wine experiences from around Australia. Dinners hosted by the South Australian Government, Wines of Western Australia, the New South Wales Wine Industry Association, Treasury Wine Estates, Jacob’s Creek, Australia’s First Families of Wine and Wine Australia.


Tuesday 17 September 2013

Morning business sessions: Master of Ceremonies - Jeremy Oliver.

8:45am: Introduction from Jeremy Oliver at the Adelaide Convention Centre Hall BC.

8:47am: Introducing: The NAB Agribusiness Savour Australia 2013 Business Series: Hosted by Malcolm Pridham, Regional Agribusiness Manager, SA South, NAB Agribusiness.

8:50am: Australian Economic Update: Hosted by Dean Pearson, Head of Industry Economics, National Australia Bank.

9:05am: Australia on the global stage - Global market trends and Australian wine: Mike Veseth, Professor, Author and Editor of The Wine Economist, reviewed the global supply and demand outlook and the existing inventory position.

9:45am: Global market trends - Understanding how consumers' lives are changing: Michael Walton, Executive Director Consumer and Business Intelligence, Nielsen Pacific presented on global consumer trends including insights and data demonstrating how consumers’ lives are changing and the impact this has on the wine category.

10:25am: Retailers: friend or foe?:  Ron Wood, one of Australia's leading pricing strategists, looked at how retailers and suppliers can have aligned interests and considered the tactics suppliers should adopt to engage consumers through retail partnerships.

11:15am: Morning Tea: Guests grazed their way through the providores' market and connected with Australian wine producers, the world's wine trade and media.

Select your session: 11:40am - 12:20pm:

USA - Selling Australian wine – What matters?:  Angela Slade, Regional Director, Wine Australia led a panel discussion of representatives from all channels in the USA providing insight into the critical business hurdles that producers must overcome to successfully build their brand in the tiered US system.

UK – Re-booting a mature market: Tim Wildman MW revisited his 2007 Master of Wine Dissertation, examining the attitudes of the UK wine trade towards Australian wine. 

China - Selling Australian wine – What matters?: Jeremy Oliver hosted a panel Q&A on key success factors for brand owners doing business in China. The panel discussed insights and content on the important factors to develop a successful category presence in various channels across China.  

Select your session: 12:25pm - 1:00pm: 

“Excuse me waiter, where is the Australian section please?”: UK wine writer and honorary Australian of the year Matthew Jukes assessed the suitability of Australian wine in the on-premise market and the business case for greater representation from a quality of offer and business profitability perspective.

D2C - Dealing direct: Peter McAtamney, Principal of Wine Business Solutions, hosted a panel discussion on the growth in direct to consumer sales.

Independent retail - Engaging consumers through independent retail: James Gosper, General Manager, Market Development, Wine Australia hosted a panel reviewing the opportunity for Australia to engage consumers through the independent retail channel.

Afternoon 

1:05pm: Tourism Australia's 'beach' lunch - Introducing the Ultimate Winery Experiences: Our Savour Australia 2013 chefs and farmers prepared a casual 'at the beach' lunch. Tourism Australia introduced their 'best of' campaign, including the Ultimate Winery Experiences.

2:30pm: Landmark Australia wine tastings: Sensational tastings that showcased wines which exemplify Australia’s ultimate wine offering from the past, present and future.

Afternoon sessions for Australian wine producers: 3:00pm - 5:00pm:

3:00pm - 5:00pm: Building direct to consumer business: This business session for Australian wine producers was hosted by Peter McAtamney, Principal, Wine Business Solutions and looked at how to build brands and business through the direct to consumer channel.

All day

9:00am - 5:00pm: Savour Australia 2013 Discovery Bars: Guests were able to discover Australian wine's many new styles, varieties and regions at their own pace.

9:00am - 5:00pm: Entry to Market Lounge - Networking lounge: The fully serviced networking lounge provided the opportunity for Australian wine producers to meet one-on-one to discuss business opportunities with importers and distributors. The shared meeting space facilitated business development meetings and was utilised by Australian wine producer delegates and visiting trade.

9:00am - 5:00pm: Providores' market: Guests enjoyed fresh Australian food and produce throughout the day.

Evening

7:00pm: Night markets: In the theatrical setting of one of Australia's oldest theatres, guests joined the Savour Australia 2013 chefs, farmers and Australian wine producers and enjoyed diverse food, wine and entertainment.


Wednesday 18 September 2013

10:00am - 4:00pm: Grand Tasting: Over 150 winemakers and wineries poured to more than 750 key wine trade and media delegates, from Australia and overseas, as part of the largest and most comprehensive industry tasting event ever held in Adelaide. 

10:00am - 4:00pm: Providores' market: Guests enjoyed fresh Australian food and produce throughout the day.