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Debate @ the Waite 15 March 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ACDT)
Six experts in two teams are debating the topic:
The future of the Australian wine industry will be based on technology, not tradition
Ensuring that Australia’s wine industry remains profitable, internationally competitive and sustainable into an uncertain future is a major challenge.
The Australian wine industry is estimated to be worth $5 billion annually, with approximately 60% of our wines exported. Innovation has underpinned the growth of the Australian wine industry in recent decades, enabling the production of high-volume, value-for-money wines for export. But the industry is under pressure from oversupply of fruit, the high Australian dollar and increasing competition from other ‘new-world’ wine producers. How should the Australian wine industry position itself within existing and emerging markets to increasingly discerning, wine-savvy consumers?
Will you be for or against?
Dr Paul Willis, Director, RiAus
When: Thursday 15 March 2012, 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Lirra Lirra Cafe, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide, Waite Rd, Urrbrae
Free wine tasting and finger food provided. A cash bar will be open throughout the event.
When & Where
The Waite Research Institute, at The University of Adelaide
The Waite Research Institute brings together researchers from a range of disciplines including plant biology, genetics, soil sciences, agronomy, clinical nutrition and agricultural economics. They will pool their expertise to find solutions to major problems including meeting the challenge of ensuring global food security and providing Australia's agricultural, wine and food industries with innovative research-led developments.