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Program outline:

Sunday 24 July
10am – 1pm – workshops
3pm – 6pm – workshops

Monday 25 July
9.30am – 12pm – Session 1: Industry outlook, position and state of play
1.30pm – 3pm – Session 2: Industry outlook, position and state of play (continued)
3.40pm – 5.45pm – Session 3: What makes Australian wine unique? The search for the Aussie terroir
7pm – 11.30pm – Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner (special delegate ticket price $199, normally $247)

Tuesday 26 July
9am – 10.40am – Session 4: What makes Australian wine unique? Terroir continued!
11.20am – 1pm – Session 5: Changing climate: changing terroir?
2pm – 3.45pm – Session 6: Vineyard health and diversity
4.30pm – 6pm – Session 7: Fresh science A
6pm – 7.30pm – Networking function in the Trade Exhibition

Wednesday 27 July
9am – 12pm – workshops
2pm – 4pm – Session 8: Flavour and its contribution to unique wine
4.45pm – 6.15pm – Session 9: Authenticity guaranteed?
6.30pm – 8pm – Student forum: In the wine light

Thursday 28 July
8.30am – 10am – Session 10: Fresh science B
10.45am – 12.30pm – Session 11: Improving productivity and efficiency in the vineyard and winery – smart grape to bottle manufacturing
12.30pm – 12.40pm – Announcement of Poster and Fresh science prize winners (prizes sponsored by: The Australian Wine Research Institute, Wine Innovation Cluster, Metabolomics Australia, Chr Hansen, and the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology)
1.30pm – 3.20pm – Session 12: The Australian wine industry of the future
3.20pm – 4.30pm – Regional tasting

The program information is correct at the time of writing however, the Conference organisers reserve the right to change the program without notice.

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