Portland, Ore. (Nov. 18, 2015) – The Oregon Wine Board announced today that registration is open for the 2016 Oregon Wine Symposium, the premier educational event and trade show for the Northwest wine community.
Scheduled for Feb. 23-24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, the Symposium is comprised of two full days of panel discussions and presentations covering the most relevant topics in viticulture, enology and wine business. Presented by the wine industry’s leading experts, the Symposium is a must-attend event for winery and vineyard owners, vineyard managers, winemakers, marketing and sales managers and winery staff. Registration includes access to the Northwest’s biggest wine industry trade show, featuring more than 200 exhibitors.
The 2016 keynote speaker is Patrick Criteser, president and CEO of the Tillamook County Creamery Association. Criteser, a native Oregonian, will discuss the role strategic planning plays in growing brand equity to capture and expand distribution of Tillamook products that reach families across America. With profits from the co-op going back to its farmer-owners, Criteser will share how Tillamook protects their investments and preserves a way of life for future generations of Tillamook County farm families.
New for 2016, the key evening event of the Oregon Wine Symposium has been reimagined! The Oregon Wine Soirée is a social and networking celebration of the Oregon wine community’s hard work and the passion shared for Oregon wines. Gather at the Left Bank Annex on Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m., immediately following the sessions on day one, and enjoy delicious appetizers by Simpatica and outstanding wines from around the state. A separate ticket is required to attend this event.
For additional information on the preliminary program, speakers and related events or to register for the Symposium please visit symposium.oregonwine.org.