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06 October 2014 — Viticulture

Australia: "Taking Charge of our Future" Conference

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At the initiative of the Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA), the Director General of the OIV, Jean-Marie Aurand, participated in the conference organised in Adelaide on 1 and 2 October 2014, which was dedicated to the future prospects of Australian viticulture.

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The conference brought together over 250 participants, mainly in the vitivinicultural sector. On this occasion, Jean-Marie Aurand gave a presentation on the situation of the world wine sector and its main developments. Australia is the 6th largest producer and 5th largest exporter in the world, with more than 60% of Australian production being exported.

During his visit, the Director General met with the representative for the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Travis Power (Assistant Secretary), as well as the Australian OIV delegate, Mr John Power, and the Australian OIV experts, Ms Creina Stockley (President of the "Safety and Health" Commission) and Tony Battaglene (President of the "Economic and Situational Analysis" Expert Group).