NOVEMBER 10-11, 2016
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Where better to have a summit than in the Mountains? The celebration of a food and drink festival is all the more enhanced by taking time to cross pollinate ideas in an industry fortified by passionate producers, marketers, restauranteurs and industry insiders. The Cornucopia Wine Summit brings together experts and topics relevant to the wine industry and its changing landscape, in a setting where those who have a common interest can share and debate. Marking 20 years of Cornucopia, this Summit will combine great speakers, hot topics, food and wine in a thought provoking forum that is not to be missed.
The Cornucopia Wine Summit is held as part of Cornucopia - Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink. The vision of this industry forum is threefold: to celebrate the successes of BC’s wine industry on the world stage, to provide a platform to discuss pertinent and sometimes contentious issues that affect the industry today and to exchange and gain expertise that will help to shape a successful future.
Cornucopia is owned by a not-for-profit and run as a charity benefit for the community.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
For a detailed look at session topics and speakers
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm Registration
4:30pm – 6:00pm Welcome Reception - Jamie Goode and Michaela Morris
6:00pm – 9:00pm “The Picnic: A Celebration of Whistler Culinary Excellence”
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 2016
8:00am – 8:30am Registration, Whistler Conference Centre Grand Foyer
8:30am – 9:00am Welcome Address and Keynote - Jamie Goode
9:00am – 10:30am Expert Panel: Whirlwind “Vineyard Tour” of BC Industry Developments
10:30am – 11:45am Remembrance Day Break
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch Session: On-Wine Marketing – The Internet and the Wine World
1:30pm – 3:00pm Debate: The Future of BC Wine
3:15pm – 4:15pm Panel: Rebels & Icons
4:15pm – 4:25pm Closing Remarks
8:00pm – 11:00pm Cellar Door Grand Tasting