Venue & Dates

The 3rd International Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop will be held at the Pousada de Porto, Palacio do Freixo, Porto, Portugal from Sunday 30th January to Thursday3rd February 2011.

To Register as a Delegate

Registration is open to any member of the public who wishes to attend the conference. There is a reduced rate if you wish to attend the whole event or there is a single day attendance fee. Registrations forms for both the Conference and the Pre-Conference event allow secure payments with a credit card.

Please make every effort not to leave your registration until the last minute as the Wine Pleasurs Office will be fully committed to conference arrangements from 1 Jan 2011. Unless we receive your registration by Friday 31 December 2010, you will need to register on a first come first serve basis at the venue.

Pre-Registered Delegates

On arrival please collect your badge, conference bag and Conference Programme from the Registration Desk located in the hotel entrance. On site registration is possible but subject to availability of places.

Registration Opening Times (Conference delegates)

Monday 31 January 08.00 – 17.30
Tuesday 1 February 08.00 – 17.30
Wednesday 2 February 08.00 – 13.00

Delegates must register before they can attend sessions as admission is strictly by badge.

Internet

WI-FI internet access  is sponsored by the Palacio do Freixo and is available for the duration of the conference and workshop.

Accommodation

If you require accommodation for the duration of the conference please check out the discounted accommodation options we have negotiated for delegates.

Conference Programme

The Conference Preview Programme is now available but is subject to change and will be superseded by the official Conference Programme that you will receive on arrival at the conference.

Click on the following link to view the preview conference programme:

Conference Timetable

Saturday 29th January
16.00 – 23.00 Pre Conference Event

Sunday 30th January
09.00 – 23.00 Pre Conference Event

Monday 31 January
08.00 – 09.00 Register for the conference, look around the hotel and exhibition, tweet on the internet and then be in time for the opening plenary talk.

Plenary Speaker, Charles Metcalfe

09.00 – 10.30 Opening announcements and First Plenary Session by H.R.M. Duke of Bragança
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break (Sponsored by The Yeatman Hotel)
11.00 – 12.00 Session 1.1
12.00 – 13.00 Session 1.2
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.15 – 15.15 Session 1.3
15.15 – 16.15 Session 1.4
16.30 – 17.30 Second Plenary Session by Charles Metcalfe
18.00 – 19.30 Wines of Portugal tasting led by Charles Metcalfe

Tuesday 1 February
08.00 – 09.00 Register for the conference, look around the hotel and exhibition, tweet on the internet and then be in time for the opening plenary talk.

09.30 – 10.30 Opening announcements and Third Plenary Session by Anja Cheriakova & Georges Janssens (World Wine Tour 2010)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 Session 2.1
12.00 – 13.00 Session 2.2
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Session 2.3
15.30 – 16.30 Fourth Plenary Session by Celebrity Wine Review TV with Producer Roie Edery and Programme Host Charity Winters
17.00 – 18.30 Port and Chocolate Matching with Sogevinus Fine Wines

Wednesday 2 February
08.00 – 09.00 Register for the conference, look around the hotel and exhibition, tweet on the internet and then be in time for the opening plenary talk.

09.30 – 10.30 Opening announcements and Fifth Plenary Session by Lara Dunston & Terence Carter (Grantourismo)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 Session 3.1
12.00 – 13.00 Session 3.2
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Session 3.3
15.30 – 16.30 Session 3.4
16.30 – 17.30 Final Plenary Session by Susanna Tocca (DOC-DMC & AIMS)
18.00 – 19.00 Wine Tasting networking activity with Tour Operators and Travel Agents

Exhibition & Wine Tasting

There will be a Wine Tourism Resource Exhibition, open to all for the duration of the conference, showing a host of grape escape options. Do take some time to visit and re-visit the exhibition stands during the conference. There will be plenty of wine to taste too! Open 08.30 to 18.30 daily.

After Conference Social Programme

Each day at from 17.00 onwards there will be a free After Conference Social programme free for conference delegates to attend. An evening social dinner programme will also be available.