Wine Pleasures Wine Tourism: Preview Conference Programme released November 25, 2008 • By winepleasures Sitges, Barcelona (Spain) Wine Pleasures has just made public the preview conference programme for the Wine Pleasures International Wine Tourism Conference & Workshop to be held in the Mediterranean seaside resort of Sitges, Barcelona. The conference will gather together some 300 professionals form around the world from wineries, hotels, press, Tour Operators, travel agents, public administrations, universities, wine tour companies, and providers of tourism activities to complement a winer y visit such as bike tour companies, balloons, horse riding and so on. Many wine bloggers will also be present. The conference will be held in the Hotel Port Sitges Resort which is well known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Speakers and delegates will be able to network, discuss and socialize in this unique event. Delegates can enjoy four plenary sessions and some 40 seminars consisting of talks, workshops, posters and panel discussions. In the evening there will be a choice of activities to participate in and includes winery visits and tastings, wine tasting sessions, food and wine pairing, cultural visits and storytelling in the sponsored wine bar. Wine expereince providers will be able to participate in a Wine Tourism Workshop on 26 and 27. Providers will be able to hold private one to one meetings with international tour operators interested in sending groups to visit them. Wineries, Hotels and Incoming agents are strongly advised to participate as these are the most requested by the Tour Operators. If you know of a winery who would like to meet the agents and therby increase the number of wine tourists at their winery then feel free to pass this info on. During the coming days we will be featuring each speaker on our blog and asking them to tell us a little about themselves so feel free to book mark our blog for regular updates.