An amazing schedule for the European Wine City 2023: Arev, Farm Europe, Cooperatives Viticoles Françaises, Iter Vitis and Recevin together for 3 days of meetings, exchanges, conferences: all about the European wine sector challenges.
Toulouse, which has been designated European City of Wine in 2023, is the ideal place to welcome representatives of the European institutions, the regions of Europe and the Member States, the wine sector and academia, to discuss the major challenges facing the wine sector.
On the 27th the Summit that will take place at Occitanie Region Headquarter will be articulated on 3 panels:
1. FIRST PANEL VITICULTURE, BETWEEN CONSTRAINTS AND SOLUTIONS.
Viticulture is facing the effects of climate change, with an increase in drought and extreme weather phenomena that are worsening the risk of plant diseases and reducing productivity. At the same time, the European Union is proposing, through new regulations, to drastically reduce the use of plant protection products. How can the European wine sector play a part in these developments?
Is a synthesis of environmental, economic and social considerations possible, or is it just a utopian dream? What paths should we take, and what tools should we use? What prospects are offered by precision farming, digitisation and New Genomic Techniques?
2. SECOND PANEL SOCIETAL PERCEPTION: WINE DESERVES BETTER THAN A BATTLEGROUND.
Wine is a central part of European history and culture, but societal perceptions are changing: there is a greater emphasis on quality and a greater awareness of the health aspects of food. To reflect this, wine labelling is also changing: energy and ingredient claims will soon appear on the label (both physical and dematerialised), and health warnings are the subject of much debate.
Does the health of Europeans require a new relationship with wine, a renewed information and education policy, or – as some suggest – a hygienist approach?
3. THIRD PANEL EUROPEAN AND WORLDWIDE MARKETS: LEAD OR SUFFER THE MUTATIONS?
To anticipate changes in consumption and production, it is important to understand the dynamics underway on the European and world markets, with import and export flows constantly changing, both in terms of quantity and value.
What will be produced tomorrow for what type of consumption? How is consumption changing, not just in terms of quantity but also in terms of the type of product on offer? Is there just one type of wine being consumed, or are there many? Are red wines destined to decline? Organic wines, sustainable wines, low-alcohol wines, alcohol-free wines… what does the future hold?
On the 27th evening the Prefecture de Toulouse will host the Iter Vitis award: 15 categories and laureats from all over the European continent and on the 28th the Iter Vitis General Assembly in a Fronton area chateau.
Here below the program:
RECEVIN work meeting from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (reserved for members
RECEVIN and ITER VITIS France) at Toulouse Town Hall, Place du Capitole in Toulouse
Reception at the town hall of Toulouse, European city of wine 2023, at
EUROPEAN WINE DAY, Occitanie Regional Council,
22, boulevard du Maréchal-Juin in Toulouse
8:00 a.m. Welcome of participants
8:30 a.m. Opening of the European Wine Day
9:30 a.m. First round table: Viticulture, between constraints and
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 a.m. Second round table: Societal perception: wine deserves better than a battlefield
1:00 p.m. Lunch break
2:30 p.m. Third round table: European and global markets:
lead or undergo the mutations?
4:00 p.m. Conclusion
6:00 p.m. Wine tasting and presentation of the ITER VITIS Awards
Regional Prefecture, 1 place Saint-Etienne in Toulouse
Program reserved for AREV members or Regions wishing to join AREV
AREV Annual General Meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Visit to a Cooperative Cellar
Program reserved for Iter Vitis members
ITER VITIS Annual General Assembly at 10 a.m. in FRONTON
They have already confirmed their participation:
Carole Delga, President of the Occitanie Region;
Emiliano Garcia Pages, President of Castilla la Mancha and President of AREV;
Members of the European Parliament :
- Iréne Tolleret, (Renew Europe);
- Anne Sander (EPP);
- Juan Ignacio Zoido Alvarez (EPP);
- Paolo De Castro (S&D);
- Louis Teisseidre, Professor – University of Bordeaux ;
- Luca Rigotti, Chairman of the wine group Copa Cogeca & Chairman of the wine sector of the Alliance of Italian Wine Cooperatives;
- Emanuela Panke, President of the Iter Vitis Federation;
- Yves Madre, President of Farm Europe;
- Elli Tsiforou, CEO GAIA;
- Joel Boueilh, Chairman of the French Wine Cooperation and IVSO Co-Chairman;
- Christophe Bou, IVSO Co-Chairman;
- Gabriele di Gaspero , Applied Genomics Institute;
- Anastasia Gadolou, Director of Archaeological Sites, Greek Ministry of Culture;
- Gabriele Castelli, FEDERVINI;
- Ludovic Roux, President of the Vignerons Coopérateurs d’Occitanie and Vice;
- President of the Copa-Cogeca wine group;
- Daniel Murphy, international wine trader;
- Laurent Delaunay, CEO Badet Clément;
- Matilde Poggi, president of the European independent winegrowers.