2018 Programme

Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2018 Programme


Programme Director: Andre Morgenthal


08:50 – 09:00
Margi Biggs, tourism entrepreneur
09:00 – 10:00
Seeing the World through the lens of a wine glass.Cathy Huyghe
Co-founder and CEO of Enolytics LLC, journalist
and award-winning author
10:00 – 10:45Creating a culture of innovation.

Peter Greenwall
Innovation thought leader, author of “Logical
10:45 – 11:10TEA/COFFEE
11:10 – 11:40The Room Temperature.
Katlego Ditlhokwe
Strategic Planner, Joe Public Ignite
11:40 – 12:10Innovative dining – The Flavours of Fynbos.
Donovan Kirkwood
Ecologist and biodiversity conservation specialist
Kobus van der Merwe
Owner and chef, Wolfgat
12:10 – 12:25What Delta are doing in the air to maintain customer loyalty.
Jimmy Eichelgruen Director – Delta Sales Africa, Middle East, India
12:25 – 13:25LUNCH
13:25 – 14:25Talking Social Media | Bring your brand to life…Spicer de Villiers
Specialist communications consultant, A Single Thread

Chris Joubert
Content creator
14:25 – 14:45From hook to cookSerge Raemaekers
Managing director, ABALOBI

Giles Edwards
Owner chef, La Tête
14:45 – 15:05The power of a single voice; don’t let a crisis go to waste.
Tim Harris
CEO, Wesgro
15:05 – 15:25TEA/COFFEE
15:25 – 15:55We drink wine,
but not from the

Khutala Gala-Holten
Managing Director, Joe Public
15:55 – 16:40Innovation that
impacts the

David Sadie
Owner David & Nadia wines

Xania van der Merwe
National Sales & Marketing Manager,Wellington Wines

Carla Malherbe
General Manager Hospitality, DGB

Damien Joubert-Winn
National Sales Manager, Waterford Estate

Pearl Oliver
Sommmelier, One and Only, Cape Town
16:40 – 17:00Profiling the South African wine tourist.
Marisah Nieuwoudt
Wine Tourism Manager, Vinpro
17:00 – 17:20Michelin- starred
French cuisine in an
era of innovation

Wandile Mabaso
Owner chef, SA Culinary Club
17:20 – 17:30QUESTION TIME.Andre Morgenthal
17:30 – 18:30Networking: Old Vine wine tasting and canapes.Presented by the Old Vine Project