2017 Speakers

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Andrea Robinson

Andrea Robinson, one of the country’s leading wine educators, is one of only 26 women in the world to hold the title of Master Sommelier. The first woman designated as Best Sommelier in the United S…

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Tim Harris

Tim Harris assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Wesgro in March 2015 Prior to joining Wesgro, he was the Director of Trade and Investment in the Office of the Executive Mayor at the City of …

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Su Birch

Su holds degrees in English and Sociology from Stellenbosch and Wits Universities and an MBA from UCT. She was CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) from its beginnings in 2000 until 2013. Su has receiv…

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Andre Morgenthal

Andre Morgenthal studied philosophy, languages and drama at the University of Stellenbosch in the early 90’s.Toward the end of his studies, Andre started a wine tourism business, offering specialise…

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Dr. Robin Back

Dr. Robin Back is currently an Assistant Professor at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, USA. Robin has had a successful career in management ranging acr…

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Mmatšatši Ramawela

Mmatšatši Ramawela’s career South Africa’s travel and tourism industry spans over 20 years. It was her curiosity as a Bachelor of Social Science and Humanities student at the University of Cape …

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