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
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 – 13:50The power of a single
voice; don’t let a
crisis go to waste.

Tim Harris
CEO, Wesgro
13:50 – 14:35Talking social
media | Bring your
brand to life…

Spicer de Villiers Specialist communications consultant, A Single Thread

Chris Joubert  Content creator

14:35 – 15:05From Hook to Cook
Serge Raemaekers Managing director, ABALOBI

Giles Edwards Owner chef, La Tête
15:05 – 15:25TEA/COFFEE
15:25 – 15:55We’re drinking wine, but not visiting the Winelands.
Khutala Gala-Holten
Managing Director, Joe Public
15:55 – 16:15Michelin- starred
French cuisine in an
era of innovation

Wandile Mabaso Owner chef, SA Culinary Club
16:15 – 17:00Innovation 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
Sommelier, One and Only, Cape Town
17:00 – 17:20Profiling the South
African wine tourist

Marisah Nieuwoudt Wine Tourism Manager, Vinpro
17:20 – 17:30QUESTION TIME.Andre Morgenthal
17:30 – 18:30Networking: Old Vine wine tasting and canapes.Presented by the Old Vine Project