Wine & Food Tourism Conference

– 2019 PROGRAMME –

Programme Director: Andre Morgenthal

08:50 am


Margi Biggs
Conference convenor

09:00 am

Trends that are shaping tourism

Dion Chang
innovator and trend analyst, founder Flux Trends

10:00 am

Is social media becoming a waste of time?

Judith Lewis
founder DeCabbit Consultancy, London.

10:50 am


20 mins

11:10 am

What will drive our wine & food tourism to the next level?

Chaired by Andre Morgenthal, with J.P. Rousseau, Bertus Basson, Raymond Ndlovu, Barry Scholfield, Luca Orselli tbc

12:00 pm

Our tourism vision for the Western Cape

Tim Harris
CEO, Wesgro

12:30 pm


1 hour

13:30 pm

The role technology will play in tourism in the next 5 years.

Alan Knott Craig
successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, chairman of HeroTel

14:15 pm

The international wine & food tourist

Diana Isac
CEO and Founder, Winerist, UK

14:45 pm

Starting a new restaurant in tough times

Fortunato Mazzone
owner of Forti Grill and Bar in Pretoria

15:05 pm


20 mins

15:25 pm

In my Crystal Ball

Panel discussion
Panel chaired by Su Birch, with Reiner Behrens, CEO Franschhoek Tourism, Pam McOnie, owner Cape Fusion Tours, Mohamed Baba, CEO, ILIOS Travel + tbc

16:15 pm

The role of architecture and design in food and wine travel


16:45 pm

Opportunities: looking to Africa

Sisa Ntshona
CEO SA Tourism

17:15 pm


Andre Morgenthal

17:20 pm

Networking: Old Vine wine tasting and canapes.

Presented by the Old Vine Project