Wine & Food Tourism Conference

– 2020 PROGRAMME –

Programme Director: Enver Mally

08:45 am


Margi Biggs
Conference convenor

08:50 am

The Way Forward: How Wineries Need to Steal from Silicon Valley to Survive & Succeed in Tomorrow’s Wine  Market.

Paul Mabray
CEO Emetry

09:50 am

Food Forward: Rebuilding the food ecosystem

Miles Khubeka
Author, Celebrity Chef, Entrepreneur

10:35 am

The Art of up selling

Tahirih Saba’h Michot

11:00 am


11:30 pm

Waste Not Want Not, a Winery Perspective

Andre Morgenthal, Owner De Gustibus , Trizanne Barnard, Winemaker and Negociant,  Diony Lalieu, Founder of Ocean Pledge 

12:00 pm

How will Climate change affect tourism and what can we do about it?

Lorraine Jenks
Climate Reality Leader, sustainability facilitator and ethical food activist.

12:30 pm

A new decade: challenges and opportunities

Tim Harris
CEO, Wesgro

13:00 pm



13:45 pm

Selling South Africa


14:15 pm

Building a luxury brand through world class experiences

Angelica de Vere-Mabray
Chief Executive Officer, The Donum Estate

14:45 pm

Segmenting the wine tourism market

Marisah Niewoudt

15:15 pm

What is Authentic SA cuisine?

15:30 pm

The next Decade

Justin Bonello 

16:00 pm

Introduction and presentation of Tourism Wine & Food Awards

National Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and Jean-Pierre Rossouw

16:30 pm

Networking: Old Vine wine tasting and canapes.

Presented by the Old Vine Project