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

How to maximise the return on your digital investment.

Judith Lewis
founder DeCabbit Consultancy, London.

10:50 am



11:10 am


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

Chaired by Andre Morgenthal, with J.P. Rossouw , Raymond Ndlovu, Bertus Basson, Barry Schofield, Luca Orselli

12:00 pm

Our tourism vision for the Western Cape

Tim Harris
CEO, Wesgro

12:30 pm



13:25 pm

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

Dave Duarte
compelling speaker on digital age leadership and social marketing.

14:10 pm

The current market versus the potential market

– the challenge of most premium brands.

Katlego Ditlhokwe
Researcher, Strategic Thinker, Thought Leadership speaker

14:40 pm

Starting a new restaurant in tough times

Fortunato Mazzone
owner of Forti Grill and Bar in Pretoria

15:00 pm



15:20 pm

In my Crystal Ball

Future challenges and opportunities

Panel discussion
Panel chaired by Su Birch, with Reinher Behrens, CEO Franschhoek Tourism, Pam McOnie, owner Cape Fusion Tours, Mohamed Baba, CEO, ILIOS Travel, Jennifer Paterson, Trans Africa Safaris

16:05 pm

The role of architecture and design in food and wine tourism

Haldane Martin
South African iconic furniture and interior designer

16:30 pm

Opportunities: Looking to Africa

Derek Hanekom
Immediate Past National Minister of Tourism

17:00 pm

Presentation of Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Mmamoloko  Kubayi-Ngubane
National Minister of Tourism

17:30 pm

Networking: Old Vine wine tasting and canapes.

Presented by the Old Vine Project