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18 January 2019 — OIV life

Switzerland: in preparation for the 42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine

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In their first joint visit, OIV Director General Pau Roca, OIV President Regina Vanderlinde, and Assistant to the Director General Yann Juban, visited Switzerland to discuss the organisation of the 42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine, due to be held in Geneva from 15 to 19 July 2019.

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The Director General and the President had working meetings to launch the first logistical stages and to visit the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), which will host the experts and delegates participating in the 42nd OIV Congress. They were welcomed by the Swiss Organising Committee, including President Simone de Montmollin, Vice-President Dominique Maigre, Scientific Committee President François Murisier, and Head of the Swiss Delegation to the OIV Pierre Schauenberg.

From left to right: François Murisier, Pierre Schauenberg, Simone de Montmollin, Pau Roca, Regina Vanderlinde, Yann Juban

Preservation and innovation: expectations at the environmental, economic and social level

The next OIV Congress will address issues concerning sustainability through the following theme: ‘Preservation and innovation: expectations at the environmental, economic and social level’. Scientific papers must be submitted via the Congress’ online submission platform. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 3 March 2019.

Registration for the Congress is now open on the official website of the 42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine.

An exceptional opportunity for Congress participants

The Fête des Vignerons winegrowers’ festival will take place in the evening of Friday 19 July 2019. This event pays homage to the centuries-old winegrowing traditions of an entire region through a show, organised by the Confrérie des Vignerons. Recognised by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage, this celebration, unique in the world, takes place once a generation in Vevey, a town situated in the heart of the Lavaux vineyards in the canton of Vaud.

Those who register for the Congress will be eligible for a discount between 40 and 50% on the entry fee for this evening show. Due to limited seating capacity, we recommend you register here as soon as possible to secure your place.

The entry fee includes return transport between Geneva and Vevey.