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13 April 2017 — OIV life

The OIV: the point of reference for the sector

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On 10 April in Brussels, the Director General of the OIV participated in the Conference of the International Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS).

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On 10 April in Brussels, the Director General of the OIV participated in the Conference of the International Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS).

The annual meeting was dedicated this year to major issues for the vitivinicultural sector, within an uncertain and ever-evolving international context.

A number of workshops provided opportunities to address various current topics: environmental issues, consumer behaviour and expectations, and the environmental and social responsibility of companies.

Jean-Marie Aurand, as part of the introduction to the conference, gave a presentation of the major trends observed in the vitivinicultural sector at a global level and underlined the main challenges for the future in economic, societal and environmental terms. He also highlighted the role of the OIV in accompanying the vitivinicultural sector through these substantial changes.

Jean-Marie Aurand highlighted the role of the OIV in accompanying the vitivinicultural sector through these substantial changes

The Director General of the OIV also praised the quality of the relationship between the two organisations, emphasising the involvement of industry representatives in the work of the OIV and their consistently constructive contribution to collective expertise thanks to FIVS' status as an observer.