02 September 2020 — OIV life

Welcome to the new OIV observer: the Great Wine Capitals Global Network 

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The OIV welcomed its most recent observer: the Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC). A step towards the promotion of wine tourism at a global level, aligned with the 2020-2024 organisation’s Strategic Plan.

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On Wednesday September 2nd, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) had the pleasure of organising a virtual welcome meeting jointly with the Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC) to celebrate the recent observer status of the network at the OIV.

The President of the OIV, Regina Vanderlinde, addressed the opening speech expressing her desire of a fruitful feedback relationship between the two entities: “As an intergovernmental organisation of a scientific and technical nature, the OIV provides a comprehensive overview of the global state of the vine and wine sector. It works to harmonise practices, supports the evolution of the sector as it faces contemporary challenges, such as digitalisation, climate change or wine tourism, thanks to its large network of international experts. And it relies on its observers to bring up the very concrete aspects of the field. 

Each observer, through the specific nature of its activity, contributes to providing the OIV with food for thought. They represent a direct contact with the actors and stake-holders of the sector, which is fundamental for the OIV.”

During this meeting, the Director General of the OIV, Pau Roca, and the Managing Director of GWC, Catherine Leparmentier, presented their respective structure and the advantages that this collaboration will generate.

Three speakers from GWC and its President, Jacques Faurens, then provided the attendees with an insight on different cities member of GWC.

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The meeting participants

Watch the meeting here