The OIV Activity Report 2022 is out
Dear Friends of the Vine and Wine world, What a year 2022 has been! After the long and slow exit of the Pandemic, we are happy and satisfied to have worked all year long at full speed and centred in regaining the in-person activities we had lost, while adopting hybrid manners that are now the new normal. This report summarises some of the highlights of the various activities conducted by the Organisation in 2022.
As usual, and following the mandate of our founding treaty, we have continuously worked to be recognised as the world reference in our subjects, and therefore, to extend our reach as far as possible. You will read in these pages about the joining of new Members States, Observers, MoU’s (Memorandums of Understanding) and partnerships with different institutions. We have also reinforced our work with other International Organisations and developed new communication tools and cultural programs.
At the core of this Activity Report, you will find a brief presentation of the organisation’s scientific production of 2022: 35 new OIV resolutions have been adopted. This is the result of hard dedication and effort of our experts’ international network. Counting with the rigorous work of the secretariat – which has new faces this year – and the unanimous support of our Member States. Through this work, we provide solid standards and good practices for our sector, maintaining its expansion towards new horizons and transparency for producers and consumers.
To conclude I would like to highlight what I consider to be two milestones of this 2022 for the OIV and that I personally believe we should all be proud. Firstly, the effective moving of the OIV Headquarters to Dijon, after 98 years in Paris, following the decision of the General Assembly in 2021. The works of renovation are launched and our future home, the Hôtel Bouchu d’Esterno, will go through a deep transformation, as our teams have done facing this new era. Secondly, the 43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine held in Baja California, Mexico. This Congress -the first after three years of pandemic- was not only a magnificent opportunity to meet again with our international community, but also the biggest Congress in terms of attendance in the OIV history.
I truly hope you will feel through the lecture of these pages the same vibrant energy we felt all along 2022. Good reading!
Pau Roca, OIV Director General