Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2007

This week Sacramento will become the center of the wine and grape world as the 2007 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium opens at the Sacramento Convention Center for a three-day run from Jan. 23 25, 2007. The event is the event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and is expected to draw over 10, 000 wine and grape industry professionals from around the world. Each morning of the event will feature a general session which draws upwards of 1, 000 people. This year's general sessions topics include: Investing in Human Resources for a Vibrant Future in Grapegrowing and Winemaking; The State of the Industry; and 10 Things You Need to Know to Sell More Wine This Decade.

As in past years, there are smaller breakout sessions in the afternoon organized into four different categories in addition to the general sessions. The topics for the breakout sessions are: Grapegrowing; Winemaking; Business, Economics & Operations; and Marketing & Public Relations.

In addition to the symposium sessions, on Wednesday and Thursday the event hosts an industry trade show with over 500 vendors displaying their products and services. Attendees can see the latest advances in industry equipment and talk with company representatives from around the world.

Jointly organized by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium represents the collective experience, knowledge and background of the entire industry.

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