Arezzo (Italy) 2013
For three days, Arezzo became the capital of European viticulture: in fact, its Trade Fair and Congress Centre hosted the eighth edition of Enoforum, a technical-scientific congress dedicated to innovation in viticulture and oenology, from 7 to 9 May.
A thousand technicians, researchers and suppliers were able to take advantage of a vast range of content, with 100 oral presentations scheduled in two conference halls operating simultaneously and dozens of posters to complete the review of the results of public and private research in recent years.
In addition, congress participants were able to visit exhibition stands, take part in guided tastings and, above all, compare notes and make contacts with other professionals in the sector.
“Enoforum is inspired by Anglo-Saxon congress models, creating the conditions for a real exchange of technical information.” – explains Gianni Trioli, President of Vinidea srl, the company organising the event – “The formula combines the advantages of the congress with those of the exhibition fair, creating a virtuous mechanism in which the various players in the supply chain find in Enoforum a unique and mutually beneficial opportunity: wine-producing technicians have access to an almost exhaustive review of world innovation, researchers find a context where they can make their work known even outside the academic circuit, and supplier companies can enhance their research and development efforts.”
Confirming the validity of the formula, in little more than ten years Enoforum has become Europe’s most important technical-scientific conference for the wine sector. Federico Castellucci, Director General of the OIV, which has sponsored Enoforum for four consecutive editions and also organises a highly prestigious world scientific congress every year, expressed words of praise for the event at the end of his introductory speech that kicked off the event.
Below are some news items from the edition published on the Enoforum website.