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Piacenza (Italy) 2007

Successful attendance and high quality content

Piacenza hosted the fifth edition of Enoforum, the biennial technical-scientific congress organised by SIVE (Italian Society of Viticulture and Oenology; www.siveonline.it) and Vinidea (www.vinidea.it).

More than 650 people from all regions of Italy took part in the three-day event, from 13 to 15 March: more than 400 agronomists and oenologists involved in the production, a hundred researchers and as many representatives of companies supplying products, equipment and services. The make-up of the congress participants is indicative of the inspiring principles of Enoforum, which aims to be a periodic meeting and exchange of ideas between the Italian and foreign research worlds. Italy’s most qualified technicians and companies are actively engaged in technological innovation.

with 60 oral presentations and 80 posters, the extensive conference programme offered participants a comprehensive overview of what has been newly developed by companies in the sector over the last two years, and a snapshot of the studies carried out by the 29 research centres that contributed with oral or poster presentations.

Enoforum 2007 received the patronage of the OIV (International organisation of vine and wine), of which General Director, Doc. Federico Castellucci, gave the inaugural speech talking about the organisation he manages, providing an overview of current developments in wine production and consumption at national and world levels.

The 6 invitation-only seminars featured three foreign speakers (Charles Edwards of Washington State University, Ch’Ng Poh Tiong publisher and journalist from Singapore and Hernán Ojeda from INRA in Montpellier) and various Italian scholars (Fulvio Mattivi from the Institute of San Michele all’Adige, Vittorino Novello from the University of Turin and Attilio Scienza‘s group from the University of Milan).

Technical articles from the seminars, as well as modules, oral presentations and posters, will be published in the coming months in the Internet Journal of Viticulture and Oenology www.InfoWine.com, distributed in 5 languages to over 40,000 readers worldwide.

Featured News

Below are some news items from the Enoforum website.