Next month, thousands of professionals from the wine and grape industry will converge on Sacramento, Calif., for the largest trade show of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.
The 2008 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center January 29-31, featuring a variety of informational sessions and a trade show highlighting the latest innovations in equipment and services available to the industry.
“Unified Symposium planners strive to bring together in one place all the new information and products needed to be successful, and especially identify those trends and issues that will be most significant to attendees in the coming year,” said Program Chairman Bob Steinhauer.
This year’s general session topics include:
* Culinary Trends
* The Greening of the Business
* Business, Economics and Operations
One of the breakout sessions — “Sustainable Management of Winery Water, Wastewater and Energy Resources” – will feature panelists who will highlight key findings of recent studies and provide a comprehensive guide to give wineries of all sizes the tools to make improvements in environmental performance and lower overall production costs.
The event also hosts the industry’s largest trade show of its kind, with more than 500 vendors displaying their products and services from around the world.