Program

DAY ONE | Wednesday 22 July 2015

Registration – from 11:30
Lunch from 12:00
Seminar commences at 1:30
Welcome Mardi Longbottom
Setting the Scene Senator Anne Ruston
Session 1 -The Economic Longevity Challenge for Australian Vineyards
The state of the Australian industry – economics and business profitability in different regions Simon Berry
Future industry outlook Stuart McNab
Questions
Afternoon Tea
Session 2 The Vineyard Longevity Challenge – Managing Biotic threats to Productivity
Sustaining vineyards through management of grapevine trunk diseases. Mark Sosnowski
Modelling the economics and efficacy of early adoption of preventative practices for managing trunk diseases Kendra Baumgartner
A case study in re-training vineyards affected by trunk disease Colin Hinze
Sustained performance of rootstocks in Lower Murray vineyards Tim Pitt
Questions
Welcome Wine Reception
Dinner

DAY TWO | Thursday 23 July 2015

Breakfast
Session 3 The Vineyard Longevity Challenge – Managing Abiotic threats to Productivity
Climate impacts and business adaptation. Paul Petrie
Salinity management strategies Kerry DeGaris
Optimising the management of soils and organic matter. The role of soil carbon in drought resilience. Jeff Baldock
The impact of Grapevine Viruses in New Zealand Vineyards Vaughn Bell
Questions
Morning Tea
Session 4 Innovation and adaptation for long term survival
Case study of business diversification Sue Bell
Branding the family vineyard – be the purple cow in a herd of brown Ashley Ratcliff
Opportunities with disease resistant cultivars Ian Dry
Summary & conclusions
Lunch

socprog
Delegates are invited to enjoy a range of social events as part of the 2015 ASVO Mildura Seminar

Welcome reception
Wednesday 22 July 2015
Venue: Mildura Brewery Pub
20 Langtree Avenue
Dress Code: Smart Casual
As the first official social event of the 2015 Mildura Seminar; the Welcome Reception provides you with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of colleagues and friends. The Welcome Reception will be held on the mezzanine level of the Mildura Brewery Pub, in the theatre Club which offers unsurpassed views of the brewery.
Cost: Included for all full registrations; additional tickets are available $25 per person

Seminar dinner
Wednesday 22 July 2015
Venue: Mildura Brewery Pub
20 Langtree Avenue
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Enjoy an evening with colleagues and friends at the renowned Mildura Brewery Pub. The seminar Dinner will be the highlight of the social program and your opportunity to relax and have fun. Join fellow delegates for an evening of fine food and wine.
Cost: Included in full registration; additional tickets available at $95 per person

The morning after breakfast
Thursday 23 July 2015
Venue: Mildura Art Centre
199 Cureton Avenue
Start your day with a fantastic breakfast, wonderful networking opportunities.
Cost: Included for all full registrations.