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Climate Change Leadership Porto – Solutions for the Wine Industry
March 5, 2019 - March 7, 2019
Vice President Al Gore, Keynote Speaker
Following the July 6, 2018 launch of the Porto Protocol by President Barack Obama, US Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore will address the wine industry and its supporters March 5-7, 2019 at Portugal’s Alfandega Conference Centre in Porto of the challenges the wine world faces due to climate change during the Climate Change Leadership Porto – Solutions for the Wine Industry conference (CCL-Porto19).
Internationally renowned presenters Miguel Torres, Cristina Mariani-May, Prof. Roger Boulton of UC-Davis, António Amorim, climatologist Dr. Greg Jones, grapevine geneticist Dr. José Vouillamoz, Fetzer Vineyards COO Cindy DeVries, Àlvaro Gonzalez of Concha y Toro, Bollinger’s Gilles Descôtes, Gerard Bertrand, Pierre Corvisier of JF Hillebrand, South African water specialist Heinrich Schloms, Spain’s Jaume Gramona, Britain’s Richard Halstead and Linda Johnson-Bell amongst many others will share their studies, practical experiences, and strategies in mitigating the effects of climate change.
With US Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore its keynote speaker, CCL-Porto19 creates an international platform for the wine industry to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate enabling all sectors of the wine industry and its supporters to cooperate in developing a safe and sustainable future.
“The Climate Change Leadership conference will share real experiences and provide effective solutions of real examples of what companies are doing to mitigate climate change,” said Adrian Bridge, CEO of Taylor’s Port, the main organizer of the event. “By sharing our successes and experiences, we will all benefit. The Porto Protocol commits its participants to adopt and promote concrete actions reducing the impact of climate change, and welcomes the participation of institutions, companies and individuals from all areas.”
CCL-Porto19 will also feature an extensive Trade Show Area at the Alfandega Conference Centre where sponsors and exhibitors display their products, services, and initiatives pertaining to climate change to the approximately 700 delegates from over 50 countries coming to Portugal.
For conference information and registration please visit www.climatechange-porto.com.
More information about the Porto Protocol and membership is at www.portoprotocol.com.
David Furer, Host / Co-Organizer