October 21, 2019 – Unified Symposium eNews


Registration and Housing Opens Tomorrow!
Only hours left until housing and registration opens

At 9 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Tuesday, October 22, housing and registration opens for the 2020 Unified Symposium.

Registration and housing are offered separately. We recommend you book your room first, then register for the conference, as hotel reservations sell out quickly. Click here for the list of hotels in the Unified room block.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please keep in mind that the time displayed on your clock may be slightly off from that of many hotels. If a hotel shows it is sold out at 9 a.m. (PDT), it is most likely that the hotel’s room block is not yet online. If booking online, refresh your browser or if making your reservation by phone, ask the hotel reservation specialist to refresh their browser.

Did you know that ASEV and CAWG members receive an additional discount on Unified registration? For more information on how to become a member, click on the links above.

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2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium to Offer New Winemaking and Grapegrowing Regulatory Sessions

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, known for its large trade show, also offers breakout sessions to enhance your experience and provide you with the latest information and best practices that will expand your professional career or business success. The sessions are focused on the following topics:

  • Winemaking
  • Grapegrowing
  • Marketing & PR
  • Business and Operations
  • Sessions presented in Spanish (winemaking and grapegrowing focus)

This year, the Program Development Committee is placing extra emphasis on regulatory issues and concerns confronting the industry.  You’ll find focused programming that highlights regulatory standards and expectations the industry operators need to know about. The 2020 Unified Symposium will open with the keynote speaker and luncheon, then will address regulatory issues during the afternoon breakout sessions. Here’s a look at the Tuesday afternoon regulatory sessions:

  • It’s More Than H20  with speakers Bill Lyons of the State of California Governor’s Office and David Orth of New Current Water & Land, LLC (Grapegrowing Regulatory Session).
  • Regulatory Compliance for a New Decade: What’s New, What’s Changing and When It’s Happening? will highlight and discuss important changes to winemaking operations. Moderated by Paul Huckaba of Bronco Wine Company with speakers Tracy Genesen of Wine Institute and Tim Ryan of E. & J. Gallo Winery (Winemaking Regulatory Session).
  • MRLs & You: A Global Look at What Your Strategy Could Be will provide attendees with a working knowledge of the latest updates on how Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are being monitored and regulated domestically and abroad, and what this means for the future availability of important crop protection tools. Moderated by Will Drayton of Treasury Wine Estates with speakers James Christie of Bryant Christie Inc., Wiley Hall of Safe Food Alliance and Brian Leahy, a consultant from California. (Grapegrowing Regulatory Session).

These are just samples of what the 2020 Unified Symposium will offer during the upcoming event.

2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium to Offer New Winemaking and Grapegrowing Regulatory SessionsLearn more about the 2020 Unified Symposium program from the co-chairs Nichola Hall and Keith Striegler in this video.

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