February 14, 2012 – United Symposium eNews

Record Number Attend 2012 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

If it seemed as though there were more people at the 2012 Unified Symposium than ever before, you were right. Once again attendanceUnified crowd broke another record with 12,400 guests from around the world, who gathered at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 24-26.

Jointly organized by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium represents the collective experience, knowledge and background of the entire industry. This year’s trade show also broke a record with over 650 exhibitors displaying their products and services.

“We believe the two key drivers for greater attendance this year are an improved economy and the relevance of our symposium session topics,” said John Aguirre, president of the CAWG, one of the show’s co-organizers. “The wine and grape industry is fast changing, complex and highly competitive, and people want the latest information, research and analysis as a way to stay competitive in 2012.”

Visitors from every corner of the globe, including Afghanistan, Australia, South Africa, China and Europe, attended the three-day industry event to view presentations and displays while enjoying wine tasting aimed at providing insights and information currently shaping the wine industry.

“Solid information and research are essential to our industry’s success. And, as growers and vintners plan for the year ahead, the Unified Symposium strives to provide an overview of emerging industry trends and the information people need to make sound decisions,” said Lyndie Boulton, executive director of the ASEV.

It’s not too early to start planning for the 2013 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium which will again be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 29-31, 2013.

And the Show Goes On!  

The Unified Symposium website offers a host of resources to help you continue to get the most out of the event even after it is over.

  • To see a list of available speaker presentations – Click here
    (Due to certain restrictions, not all presentations will be available.)
  • To purchase audio tapes of general and breakout sessions – Click here
  • For a complete listing of all the exhibitors with contact info – Click here
  • For future dates – Click here

Do You Tweet?

The Internet was all a-twitter with Unified Symposium tweets this year.

During one 24-hour period from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning, there were just over 260,000 Twitter impressions about the Unified Symposium marked with the #UWGS hashtag.

Everything from tidbits of information from the sessions to local pizza joints offering 2 for 1 slices of pizza to Unified attendees electrified the Internet.

If you are feeling left out, click here to follow us @theUnified and be ready for the Unified Symposium Twitter flood in 2013.

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