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ASVO Webinars To Highlight Successful Wine Business Practices

By Wednesday 28 July 2021August 21st, 2021No Comments

Reflecting back on the last financial year (and the one before that) there is no denying that many businesses have been doing it tough.

Some businesses however have been able to weather the storm better than most.

What differentiates those businesses from others? What attributes can be incorporated into business plans this year to develop your business to withstand the tough times.

In challenging times, it’s easy to get caught up in running your business and miss out on opportunities as a result.

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology is launching a new business-focused webinar series to complement its existing technical programs.

Each week in August, business experts will offer insights on business culture, finance, risk, and licence to operate. Speakers and themes will vary, but the overall focus will be on one key question: what are the best practices to help businesses advance, optimise, adapt and succeed in today’s challenging times?

The series will take place every Tuesday through August at 12 pm AEST. Webinars are priced at $40 per session or $150 for the full five-session series.

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“The ASVO has provided forums to advance technical knowledge and promote excellence for over 40 years,” says Dr Tony Robinson, chair of the ASVO Wine Business Webinar Series.

“However, we also recognise that running a successful, sustainable, and profitable business requires more than just technical expertise.

“This weekly series has been designed specifically for business owners and senior management as a forum to understand trends, solutions, and options from international industry leaders and key service providers. ”

“The ASVO recognises that business owners and managers often find it challenging to take time out from the daily operations to enhance their professional development,” says Brooke Howell, ASVO president.

“This webinar series has kept this in mind, with short, digestible sessions targeted at specific business issues with key take-home messages that can be applied directly to your organisation”

The webinar series will cover five topics:

  • Protecting and investing in our greatest asset – people;
  • The Three Rs: Risk, Reward & ROI;
  • Strategy for success in the wine sector;
  • Risk management for uncertain times; and
  • Business success through customer focus.

Local and international speakers will include: Jo Andrew, Mellor Olsson Lawyers; Dr Kate Burke, Think Agri, Julia Coney, Black Wine Professionals; Claire Doughty, Brand Warrior Communications; Stephanie Duboudin, Food and Wine Insights; John Hird, Southern Ocean Lodge; Tim Mableson, KPMG; Paul Mabray, Pix; Rowan McMonnies, Australian Eggs; Ed Peter, Duxton Asset Management; Ed Westrich, More than Hi-Vis; and Andrew Wilsmore, Alcohol Beverages Australia.

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