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AIDV Conference 2018
Napa - California - USA
1-3 October 2018

Scientific Program

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The Ever Changing Nature of Wine Law
Climate change, international trade (barriers), joint ventures, GIs, judges and administrators
Scientific Provisional Program, subject to changes
DAY ONE - Monday October 1
8 AM - registration of participants
8.30 AM – Conference opening
- Thomas Schmitz, President AIDV
- Local Dignitary
9 AM - 10.30 AM - Session 1 – Climate: what changes and which possible legal consequences?
Chair: Jean-Marie Aurand, OIV Director General
1.1 General introduction & scientific presentation
Speaker: Christopher Field, Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment, USA
1.2 Climate change and social and environmental responsibilities.
Speaker: Jérôme Agostini – Director, CNIV, France
Discussion between speakers, Q&A audience
10.30 AM – 11 AM - Refreshments
11 AM – 12.30 PM - Session 2 – Specific legal consequences of climate change
Chair: Richard Mendelson – Professor & Partner, DP&F, USA
2.1 How to adapt PDO regulations? – The example of Champagne
Speaker: Charles Goemaere – Director Economy and Legal Affairs – CIVC, France
2.2 What legal issues for an individual company? – A US example
Speaker: Chris Savage – Senior Director, Global Environmental Affairs, E. & J.Gallo Winery, USA
2.3 Legal issues for governments – the Californian approach
Speaker: Ethan Elkind – University of California Berkeley, Climate Program, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, USA
12.30 PM – 2 PM - Lunch
2 PM - 3.30 PM  - Session 3 – Regulators’ panel on enforcement strategies
Roundtable moderator: Tracy Genesen – Vice-President & General Counsel, Wine Institute US, USA
Speaker: Nathalie Marty-Houpert - Legal Director INAO, France - the French perspective
Speaker: Rob Tobiassen – Compliance Consultant and Former TTB Chief Counsel, USA – US issues
Speaker: invitation pending
3.30 PM – 4 PM   - Refreshments
4 PM – 5.30 PM Session 4 - Judges’ panel on cost & time management in international disputes
Roundtable moderator: Justice Michael Manson - Federal Court, Canada
Speaker: Honorable Michael Fitzgerald – US District Court, Central District of Califiornia, USA
Speaker: invitation pending
Speaker: invitation pending
5.30 PM – 5.45 PM – Break
5.45 PM- 6.30 PM General Meeting of Members (AIDV members only)
From 8 PM – Drinks & Gala dinner
DAY TWO - Tuesday October 2
9 AM – 10.30 AM - Session 5 - Trade barriers and other restrictions to international trade
Chair: Bernard O’Connor –Professor & Partner, NCTM, Italy
Various specific topics and speaker invitations pending
10.30 AM – 11 AM - Refreshments
11 AM – 12.30 PM - Session 6 - The scope of GI protection
Chair: Matthijs Geuze - Former Lisbon Registry Head, WIPO
6.1 The use of a genuine GI product in a non-GI product (Champagner Sorbet) – BNIC’s view
Speaker: Lionel Lalagüe – Director GI Protection & Market access, BNIC, France
6.2 The use of a GI as (part of) the designation of other products (Napa honey or chocolate or….; Darjeeling underwear, etc.)
Speaker: invitation pending
6.3 The ambiguous use of GIs (Port Charlotte, Cadillac, Graves, Fürst, Wolf, etc.)
Speaker: invitation pending
6.4 Certification marks (in particular their misuse, imitation, evocation) compared to GIs
Speaker: invitation pending
12.30 PM – 2 PM  -  Lunch
2 PM – 3.30 PM - Session 7 – New adventures and joint ventures – case studies
Chair: invitation pending
7.1 An Australian success story
Speaker: Michael Maher – General Counsel, Harlan Estate
7.2 Old world resistance
Speaker: David Pearson – Chief Executive Officer, Opus One, USA
3.30 PM – 4 PM   - Refreshments
4 PM - 5.30 PM - Session 8 – Latest developments 2018, an overview
Chair: invitation pending
8.1 What’s new, what’s being prepared (all wine law related fields)?
Form: panel discussion, Q/A audience 
5.30 PM – 5.45 PM – Conference close
From 8 PM – Drinks & Dinner (theme: learning about Napa wines)

DAY THREE - WEDNESDAY October 3
10 AM – 14.00 PM - Excursion Napa Valley Wineries & Lunch
14.30 PM - End of the program

Registration

Early Bird fee before June 15, 2018

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Venue

Culinary Institute
of America
CIA at Copia
500 1st Street
Napa, Californie

Hotels

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Napa

from  San-Francisco
or Oakland
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Nine Daily shuttles to/from Napa and area hotels to/from San Francisco Airport!
Six Daily shuttles to/from Oakland Airport!

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