AIDV Conference 2019
Lausanne - Vevey - Switzerland
21-23 July 2019
The AIDV’s 2nd Fête des Vignerons - 1999 - 2019

Scientific Program
Wine law for a new generation

Sunday 21 July 2019

08:00 registration,
08:45 Welcome speeches
09:00-10:30 Session 1
Wine and Health Law Prognosis
Plain packaging, mandatory health warnings, prohibitions against health claims, pregnancy warnings, wine in moderation statements
Chair: Daniel Crosby, attorney (US)
Speakers: Professor Ronan Raffray (F), Bennett Caplan, Head of Secretariat, FIVS (US) and Marc Sorini, attorney (US)
10:30-11:00 break
11:00-12:30 Session 2
Are WTO/FTA Panels Useful?
How to advise your client: are WTO and FTA panels useful and /or enforceable? Can companies work through countries to promote their interests?
Chair: Rein-Jan Prins, attorney (F)
Speakers: Professor Marco Bronckers, attorney (B), Professor Bernard O’Connor, attorney (B/I) and Gary Horlick, attorney (US)
12:30-13:30 lunch at Centre Patronal
13:30-15:00 Session 3
Judges’ panel  
Remedies: flexibility for a modern era.  How far can Judges go?
Chair: Stephen Stern, attorney (AU)
Speakers: Sir Robin Jacob (UK); Judge Peter Tochtermann (G); Judge Camille Lignières (F)
15:00-15:30 break
15:30-17:00 Session 4 
Wine in E-Commerce

The many aspects of alcohol-related e-commerce
Chair: Professor Theo Georgopoulos (F/GR)
Speakers: Kate Hardy, attorney (US), Mark Hicken, attorney (CA) and Fabrice Giordano, Lawyer (F)
17:00-17:30 AIDV General Assembly
Free return to hôtels by public transportation
19:30 Gala dinner at Royal 

(business formal)

Savoy Hotel, Lausanne
Avenue d'Ouchy 40, 1006 Lausanne

Monday 22 July 2019

09:00-10:30 Session 5 
IP panel – Non-Traditional IP and Fame
IP-issues: (1) non-traditional trademarks and unusual wine IP; (2) protection of fame and famous wine marks; (3) “relatedness” of goods
Chair: Michael Noth, attorney (CH)
(1) Non-Traditional Marks and their enforcement: colours - shapes - bottle embossing - label shapes
Patents: closures - wine in a can, carbonic maceration in bags
Speaker: Jurg Simon, attorney (CH)
(2) Famous marks in the wine sector and their enforcement:
What constitutes “fame” and how to prove it? 
Speaker(s): Marion Pignot, trademark agent (F)
 (3) “Relatedness” of goods
Speakers: Paul Reidl, attorney (US), short reply by Michael Noth
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Session 6
Interprofessional organisations and their Benefits
Have Interprofessions outlived their usefulness or are they excellent role models for the New World?
Chair:  Michel Desilets, Attorney, (F)
Speakers: Jean-Baptiste Thial de Bordenave, juriste (F), Tracy Genesen, general counsel,  Wine Institute (CA) and Robert Foggo, attorney (AU)
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Centre Patronal
13:30-15:00 Session 7
Investment panel
(Cross border) investments in viticultural land and wineries
Chair:  Catherine Cathiard, Attorney (F/LU)
Speakers:   Laurence Ponty, attorney (CH), Baptiste Rigaudeau, attorney (CH) and Hugo Diener, attorney (F)
Major matters to be aware of: Foreign Investments Review Board type organisations which can block foreign investments – such as SAFER in France.
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Session 8
Brexit, the Geneva Act and Codex Alimentarius
Chair:  Douglas Reichert, attorney (US)
- Brexit: Simon Chalkley, attorney (UK)
- Geneva Act – will it change things and its current progress: Alexandra Grazioli, Director Lisbon Registry, WIPO (CH)
- Codex Alimentarius: Gilles Boin, attorney (F).
No return to hotels
18:00 Bus departure from Centre Patronal to Grandvaux
Separate arrival of accompanying persons to Grandvaux
19:30 Maison Buttin-de-Loës, Visit, aperitif and Dinner

(business casual)
22:30 Bus departure to Lausanne

Tuesday 23 July 2019
Fête des Vignerons

Common transportation from Lausanne to Vevey (Train or Bus)
09:45 Welcome Reception by Abbé Président of Vevey Fete des Vignerons
11:00-13:30 Show Fête des Vignerons
Free afternoon in Vevey, Ville en Fête, and free return to Lausanne by train.
In case of bad weather the show will be delayed from 11 am to 5 pm and end around 8 pm. In this case the return to Lausanne will not be earlier than 10 pm

In 2019, for the second time, the AIDV organizes its international conference in Lausanne, from 20 to 24 July, and will offer a unique event.

this outstanding show, holding once each generation, since 1797, at the heart of the city of Vevey, on the Riviera of the Geneva Lake in Switzerland, celebrating the vineyards of Lavaux and the Chablais vaudois, inscribed on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of Unesco, designated 12th best destinations of 2019 by National Geographic magazine and preparing to gather one million visitors from around the world between July 18 and August 11.

Registration for the show of the Fête des Vignerons will be offered as an option with 3 categories of places: cat II/235 euros, cat III/190 euros. or cat IV/140 euros.

AIDV Member 1participant800 €
AIDV Non-member 2participant970 €
Accompanying person 3accompagnant480 €
Student 4
only Conference 
lunch-dinner /day
50 €
Fête des Vignerons 5  (to be added as an option)
Place category 2 - 55 available
235 €
Place category 3 - 51 available
190 €
Place category 4 - 13 available
140 €
1 - Priority registration untill 3rd of March - Please check you are member and that your 2018 and 2019 fees are paid
2 - registration to be open 4th of March - Become member and take advantage of the priority registration and Members' fees
3 - Limited to 3 accompanyiing person for each participant - restricted to Spouse/Partner/Dependent children
4 - Full time student with adequate proof
5 - Limited to 2 places for each participant or accomp - restricted to Spouse/Partner/Dependent children - places attributed in the order of the registration -  transportation From/to Lausanne-Vevey included


Centre Patronal
Route du Lac 2, 1094 Paudex
Bus stop in front of the house
bus no 8, final stop: Verrière.
It takes 15’ by bus from the heart of Lausanne (Saint-François) to the convention venue.

Bus 8 time table

Accompanying program

 Sunday, July 21th: guided visit of the city of Lausanne
Monday, July 22th: guided visit of Joux Valley, the cradle of grande complication watches




For last minute accommodation requests please contact Mirjam Kiener at

Making the reservation attendees must opt for the Lausanne Transport Card. It’s free of charge and gives unrestricted access to all public transport services in the city (bus, train, metro) during the reservation including arrival and departure days.
Those who want to attend Fête des Vignerons on July, 23th make a reservation till Wednesday, July 24th. The reason: In case of bad weather the show will be delayed from 11 am to 5 pm and end around 8 pm. In this case the return to Lausanne will not be earlier than 10 pm.