Welcome from the President of the section
Our association- European Section of IWLA, born in September 1999 in Lyon during its first annual conference, has developed during the years within IWLA an important activity due the passion involved by its members belonging to European countries. The annual conferences were organised during this time in Tours, Colmar, Trèves, Beaune, Madrid, Londres, Villefranche en Beaujolais, Luxembourg, Saint-Emilion, Bruxelles, Albi, Tolède, Bucarest, Lyon, Budapest being real study and debate forums, and also offering good opportunities for our members to contribute, either collectively or individually, to its consolidation. The objectives which were proposed by our association since its establishment were followed up in full synergy with the other members of IWLA belonging to America, South America and Australasia chapters.
On the occasion of its new registration in 2015, the by-laws of our association reaffirmed its main objective of participating to the “development of the activities of the international wine lawyers’ association”, in particular with OIV and OMPI, to assure and make valuable the international dimension of the wine law. Our active members are, in conformity with the by-laws of the association, those IWLA members paying their contribution.
The redefinition of Europe since the access in the European Union of new members of our continent, after the falling of the iron wall in 1989, allow us to make the discovery of the forgotten tradition on wine making in Europe and to place the European wine law on new pillars.
The challenge is to effectively contribute, as well by the effort of our association as one of the chapters of the IWLA, to the promotion of the future of our territories, so that those hundreds of thousands of wine estates of Europe and the related industries, the tourism, the gastronomic activities, stay connected to the defence of the environment, the consumer protection and the promotion of the quality of wines.
Apart from the passion for the wine law, we also share each year the joy of being together in a different place, discovering the local personality of each conference city, alongside with its gastronomy and its wines.
We shall have the pleasure to meet again, from 19th to 21st of April, 2018 for the annual conference of the European Section of IWLA, in Mainz, the capital and largest city of the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, a very important country on the European wine map. I wish to all of us this conference to be a real success!
Cristiana I. STOICA
President of the European Section of the International Wine Lawyers Association
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