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Floor Talks

Located on the exhibition floor, listen to industry experts during our exhibitor Floor Talk sessions

Tuesday June 25

11:00am

An exploration of NZ Agritech solutions for the Viticulture industry

Quick profile of the companies in the Vinovation Centre (that we are sponsoring) and the Agritech Activator digital search tools you can use to find out more.

Presented by Sophie Rebbeck from Agritech Activator 

12noon

Renewable Energy for Wineries

Comparing renewable energy options in the market and how to determine which option is best for your business.

Presented by Georgia Watt from Green Peak Energy

1:00pm

Are you covered? A guide to wine insurance.

Information session in a Q&A Panel format covering insurance for the industry. Anticipate featuring product, claim and related details.

Presented by Ross Williams and Panel from Gallagher

2:00pm

UVEX – Shining new light on pathogen treatment

Introducing the UVEX, an autonomous electric device that treats plant pathogens such as powdery mildew using UV-C light, reducing (or in some cases replacing) the use of spray chemicals. UVEX offers growers a treatment solution that not only reduces spray chemical usage, but also operates with zero emissions or fossil fuels, zero residuals, zero withholding period, in all weather conditions (rain and wind) and without a driver! UVEX is the result of a collaboration between Agri Automation and Vertex Engineering, two New Zealand companies that have combined to bring this game-changing technology to the market.

Presented by Agri Automation NZ Ltd.

3:00pm 

Top 7 Overlooked Factors When Using a Tank

Essential considerations such as maintenance, the strategy of heating and cooling during fermentation, efficient tank cleaning, and more. The ultimate purpose is to help wineries enhance their winemaking process and reduce operational costs.

Presented by John Hall from Olavin NZ

Wednesday June 26

11:00am

WINEGRID

WINEGRID technology offers innovative and integrated solutions for remote and real time monitoring during the entire winemaking process. The information obtained by the sensors is analyzed and interpreted through advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) within a computational system. The information is then collected in a digitalized visualisation platform, WINEGRID Dashboard, that allows for a secure and reliable overview of the situation in the winery at any time. WINEGRID allows winemakers to act proactively and easily achieve the desired winemaking goals.

Presented by Sara Ferreira from Enartis Pacific (Greenpeak)

12noon

From grape to glass – Quality control solutions to complete your wine analysis

In this presentation you will get to know how Anton Paar can help you to achieve the highest quality of your wine and where to measure key parameters in wine production – from incoming raw material control and fermentation monitoring to final quality control of your wine. With high-precision laboratory and process analysis, more than 20 parameters can be determined.

Presented by Stuart Cragg from Anton Paar New Zealand

1:00pm

Are replacement vines stealing your vineyards profits?

We will explore the importance of replacement vines in maintaining a healthy and productive vineyard. The challenges of establishing replacement vines and how traditional methods might be impacting profitability. We’ll then dive into the innovative H2Ortigator system, designed to optimise irrigation, nutrition, and protection for young replacement vines. Why can traditional replacement establishment methods be costly? How does H2Ortigator improve vine establishment? Can a precise plant-by-plant approach lead to faster yields and higher profits?

Presented by Brendan Hamilton from H2Ortigator

2:00pm

In-Tank Brix and Stratification Monitoring

The Multi-Sensor-Probe delivers on-line Brix readings and multiple temperature control points from top to bottom of the tank. Remotely accessible on-screen graphics give winemakers instant visualisation of ferment progress and the impact tank mixing actions have on stratification. Ferments can be driven by fermentation kinetics rather than by a single temperature probe and isolated sampling. Issues can be identified before they become problems with customized alarms for problematic Brix and/or temperature trends. Unskilled labour tasks are eliminated while increasing ferment awareness. See eye-opening results from world-first installations at VinWizard client wineries during the recent Californian and Marlborough vintages.

Presented by Bob Richards from Wine Technology International Ltd

Thursday June 27

11:00am

Future-proof Your Winery

Future-proofing your winery through production efficiency and the power of data. In a market that continues to shift at an incredible pace, the wine industry needs to remain agile. Wineries everywhere are being held back by double data entry, disconnected systems, unnecessary manual tasks, and a lack of data visibility. The future success of the industry hinges on your winery’s ability to leverage technology to not only become faster, but smarter, too. With the right technology in place, wineries can save enough time to focus on innovation and growth.

Presented by Ineke Mast from Vintrace

12noon

Winemaking Automation: Efficiency and Quality

Explore the dynamic intersection of technology and tradition in the wine industry. From vineyard management to bottling, discover how innovative technologies are revolutionizing winemaking, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring consistent quality. Join us as we analyse the benefits, challenges, and future opportunities of automation in wine production. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, industry professional, or tech aficionado, this talk offers valuable insights into the fascinating world of automated winemaking.

Presented by Diego Salvat from ION Automation Limited

1:00pm

An exploration of NZ Agritech solutions for the Viticulture industry

Quick profile of the companies in the Vinovation Centre (that we are sponsoring) and the Agritech Activator digital search tools you can use to find out more.

Presented by Sophie Rebbeck from Agritech Activator