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3rd annual Wine Tourism Conference in Portland

November 13, 2013 - November 15, 2013

Wine Tourism Conference

The third annual Wine Tourism Conference is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Ore. It provides information to professionals about the growing industry of wine tourism and offers a forum to meet fellow leaders in the wine tourism industry.

The conference is geared toward:

* Wineries that would like to increase the number of visitors to their winery and improve cellar door sales
* Wine and tourism associations and chambers of commerce who are tasked to increase the number of butts in seats, bodies in beds, and inquiring minds at area attractions
* Tour operators, travel agencies, transportation companies, and event planners who provide wine tourism offerings to the public
* Hotels and restaurants that make a substantial portion of their living from wine tourism
* Public relations professionals and other consultants to the wine and tourism industries
* Academics and students from university wine tourism programs
* Media and bloggers who write about wine and tourism

The Wine Tourism Conference is on Twitter at @winetourismconf

Conference organizer

The Wine Tourism Conference is organized by Zephyr Adventures, a Montana-based business providing adventure travel tour vacations around the world since 1997. It specializes in trekking, bicycling, inline skating, and active wine, food, and beer tours. Zephyr’s background includes work with the Wine Bloggers Conference.

Advisory board

Industry experts consulting on content and speakers include:

* Ray Johnson, Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute
* Nancy Light, Wine Institute
* Colby Smith, Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma
* Dan Fox, Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media
* Morgen McLaughlin, Finger Lakes Wine Country
* Allison George, Washington County Visitors Association
* Donnie Winchell, Ohio Wine
* Annette Boyd, Virginia Wine Marketing Board
* Charles Humble, Oregon Wine Board
* Judiaann Woo, Travel Oregon
* Amir Eylon, Brand USA


November 13, 2013
November 15, 2013
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Zephyr Adventures


DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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