Update 10/1/11: James of James the Wine Guy (www.jamesthewineguy.com) and Luiz of My Wine Studies (www.mywinestudies.com) are the lucky wine bloggers who were chosen at random to receive passes to the huge world-wide expo that will be taking place in bustling Hong Kong this November. We wish them happy travels!
The organizers of the WineFuture Hong Kong11 Conference have been kind enough to provide us two free passes to give away to Citizen Wine Bloggers in North America, worth 950 Euro each. If you are interested, please leave your name in a comment on this blog post or email us directly. The drawing will be held one week from today, September 16, 2012. Airfare and hotel are not included.
WineFuture is a three-day summit of 50 of the most influential personalities in the wine industry, including folks such as Jancis Robinson (our recent keynote speaker), Robert Parker, and Francis Ford Coppola.
From the conference’s website:
“Organized by The Wine Academy of Spain, Winefuture 2011 brings influential industry experts together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the business side of the wine sector; sales, communications, marketing, trends, and economics. Expected attendance is more than 1,500 winemakers, Masters of Wine, technical experts, distributors, importers, buyers, journalists, and sommeliers.”
We will be adding “bloggers” to that list of attendees!
We randomly chose the two winners, gave each a week to confirm they could use the free passes, and then found out neither could. I think the reality of plane tickets and hotel costs set in. We went back to the drawing board, selected two more, and are contacting them now.
Tom Plant says
Have you selected a winner yet? Who’s the lucky one?
Amber Boesen says
As a wine consultant and heavy consumer enter me!!
Glasses up! Amber Boesen http://boesenconsulting.com/
Kirsy Munoz says
Nice, Please enter me into the drawing! Would love to blog about the conferences and the exciting happenings in this new wine frontier
Jenn Kennedy says
I’m interested in telling the inside stories of the wine industry. The metrics, communicating to the customer, key influences on the market, creative ways vineyards are marketing, etc. I’d also love to profile Parker and Coppola.
Cheers! Jenn Kennedy, http://www.foodandwinesafari.com
Miss Vicky Wine says
It would be just amazing if I can also bring my duck 😉
Put my name in for the Hong Kong tickets! Mary Maynard! happyhourmary.com
Jelena M says
Rick Arline says
I would like to win this. Please? Thank you.
Rick Arline says
I would like to win this. Please.
William Pollard Jr says
Yes, add my name to the drawing for WineFuture Hong Kong11. Cool. William Pollard Jr. http://www.wild4washingtonwine.com
James Melendez says
I would love to attend WineFuture Hong Kong11! Thank you!
Tanisha Townsend says
Would LOVE to be selected to attend the Wine Future Hong Kong Conference!! Pick me, pick me!!
Jon Staenberg says
No! Pick me! 🙂
Anna Bennett says
Anna Bennett would LOVE to go to Hong Kong and blog about it! To quote a very lucky Wine Harlot at WBC11, “Pick Me!”
(why is it that the Wine Harlots always get lucky…) : )
Tom Plant says
I would be thrilled and honored to attend the Wine Future Hong Kong 11 Conference. Our industry is in the midst of a very exciting time, and the story possibilities at the conference are nearly limitless.
Lorie Perrone says
I’m interested in the free passes to the Wine Future Hong Kong 11 Conference