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update 09.08.2017

PRESENTATION OF THE NEW “BOTTLE POLISHER” MACHINE
Prima Industries
Speaker: Flavio Atti (Prima Industries)
DATE: 11/09/2017, TIME: 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m., HALL: C3

THE MEASUREMENT AND COMMUNICATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY OF WINES IN E.U.
CEEV (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins)
Speakers: Pau Roca Blasco (FEV), Michele Galatola (EU Commission – DG Environment), Monika Christmann (OIV), Stefano Stefanucci (Equalitas), Moderator: Ignacio Sanchez Recarte (CEEV)
DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m., HALL: C3

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a European Commission initiative which aims to develop methods and standards for voluntary footprint measurement.
To this end, and under the coordination of CEEV, a pilot project is underway to define the rules to measure the impact. The progress made with the pilot project and the latest results obtained will be presented and discussed at the seminar. The seminar will also be an opportunity to assess the general benefits and the possible impacts this initiative will have on the wine supply chain.
The results of the project will become the specific PEF regulations to be applied by all interested parties of the EU and international wine sector that voluntarily decide to measure the environmental performance of their wines.


THE PROFESSION OF THE ENOLOGIST
Union Internationale des Oenologues
Speaker: Serge Dubois (Union Internationale des Oenologues)
DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m., HALL: C2


TREATMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF STAINLESS STEEL WITH NON-DANGEROUS PRODUCTS
Ricerca Chimica
Speaker: Ermanno Delia (Ricerca Chimica)
DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 12.00 a.m. - 12.30 a.m., HALL: C3

The name “stainless steel” came into being when the chemical characteristics of this metal were not fully known. This material is in fact subject to corrosion and surface contamination. It is therefore important to use the right solution to obtain the “stainless” properties. The solution put forward is a new generation system that uses products that are NON-DANGEROUS for human health


MODERNIZATION ON LABELLING OF WINES: THE CORRECT INFORMATION FOR THE CONSUMER
CEEV (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins)
Speakers: Joao Onofre (EU Commission – DG Agriculture and Rural Development), Felice Assenza (MIPAAF), Monika Christmann (OIV), Jean-Marie Barillere (CEEV), Paolo De Castro (MEP), Moderator: Pau Roca Blasco (FEV)
DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m., HALL: C2

Wine labels are in general the main marketing tool for wine producers to interact with consumers and for authorities, the only valid communication support to provide all the information consumers need to make informed choices. This Seminar will discuss the Commission report on the communication of nutritional information and ingredients of alcoholic beverages and the opportunity offered to the wine sector to explore innovative developments in food product information, including on-line, to propose the most effective way to provide useful information to wine consumers


THE EVOLUTION OF THE OLIVE OIL SECTOR IN TERMS OF PACKAGING AND MARKETING. FROM THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS TO VISUAL DESIGN
Speaker: Luigi Caricato (Olio Officina)
DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m., HALL C3

A noble raw material—a dietary fat that is recognised universally as a functional food, as well as a "nutraceutical food "- must be well managed, so that the intrinsic nutritional and sensory quality of the extra virgin olive oil product is well protected, in the long term too, and in the management of its transport and placement in stores. The choice of materials to make a suitable and effective packaging has created much attention, and the industry is very different from the past, with more motivation and attention to marketing and visual design too. What might the future strategies be, starting with the new course taken by the oil companies?


LABELLING AS A TOOL TO GUARANTEE HEALTH (LIWH)
Rotas Italia
Speaker: Francesco Celante (Rotas Italia)
DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m., HALL: C2

Through the message on the label, the producer guarantees the consumer compliance with wine production regulations, transparency on how work is carried out in the vineyard and the cellar and the correspondence between what is inside the bottle and the information on the label. Obviously, who produces alcoholic beverages must ensure that the product is not harmful to human health but must also assure consumers that what they are drinking is what they think they are drinking.
All players in the chain who must be aware of ethical and substantial responsibility for any possible health consequences.
Francesco Celante, founder of Rotas Italia and one of the world's leading anti-counterfeit experts, technical consultant in anti-counterfeiting at the law courts, will be talking to the public.



INNOVATION CHALLENGE LUCIO MASTROBERARDINO AWARD CERIMONY
DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 5.00 p.m. – HALL C2
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VACUUM SYSTEM PRESSES. PLANTS FOR RECOVERY OF GAS DURING PRESSING AND USE OF FERMENTATION GAS
Siprem International
Speakers: Roberto Berto, Samuele Spadoni (Siprem International)
DATE: 13/09/2017, TIME: 09.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m., HALL: C2


A COMPREHENSIVE CERTIFICATION OF SUSTAINABILITY: “MAREMMA – LAND OF WINES” PROJECT
Cantina Sociale di Pitigliano, Cantina Sociale Vini di Maremma, Podere San Cristoforo, Rocca di Montemassi e Castello d’Albola
Speakers: Stefano Stefanucci (Equalitas), Stefano Ferrante (Casa Vinicola Zonin)
DATE: 13/09/2017, TIME: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m., HALL: C3

Maremma Terra di Vini is a territorial project aimed at achieving sustainability certification (for products and companies) that involves five wine producers in the Maremma area in Tuscany that represent the wine production chain: Cantina Sociale di Pitigliano, Cantina Sociale Vini di Maremma, Podere San Cristoforo, Rocca di Montemassi e Castello d’Albola. The project will enable companies to measure the impact of measurable and objective parameters (biodiversity, water footprint, carbon footprint) and to assess the state of sustainability of the good practices for vineyards and wineries implemented by these companies.


UNICO FILTER: THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED PRODUCERS
VLS Technologies
Speakers: Stefano Giacobini, Francesco Chinni (VLS Technologies)
DATE: 13/09/2017, TIME: 10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m., HALL: C2

All the advantages of tangential filtration in one solution that will simplify the entire filtration process.


LEES STOP FOR THE TANGENTIAL FILTRATION OF PRODUCTS WITH HIGH SOLID CONTENT
VLS Technologies
Speakers: Stefano Giacobini, Francesco Chinni (VLS Technologies)
DATE: 13/09/2017, TIME: 11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m., HALL: C2

Tangential filtration and its advantages, presentation of new technology for the filtration of liquids with high level of suspended solids.


VERIFYING THE COMPLIANCE TO FOOD CONTACT LEGISLATION: AN OVERVIEW
Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro and Unione Italiana Vini
Speakers: Nicola Favaro e Martina Scarpa (Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro)
DATE: 13/09/2017, TIME: 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m., HALL: C2

The ever-increasing attention to the migration of chemical substances from packaging materials in contact with beverages and foodstuffs is driving developments in worldwide legislation to this regard. Compliance to the specific legislation in place in the country where the products are distributed is compulsory and needs to be verified before distribution takes place. The control of compliance to national legislation is often one of the main bureaucratic burdens that glass producers must face when exporting their glassware products. In fact, legislation often differs considerably from one country to the next, and the retrieval and assessment of complete and correct information regarding limits, testing procedures, standards, etc is generally an arduous task.
Moreover, retailers operating in the individual countries usually require compliance to additional standards in the home country too, thereby increasing the confusion and the complexity of the checking procedure. The aim of this presentation is to provide an introductory overview of the main legislation in place in European and extra-European countries. In addition, the main testing protocols applied by the SSV to check the compliance will be explained.


THE PERCEPTION OF THE VALUE OF WINE
Rotas Italia
Speaker: Francesco Celante (Rotas Italia)
DATE: 13/09/2017, TIME: 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m., HALL: C3

The aesthetic function of the label gives the wine added value, influences the purchasing decision and protects and increases the value of the brand.


COUNTRY PRESENTATION – OVERVIEW OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Panorama of the Brazilian Vitiviniculture
Speaker: Dirceu Scottá (President of the Brazilian Wine Institute – Ibravin)
Rio Grande do Sul: Why invest in Rio Grande do Sul and Opportunities
Speaker: Evandro Fontana (Deputy State Secretary of Economic Development, Science and Technology)
DATE: 13/09/2017, TIME: 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m., HALL: C

GLASS PACKAGING BREAKAGES: OPTIMIZATION OF FILLING LINES
Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro and Unione Italiana Vini
Speakers: Nicola Favaro e Martina Scarpa (Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro)
Company speeches: Luca Turletti (GAI Macchine Imbottigliatrici), Roberto Azzolini and Giuseppe Stefani (Gruppo Bertolaso)
DATE: 14/09/2017, TIME: 10.00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., HALL: C3


TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SPIRITS
Spirits Valley Association
Speakers: Julien Badr (Cognac Embouteillage), Anne-Helene Delage (Bouchages Delage)
Company speeches: Roberto Azzolini and Giuseppe Stefani (Gruppo Bertolaso), Fabrizio Panza (Robino & Galandrino), Andrea Franceschini (Mini Motor), Federica Maltauro e Paolo Sartori (Labrenta)
Moderator: Julien Courtey-Fevrier (Spirits Valley)
DATE: 14/09/2017, TIME: 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 a.m., HALL: C2

The main objective of the seminar is to give a general presentation of some of the crucial phases – labelling, closures and bottling – in the production of spirits, highlighting the specific characteristics and the differences from the production of wine, in particular: the different bottle and carafe sizes existing in the alcoholic beverage industry and the diversity of bottled liquids.
A section of the seminar will address the recent implementation of new bottling lines in some large spirits companies to upgrade their tools and meet high quality standards.
Another aspect for analysis and debate between spirits and wine production will be closures: materials used to produce closures and assembly processes.


THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ROLE OF “HEROIC” VITICULTURE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TERRITORIES
CERVIM
Speaker: Roberto Gaudio (CERVIM)
DATE: 14/09/2017, TIME: 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m., HALL: C3

CERVIM (Centre for the Research, Study, Protection, Coordination and Development of Mountain Viticulture) is a research centre with international scope that safeguards viticulture with permanent structural difficulties such as altitudes higher than 500 m with the exclusion of the highlands, slopes of more than 30%, viticulture systems on steps or terraces and viticulture systems of small islands.
The objective of the workshop is to highlight, on a technical-scientific level, not only the problems but also the important social, economic and environmental role of "heroic" viticulture for the territories.


SYSTECODE: A GLOBAL APPROACH TO QUALITY CORK CLOSURES
C.E. Liège - European Cork Federation
Speaker: João Ferreira (C.E. Liège - European Cork Federation)
DATE: 14/09/2017, TIME: 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m., HALL: C2

SYSTECODE is a certification system that ensures compliance with the ICCSMP (International Code of Practices for Manufacturing Stopper Cork). It is an official accreditation initiated and implemented by C.E.Liege and supported by annual audits carried out by the international certification body Bureau Veritas. This control ensures that companies producing cork closures comply with the most effective industrial practices. C.E.Liege is now launching the seventh edition of ICCSMP that, as in previous editions, includes the latest discoveries and latest technological advances.
For industry, it is one of the most important factors of modernisation and distinctiveness (given the adherence of several companies in Europe and other regions), as well as a guarantee that affiliated companies operate in full compliance with environmental, safety and food contact legislation.