Speakers

Peter McAtamney

Peter is the founding Principal of Wine Business Solutions (WBS), one of the only businesses globally whose sole focus is providing strategic advisory and management consultancy services to the wine industry.

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Michael Fridjhon

With over forty years’ experience in the production, wholesale and retail sectors of the industry and considerable local and international expertise, Michael Fridjhon is one of South Africa’s most widely consulted liquor industry authorities…

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Joshin Raghubar

Joshin Raghubar is technology, impact venture entrepreneur and founder of iKineo Ventures, through which is he currently growing Explore Sideways, a leading immersive travel (tech) company.

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Siwela Sweetness Masoga

Siwela Sweetness Masoga is a biotechnologist, winemaker and owner (CEO) of Siwela Wines Pty Ltd.  She studied biotechnology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town…

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Prof. David Priilaid

David Priilaid (MSc, MBA, PhD) is an Associate-Professor at the School of Management Studies, University of Cape Town. With over 20 years of experience, he has published mostly in the fields of wine-food management.

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Angelica de Vere-Mabray

Angelica de Vere Mabray is the Chief Executive Officer of The Donum Estate located in Carneros, Sonoma. With over 20 years of experience in the wine industry, Angelica has in-depth knowledge of direct-to-consumer wine sales and marketing…

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Paul Mabray

Paul has been a powerful change agent in the wine industry for over twenty years. He began his career working in traditional three-tier sales and marketing with Napa Ale Works and later innovating direct-to-consumer sales and marketing models with Niebaum Coppola.

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Estelle Lötter

Estelle Lötter is a professional conference organiser who started Ripcord Promotions in 1991. Over the years the company has delivered hundreds of events, from small executive breakaways to incentive trips.

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Jimmy Eichelgruen

South African born Jimmy started his airline career with SAA, then joined Pan American Airways in 1973.  In 1991, he moved to Delta, on purchase of Pan Am’s Atlantic routes, becoming their DIrector for Sales Africa, Middle East and India.  

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Hein Koegelenberg

Hein Koegelenberg is the CEO of La Motte Wine Estate, and Leopard’s Leap Wines, In addition to his CEO role Hein holds several leadership roles in the South African wine and wine tourism industries. Hein also writes a weekly blog, heinonwine.com

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Monika Iuel

Monika Iuel’s career began in 1992 when she worked for an outbound tour operator in Berlin, followed by boutique DMCs in Johannesburg.  Thirteen years at Tourvest Destination Management followed, then 4 years at SA Tourism …

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Hans Astrom

Swedish-born Hans Astrom joined the Klein Constantia family in January 2012 as Managing Director. Having studied economics and been voted Sweden’s best sommelier in 1986, Hans went on to work in the hospitality industry….

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Andrew Douglas

Andrew Douglas is a “Wine Warrior” and Direct-to-consumer futurist.  After acquiring South Africa’s favourite wine event, The Wine Show, Andrew has quickly gained a reputation as an innovative change agent and entrepreneur within the SA wine industry.

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Mac Mabidilala 

Mac Mabidilala is an emerging market strategic marketing specialist, having worked in 12 African countries for a number of multinational corporations. His passions and interests include brand building and innovation within the African context …

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Adi Badenhorst

Co-Owner of A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines. After completing his studies at Elsenburg, Adi worked a few harvests in France and New Zealand and did stints at local cellars Simonsig, Steenberg, Groote Post and nine years as winemaker at Rustenberg wines…

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Dirk Human

Dirk Human is the owner, viticulturist and winemaker at Black Oystercatcher vineyards.
Dirk was one of the pioneers to establish vineyards in the maritime ward of Elim in 1998. By 2003, the first boutique wines were bottled…

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Daphne Neethling

Since 2001 Daphne Neethling has been working hard to realise the vision of PaardenKloof Estate, being the first black female-owned estate winery, producing single vineyard, single varietal estate wines in South Africa.

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Andre Morgenthal

André studied philosophy, languages and drama at the University of Stellenbosch in the early 90s.Towards the end of his studies, André started a wine tourism business, offering specialised wine tours to discerning wine and gastronomy tourists…

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Africa Melane

Africa is a broadcaster and has been the Master of Ceremonies for events and functions for both the public and private sector. He has hosted events for Provincial Government, Local Government, Wesgro and other agencies of government….

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Mike Ratcliffe

Mike Ratcliffe is deeply involved in Wine Tourism as Chairperson of Visit Stellenbosch and separately as Chairperson of Stellenbosch Wine Routes. Mike was Managing Director of 1.4 million bottle Warwick Estate …

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Margi Biggs

Margi is the convenor of the annual Wine Tourism Conference and Awards, now in its 6th year. She is owner and Managing Director of Specialized Tours & Events a 30-year-old, tourism logistics business operating throughout Southern Africa…

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