Mike Ratcliffe is Managing Director of highly regarded Warwick Estate in South Africa. Mike is co-founder and Managing Partner of Vilafonté, the only South African and American winemaking joint venture which is regarded as a pioneer in the high-end luxury wine market. He is deeply involved in the international wine industry and has held numerous leadership positions. Mike is a regular international wine judge, industry commentator and respected marketing and social-media trendsetter. Follow Mike on Twitter @mikeratcliffe
Wine producers keynote debate
Leading wine producers from across the continents will come together to discuss the latest challenges and developments in the global wine industry. Which challenges are truly global and how can different wine regions learn from each other? Topics for discussion include:
- Sustainability – a driver for business success
- Family owned vs publically owned vineyards
- Building a brand, not just a great bottle of wine
- Distribution and routes to market – what works best in different regions?