Assessing the potency of SA’s wine industry

The significance of South Australia’s wine industry comes under the microscope for AmCham’s final event for the year, a business luncheon at the InterContinental Adelaide, North Tce, City, from 11.45am on Friday 23 November – coinciding with America’s beloved Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Three SA wine industry panellists representing diverse aspects of the industry will consider the importance of the wine industry to the SA economy, noting that it accounts for almost 80% of Australia’s premium wine production.

The speakers are BDO EConSearch director Dr Julian Morison, who has more than 30 years’ experience in applied economic analysis, particularly related to agriculture, fisheries, transport infrastructure and regional economic development; Benjamin Schwartz, Chief Financial Officer at Bird in Hand Winery since 2014, who manages all financial aspects of the business including strategy, budgeting and forecasting, and oversees the wine company’s legal and compliance elements, from intellectual property to liaison with key suppliers and partners; and Professor Mehdi Doroudi, Deputy Chief Executive of PIRSA, who combines expertise in policy, academic research and commercial operation of primary industries.

Flinders University is an AmCham member, which enables staff to purchase tickets for this business luncheon at the discounted member’s price of $169 a person. For tickets and registration, visit the website or phone Event Manager Joanne Lobb on 8212 4688, or email

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