Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere. Serving as a clearinghouse for practical information important to wine and grape industry professionals, the Unified Symposium also hosts a trade show with over 650 suppliers displaying their products and services to the more than 13,400 people who attend annually.
The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium program features sessions and a two-day trade show.
Meeting the Needs of the Industry
Since the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) joined forces to create the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in 1995, it has become the largest wine and grape conference in the nation. And while we’re proud of the size of the Unified Symposium, it is our established reputation for providing outstanding, current and breaking news, as well as information and content that we find most rewarding. As one of the industry’s premier gatherings, the Unified Symposium presents a vital platform to focus on the issues shaping today, while interfacing the topics and trends shaping the future of grapegrowing and winemaking.
A Proven Format
By combining a trade show with a broad spectrum of sessions, the Unified Symposium provides attendees direct access to all the latest information. The Unified Symposium also provides an excellent forum for active networking between registrants and suppliers. Winemakers and grapegrowers not only have a chance to renew and make new friendships, but to actively discuss and debate information and ideas that directly influence their work and success.
Representing the Entire Industry
The Unified Symposium organizers have a long and distinguished history of providing vintners and growers with the information they need to remain competitive. The conference represents the collective experience, knowledge and background of the entire industry. We collaborate with a diverse committee of industry and academic professionals to bring you a program with timely topics and compelling speakers.
Meet with Other Industry Professionals: This is your opportunity to meet with thousands of wine industry professionals such as vineyard managers, vineyard owners, winemakers, winery managers, marketing executives, retail tasting room personnel, and more! Your sales representatives will have quality time to present and discuss your products or services without distractions. Expositions are the primary source for gathering product information. Take advantage of this opportunity to make the right contacts with a highly targeted group!
Draw a top-level, buying-power audience - an estimated 75% of all attendees are the purchasing decision-makers!
Reach prospects for less than 58% of the cost of a direct sales call.
An easy-to-use lead retrieval system which provides you with the ability to scan in your booth visitor’s badge information.
Reach unknown prospects not contacted by a salesperson.
Reduce closing costs by 62% versus sales calls.
Have the client see the product or meet a representative on his or her own initiative - more successful than cold calls!
Online listing of your company information and products with a link to your Web site.
Unique Opportunities Abound
Dedicated exhibit time without overlapping education sessions or meetings. Just you and thousands of wine and grape industry professionals.
Designated locations for the hosted buffet luncheon and wine tasting on both exhibit floors.
Supplier Poster Presentations - open to any exhibitor who wishes to make a formal presentation or product demonstration to potential clients in the wine industry.
Wine tasting throughout the exhibit areas - an opportunity for all attendees including those with Exhibit Hall Vouchers to sample wines from various regions and sample delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Hosted Buffet Luncheon - open to all registered attendees including those with an Exhibit Hall Vouchers. Thousands of attendees visit the exhibits on both floors during this event.
Exhibits Vouchers - distribute them to current or potential clients!
Sponsorship and Advertising - you can choose from expanded categories.
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (the sciences of winemaking and grape growing) is a 501 (c)(6), tax exempt professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. Our membership includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations.
The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) is the only statewide organization specifically focused on advocacy for all California winegrape growers. As the voice for the California winegrape industry, CAWG helps to ensure the implementation of sound public policies through its vigilance and action on state and federal legislation, its advancement of sustainable farming practices, and promotion of education and research to enhance the California winegrape industry.