The Future of Wine Forum 2020

By Tobias Webb

Following the success of our inaugural Future of Wine Forum last year, we’re excited to announce that the 2020 Future of Wine Forum will be taking place virtually on November 26-27 2020. 

Debate driven and solutions-oriented, the online forum will focus on how the wine industry can respond to sustainability pressures and create business opportunity. 

The conference will be free to attend and will be hosted on a virtual interactive state-of-art platform. Registration is currently open and you can secure your online spot here

Some of the questions the conference will be debating include: How do you identify opportunities and mitigate risks for long-term success? How will wine be sold by 2025 and beyond? How can circular approaches in the winery save money and emissions? 

These are just a few of the big issues in wine sustainability we’ll be addressing in this year’s conference. 

Join us in November as we bring together industry leaders from across the wine value chain to analyse and discuss practical solutions to key topics such as:

  • Wine sustainability definitions, standards and certifications;
  • Labels, transparency and wine marketing;
  • The future of wine packaging, logistics and shipping;
  • Planning for climate adaptation and mitigation in the vineyard;
  • Circular approaches and profitability;
  • Social sustainability, and;
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in the wine industry. 

Our 2019 forum was a sell out event attended by over 120 winemakers, distributors and other industry executives (for more information on speakers and attendees click here). The one-day conference in London consisted of a series of focused sessions, driving honest and open debates on a vast array of viticulture sustainability issues. 

Building on last year’s success, the 2020 Future of Wine Forum will run for two days and will create worldwide engagement.

Interactive sessions will enable attendees to share and discover best practices, in depth guidance on effective policy implementation, as well as valuable insights on performance benchmarks. 

By connecting hundreds of wine industry professionals from around the world, the conference also provides a unique opportunity for meeting and networking with an influential audience. This includes key stakeholders from NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors. 

For more on the conference, and to sign up for free (places are limited) go to

If you are interested in supporting the event, we offer enhanced speaking slots, website interviews, podcasts and webinars/online workshop options for supporters of the event. The proceedings (recordings) will be made available to all for free afterwards online. Contact or for details.

About the author

Tobias Webb

Toby Webb is co-founder of Sustainable Wine. He is also founder of Innovation Forum, a leading platform for change in sustainable supply chains. He has spent 20+ years working in business and sustainability and has spent ten years teaching the subject at various London universities. He advises a number of companies large and small on sustainability. Businesses he has worked with include Patagonia, Interface, Bayer, SOK Group, Boots/Walgreens, Metro, Unilever, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Sainsbury’s, and many others. He co-authored the UK’s national CSR strategy for David Cameron from 2006-10. He has been organising events, advising, teaching writing, blogging and podcasting on sustainable business since 2001. His (non-wine) blog is at