The 2021 Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference, planned for August in Eugene, Oregon, is being postponed.
We have stated since January we are confident we can run the event safely, in part because of our requirement that all attendees be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. However, in discussions with our partners in the Oregon wine industry it has become apparent that the wine industry – our community of attendees – is not ready for this conference in 2021.
We very much understand the wineries are dealing with the effects of the pandemic and focused on re-opening to the public. Attending a conference, even one as direct to their marketing as this one focused on marketing and tourism, is just not a priority. We will reassess and make other plans.
Having said this, the Wine Media Conference will take place as planned August 5 – 7 in Eugene. We hope you can join us there!