It's been a tough year in the Okanagan for multiple reasons (winter freeze, wildfires). Wineries continue to struggle with these and other challenging issues. However, on the positive side, Kelowna will be hosting an international gathering of wine law experts at the end of September. For the first time ever, the International Wine Law Association (AIDV/IWLA) is holding its annual conference at the Delta Grand Okanagan from September 28 to October 1st. There's an impressive line-up of speakers who will be discussing an exciting range of topics: see the conference details here. But, there's also a related (less legal) seminar at Okanagan College on September 28th which is designed specifically for the BC wine industry. It features some great speakers from the main conference and highlights topics that will likely affect the operations of BC wineries. The details are in this promo flyer. You can get tickets here, with all proceeds benefiting students at Okanagan College. Please take advantage and chat with international experts while they are here ... hope to see you there!