The second conference on Wine Law in British Columbia is now set for Tuesday March 29, 2011 in Vancouver, immediately prior to the commencement of the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival Trade Days events on Wednesday. There is a great lineup of topics covering the economics of wine production in BC, interprovincial shipping laws, business partner relationships, tied house reform, host liability, social media and issues related to starting or operating a winery. The faculty includes numerous leading lawyers as well as prominent wine industry figures such as David Enns (Laughing Stock), Toby Frisk (Farm Credit Canada), Josie Tyabji (chair of the BC Wine Institute), Barry Bieller (LCLB), Sandra Oldfield (Tinhorn Creek), Christine Coletta (Haywire, Coletta & Associates, BC Grapegrowers) and Michael Bartier (Road 13). The full schedule and agenda is here: Wine Law in British Columbia. The regular tuition for this program is $595. However, those employed in the wine industry can register with a 50% discount: please contact the conference organizer, Law Seminars International, directly in order to register at the discounted rate. The conference is presented this year in conjunction with the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival.

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