The Canadian chapter of the International Wine Law Association (Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin or "AIDV") has now launched and announced its first ever national wine and liquor law conference, to be held in Vancouver on February 24th in conjunction with the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

AIDV Canada's mission is to develop knowledge of and to advance wine law and policy across Canada. Those interested in joining AIDV Canada can sign up here (membership is $225 CAD per year which includes membership in AIDV International). Membership in the international section includes invitations to the annual international conference, which is next scheduled for fall 2020 in Madeira. The AIDV Canada web site is located here: AIDV Canada

AIDV Canada's inaugural national conference on wine and liquor law will take place on February 24th during "wine festival week" in Vancouver. The conference will keep attendees up to date on recent developments including updates on national liquor policy, international trade, geographical indicators, and developments in case law. There will also be sessions on selling a BC winery, running a liquor agency/importer and issues arising at the intersection of liquor and cannabis licensing.

The conference fee is $250 for AIDV members and $325 for non-members. Registration and more information is available here: AIDV Canada Conference