Dear colleagues, dear friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 40th World Congress of Wine and Vine in Bulgaria from 29 May to 2 of June 2017.

Bulgaria, which joined the OIV eighty-four years ago, will host for the second time this unique and worldwide event, which allows representatives of Governments, of research institutes or industries to meet together.

Among the different topics which will be discussed around the general theme: Vine & Wine: Science and Economy, Culture and Education. I would like to emphasize some aspects totally in line with the OIV Strategic Plan and perfectly relevant for the future of our sector:

  • Sustainable viticulture;
  • Organic production: challenges for the grapes and wine;
  • Global markets: impact on education and structure of the sector;
  • Social responsibility: role in the development of the regions, preservation of the wine cultural heritage and consumer expectation and education.

I’m convinced that all the selected presentations made during these days will allow to better understand each other thanks to the incredible surrounding offered by Bulgaria in this beautiful area of Sofia.

Наздраве! Cheers!

See you in Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann
President of OIV

     Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for me to invite you to attend the 40th  World Congress of Wine and Vine in Bulgaria that will take place in the capital city of Bulgaria – Sofia, from 29th of May to 2nd of June 2017.

Bulgaria is honored to host the OIV Congress for the second time and we will make every effort to make it an unforgettable and wonderful experience for you.

The general theme for scientific programme is: “Vine and Wine: Science and Economy, Culture and Education“. In addition the participants will get to know the taste of bulgarian wine, our traditions and our beautiful tourist places.

Bulgaria is rich of many natural beauties, cultural and historical landmarks which will make the post-congress activities rememberable.

The greatest experts in the industry will participate in the congress to provide all attendees with a great opportunity to expand their knowledge of the subject.

Bulgaria is waiting for you!

Sincerely Yours,

Rumen Porodzanov
Minister of Agriculture and Food