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“As the Australian wine industry continues to evolve and adapt to ever changing economic, legislative, social and climactic environments in a profitable and sustainable way, it is crucial that every element of the supply chain has a voice and plays its part. Just as WFA represents Australian winemakers, WISA tenaciously represents its members and contributes to the good of the broader industry. Its commitment is welcomed by winemakers, and I encourage suppliers to become members of the Australian Wine Supply Chain’s national industry body.”

Tony Battaglene, Chief Executive, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA)

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As a member, we’ll work with you to build your connections to grow your business. Your business will be offered financial benefits, as well as a host of other support incentives, including discounted exhibition space at WineTech – Australia’s largest industry trade show.

WineTech is supported by industry as the leading supplier trade show in Australia. The event is commercially focussed with a view to provide practical solutions to wine industry professionals across the full value chain. The 2015 event attracted over 1,200 industry buyers and offered the opportunity to explore over 150 exhibitors all in the one location. One in five visitors made a direct purchase from an exhibitor at the event and 72% of visitors stated they were likely to further investigate and purchase a product or service seen at the event.

WISA also holds a permanent booth which is available members to co-exhibit with WISA (meaning no waiting lists) at the Unified Grape & Wine Symposium, held at the beginning of each year in Sacramento, California. This is the largest wine industry suppliers trade show in the USA and presents members with an outstanding opportunity to develop export markets worldwide:

We set up shop on the first day, and in the afternoon there were about a half-dozen people in front of our exhibit. Next day they were 6 deep! Word travelled fast around the fair that we were showing a product that engages the US wine grower. Since then we have been sending and selling product in the USA” – Ocvitti

WISA seeks to understand your business, the value you add to the Australian grape and wine sector and in partnership with you helps to connect you with the right people to build the competitiveness and capability of Australian wine producers. At our annual Wine Industry Impact Awards, we celebrate the impact of value chain partnerships on the competitiveness and capability of Australian wine producers. These important industry awards highlight successful collaboration and reward value chain partnerships. These awards are an extension of WISA’s previously highly successful Supplier of the Year Awards first held in 2007. The inaugural awards attracted over 300 industry professionals from across the full grape and wine value chain making it one of the most inclusive networking events available to industry stakeholders. WISA members and the wider supply sector are encouraged to not just attend this high value networking event with their grape and wine industry customers but to actively participate by submitting a nomination with their chosen Australian wine producer.

With those members that engage with us, we also provide marketing assistance by way of our regular events, seminars and networking opportunities, our website and guide to suppliers section where both overseas and local purchasers can locate potential suppliers, and through features in our e-newsletters that are distributed to members, media, other peak industry bodies as well as local and federal government bodies.

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WISA can also assist with representation for our members. We participate in a number of industry bodies including the WFA Packaging Committee and Wine Industry Technical Advisory Committee. We continue to advocate and seek greater representation with members on a range of industry boards and committees. We maintain strong associations with other national, state and regional peak industry bodies:

Seguin Moreau has leveraged the WISA membership to great benefit of late, not only with greater networking and BD opportunities but also through recent industry advocacy that has seen a positive shift in governance, a membership well worth the fee” – Graeme Little, Seguin Moreau Australia

As with any membership driven organisation we encourage our members to engage and be team players with us to build the reputation and relevance off our Association to the wider industry.