The Australian Wine Industry needs a new deal for long term viability in this sector and the US market is key to growth.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the Australian Wine industry was projected to grow to over $3 billion in 2020 / 2021. However, with no near-term international tourism expected and wine exports to China in jeopardy, there is a need to review the opportunities for Australian wine. There is no better time to reopen discussion with US distributors and retailers with a significant opportunity in the premium wine market.
This new AmCham-Adelaide Business School virtual series will focus on:
Andreas Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Wine Australia
Andreas has led Wine Australia since its inception on 1 July 2014. Prior to that, he held a number of senior management roles with the former Wine Australia Corporation.
Before joining the wine sector, Andreas served as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and Brunei and has also worked as a lawyer in private practice and in-house with an ASX-listed company.
He holds a Master of Laws from the Australian National University and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Flinders University and is admitted to practice in South Australia. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and the Authentic Leadership Program at Harvard University.
Justin Dry is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-Founder + CEO of Vinomofo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies. Launched in April 2011 from a little garage in Adelaide, Vinomofo now operates in Australia, NZ and Singapore. Winners of Fastest Growing Company at the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Awards 2013, Online Business of the Year at the Australian Startup Awards 2014, Best Startup at the SmartCompany Startup Awards 2014, Online Retailer of the Year 2015 at the ORIA’s, Telstra Business of the Year - Victorian Telstra Business Awards 2016, Hot Innovator 2017 at the Power Retail awards and Hottest Aussie Online Retailer and the StartCon E-commerce Company of the Year 2018, amongst many others. Justin was also personally awarded Spotify Young Entrepreneur of the Year at The Australian Startup Awards and has been named one of the Top 50 People in E-Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Internet Retailing. Justin is a regular on TV and radio shows which have included Squawk Box - CNBC Asia, Bloomberg Asia, Sky News Business, The Business - ABC, Channel 9 News, Insight – SBS, The Entrepreneurs Show – Sky Business and was one of the stars of the film ‘The New Hustle’ – a feature-length documentary that follows the personal journey of three of Australia's most successful startups. Outside of his business, Justin is a husband, dad, wine lover and islomaniac.
Dr. Damien Wilson is the inaugural Hamel Family Chair of Wine Business Education with SSU's Wine Business Institute. Dr. Wilson arrived in California in 2015 with 20 years of professional experience in the wine sector. This commercial experience facilitated him achieving the first-ever Honors Degree in Wine Business with the University of Adelaide, and this qualification is among his four degrees in the discipline of Wine Business. He joins us from Burgundy's School of Wine and Spirits Business, having established a European professorial career after having started with the University of South Australia in 1999.