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Academy of Wine Business Research Conference and Education Summit

July 25 - 28, 2017  I  Sonoma State University  I  Sonoma & Napa Regions 

The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University is pleased to welcome wine business scholars and researchers from universities and wine regions around the world for the 2017 Wine Business Education Summit and 10th annual Academy of Wine Business Research Conference. 


The Academy of Wine Business Research is an international society of academics and scholars who devote their research and thought leadership to economic, social and management issues of the global wine sector. The Wine Business Institute at SSU has been involved with the annual conference since its founding and previously hosted the gathering in 2005.

The conference brings together leading wine business researchers from Austria, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and the U.S. for a deep dive into leading-edge ideas on how to build profitable and responsible wine businesses. 

The conference theme is People, Performance & Passion: Evolving Research Perspectives.

The following links provide more information about the conference, including how to register.

Education Summit

Conference Program


Registration & Pricing


Transportation from the Airport

Social Events

About Sonoma County

About Napa Valley

Conference Proceedings


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AWBR Conference Academic Chair: Dr. Janeen Olsen,

AWBR Conference Events Chair: Dr. Liz Thach,

Conference Administrative Coordinator: Ms. Christine MacMillan,

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