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Wine New Zealand Seminars

Media Release Monday, March 31, 2008

Three-Year Sponsorship for Corbans Viticulture Wine New Zealand Seminars

In an increasing calendar of trade events and wine road shows, WINE NEW ZEALAND is proud of its distinction as an established, dynamic and comprehensive national event. Add to this, that it is the only wine trade event endorsed by the New Zealand Winegrowers Association, and that it offers hospitality professionals the unique opportunity to conduct their core New Zealand wine business through one event, this truly sets it apart from the competition.

More than a pure tasting forum, this event includes a premium seminar series, presented in association with the New Zealand Winegrowers Association. These seminars were integrated as a feature within the event in 2006, and provide a critical educational and discussion platform for the wine and hospitality industries. In further developing this platform, dmg world media is delighted to announce that Corbans Viticulture has confirmed a three-year term as the official naming rights sponsor of the Corbans Viticulture WINE NEW ZEALAND Seminars.

Comments Dennis Lunken, CEO for Corbans Viticulture, “We view this partnership as one of mutual focus - investing in the future of the industry through sustainability and innovation.

The synergies between Corbans Viticulture and the future direction of the Wine New Zealand seminar series, is supported by our commitment as a company to sustainability, innovation and continuing education.”

The Corbans Viticulture WINE NEW ZEALAND Seminars, forms part of the newly introduced INNOVATION IN WINE SERIES. Other features of this series include the BUYERS CHOICE AWARDS and this year the inaugural INNOVATION IN WINE AWARDS. “dmg world media is delighted to have an established and respected industry brand such as Corbans Viticulture aligned with WINE NEW ZEALAND through their commitment to the wine seminars.

This recognises the critical role these seminars play in supporting the extended hospitality and wine industries,” commented Michele Harrod,Trade Group Manager, dmg world media.“This alliance ensures the long-term development of this key exchange between winemakers, hospitality professionals; key trade and wine media and we look forward to developing this initiative through this sponsorship partnership, “she concluded.

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