Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019

This year's Wine & Food Tourism Conference, at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September 2019, will feature South Africa's most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker. His topic will focus on the trends that are shaping tourism in South Africa.

This year's event, themed "Trends in Wine & Food Tourism" will be the fourth time the annual conference is presented.



Known as an innovator, creative thinker, and walking ideas bank, Chang takes the unique view of "trends as business strategy". His company, Flux Trends, specialises in understanding consumer mindset and identifying unexpected business opportunities within shifting tendencies, ensuring that global trends have relevance when translated for African businesses.

The conference aims to tap into the potential of food and wine tourism that's still to be explored and deep-delved. It also seeks to inspire while creating a space that allows for different stakeholders within the tourism industry to exchange ideas and do business together.


Other speakers include digital mastermind, Judith Lewis, considered one of the most influential people in the UK digital industry; successful entrepreneur, Alan Knott-Craig; celebrated South African chef, Bertus Basson; iconic furniture and interior designer, Haldane Martin; and Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris; to name a few.

Go to www.wineandfood.co.za for more information, and to register for the conference.

Conference costs:

Save 51% by registering before 30 June (early bird registration)!

•Early bird price (only for South Africans): R1 950 plus 15% VAT (applicable until 30 June)
•Regular price: R3 800 plus 15% VAT (applicable from 1 July)
•Student price: R1 750 plus 15% VAT
•Discounted price for SATSA, SAACI, SITE, FEDHASA and Cape Town Tourism members: R3 420 plus 15% VAT


Social media:
Twitter and Facebook: @winefoodconf
Instagram: @winefoodtourismconf
Hashtag: #wfconf2019

Date: 18 September 2019
Venue: Spier, Stellenbosch