Feb 01, 2023
"There is a marked difference between blind optimism and brutal, active optimism. The former is simply wishful thinking, but the latter is an absolutely essential strategy for business growth in tough economic conditions."
This was one of the key insights from our first webinar of the year, which tackled opportunities and threats that face the South African Wine Industry in 2023. The discussion opened with a recap of market conditions in 2022, and the key learnings gleaned.
The discussion took a refreshing turn as our panellists identified positive market conditions that will surely provide producers and members of the trade with the courage to be front-footed in their business strategies for the year ahead.
The panel consisted of:
Eckhardt Gerber - Vinimark CEO
Rico Basson - Vinpro MD
Andrew Douglas - Group MD of Southern Skies Investment Holdings - owners of wine.co.za, Vintelligence, CellarDirect, CyberCellar and The Wine Show
Duncan MacLennan - Brand strategy and innovation specialist; founder of Sunny