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We cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Wine Regulatory Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on October 10-11 and the FIVS meeting immediately preceding the WRF on October 9. 

This year’s WRF is the final meeting under the multiyear project and caps off 8 years of sectoral focus on wine in APEC.  The agenda will include a review of the key deliverables over the life of the project, address ongoing work on certificates of analysis, and follow up on key work items from the 2017 Ha Noi Meeting Statement

The WRF is seeking participation from wine regulators and representatives from the wine industries in the APEC economies to participant in the 2018 meeting.  The working language of the conference is English.

Please consider arriving in Honolulu on October 8th so you can participate in the FIVS meeting on October 9th.  The FIVS meeting will include a morning program focused on issues of concern in the Asia-Pacific region.  The afternoon will feature a technical tour after lunch.  The evening will include a joint dinner between FIVS and APEC WRF participants.

Registration:

All participants are requested to register here by September 1.

Hotel Information and Meeting Location:

The WRF will take place at the Modern Honolulu, if booked by September 10th.  Full cancellations are provided within 72 hours of arrival (Hawaiian Standard Time). 

Self-funded participants booking information:

To reserve, please email Sara.Lester@diamondresorts.com with the following information:

  • your name,
  • email address,
  • check-in and check-out dates
  • the code "GRAPECWINE"

The conference rate, including taxes, will equal US$297.75/night (259 room + 38.75 taxes). We apologize as this amount is a few dollars off from the original estimate.

Guests from travel eligible economies booking information: 

To reserve, please email Sara.Lester@diamondresorts.com with the following information:

  • your name,
  • email address,
  • check-in and check-out dates
  • the code "GRAPECGOV"

The rate shall equal US$203.48/night. (177 room + 26.48 taxes). We apologize as this amount is a few dollars off from the original estimate. 

All guests should not be charged a US$30/night resort fee.

For more information about the WRF or if you have questions, please contact the Project Overseer, Jamie Ferman, at 202-482-5783 or Jamie.Ferman@trade.gov