39th World Vine and Wine Congress
- Vitiviniculture: technological advances to market challenges

From 24th to 28th October 2016
Bento Gonçalvez, Brazil


It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the 39th World Congress of Vine and Wine that will take place in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, from October 24 to 28, 2016.
Brazil is honored to host the OIV Congress for the first time and we will make every effort to make it a success. In addition to the scientific program focusing on vitiviniculture, the congress will enable participants to get to know the development of our products, our traditions and the beauty of your tourist attractions…
…the 39th edition of the World Congress of Vine and Wine whose central theme Vitiviniculture: from technological advances to market challenges will lead to a discussion regarding production/market. …….

Blairo Borges Maggi, Minister of Agriculture and Supply

… Brazil, which joined the OIV twenty years ago, will host for the first time this unique and worldwide event, which allows representatives of Governments, of research institutes or industries to meet together.
Among the different topics which will be discussed around the general theme: Vitiviniculture, technological advances to market challenges, I would like to emphasize some aspects totally in line with the OIV Strategic Plan and perfectly relevant for the future of our sector: Sustainable development and climate changes, Oenological products: necessity Vs possibility, Wine culture, Responsible consumption

Monika Christmann, OIV President

Congress themes:

Theme 1: Viticulture
  1. Management and innovation in viticultural techniques
  2. Sustainable development and climate change
  3. Genetic resources and vine selection
  4. Vine protection
  5. Production of grapes for table and juices
Theme 2: Enology
  1. Advances in winemaking technologies
  2. Inovation in analytical techniques
  3. Advances in enological microbiology
  4. Enological products: necessity X possibility
Theme 3: Economy and Law
  1. Wine culture
  2. Production Organization
  3. Market challenges
  4. Wine law
Theme 4: Safety and Health
  1. Consumption and health
  2. Safety and product quality
  3. Responsible consumption


Organising committee

International Organisation of Wine and Vine (OIV)

International Organisation of Vine and Wine

Selection committee

MrOndrejMIKESCzech Republic
MrJean ClaudeRUFFrance
MrKelly LissandraBRUCHBrazil

Welcoming address

Welcome address by Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General of the OIV


Paper submissions must be uploaded on-line via abstract submission platform of the Congress. Submissions must be received by 12nd June 2016.

A. Authors are required to:

  1. 1. Select the form of presentation. Three types of presentation are possible:
    I. Communication orale (15 - 20 minutes).
    II. Short communication (5 - 10 minutes). 
    III. Poster.
  2. 2. Select a theme and a sub-theme under which the abstract should be reviewed by the Joint Reading and Selection Committee. The Joint Reading and Selection Committee reserve the right to change the section and the sub-theme previously chosen by the author.

The Reading and Selection Committee takes the final decision on the adoption or rejection of a proposed abstract. The final type of presentation shall be determined by the Reading and Selection Committee. If the committee does not select a presentation as an "oral presentation", the paper can still be accepted as a short presentation or a poster.

B. Final papers submission

The final version of the accepted papers shall be submitted within the deadline indicated below, using your user account on the abstracts submission platform of the congress: http://www.oiv.int/congres/OIV2016BRA/login

The instructions for presentation and publication of final papers, accepted for inclusion in the Congress proceedings (oral presentation, short presentation or poster) are available here: Guide to authors for paper drafting.

C. Important dates

  • Deadline for the submission of proposals for a presentation (abstracts): 12nd June 2016
  • Information about the decision of the Reading and Selection Committee: from 10th July 2016
  • Deadline for the final papers submission: 10th September 2016.