Delegation of the European Union to Australia

Geographical Indications: What can South Australia learn from the EU? 12 September, Lobethal

30/07/2019 - 02:07

The European Union's (EU) system of identifying food products based on origin - Geographical Indications (GIs) - is a driver of rural jobs and sustainable growth. Australia is considering extending the protection of European food and spirit product names to its own market as part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), currently under negotiation. Australia could also expand the GI system already in place for wine, which has delivered benefits to South Australia.

How could this work in practice? What are the benefits for consumers, producers and regions?

Good food means good business: GIs as a driver of local development in South Australia

WHAT: A high-level panel discussion and Q&A looking at the EU's experience of GIs as a driver of jobs and growth in the Australian context. 

WHEN: Thursday 12 September, 1:30 - 4 PM (followed by Reception and product tasting)

WHERE: Golding Wines, 52 Western Branch Rd, Lobethal SA 5241


  • Lucian Cernat, Chief Trade Economist, European Commission 
  • Luca Giavi, Executive Director, Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco
  • Cornelis Keijzer, Head of Trade Section, Delegation of the European Union to Australia
  • Anne Moroney, CEO of Regional Development for Barossa, Light, Gawler and Adelaide Plains
  • Richard Pomfret, Jean Monnet Chair on the Economicas of European Integration, University of Adelaide
  • Massimo Vittori, Managing Director, oriGIn
  • Dr Paula Zito, Geographical Indiciations expert, University of Adelaide

CASE STUDY: Jan Angus, Hutton Vale Lamb

The event is presented by the EU Delegation to Australia and the University of Adeliade (Institute for International Trade) 


Golding Wines
52 Western Branch Rd, Lobethal

5241 Lobethal