FORMER UN secretary general Kofi Annan is coming to Marbella to talk about wine.
The Nobel Prize winner will be the key note speaker at the Third World Conference on Climate Change and Wine, which is being held in Marbella next month for the first time.
The main focus of his speech – which will be introduced by Pancho Campo MW, the first Spaniard to hold the title Master of Wine – will be on the responsibility of the corporate world in the fight against climate change.
And after the conference guests will have the chance to quiz the Ghanaian diplomat in a 30 minute question and answer session.
Organized by The Wine Academy of Spain, in conjunction with one of the foremost authorities on climate change research, the two-day event aims to raise awareness of the impact climate change is having on the global wine industry.
In particular, the conference will focus on ways to ease the problem, adjusting to the new climate and publicizing a business model for the wine industry that is more compatible with the environment.
While here, Annan and his wife will also be joined by the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, to preside over an Official Dinner in aid of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.
The two-day event – open to the general public – will be held at the Palacio de Congresos de Marbella on April 13-14. Tickets to Kofi Annan’s conference are 50 euros and the dinner plus conference package is 250 euros.