IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Related news Montreal-based National Bank of Canada agreed on Thursday to acquire TD Waterhouse Institutional Services, with headquarters in Toronto, through subsidiaries. National Bank (TSX:NA) will acquire the business for $250 million subject to a price adjustment mechanism based on asset retention. Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords Mergers and acquisitions, Banking industryCompanies National Bank of Canada TD Waterhouse Institutional Services provides similar back office solutions services including, custody, trading, clearing, settlement and record keeping, for Canadian-based registered portfolio managers and introducing brokers as National Bank’s Correspondent Network. “Our Correspondent Network is today a leader in Canada’s wealth management landscape as a provider of services which support over 140 independent market intermediary portfolio managers, brokers and dealers, who collectively serve over 350,000 client accounts and manage client assets of over $50 billion,” said Luc Paiement, co-president and co-chief executive officer, National Bank Financial and executive vice-president, wealth management. “Through this acquisition, we will extend our reach by adding over 260 additional market intermediaries who serve over 130,000 client accounts and manage approximately $34 billion in assets.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
olgazhurba/123RF Related news Units of the fund will be available to accredited investors, advisors and dealers via Fundserv, and to pension funds, institutions and family offices via private placement, the firm says in its announcement.3iQ aims to launch and complete its first close within the next few weeks.Also readJury’s out on bitcoin“We have worked diligently to provide a pure, low-cost, secure method for both accredited and institutional investors to assume a core position in this new and expanding asset class,” says Frederick Pye, 3iQ CEO, in a statement. CI GAM launches Ether mutual fund Fiona Collie Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Options trading now available for CI’s Bitcoin ETF Keywords Cryptoassets, Portfolio managers CME launches “micro” Bitcoin futures Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto-based 3iQ Corp. has received formal approval from Canadian securities regulators to act as a portfolio manager and investment fund manager permitted to invest in multiple cryptoassets, the firm announced Thursday.3iQ’s Global Cryptoasset Fund will invest directly in units of bitcoin, ether and litecoin, three of the leading cryptoassets.
Keywords Real estateCompanies National Bank of Canada April home sales down 12.5% from record high set in March Calgary home sales hit record high for April Canadian home prices in metropolitan areas saw widespread declines in the fourth quarter of 2018, as the Teranet–National Bank Composite National House Price Index dropped 0.3% in December, the third decline in a row.“The Calgary index did not rise for a sixth month in a row in December. It was a fifth month in a row for Vancouver, and a fourth one for Edmonton. Weakness became apparent in Q4 for six other metropolitan areas, when only Montreal and Ottawa-Gatineau experienced home price growth,” National Bank senior economist Marc Pinsonneault says in a house price index report. Related news ggw/123RF IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB This is the worst three-month diffusion for December in five years, Pinsonneault says, and National Bank analysts continue to expect a soft landing of the Canadian home resale market.“Higher mortgage rates and tougher qualification rules are causing the cooling in most major home resale markets in Canada,” he says. “The recent increase in vacant new dwellings may also add to downward price pressure in some markets.”The Teranet–National Bank Composite National House Price Index looks at 11 metropolitan markets.Phil Soper, president and CEO of real estate brokerage Royal LePage, has a more optimistic view.“While some economists are adjusting their forecast for the economy as a whole, Canada’s real estate market is beginning to emerge from the correction that began a year ago,” he says in a statement. “The national real estate market is stable and should see modest price gains by the end of the 2019.”Soper cites Royal LePage data from 63 Canadian markets showing that the price of a home in Canada increased 4% year-over-year to $631,223 in the fourth quarter of 2018. “Secondary cities” such as Windsor, Kingston and Moncton outperformed larger cities, the report says.In its forecast, Royal LePage projects modest home price appreciation in 2019, expecting the aggregate price of a home in Canada to rise 1.2% over the next year. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Culture Division Lauded for Spearheading Protection of Country’s Cultural Industries UncategorizedMarch 20, 2006 RelatedCulture Division Lauded for Spearheading Protection of Country’s Cultural Industries RelatedCulture Division Lauded for Spearheading Protection of Country’s Cultural Industries RelatedCulture Division Lauded for Spearheading Protection of Country’s Cultural Industries FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Senator Donna Scott-Mottley has hailed the Culture Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture, for leading the charge to protect the country’s cultural industries.This is being done by adhering to an international process, which seeks to maintain the rights of governments to create policies for the protection and promotion of diversity of cultural expressions. Mrs. Scott-Mottley, who was making her contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on March 17, spoke on the promotion of cultural identity and diversity, as well as the promotion of cultural industries and entrepreneurship.She pointed out that the protection and promotion of the country’s indigenous cultural practices was being pursued by the Jamaican government, which had thrown its support behind “the process of articulation, consultation, and finally, approval of the Convention of the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Expressions in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in October 2005”.Explaining the purpose of the Convention, the Senator said that it “enshrined the rights of states to elaborate cultural policies for the promotion of cultural diversity, provided by legal international instruments; the rights of states to utilise such constructs as subsidies, content quotas, and co-production agreements to build cultural industries.”“This is of course vital to us,” she continued, pointing out that the Convention provided a framework for Jamaica to build its cultural industries. She said that Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) was actively engaged in the UNESCO-proposed process, and the organisation had embarked on “dialogue with Caribbean and Commonwealth media representatives, aimed at engaging the media in promoting the new discourse for emphasis on cultural industries”.Senator Scott-Mottley noted that JAMPRO’s new focus on creative industries created the platform for the shifting focus that was being promoted within Jamaica’s cultural policy. Advertisements
Director Bernie O’Sullivan to depart City for Macedon Ranges Shire CEO role City of Greater Bendigo Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan will depart the organisation to take on the Chief Executive Officer role at Macedon Ranges Shire Council.Mr O’Sullivan joined the City in October 2016 to become the organisation’s first Strategy and Growth Director, having previously worked as the Acting CEO of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and as Deputy Secretary at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (and its predecessors) leading the department’s state-wide regional operations.During his time with the City, Mr O’Sullivan’s significant achievements include securing Qantas flights for Bendigo and the region, attraction of major exhibitions to the Bendigo Art Gallery, delivery of new events including White Night, the Lost Trades Fair and inaugural Regional Centre for Culture, securing the relocation of the Arena Theatre Company to Bendigo, activation of our performing arts spaces, outdoor dining and city centre, partnering with leading local businesses and organisations, becoming a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, significant strategic work to position Greater Bendigo for the future and the continued search for industrial land to accommodate future growth.City CEO Craig Niemann congratulated Mr O’Sullivan on his new role.“Bernie has been a great asset for the City and we wish him all the very best as he takes on this new challenge. He is a skilled communicator who will be a great advocate for staff and support for Council. Macedon Ranges can look forward to welcoming a great, people-oriented leader for their organisation and community,” Mr Niemann said.“Bernie can be very proud of his time at the City and the way he has led the Strategy and Growth directorate to help enhance the overall liveability of our city in the short and long term, and I am pleased that he will only be down the road so we can continue to work together to deliver positive outcomes for the central Victorian region.”Mr O’Sullivan said he was looking forward to this next chapter.“I have greatly enjoyed my time at the City and the chance to work in Local Government with a passionate group of staff and Councillors. Working in this level of government means you can make a big difference in your local community, and it has been a privilege to be a leader in Greater Bendigo during a time of significant growth and change,” he said.“Most recently, I have been very proud of the work of the Strategy and Growth directorate to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the way staff responded internally as parts of our business, particularly the Art Gallery and Bendigo Venues & Events, were significantly impacted.“I look forward to taking my learnings at the City and supporting not only the Macedon Ranges community but contributing to the continued growth and development of this great region.”Mr O’Sullivan’s last day with the City will be Friday April 23. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Bendigo, business, community, director, environment, Government, liveability, Local Government, Macedon, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, outcomes, planning, Qantas, Secretary, Unesco, Victoria
Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The all-new Ford GT is entering the final phase of development and production has begun. One of the first Ford GTs is being driven off the line at the Multimatic assembly location with the first behind the scenes look at the assembly line for all-new Ford GT.Nick Busato, Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The all-new Ford GT is entering the final phase of development and production has begun. One of the first Ford GTs is being driven off the line at the Multimatic assembly location with the first behind the scenes look at the assembly line for all-new Ford GT.Nick Busato, Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The all-new Ford GT is entering the final phase of development and production has begun. One of the first Ford GTs is being driven off the line at the Multimatic assembly location with the first behind the scenes look at the assembly line for all-new Ford GT.Nick Busato, Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The all-new Ford GT is entering the final phase of development and production has begun. One of the first Ford GTs is being driven off the line at the Multimatic assembly location with the first behind the scenes look at the assembly line for all-new Ford GT.Nick Busato, Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The all-new Ford GT is entering the final phase of development and production has begun. One of the first Ford GTs is being driven off the line at the Multimatic assembly location with the first behind the scenes look at the assembly line for all-new Ford GT.Nick Busato, Ford We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Chances are you may even know that the GT won in its class in the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in its return this year, living up to the legacy of the car that inspired its design, the GT40, which ruled the famed French circuit from 1966 to 1969. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The first three years of production, at 250 per year, are already sold out. The first two cars will be going to Ford executives Bill Ford Jr. and Mark Fields. Though Canadian pricing has not been set, the Ford GT will be priced similarly to the Lamborghini Aventador, at about US$450,000. Trending Videos What you might not know is that Ford’s latest all-conquering supercar is built right here in Canada. In fact, it’s built by Multimatic Inc. in Markham, Ontario, just 8.2 kilometres, as Google’s crow flies, from the Booth homestead.Now, you may not have heard of Multimatic, but they’re big-time players in the autoparts and motorsports world. They made their chops in the supercar world by building the rolling chassis for the One-77 — an Aston Martin so rare you probably haven’t heard of it — and the De Macross GT1, an 830-horsepower, one-off supercar so rare I’m sure you’ve never heard of it.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The all-new Ford GT is entering the final phase of development and production has begun. One of the first Ford GTs is being driven off the line at the Multimatic assembly location with the first behind-the-scenes look at the assembly line for the all-new Ford GT. 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Engineering Leadership Program Online Research Resources HubDr. Angela Thieman Dino Senior InstructorEngineering Leadership Program (ELP)Download Presentation Slides: Thieman DinoDr. Angela Thieman Dino, Senior Instructor in the Engineering Leadership Program (ELP), at the University of Colorado Boulder, was a visiting fellow for the Law School’s Center for Energy and Environmental Security. Her anthropological research has focused on refugees, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and African-American middle-school girls in Denver. She has participated in founding and governing various local, national and international non-profit organizations with social justice, education and development missions. Her leadership courses, trainings and lectures reflect a proclivity for leadership challenges that are especially complex and require extraordinary ingenuity.Learn more about Department Development GrantsVirtual Communities of Undergraduate ResearchThe 2018 Best Practices Colloquium was part of a free, full day of live, online presentations hosted at multiple locations in Colorado, Oklahoma and Maryland. At the 2nd Annual UROP Best Practices Colloquium, faculty, instructors and staff explored innovative approaches to creating and sustaining campus cultures supportive of undergraduate research, scholarly and creative production while learning about UROP funding for departments and programs.Last year’s UROP Department Development Grant recipients gave presentations about their activities to date, which generated lively discussions that carried into the social. This year’s event was also part of the Virtual Communities of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activities event—a free, full day of live, online presentations and interactions (details below).Presentations2017-18 UROP Department Development Grant RecipientsActive Learning in Letterpress Print TechnologyDr. Susan Guinn-Chipman Instruction and Exhibits Program CoordinatorSpecial Collections, Archives & PreservationDownload Presentation Slides: Guinn-ChipmanDr. Susan Guinn-Chipman, Instruction and Exhibits Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, earned her doctorate in early modern European history at CU and has taught a wide range of courses in European history and art history. Her more recent research examines the religious and secular spaces of disease and quarantine in northern England. Over the course of her research for the Stainforth project, she has developed quite a fondness for Rev. Francis John Stainforth, his family and the nineteenth-century spaces of London, and beyond, they inhabited. Association for Women in Mathematics Undergraduate Research SeminarDr. Danielle Lyles InstructorApplied MathematicsDownload Presentation Slides: LylesDr. Danielle Lyles, Instructor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder, received her doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University, where she studied mathematical neuroscience. Following Cornell, Lyles had an National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Davis in the field of theoretical spatial ecology. There, she continued her use of hybrid modeling techniques to explore the interplay between random “noise” and oscillations. Connecting our Cohorts: Visualizing the Path of Scholarly WorkDr. Katharine Semsar Assistant DirectorMiramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP)Download Presentation Slides: SemsarDr. Katharine Semsar, Assistant Director, Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program, at the University of Colorado Boulder, received her doctorate from North Carolina State University where she studied social and hormonal influences on coral reef fish behavior. She continued her training on the physiological bases of behavior studying genetic models of stress-related behavior during postdoctoral training at University of Pennsylvania. In 2007, she moved to Boulder to become a fellow with the Science Education Initiative in the Integrative Physiology department. Semsar received a 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Google PlusShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Cultivating Undergraduate Research in the Asian Studies MajorDr. Colleen Berry Associate Director and InstructorCenter for Asian StudiesDownload Presentation Slides: BerryLink to Video Content in the Presentation: CAS Faculty Interview with Dr. Jennifer FluriDr. Colleen Berry, Associate Director and Instructor, Asian Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, spent several years in Taiwan studying Mandarin before receiving a master’s degree from the Jackson School at the University of Washington. She then led tours in China for 12 years during her doctorate work in Chinese literature at Indiana University. She wrote her thesis while living in Japan for four years where she also studied Japanese and worked for a Japanese company. After that, she taught Mandarin, Japanese, and Chinese literature at the University of Manitoba before moving to the University of North Dakota where she was an associate professor of Chinese Studies.
Photo: Jeff ZehnderWhen a distinguished group of Naval personnel casually dropped into this week’s AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) Research Blitz, it gave an unexpected boost to an event already packed with aerospace trailblazers from government, industry and academia.The event, hosted by AeroSpace Ventures and held in the LASP Aerospace Sciences building, was already a Who’s Who of industry and academic leaders in aerospace from the Front Range, even before Rear Admiral John Mustin, Deputy Commander, US Second Fleet and his colleagues joined just in time for the Cybersecurity presentations. The 16 CU Boulder researchers who presented their cutting-edge discoveries were the stars of the show for the campus leaders, select federal and local government officials and industry executives from companies as diverse as Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan and Red Canyon Software. The Blitz was designed to connect cutting edge-research with people and organizations who can benefit by helping move that work forward through funding, collaborations, commercialization and public policy.“We are always delighted to connect interested industry partners with impactful research that can benefit from new collaborations and investments,” said Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Abby Benson. “It was a terrific day and just one of many opportunities we make available to open doors for industry to work with our campus and researchers.”Innovative research topics presented during the day were clustered into five areas: Hypersonics, Quantum, Robotics & Autonomy, Space Weather and Cybersecurity. Key efforts that were especially well represented through presentations included College of Engineering and Applied Science Interdisciplinary Research Themes (IRTs); the newly launched CUbit Quantum Initiative; Computer Science; the Grand Challenge’s Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center (SWx-TREC); and the Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy Program.According to Jay Lindell, aerospace and defense industry champion for the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), the event format was ideal for encouraging industry and academic participants to connect, brainstorm and consider mutually beneficial opportunities. While the research presentations were undoubtedly the highlight of the day, the networking breaks scattered throughout the day were a close second as the enthusiasm to collaborate was palpable.About AeroSpace VenturesCU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) is housed within the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and brings together researchers, students, industry leaders, government partners and entrepreneurs to envision and create the future for space and Earth systems. In addition to contributing to a variety of other events and activities around Colorado, ASV hosts two major on-campus events each year: the ASV Research Blitz, which brings together CU Boulder researchers and industry; and ASV Connect, which serves as an aerospace-focused career fair and networking event for CU Boulder students and industry partners. Categories:News Headlines Published: March 26, 2019 • By Chris Yankee
Curtis Gile and teammate, Nicola van den Heever spend time with locals in Rwanda. “What’s amazing about engineering is you can literally create something that changes lives,” said mechanical engineering graduate Curtis Gile.Though Gile grew up in Denver, not far from CU Boulder, his involvement with Engineers Without Borders led him to travel nearly 8,500 miles to Rwanda where he developed a system for collecting clean water. It also earned him mechanical engineering’s Outstanding Graduate for International Engagement award.“There’s no better way to integrate with a community than by working alongside them,” Gile said. “When I returned to Rwanda for a second time, the friends I had made during my previous visit ran to see me.”Engineers Without Borders, which started at CU Boulder 17 years ago, works alongside developing communities around the world, completing engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.Along with his teammate, Nicola van den Heever and mentor, Travis Greiman, Gile built rainwater catchment systems, designed to collect water from the roofs of large sheds. Rainwater is relatively clean, but the team treated it with bleach and developed methods for keeping out debris.Gile said it has been amazing to see the locals change their perceptions around drinking water. Because of disease, they were fearful, but when Gile returned for a second time, he saw people had created their own versions of what Engineers Without Borders had built.“The best thing that can happen is that the locals replicate what we’ve designed,” said Gile. “This means we’ve succeeded in making it easy to copy.”An important focus for Gile has been ensuring that designs are sustainable. Recently, he has focused on local sourcing of materials, using wood instead of steel so the Rwandans could repair the catchment systems at lower costs without help from Engineers Without Borders.“We listened closely to the locals, because they are the ones who will be living with our designs,” Gile said. “When locals disagreed with our recommendations, my mentor reminded me that people have known how to build things for hundreds years; only recently have we known why they work.”Gile said he learned you will never have all the information you need, there’s no such thing as double-checking too many times and that it’s important that everyone is made to feel part of the same goal.Beyond his degree in mechanical engineering, Gile has also been inspired by his time in Rwanda to pursue a second degree in economics.“After seeing how a country can go from one of the worst genocides in the world to being a clean, safe place, I wanted to learn more about how countries develop,” Gile said. “This way, maybe one day I can affect even greater change.”In support of his economics degree, Gile interned in Washington, D.C., with Sen. Michael Bennett where he determined optimal ways to finance paid family leave.Gile will graduate in May 2019 before moving to Chicago where he will work for Techedge, an international consulting firm. Gile said his experience working internationally while at CU will only prepare him for what lies ahead.“The world is only going to get smaller,” Gile said. Published: May 7, 2019 • By Oksana Schuppan Meet Curtis Gile, Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate for International Engagement Categories:Undergraduate StudentsOutstanding Student AwardTags:Global Share Share via FacebookShare via TwitterShare via LinkedIn Curtis Gile and Engineers Without Borders teammates stand at the base of a rainwater catchment system that they designed and built in Rwanda.
Linkedin Share Email TAGSOakland Wine FestivalWines of South Africa Facebook Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Wines of South Africa Named International Partner at 3rd Annual Oakland Wine…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessWines of South Africa Named International Partner at 3rd Annual Oakland Wine FestivalBy Press Release – June 28, 2017 56 0 Twitter ReddIt AdvertisementSan Francisco, CA, June 28th, 2017 – Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA, the industry association which promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce participation in the 3rd annual Oakland Wine Festival on Saturday July 15th, 2017. Following a successful Kick-off Tasting and Soiree on April 23rd, WOSA looks forward to returning to the stately and gorgeous Claremont Hotel & Spa for a busy day of events that includes a silent auction, the ever-popular Judgement of Oakland™ double blind tasting featuring consumers, an elegant Grand Tasting (offered seated or poolside), and a winemaker dinner. In addition to having wines featured at all of the day’s larger tastings, WOSA will have two dedicated slots at the festival; an educational presentation a 12:30pm, and a reception from 6:00-7:30pm.At the event, participants will have the pleasure of tasting South African wines from visionary brands such as Three Foxes, Ken Forrester, Silkbush, Fleur du Cap, Botanica, and Simonsig. A winemaker or winery representative from each estate will be present to showcase the wines and answer any questions for festival attendees.Commenting on the partnership with the Oakland Wine Festival, Jim Clarke, US Marketing Manager for WOSA stated “…as the Oakland wine scene continues to diversify and excite, this is an opportune moment to share the diversity and energy happening with South African wines and winemakers. This wine festival takes place in Oakland rather than in San Francisco or wine country, a location which draws crowds from both sides in addition to natives of Oakland themselves, in a laid back and friendly atmosphere.”Oakland Wine Festival’s Melody Fuller provides insight on her decision to highlight South Africa as the spotlight region for the 2017 festival: “…South Africa is a place with an embarrassment of riches and is filled with wine treasures undiscovered in America. I wanted to be a leader responsible for bringing those wines to the wine curious, seasoned wine expert, and to my city: Oakland California! I am proud to have the winemakers and winery owners from South Africa in my city for the day and night of July 15, 2017 for the Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival.”Tickets are still available for purchase here, with 100% of net proceeds donated to thoughtfully selected charities who contribute to the lives of Oakland and Bay Area residents. Guests have a variety of options when selecting tickets- both a la carte options for individual events, as well as half and whole day passes are offered.About Wines of South AfricaWines of South Africa (WOSA) is the organization representing all South African producers of wine who export their products. WOSA, which was established in its current form in 1999, has over 500 exporters on its database, comprising all the major South African wine exporters. It is constituted as a not-for-profit company and is totally independent of any producer, wholesaling company or government department but is recognized by the South African Export Council. WOSA’s mandate is to promote the export of all South African wines in key international markets including the United States.About the Oakland Wine Festival: Now in its 3rd year, the Oakland Wine Festival is a high profile, educational, wine and food event featuring celebrated winemakers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and around the world. The festival is collaboration between Founder, Melody Fuller, and some of her close friends in the Napa Valley and beyond. Over 50 wineries have accepted the invitation by an impressive Honorary Steering Committee, composed of wine industry luminaries, to return to this annual event. Those leaders come from Chappellet Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyard’s, Sonoma-Loeb and Peju Winery.Advertisement Previous articleCreate a Stronger Company Culture by Celebrating the Small VictoriesNext articleFête de la Fleur at Château Malartic-Lagravière Press Release