ERA APAC Conference 2019

You're invited to the ERA Asia Pacific Conference for 2019!

Join us for this year’s conference in the heart of one of Australia’s most renowned wine regions, the Barossa Valley in South Australia.

The conference will span across two and a half days from the 21st-23rd of August, and will feature an agenda that is jam-packed with engaging content and activities.

The central theme is mateship and community, and the event will focus on how we can leverage our strong connections within ERA to get the job done, just like how the Barossa community have always lent a hand to help each other for over 150 years.

Andrew Slimming and Chris Colbert will be returning to present three workshops alongside David Rounsevell, centred around the topics of delivery, client management and client acquisition.

Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd August 2019

The Barossa is primarily known for its red wine, in particular, Shiraz. Normally, large proportions of Barossa Shiraz are used in Penfolds Grange, Australia’s most famous wine. Other main grape varieties grown in the region include Riesling, Semillon, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Barossa has a rich German heritage, which is evident in the numerous German bakeries, butcher shops and artisanal cheese cellars located in the Valley.

Relish in the abundance of great wine and food that will be present throughout the Friday afternoon, as we finish off the conference with a choice between two curated culinary tours, before ending the evening with our traditional Award Dinner at Chateau Yaldara (pictured left).

Make the most of your time in South Australia by extending your trip and seeing what else the Barossa Valley has to offer by clicking here. If you wish to extend your accommodation booking, please email Dani to let her know.


Taste the Barossa with a choice between two culinary tours

Food tour


Barossa Valley Cheese Company

Barossa Cheese make artisanal soft white mould, washed rind, semi-matured and fresh cheeses using locally-sourced milk from cows and goats. They offer cheese tasting experiences paired with tea, gin, beer and more at their cheese cellar in Angaston (prices vary $15-$49pp).


Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

After opening earlier this year, Barossa Valley Chocolate is the region’s first chocolaterie where visitors can watch the team of chocolatiers making the artisan, handmade chocolate through the wide, expansive viewing window.

They offer chocolate making classes ($45pp) as well as a chocolate and wine pairing ($20pp) experience.


Transport costs TBA.

Wine tour


Langmeil Winery

Home to the world’s oldest surviving Shiraz vineyard, believed planted in 1843, Langmeil has a rich history in the Barossa and its legacy spans over six generations.

Join us for a guided tour through the vines, where you will learn about the history and process of Langmeil’s winemaking, followed by a tasting of some of their finest drops ($30pp).


Elderton Wines

The tour continues at one of the world’s most awarded and esteemed wineries, Elderton.

A private wine tasting with cheese platters to suit, featuring Elderton’s flagship Commander Shiraz, which is not available to the general public ($30pp).

Transport costs TBA.

Conference agenda


Wednesday 21st August

Shuttle bus leaves Adelaide Airport at 9.45am and takes attendees straight to the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort for an 11.30am start.

• Welcome keynote — David Rounsevell

• Welcome new franchisees — Tiffany Spiers

• Global marketing — Paolo Massimilla

• LinkedIn for growth — David Rounsevell

• FMAC and Australian marketing — Reef Rahman & Dani Mattschoss

• What it means to be a consultant — Andrew Slimming


Thursday 22nd August

• Delivery workshop

• Client management workshop


Friday 23rd August

• Client acquisition workshop

• Afternoon activities including a choice between:

1. Food tour

2. Wine tour

• Award Dinner at Chateau Yaldara


Saturday 24th August

Shuttle bus leaves the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort around 9.30-10am to take attendees to Adelaide Airport.



Delegate package — $1,290 inclu. GST 

Partner add-on — $490

Plus activities and transport costs.

Register your attendance here.

Please RSVP by the 14th of June.

Do not book accommodation directly with the Novotel as rooms have already been booked by ERA.

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort 1847 Wines Chateau Yaldara
Langmeil Winery Elderton Wines Barossa Valley Chocolate Company