march, 2019

18mar4:00 pm6:00 pmForum on The EU experience on Geographical IndicationsWhat benefits for regional development in Western Australia?


Event Details

Date: Monday 18th March
Time: 4 to 6pm (2 hrs)
Details: Title: Forum on The EU experience on Geographical Indications:
What benefits for regional development in Western Australia?

Venue: Cape Mentelle Winery
Presenters: Chair: Bruce Wilson, Director, RMIT EU Centre Speakers: Rebecca Ball (SWDC), Dr Michael Pulch (European Union to Australia), Paula Zito (University of Adelaide), Deborah Pett (DPIRD), Michael Lowe and Alex Wilson (Truffle & Wine Co).

Details: This Forum is organised by RMIT’s European Union Centre as part of the European Union Delegation in Western Australia hosted by the South West Development Commission to highlight a key issue in global trade discussions.

The purpose of the Forum is to examine the increasing importance of place – the region – in signifying quality in international trade. Geographic indicators are one way of promoting specific places and their products. The forum will explore how the use of geographic indicators for a range of products might enhance Western Australia’s competitiveness and promote local development.
Topics include:
• Good food means good business: Geographical Indications as a driver of rural jobs and sustainable growth
• The Importance of Place: Geographical Indications as a tool for local and regional development – a legal perspective
• Western Australia Engaging with Global Trade in Food and Agriculture
• Benefits and potential of GIs for local producers
Contact for participation by email to


(Monday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Margaret River


Southwest Development Commision08 9792 2000