The Adelaide Business School’s new partnership agreement with the prestigious KEDGE Wine and Spirit Academy in Bordeaux, France, signals a new era for the wine industries of South Australia and the nation.
On Tuesday 28 March, Professor Mark Gabbott, Dean of the Adelaide Business School hosted Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Honourable Leon Bignell MP, University of Adelaide Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mike Brooks, and Professor Jacques-Olivier Pesme, Director of the Wine & Spirits Academy as they jointly launched the new partnership at the National Wine Centre.
An outcome of the Great Wines Capitals initiative, the MOU signals the intention for the two Schools to create and deliver innovative education and collaboration opportunities to support wine business, tourism and export growth.
Preliminary discussions between the business schools have focused on identifying the best ways to help facilitate business linkages and collaboration, along with creating international industry placements, and industry and student study tours.
“Through this partnership, the Adelaide Business School has opened the door to one the world’s most renowned wine regions,” Professor Gabbott states. “The partnership will provide our local industries with opportunities to learn from, and network with, the world’s leading wine business experts.”
“It may be the most exciting outcomes of this partnership are those we are yet to discover,” Professor Gabbott notes. “Knowledge sharing and research collaboration ensure endless possibilities.”
For Professor Jacques-Olivier Pesme, KEDGE’s partnership with Adelaide Business School strengthens the Academy’s offering. The partnership with the Adelaide Business School allows KEDGE students access to Australia’s great wine-minds.
“While Adelaide and South Australia are highly respected for the quality of their wines, Adelaide Business School is also recognised as an Australian leader in the business of wine” Professor Pesme highlights. “For students looking to receive a truly global education, the partnership between our business schools represents a unique opportunity.”
As this partnership grows, so too will its potential, providing Adelaide Business School’s current and future students with an unparalleled offering.
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