Vanessa Green IWA

An experienced international executive, Vanessa Green has worked in B2B and B2C organisations, specialising in market development, operational improvement and growth strategies. Based in Australia, she has post graduate qualifications in Business Communications and Psychology; professional accreditations from Vinitaly International, WSET, AWRI (Australian Wine Research Institute); and is a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux and Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.

Vanessa is CEO of Cliftons, a global conference and event management solutions provider and Managing Director of Crimson Wine. She has experience running venues and events across multiple countries, importing wine to Australia and New Zealand and has worked as a commercial wine buyer, beverage director for the venue and restaurant group, and judges at wines shows in Australia, New Zealand and Italy.

Vanessa enjoys discovering and sharing wine from all corners of the globe with clients, friends and guests – the most rewarding aspect of her work is introducing new wines to new audiences.

5 must know facts for success in the australian post pandemic market

Australia is only just emerging from the Covid bubble with international borders expected to re-open December 2021. Due to extended lock downs the Australian beverage industry has undergone a massive transformation for both on and off premise sales. Local producers have lost important export markets and have been looking inward for sales which has impacted imports. It’s not all doom and gloom though as consumers have increased wine consumption and are looking for new tastes and flavours. Italy is an exciting prospect for both consumers and trade. With a significant Italian expat demographic, major plantings of Italian varieties, an educated market and the Australian love of food and the Mediterranean lifestyle, Italian wines are well poised to gain more traction as the economy opens and rebuilds