Local Roots; Global Reach: Delivering Distilling Expertise to the World
29th May - 1th June 2017
Glasgow

Provisional Programme

Please find below the provisional conference programme. Please note that this is a draft programme and may be subject to change at the discretion of the WDSC committee.

Monday 29th May
10.00 - 17.00   Technical tours of Glenmorangie's Alba Site and Glen Turners' Starlaw Distillery*
    * must be booked in advance at time of registration
16.00 - 19.00   Registration desk opens at the Hilton Hotel
18.30 - 22.00   Welcome Reception Sponsored by Green Engineering

     
Tuesday 30th May
09.00 - 09.45   Opening Session: Keynote presentation by Dr James Brosnan, The Scotch Whisky Research Institute
09.45 - 12.30   Session 2: Raw materials and co-product processing
12.30 - 13.45   Lunch at the Hilton Hotel
13.45 - 15.15   Session 3: Raw materials and co-product processing
15.45 - 17.15   Session 4: Yeast and fermentation
19.30 - 23.00   Networking Evening sponsored by Blyth & Blyth

     
Wednesday 31st May
09.00 - 09.30   Keynote presentation: Dame Anne Glover, University of Aberdeen
09.30 - 10.30   Session 5: Distillation
11.00 - 12.15   Session 6: Innovation in the distillery, including a presentation by Phil Madson, KATZEN International
12.15 - 13.30   Lunch at the Hilton Hotel
13.30 - 15.00   Session 7: Maturation
15.30 - 17.00   Session 8: Energy and the environment
18.30 - late   Surprise Event Sponsored by Briggs of Burton

     
Thursday 1st June
09.00 - 10.45   Session 9: Flavour
11.15 - 12.45   Session 10: Analytical and process developments
12.45 - 14.00   Lunch at the Hilton Hotel
14.00 - 15.30   Session 11: Consumer perception
15.30 - 16.15   Closing session: Keynote presentation from Shinji Fukuyo, Suntory Spirits
16.15   Afternoon tea at the Hilton Hotel

There will also be a number of breakout sessions which will run in parallel to the main programme. Further details of these will be announced nearer the time.

c/o Meeting Makers, Block 4 Unit 4, West of Scotland Science Park, Kelvin Campus, 2317 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0SP.