F.I.C.B. Congress

FICB organizes periodically an International Congress which gives its members an opportunity to meet in a wine region which hosts them. This Congress comprises meetings between the brotherhoods, wine tourism, cultural events open to the public to promote the brotherhoods and exchanges on the traditions and the techniques for vine and wine. The Congress is held at the invitation of one or several brotherhoods, or an association thereof, which take responsibility for its organization, according to specification defined by FICB.They are usually followed by an optional tour.
The 2014 Congress, organized by the Conseil des Echansons de France, took place in Reims in the Champagne region (France) from 29 May to 3 June 2014 and gave the opportunity to celebrate FICB's 50th anniversary.
The 2016 Congress, organized by the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine of America, took place in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys of California from 8 to 12 June, followed by an extension from 12 to 14 June.

The green light has been given to our member O.E.V.E. Makedonia to organize the 2018 Congress in the Republic of Macedonia. The tentative dates are 31 May to 3 June 2018 for the Congress centered on the capital city Skopje, followed by an extension from 4 to 6 June in the beautiful Lake Ohrid region.
The call for candidacies to organize the 2020 Congress is open to our members. The application and selection process is described in our Rules of procedure. The Congress specification may be dowloaded by clicking here.
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