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World Spirits Conference Europe
World Spirits Conference, Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 28 March 2019.
This Conference (previously known as the World Whiskies Conference and, more recently, the Whiskies and Spirits Conference) is the world’s leading summit for debate and discussion on global trends in the dynamic spirits industry. The Conference has developed significantly during more than a decade to incorporate the entire spirits industry, analysing international product, design, sales and marketing trends. The programme is aimed at all spirits producers regardless of location.
Previous speakers have included: Jean-Noél Reynaud CEO Marie Brizard; TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen; Paolo Perego, President Bacardi Europe; Rob Collins CEO Stoli Group, Deborah Dawton CEO DBA; Mark Meek CEO IWSR; David Frost CEO SWA; Daniel Szor CEO Cotswold Distilling Co; Mike Salmon MD Quintessential Brands; Jérome Durand MD SAS Lanson; Brendan Buckley, Pernod Ricard Irish Distillers; Francois Van Aal, Rémy Cointreau GTR: Paul Topping, Director Flemingo; Dr Nicholas Morgan, Diageo; Sandro Bottega, Bottega; Sarah Branquinho, Dufry + ETRC; and many more.
The day begins at 8.00am with registration and the Conference itself starts at 9.00 a.m. There will be keynote speakers throughout each day (speaking on a topic of their choice) and panel debates, one of which is travel retail which we would like you to be a part of. Delegates represent all aspects of the industry, from retail to distillation, wholesaling to importing, and the conference focus is on spirits sales, marketing, product design and packaging, relating to international development, global trends and regional attitudes.
The Conference does not have an overall theme as this would limit the breadth of speakers and delegates. However, the focus is as explained above and this focus should permeate through all speaker presentations. This important networking event is aimed at senior management and attracts between 150 to 200 delegates.