SOLD OUT! Third Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium

13 Mar 2017 @ 4:00pm PDT
15 Mar 2017 @ 6:00pm PDT
Event Details
Thank you for your interest in the
Third Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. 

NEW for March 2017!
 
Watch the General Sessions via Live Stream or On-Demand

Purchase Live Stream Tickets!
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  *Member live stream ticket price: $30 USD / per person
*Non-member live stream ticket price: $55 USD / per person

Breakout Sessions are not available via live stream
To view the full conference agenda,  click here:

Interact with us live or view on-demand from anywhere in the world; from your office, conference room or mobile device! This feature has been added this year because we knew not everyone would be able to make it to Napa. 


The Third Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium has sold out in just 24 hours with 700 attendees!

“It is an incredible achievement and we should all be very proud. To think that, two years ago, I was praying someone would show up – I’m speechless,” said Women of the Vine & Spirits Founder and President, Deborah Brenner.
“Based on overwhelming demand, it’s clearer than ever that we have started a movement and together, we can change the face of the alcohol beverage industry.”

 
SAVE THE DATE! Fourth Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 12 - 14, 2018, Napa, CA
 

Event Venue:

The Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, California, 94558
Phone: (855) 318-1768

View the Agenda: CLICK HERE

View the Speakers: CLICK HERE

View our Corporate Partners: CLICK HERE 

Dress Code: Business Casual

Monday, March 13, 2017

  11:00AM - 4:00PM

Registration
Carneros Pre-Function, Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA

  2:00PM - 4:00PM

Welcome Reception
Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA

  4:30PM - 4:45PM

General Session
Opening Remarks
Deborah Brenner, Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits

  4:45PM - 5:00PM

General Session
Introduction - March is Women’s History Month

Molly Murphy MacGregor, Founder, National Women’s History Project

  5:00PM - 6:00PM

General Session
Keynote Speaker
30 Years and Counting

Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne 

  6:00PM

Dinner on Own

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  7:30AM - 9:00AM

Registration
Carneros Pre-Function, Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA

 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Continental Breakfast

  9:00AM - 9:15AM

General Session
Opening Remarks
Deborah Brenner, Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits

  9:15AM - 10:00AM

General Session
Keynote Speaker
Why Women?  The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Driving Male Engagement
Jeffery Tobias Halter, President, YWomen

  10:00AM - 10:45AM

General Session
Keynote Speaker

Global Trends in Wine & Spirits: A Data-Driven Look at Alcohol Consumption
Brandy Rand, President, U.S., International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR)

  10:45AM - 11:15AM

BREAK

  11:15AM - 11:30AM

General Session
Deborah Brenner, Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits
Adam Strum, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

  11:30AM - 12:15PM

General Session
Keynote Speaker

Lose Your Fears, Challenge Your Limits & Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone – Stories From an Argentine Wine Pioneer
Susana Balbo, Founder & Owner, Susana Balbo Wines, Argentina

  12:15PM - 1:30PM

Networking Lunch

  1:00PM - 1:30PM

Book Signing
Copperfield’s Bookstore

  1:30PM - 2:15PM

General Session
Keynote Speaker

Harnessing the Power of Millennial Women:  How to Create a Plan That Motivates Them in The Alcohol Beverage Industry
Jeff Fromm, Partner at Ad Agency Barkley

  2:15PM - 2:45PM

BREAK

  2:45PM - 4:00PM

Breakout Session
Gracious & Ruthless: Surprising Strategies for Business Success
Speaker:  Susan Sokol Blosser, Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery
Author “Gracious & Ruthless”  and “At Home in the Vineyard:  Cultivating a Winery, An Industry and a Life”

  2:45PM - 4:00PM

Breakout Session
International Women of the Vine; A Global Perspective of Leaders and Trends Worldwide
Moderator:  Jane Thomson, Founder & Managing Director, The Fabulous Ladies' Wine Society, Australia
Panelists:
Marilisa Allegrini, Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates, Italy
Dianne Laurance, Founder, Laurance Wines, Australia
Kristen Barnhisel, M.S. Food Science/Enology,Winemaker, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, U.S.A.
Anna Smaga-Trzaskalska, Ph.D. Student at Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland / Wine Entrepreneur and Consultant, Poland

  2:45PM - 4:00PM

Breakout Session
Find Your Voice, Speak Up: Lead with Confidence and Courage

Speaker:  Marlene Gordon, Vice President, General Counsel - North America, Bacardi North America Corporation

  2:45PM - 4:00PM

Breakout Session
Exploring Today's Consumer Mindset and Buying Behavior

Moderator:  Jennifer Jo Wiseman, M.S. Sensory Science, Vice President of Consumer Product Insights & Development, E. & J. Gallo Winery
Panelists:
Gwen Chappell, Director, Beverage Sourcing for Global Procurement, MGM Resorts International
Tim Widnes, Wine & Beer Buyer, Whole Foods Market
Rachel Roberts, Vice President, Global Marketing Operations, Beam Suntory
Amy Hoopes, President, Wente Family Estates
Nicole Bierig Jordan, Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Analytics, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

  2:45PM - 4:00PM

Breakout Session
The Luxury Strategy - Break the Rules of Marketing to Build Luxury Brands
Moderator:  Chris Indelicato, President and Chief Executive Officer, Delicato Family Vineyards
Panelists:
Joy Sterling, Partner/Chief Executive Officer, Iron Horse Vineyards
Lisa Mattson, Director of Marketing & Communications, Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Vanessa Kay, Senior Vice President - Veuve Clicquot, Krug and Ruinart USA, Moët Hennessy U.S.A.
Rachel Espersen, Creative Programming & Partnerships, INTERSECT BY LEXUS

  7:00PM Dinner on Own
  9:00PM - 11:30PM

After-Hours Party: The Golden Age of Cockails & Cordials
Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  6:45AM - 8:00AM

Yoga in the Meritage Wine Cave (Sold Out)

 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Continental Breakfast 

  9:00AM - 10:15AM

General Session
Spirited Women: Taking The Lead
Moderator:  Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Media
Panelists:
Annette Alvarez-Peters, AIWS, CWE, Asst. Vice President, GMM, Beverage Alcohol, Costco Wholesale
Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking, E. & J. Gallo Winery
Stephanie J. Macleod, Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons, Ltd.
Sara Floyd, MS, Co-Owner, Swirl Wine Brokers and Luli Wines

 

 10:15AM - 11:15AM

General Session
Time and Conflict Management
Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer,
Krug Maison de Champagne 

  11:15AM - 11:45AM

BREAK

  11:45AM - 12:30PM

General Session
Keynote Speaker

The Challenges Facing Women In The South African Wine Industry
Dr. Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, House of Mandela

  12:30PM - 2:00PM

Networking Lunch

  2:15PM - 3:45PM

Breakout Session
Women in Wholesale - Our Experience and  Our Future Opportunities
Moderator:  Catherine McDaniel, Vice President, Federal Affairs, Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America
Panelists:
Philana Bouvier, Senior Vice President, New Business Development, Young's Market Company
Hillary Wirtz, CSS, On Premise Business Manager, Breakthru Beverage Group
Heather Alper, Vice President, Supplier Management & Business Development, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Jackie Wilcox, Director of Business Development, Republic National Distributing Company

  2:15PM - 3:45PM

Breakout Session
Mentorship Programs: Best Practices & Why it is Good for the Bottom Line
Moderator:  Kim Weed, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Senior Manager of Organizational Development and Compliance, Career Coach, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Panelists:
Sara Fasolino, Certified Cicerone®, CSW, CS, AM, Senior Manager, Beverage, Brinker International
Mary Barrazotto , Senior Vice President, General Counsel, North & Latin America Regions, Brown-Forman
K.D. Organ, Assistant Winemaker, Chateau Ste Michelle and Winemaker, Anew Wines
Rachel Ashley, Ph.D., Vice President of Wine Production with Treasury Wine Estates

  2:15PM - 3:45PM

Breakout Session
Successful Brand Management

Moderator:  Ben Salisbury, President, Salisbury Creative Group, Inc.
Panelists:
Jan Barnes, Vice President Group Brand Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Wendy Nyberg, Vice President Marketing, Trinchero Family Estates
Jane Creed, President and Chief Executive Officer, WineShop At Home
Maggie Lapcewich, Executive Vice President, Integration, Breakthru Beverage Group

  2:15PM - 3:45PM

Breakout Session
Women of the Still; Making Herstory
Moderator:  Kelly Poulsen, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Distilled Spirits Council
Panelists:
Victoria MacRae-Samuels, Vice President, Operations, Maker’s Mark Distillery
Elizabeth McCall, CSS, Woodford Reserve Master Taster & Sr. Quality Control Specialist, Brown-Forman
Caley Shoemaker, Head Distiller, Hangar 1 Vodka, Proximo
Béatrice Cointreau, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, ADMIRABLE Family Vineyards, Malibu

  4:00PM - 6:00PM

Wine, Women & Whiskey Farewell Reception & Closing Remarks
Deborah Brenner & the Women of the Vine & Spirits Alliance Advisory Board

Watch the General Sessions via Live Stream or On-Demand

Purchase Live Stream Tickets!
Click Here:

  *Member live stream ticket price: $30 USD / per person
*Non-member live stream ticket price: $55 USD / per person

Breakout Sessions are not available via live stream
To view the full conference agenda,  click here:

The live stream link provided to you via email. Link is not to be shared, posted on social media or your website. View Ownership/Usage Terms Below.

Interact with us live or view on-demand from anywhere in the world; from your office, conference room or mobile device! This feature has been added this year because we knew not everyone would be able to make it to Napa. 

Participate in the Women of the Vine & Spirits General Sessions Live Streaming from anywhere in the world;
from your office, conference room or mobile device!

There is so much valuable information which will be shared, especially during the General Sessions, that we wanted to provide all attendees (in person or online) with the opportunity to participate live in Q&A, as well as, go back and revisit presentations, update notes, or review practices that you may want to incorporate into your personal business.  

The history-making roster of speakers includes the alcohol beverage industry’s top international influencers from around the world; from France, Margareth Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug; from South Africa, Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, Proprietor, House of Mandela Wines; from Argentina, Susana Balbo, Founder & Owner, Susana Balbo Wines; from Italy, panelist Marilisa Allegrini, Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates; and from Australia, panelist Dianne Laurance, Proprietor, Laurance Wines. 

OWNERSHIP/USAGE:
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Once again, Copperfield's will be joining us with a pop-up bookstore during the symposium.

The bookstore will be set up outside of the Carneros Ballroom.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Author Book Signing Event:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:00PM

Participating Authors Include:

Deborah BrennerWomen of the Vine: Inside the World of Women Who Make, Taste, and Enjoy Wine


Béatrice Cointreau, Organic Wine, A Marketer's Guide


Jeffrey Tobias Halter, Why Women


Lisa Mattson, The Exes in My Glass


Susan Sokol BlosserGracious & Ruthless, Surprising Strategies for Business Success


Cynthia Sterling, Branding: Distilled


Dr. Liz Thach, Zinfandel Zanies, Chardonney Chalice, Call of the Vine, Global Wine Tourism

Hotel Room Blocks at The Meritage Resort & Spa and the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa are Currently Full. 

We recommend that you arrive no later than 12:00PM PST on Monday, March 13th and depart anytime on Thursday, March 16th. 

Guests are responsible to book their own hotel reservations. 

Guests are responsible to call the hotel(s) directly to cancel/change their room reservations.

Guests are responsible to coordinate their own ground transportation while in Napa.

Nearby Hotels Recommendations: 

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA
855-602-4247

Vino Bello Resort
865 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA
707-251-1900

ANDAZ Napa
1450 First Street
Napa, CA
707-687-1234

The Westin Verasa Napa
1314 Mckinstry Street
Napa, CA
888-627-7169

 

 

 

The Meritage Resort & Spa Shuttle Schedule
Running daily between The Meritage Resort & Vino Bello Resort
and Downtown Napa

To schedule a pick-up, please call (707) 251-1900

Resort Shuttle Schedule:
The AM shuttle departs from the resort at the following times:

8:40am     10:15am     12:15pm     2:40pm

The PM shuttle departs from the resort at the following times:

4:00pm     4:45pm     5:30pm     6:15pm     7:00pm     7:45pm     8:30pm

Departure from the Resort by request only after 8:30pm.  

Pick-ups from Downtown Napa are by request only until 10:30pm.

We recommend that you arrive no later than 12:00PM PST on Monday, March 13th and depart anytime on Thursday, March 16th.

San Francisco International Airport - SFO

Airport Phone: +1 650 821 8211

Visit SFO airport website   

Evans Airport Service; fee: $45 USD (one way) - reservation required

http://evanstransportation.com/rates_scheduled_airporter.php

Estimated taxi fare: $150 USD (one way)


Oakland International Airport - OAK

Airport Phone: +1 510 563 3300

Visit OAK airport website   

Evans Shuttle Service; fee: $45 USD (one way) - reservation required

http://evanstransportation.com/rates_scheduled_airporter.php

Estimated taxi fare: $150 USD (one way)


Sacramento International Airport - SMF

Airport Phone: +1 916 929 5411

Visit SMF airport website   

Estimated taxi fare: $200 USD (one way)


Getting Around Napa Valley:

Napa Red Cab - (707) 257-3222

Napa Valley Cab - (707) 257-6444

Yellow Cab of Napa - (707) 226-3731

Uber - http://ubernapa.com/

Napa Valley Tours and Transportation:  http://www.nvtt.net/ondemand/

Wingz - https://www.wingz.me/

Royal Coach - http://www.royalcoachlimousine.com/

Participating Restaurants Offering Advance Reservations and Discounts to Registered Attendees

Discounts Available March 13 - 15, 2017

Must Show Women of the Vine & Spirits Symposium Badge Upon Arrival


Long Meadow Ranch - Farmstead Restaurant - 738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
For reservations, call 707-963-4555 or click here:  http://www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead/Reservations


Napkins - 1001 2nd Street, Napa, CA
For reservations, call 707-927-5333
Receive one complimentary appetizer (one per table)


Carpe Diem - 1001 2nd Street , Napa, CA
For reservations, call 707-224-0800
Receive one complimentary order of truffle popcorn (one per table)


The Q Napa - 3900 D Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA
For reservations, call 707-224-6600
Receive one complimentary order of fried pickles (one per table)


Basalt Napa -  790 Main Street, Napa, CA

 

707.927.5265

For parties of 12 or more we refer them to our Events Manager Amanda Zacharias, her contact email is azacharias@basaltnapa.com.

We have Happy Hour specials everyday Mon-Fri 5-6:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2:30-6:30 pm, and would be happy to offer a Domaine Carneros Brut Rose for $10 a glass.

Napa Valley Wine Train offers special discount to all registered attendees of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Third Annual Symposium 

Guests receive $15 off/person from March 10-17 for the Gourmet Express Lunch package only (Rates vary depending on day of the week as this package retails $146 Monday-Thursday and $166 Friday-Sunday).

This package is traditional rail seating meaning parties of 2 sit with other parties of 2 at their table.

Anyone interested should call the Reservations Department at 707-253-2111 and advise them at the time of the reservation that you are a registered attendee of the symposium to receive the discount.

Full payment is required to make a reservation.

Symposium Registration:
Should you have to cancel your attendance for the Third Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium:
We understand schedules change and you may find you are not able to join us in Napa after all.  No refunds of any kind will be made.  However, you may transfer your registration to another eligible party.  Any Attendee transferring a registration to another party is responsible for any and all financial arrangements involved in the transfer of the registration.  The original registrant will be responsible for modifying their registration to acknowledge the new registrant.  You may do so directly on the registration system.  All transfers must be completed by February 28, 2017.  After this date, all changes must be made on-site during the event.  To accomplish a registration transfer on-site, we must have an email from the original registrant sent to info@womenofthevine.com, indicating the reason for the transfer and advising who the replacing Attendee is.  Please include their full name, e-mail, title,  and company they represent. Then the new Attendee must come to the event registration desk to officially check in.  No refunds, in full or portion thereof, will be given for "no-shows", late arrivals or early departures.  Attendees are expected to behave professionally and drink responsibly.  Women of the Vine & Spirits reserves the right to revoke attendance to any participant at any time for any reason. 
 
Performance:
Women of the Vine & Spirits accepts no responsibility for loses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in flights or other services. In the event of weather, sickness, strikes, war, acts of terrorism, theft, quarantine, fire, acts of God or without limit other causes, Women of the Vine & Spirits reserves the right to withdraw any portion of this event, substitute venues and to make such alterations as may be found desirable for the convenience of the parties and the carrying out of the symposium up to and including the full cancellation of the event if deemed necessary, based on the instances listed above, or any others that may arise are are beyond the control of Women of the Vine & Spirits.  In such cases, no refunds will be given. Every attempt will be made to reschedule rather than cancel.

 

Live Stream:
No refunds of any kind will be made. You may transfer your registration to another eligible party.  Attendee transferring registration to another party is responsible for any and all financial arrangements between transferring and receiving parties. Transfers may be made by email until February 28, 2017.  Please e-mail info@womenofthevine.com if you are transferring registration.

Hotel guest room cancellations:  Guests are responsible to call the hotel(s) directly to cancel/change their room reservations. Reservations cancelled within 7 days of arrival will result in a charge of one night's room and tax.  To avoid this charge, be sure to cancel any unneeded reservations eight or more days prior to your scheduled arrival.

For all symposium inquiries, please e-mail us at info@womenofthevine.com.  

 

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