Women of the Vine & Spirits Announces Third Annual Global Symposium

Women of the Vine & Spirits Announces Third Annual Global Symposium

Alcohol beverage industry’s top international influencers

to gather in Napa, CA, March 13-15, 2017

Women of the Vine & Spirits® (womenofthevine.com), the world’s leading membership alliance dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced today the lineup of keynote speakers, moderators and panelists for its third annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, to be held March 13-15, 2017 at the Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, CA. The first organization of its kind, Women of the Vine & Spirits offers regional networking events, discussion boards, and many other educational resources, all of which are anchored by the highly anticipated annual Global Symposium.

Women of the Vine & Spirits corporate partners and individual alliance members may register for the symposium in advance at a discounted rate beginning early December.

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.

Other keynote speakers include; Jeffery Tobias Halter, Author & President, YWomen, Strategic Consulting Company, Gender Strategist; Brandy Rand, Vice President, U.S. Marketing and Business Development for the International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR); Jeff Fromm, President of FutureCast, Marketing Consultancy Specializing in Millennial Trends, Contributing Writer, Forbes.com.

As always, session topics will run the spectrum from inspirational to educational, covering issues such as; the leadership imperative to advancing women and engaging men, global trends, marketing luxury brands, successful brand management, challenges for women in wholesale, mentorship, and time and conflict management. “Thanks to the confidence of our partners, the leadership of our Advisory Board, and the generosity of our speakers and moderators, we anticipate yet another sold-out event,” said Founder and President of Women of the Vine & Spirits, Deborah Brenner. “Our goal is to transform the careers of women and men who then go on to change their places of business and the industry as a whole.”

The symposium also offers multiple networking opportunities with the alcohol beverage industry’s top professionals and influencers, including executive management, human resource professionals, directors of sales and marketing, on- and off-premise wine and spirits buyers, distributors, wine educators, winemakers, sommeliers, mixologists, importers/exporters, winery owners, public relations, media, viticulturists, hospitality operations, and more.

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Partners include Founding Partner, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Diamond Partners: Bacardi; Bronco Wine Company; Constellation Brands; E & J Gallo Winery; the International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR); Moët Hennessy USA; Republic National Distributing Company; Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; Wine Enthusiast Media; Platinum Partners: Beam Suntory; Brown-Forman; Davos Brands, Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd.; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Palm Bay International; Treasury Wine Estates; Trinchero Family Estates; Gold Partners: Castello Banfi; Boisset Collection; Breakthru Beverage Group; CF Napa Brand Design; Delicato Family Vineyards; Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits; Diageo; Fetzer Vineyards; Folio Fine Wine Partners; Independent Stave Co.; Pernod Ricard USA; Rodney Strong Vineyards; The Wine Group; Vintage Wine Estates; Tito’s Handmade Vodka, WineShop At Home; Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA); and Young’s Market Company.

For a full list of Corporate Partners including those at the Silver, Bronze and Associate, visit our website at http://www.womenofthevine.com/cpages/sponsor

To become a member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, please visit womenofthevine.com. For those interested in corporate partnership opportunities, please email info@womenofthevine.com or call 888.750.1863.

About Women of the Vine & Spirits®
Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, fostering gender diversity and talent development across the industry at large. Guided by an advisory board of top executives in the alcohol beverage industry, Women of the Vine & Spirits offers extensive education, advocacy, training, mentorship, networking and steadfast support for women at every position in the field, particularly through the annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 13-15, 2017 in Napa, California. For more information, please visit www.womenofthevine.com or call 888.750.1863.