StateWays - March/April 2017

StateWays is the only magazine exclusively covering the control state system within the beverage alcohol industry, with annual updates from liquor control commissions and alcohol control boards and yearly fiscal reporting from control jurisdictions

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StateWays | | March/April 2017 35 AGENDA MONDAY, JUNE 12 12 p.m. WSET Level-2 Wine & Spirits Prep Session (Separate fee and registration) 3 p.m. WSET Level-2 Wine & Spirits Exam (Separate fee and registration) 3 p.m. Techniques of Alcohol Management Training (Separate fee and registration) 5 p.m. BARC Advisory Board Dinner (Invited guests only) 6 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Reception (All Attendees) – Sponsored by Serralles USA TUESDAY, JUNE 13 7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast 8:30 a.m. General Session Opening Remarks 8:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Stephen Bebis, President & CEO, Liquor Stores NA A Conversation with Mr. Bebis about his retail career and the future of the industry - Sponsored by WineFetch 10 a.m. Latest Trends in Beer, Wine & Spirits: Marina Velez, Beverage Information & Insights Group; Jerome Janicki, NABCA; Lester Jones, NBWA 11:15 a.m. Retailer Panel Discussion: The Changing Beverage Alcohol Landscape 12:30 p.m. The Value of Continuing Education: Antony Moss, WSET; David Puck, TAM 1-3 p.m. Networking Lunch & Exhibits 3:15 p.m. Track Session 1 Spirits Tasting – Aged to Perfection: Jack Robertiello, Drinks Ink; John Meisler, Serralles USA (limited seating) Digital Communication Strategies: Samantha Scott, Pushing the Envelope; Bruce van Zyl, Sellr Category Management: Hermen Key, HKC Consulting; Nicolas Guillant, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits 4:15 p.m. Track Session 2 Wine Tasting – Training the Trainer: Marnie Old, Wine author and consultant (limited seating) E-Commerce Sales: Hannah Becker, GrayRobinson; Matthew Rosen, WineFetch Blueprint for Finding New Brands: Steve Raye, Bevology Inc; Michael Yurch, Bluest Sky Group 5 p.m. Networking Reception & Exhibits WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast 8:30 a.m. General Session Opening Remarks 8:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Tom Shay, Retail Expert and Principal at Profi ts Plus The characteristics of a successful business and strategies to win in a challenging economy. 10:30 a.m. Retailers of the Year Awards Presentation 11 a.m. Retailers of the Year Town Hall Forum: Sharing Best Practices – Sponsored by Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch 1:30 p.m. Track Session 3 Wine Tasting – Overcoming Communication Barriers: Marnie Old, Wine author and consultant (limited seating) Point of Sale Solutions: Tom Shay, Profi ts Plus; Dick Calio, RJ Calio Consulting Customer Loyalty: Elizabeth Glagowski, Customer Strategist Journal 2:30 p.m. Track Session 4 Spirits Tasting: Jack Robertiello, Drinks Ink (limited seating) Direct-to-Consumer Partnerships Craft Beer & Spirits: Paul Hletko, ACSA; Bart Watson, Brewers Association 3:30−4:30 p.m. Industry Association Panel Discussion: State and national industry associations discuss the importance of local retailers working together to protect the off-premise industry. Subject to change 15+ HOURS of editorially-directed content developed with retailer input

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