March 4 & 5, 2019, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York

Conference Program

Please note for all sessions: Seating is first come, first served in the Hall 3A Conference Room.

Monday
Mar 04 2019
Tuesday
Mar 05 2019

Global Climate Change and the Wine Industry: Challenges and Options

This talk summarizes current scientific understanding of global climate change and its impacts around the world, with particular emphasis on wine-growing regions; it addresses the specific ramifications—ongoing and projected--for wine production; and it surveys briefly the options available to society for reducing the pace and ultimate magnitude of human-caused climate change and the options available to the wine industry for adapting to the changes that can no longer be avoided.
Dr. John P. Holdren, PhD

Wine Spectator Presents: Trends in the US Wine Market

Will rosé and sparkling wines continue their rapid growth in 2019? Will the Supreme Court restructure how wine is sold in the US? Will legal cannabis take market share from wine? Industry experts discuss the factors and trends currently impacting the wine business in America.
Steve Slater
Bill Terlato
Rick Tigner
Thomas Matthews
Chris Adams

Emerging Technologies in the Wine and Spirits Industry

The beverage alcohol landscape is more complex than ever. To maintain a competitive edge, brands and companies are increasingly using B2B and B2C technology solutions. From streamlining your operations to connecting with new consumers, our expert panelists discuss the latest platforms and services to help you grow and optimize your business.
Aaron Sherman
Kelley Rochna
Cheryl Durzy
André Mack
Erica Duecy

Women of the Vine & Spirits/Wine Intelligence Present: Do Women Really Approach Wine Differently Than Men?

Wine Intelligence and Women of the Vine & Spirits present: The truth behind gender and global wine consumption. Lulie Halstead, CEO of Wine Intelligence will discuss new insights that examines, for the first time, the truths and myths underlying how men and women approach and interact with the wine category, based off the recently-published report Wine Consumption and Gender: Do Women and Men Approach Wine Differently.
Lulie Halstead

Wine Spectator Presents: The Role of Imports in the US Wine Market

For decades, imports have taken a fairly steady 25% share of the US wine market. Changes in share have been caused largely by currency fluctuations, but also by evolving consumer taste. What opportunities and challenges will imported wines face in the future? What strategies can foreign wineries use to improve sales in the US?
Michael Skurnik
Ian Downey
Helen Mackey
Patrick Mata
Thomas Matthews

Whisky Advocate Presents: What is a Craft Spirit?

"Craft" is not a legally defined term in the world of spirits, but everybody is eager to embrace it, from distillers — large and small — to consumers. These spirits...
Brett Pontoni
Monique Huston
Paul Hletko
Jeffery Lindenmuth
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