International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show 2017 is here!

It is our pleasure to invite you to ‘International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show 2017’, a buyer’s only trade show, Workshop and educational conference happening in San Francisco, USA.

Register here to get a free entry. SAVE $40 by booking online now.

What’s On at International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show 2017?

Networking: Great time for you to meet and greet with fellow industry professionals. The international Bulk Wine and Spirits Show is the most important trade fair in terms of business trade focusing on the global bulk wine and bulk spirits where buyers can connect with the industry’s top professionals.

Workshops: IBWSS Workshops are a new concept for bulk wine and bulk spirit importers, distributors, and private label wine manufacturers to get information and insights from experts in a highly-personalized workshop-style class.

Trade Show: International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show 2017 in San Francisco will give supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, wineries, distilleries and other buyers a premier international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers.

Conference: At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business.

IBWSS 2017 will be focused on the below points.

  • Trends That Are Shaping the Global Bulk Wine, Spirits and Private Label Market
  • 10 Points You Need to Include in Private Label, Bulk Wine and Spirits Distribution Agreements
  • How to Make Your Online Advertising Pay Off
  • From Plonk to Cult Wines, myths about the bulk wine industry busted
  • Factors You Must Include in Considering Buying Bulk Wine
  • How Current Grape Supply and Demand Affects You
  • How to Develop and Delivery Successful Bulk Wine Programs’
  • Consumers love bulk wine. Emerging techniques for navigating fine wine obstructions in the distribution channel’
  • How You Can Optimize Your Revenues by Selling Bulk and Private Label Spirits.
  • How to Start a Brand Without a Distillery
  • How Retailers and Restaurants Can Grow Their Private Label Brands
  • How to Present Your Private Label Services to Mega chains
  • The New Brand / Craft Phenomenon: An Even Better Future
  • How to Optimize Shipments of Bulk Wine and Spirits and Save
  • Roadmap for Connecting With Multicultural Consumers – Hispanic, African-America and Asian Households

WHO ARE THE VISITORS / BUYERS?

Wineries, distilleries, importers, distributors, retailers, national and regional chains, negociants, brokerage firms and press members.

WHY USA AND SAN FRANCISCO?

As the go-to shipping gateway on the Pacific seaboard and home to the majority of wineries in the USA, San Francisco is positioned perfectly for the fair. The city has long acted as the USA’s trading post between the northern and southern hemispheres.  With the launch of International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show, international bulk suppliers from some of the world’s most important markets will have unprecedented access to the US market.

WHERE AND WHEN

July 26-27, 2017 – South San Francisco Conference Centre

EVENT PRODUCER

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) Visitor registrations are now open. Get Your Visitors Trade Pass Now.

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

Meet Mamerto De La Vara : One of the Leading Wine Producer from Spain at IBWSS 2017

Mamerto De La Vara has been more than 75 years in the wine industry. They have been adapting at all times to the market and the ever-changing needs of their customers.

This evolution allows them to arrange and put at their service – today facilities with a surface area of 7,800 m2, of which 3,100 correspond to warehouses of processing, aging and storage. They have a total capacity of more than 3,500,000 lts, cold stabilization plant with 117,500 gallon capacity bulk wine, bag in box and bottled. Located in the center of a privileged region for vineyard growing, with a long tradition of sweet wines production.

They have a cold stabilization plant with a capacity of more than 1 million frigorías daily, with a capacity in the plant of more than 125,000 lts. In isothermal reservoirs, filtration systems, microfiltration and bottling plant, as well as an automated packaging line in Bag in Box.

Their plant has been designed to the last detail to work efficiently and functionally, bringing up to date and without losing at all the artisanal condition that has always characterized their manufacturing activity. This allows the company to supply each customer with the type of wine they need, in the most appropriate format, with a recognized and careful quality and always at very competitive prices, with an unbeatable quality/price ratio.

They are experts in making wine for their customers and they specialize in liqueur wine, vermouth, and flavored wines.

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Mamerto De La Vara Services :

They are a winery with the vocation of service to the wine sector.

  • Bottling Service: 
  • In their bottling plant, one can use their own brand and design. They also offer you the option of using the automated packaging line in the bag in box.

  • Exporting Experience: 
  • They put their knowledge at one’s disposal in the area of export, which has allowed them to obtain different awards internationally. They adapt the product to their target market.

  • Seriousness And Reliability:
  • Their seriousness and reliability, as well as a long experience and proven professionalism, empower them today as leaders in the sector of sweet wines, in terms of volume, quality, and professional prestige.

Specialist in Fortified, Sweet, Liqueur, Vermuts and Aromatized Wines

They can adapt their production and provide you with the type of wine you need, from complete tanker trucks to less than 1,000 liters.

They can also bottle your product directly in your facilities, as they have a bottling plant of their own. One can choose the presentation format that suits them the best, both in the traditional glass bottle and other formats, such as bag in box.

Their team can advise you about the options related to the labeling, the classes of existing caps, the different types of glass or any other topic related to the process and presentation of the product.

75 Years Creating Quality Wines

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Three generations in their family have been fully dedicated to offering to their customers the best of their land through their white cepages such as Muscat, Malvasia, Merseguera and Macabeo, and red cepages, Bobal and Monastrell.
Each harvest brings us sweet musts, with ruby red and golden colours, fruity and fragant aromas, rounded by the oak wood.
They are experts in making wine on demand for their customers and they are specialized in fortified wines, vermouth and flavored wines.

Superior Quality Internationally Recognized

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The quality of their wines, both in bulk and bottled, has been internationally awarded on multiple occasions with the highest awards, such as the  World Bulk Wine Exhibition (Amsterdam), the world’s largest winery and wine industry meeting, combining Gold Medal In 2013 and the only Grand Gold Medal awarded in 2014.

Meet and Explore Mamerto De La Vara at IBWS Show. The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) is an annual trade show and conference which will give wineries, importers, supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, distilleries and other buyers a premiere international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers. Book now and save on exhibitor rates

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) Visitor registrations are now open. Get Your Visitors Trade Pass Now.

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Welcome and Keynote by Robert P (Bobby) Koch at IBWSS 2017

Robert P. “Bobby” Koch is the President and CEO of the Wine Institute and will do the honors to open the 2017 IBWSS Conference and welcome you.

About Robert P (Bobby) Koch:

ROBERT P. KOCH Robert P. (Bobby) Koch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Wine Institute. In this capacity, he leads Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association representing 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses responsible for over 85 percent of the nation’s wine production and more than 90 percent of U.S. wine exports.

His responsibilities include promoting and protecting the interests of the California wine industry worldwide, overseeing the industry’s legal, governmental and regulatory affairs and international marketing. Prior to his promotion to President and CEO, Koch headed the Washington, DC office of Wine Institute.

He joined Wine Institute in July 1992 as Vice President, Federal Government Relations and became Senior Vice President in January 1996. He previously served in senior leadership positions for House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (1989-1992) and House Majority Whip Tony Coelho (1987- 1989); and as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (1983-1986). He received his B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1983. Koch is a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC), the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100, and a board member of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 26, 2017, at 9:00 am – 9:10 am.

Robert P. “Bobby” Koch will do the honors to open the 2017 IBWSS Conference and welcome you.Grab your IBWSS Conference passes . Welcome and Keynote

How To Make Your Online Advertising Pay Off

Most people waste most of their online advertising money. Don’t be that clueless chump! Publisher, journalist and former international exec in advertising and PR Lewis Perdue will show you the: 10 ways to get your money’s worth by defining the 2 best things online ads can do, the 3 biggest mistakes that offend viewers, and the 5 specific features that grab, hold and motivate the people you want to do business with.

About Lewis Perdue:

Lewis Perdue is Editor and Publisher of Wine Industry Insight whose daily News Fetch executive email briefing enjoys the largest double-opt-in subscribership (23,000+) in the North American wine industry. Wine Business Monthly, which he founded in 1991, remains the American wine industry’s largest circulation print publication.

He founded Wines West, a Los Angeles-based wine importer/wholesaler/distributor specializing in high-end Italian brands. He is the author of 22 published books including several bestsellers and two bestselling non-fiction books about wine: The French Paradox and Beyond (wine and health) and The Wrath of Grapes, an industry overview that included an accurate prediction of the California glut of 2001. Lew has founded five companies and been involved as a consultant at the startup stages of a number of successful companies including Kalpana (acquired by Cisco) and Lynx Software Technologies (lynx.com).

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 26, 2017, at 10:00 am – 10:30 am.

Grab your IBWSS Conference passes and learn more from Lewis Perdue about how to make your online advertising Pay Off

Global Bulk Wine

From Plonk to Cult Wines, myths about the bulk wine industry cleared

One of the biggest misconceptions about bulk wines is that they are “cheap” wines for the most part. While it is true that millions of gallons of inexpensive wines are traded in the bulk wine market most people are surprised to learn how many high-quality wines are traded from very desirable regions, and even single vineyards, like Bordeaux, the Napa Valley and choice areas of Australia and South America to name just a few. This session will clear all your myths about bulk wine and how wineries can leverage in this space.

About Tim Hanni:

Tim Hanni, one of the first two Americans to earn the title of Master of Wine. A professionally trained chef, and international consultant to the wine industry, Hanni is the author of “Why You Like the Wines You Like; Changing the way the world thinks about wine.”

This paradigm-changing book focuses on expanding wine enjoyment by understanding the factors that influence personal wine preferences while eliminating counter-productive myths and misinformation. The Wine and Spirits Education Trust in London has recently adopted, and now teaches, his principles of Flavor Balancing and pairing wines to the diner, not the dinner. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “The Wine Anti-Snob,” Tim is an innovator, researcher, renegade and a relentless crusader against wine snobbery.

At the heart of this crusade is a quest to find the fundamental elements that shape our taste preferences, and to understand, embrace, and cultivate the interest of all wine consumers, not just a select few. Hanni continues to research on understanding the physiology and neuroscience that determine consumer beverage preferences and buying behavior, engineered in cooperation with noted Cornell University researcher Dr. Virginia Utermohlen, MD.

His mission is to eliminate wine myths and misunderstandings so all wine consumers have a stronger voice and easier means to enjoy the wines they love.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm – 02:30 pm.

Grab your IBWSS Conference passes and learn more from Tim Hanni about from plonk to cult Wines, myths about the bulk wine industry cleared

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How Current Grape Supply and Demand Affects You

 

Here are some important factors that you need to pay attention to if you really want to capitalize on buying and selling of the bulk wine or even grapes. In this session, Nat DiBuduo, President of Allied Grape Growers mentions important factors like the supply and demand of the crop that effect you.

About Nat DiBuduo:

Nat DiBuduo is the President CEO of Allied Grape Growers, a winegrape grower’s winegrape marketing association representing over 500 members throughout California for over 65 years, producing over 250, 000 tons annually. Prior to joining Allied in May 2000, Mr. DiBuduo was employed at Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc. as the executive manager (1994-2000), where he had the responsibility of managing approximately 22,000 acres of agricultural land throughout California and Arizona.  He also owned DiBuduo Agri-Resource Services, an agricultural farm management and consulting firm.

In January 2012 the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) recognized Mr. DiBuduo as CAWG Leader of the Year. Recognized for his many accomplishments and contributions in our State, Fresno County and City of Fresno, Nat was appointed to the CSU Fresno’s Foundation Board of Governors. Nat currently sits on many Boards including Chairman of the CDFA PD/GWSS Board.  Through his leadership, the Allied Grape Growers’ team was awarded the San Joaquin Valley Agribusiness of the Year by Baker Petersen & Franklin for 2011.   In 2007 Nat was name Agriculturalist of the year by the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce and was named CSU Fresno’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year at the 2008 Top Dog Awards.  Mr. DiBuduo and the team at Capital Agriculture Property Services won the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers “1997 Farm Manager of the Year” award.  Nat and his wife, Marilyn have been married 44 years and have three children and their spouses’ and five grandchildren.

Mr. DiBuduo has developed, grown, harvested and/or marketed over 30 different varieties of grapes from A to Z, that’s Alicante Bouschet to Zinfandel.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 27, 2017, at 3:00 pm – 03:30 pm.

Grab your IBWSS Conference passes and learn more from Nat DiBuduo about how current grape supply and demand affects you

Global Bulk Wine

How To Develop and Delivery Successful Bulk Wine Programs

Deborah Parker Wong presents several different models that are being used to develop a variety of successful bulk wine programs and the forces that are driving their success.

She’ll illustrate style and quality parameters for blends using examples from these programs, discuss best practices that help ensure quality and share forward-looking industry insights taken directly from her interviews with some of the industry’s most successful companies.

About Deborah Parker:

Journalist, educator, author and consultant, Deborah Parker Wong, DWSET is Northern California editor for The Tasting Panel, SOMM Journal and Clever Root where she reports on the global wine and spirits industries.  In addition, she contributes features on business and production technology to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and news to Drinks Business. Deborah co-authored “1000 Great Everyday Wines” published by Dorling Kindersley in 2011.

As a sensory consultant to the beverage and technology industries, Deborah serves as spokesperson and provides guidance in quality assessment and product development. She holds the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma, teaches WSET certification courses for Discover Wine & Spirits Academy and is as an adjunct professor of wine at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, Calif. She scores wine for Planet Grape Wine Reviews and she is a professional wine judge for several regional, national and international wine competitions.  Her motto is: To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 27, 2017, at 3:30 pm – 03:45 pm.

Grab your IBWSS Conference passes and learn more from Deborah Parker about how to develop and delivery successful bulk wine programs

Global Bulk Wine

Consumers love bulk wine. Emerging techniques for navigating fine wine obstructions in the distribution channel

About Damien Wilson:

Damien Wilson was appointed in August 2015 as the inaugural Hamel Family Chair of Wine Business Education with SSU’s Wine Business Institute. Dr. Wilson arrived in California, on the back of 20 years of professional experience in the production, distribution, promotion, sales and service fields of the wine sector. His commercial experience facilitated the achievement of the first-ever Honors Degree in Wine Business with the University of Adelaide; being the second of his four degrees in the discipline of Wine Business.

He joins the Wine Business Institute from Burgundy’s School of Wine and Spirits Business, having established an almost decade-long European professorial career, which originated in Australia with the University of South Australia in 1999. Dr. Wilson’s research background started with the prestigious Wine Marketing Group, where he worked on a series of projects investigating wine tourism, wine consumer adoption patterns, purchasing motivations, and retailing strategies. The Wine Marketing Group client list included global organizations such as Pernod-Ricard and the Fosters group, through to regional associations and boutique wineries. His professional and research interests have realized an extensive list of trade, consumer and academic publications on crowdfunding, wine consumer behavior, tourism, and e-business.

Dr Wilson’s most recent trade publication in Meininger’s Wine International was the culmination of a month-long discussion creating more than 100,000 on-line impressions in the month of December. This article followed his most recent textbook chapter on e-business in the wine sector from the 2014 book on Wine Business Management. He has just accepted an invitation to Emcee one of the leading events in the alcoholic beverage sector in 2017.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 26, 2017, at 3:45 pm – 04:00 pm.

Grab your IBWSS Conference passes and learn more from Damien Wilson about Consumers love bulk wine. Emerging techniques for navigating fine wine obstructions in the distribution channel

Global Bulk Wine

How To Start a Brand Without a Distillery

No distillery? No problem. You can still start a spirits brand. Chris Mehringer from Park Street talks at the IBWSS Conference about how you can make this happen and what regulations and permits are needed.

About Chris Mehringer:

Chris Mehringer serves as President of Park Street, the leading provider of productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital to alcoholic beverage brands.  At its core, Park Street serves as an importer and national distributor and provides access to the U.S. alcoholic beverage market for thousands of alcoholic beverage brands from the U.S. and around the world.  Park Street’s clients range from entrepreneurs to multi-brand global suppliers and include craft distillers, centuries-old family businesses, award-winning wineries, contract producers, innovation brands, and more.  Mr. Mehringer regularly advises clients on issues pertaining to route-to-market, growth acceleration, and conflict resolution.

Previously, Mr. Mehringer served as President of a national consumer products distribution company where he oversaw all aspects of operations and growth and developed and maintained strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 consumer products companies.  Mr. Mehringer is a founding board member of the Developing Minds Foundation, an advisor with the Harvard Innovation Lab, and a member of YPO.  He holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 27, 2017, at 9:30 am – 10:00 am.

Grab your IBWSS Conference passes and learn more from Chris Mehringer about how retailers and restaurants can grow their private label brands

Global Bulk Wine

How Retailers and Restaurants Can Grow Their Private Label Brands

A retail store/restaurant can have a private label brand, but it can easily flounder. Bob Paulinsky MW tells you how to make it work. Hear him speak at the IBWSS Conference.

About Bob Paulinski:

Bob Paulinski, MW is one of the top industry experts in private label wine development. He has worked in a diverse range of wine retail leadership roles throughout the US, covering three decades.

In 1986, he started an owner-operated specialty wine retail business Traverse City, MI. The business flourished until it was sold in 2002, the same year that he became the ninetieth North American Master of Wine. In 2003, Bob accepted the Category Lead role for wine, spirits, and beer at Sam’s Club US in Bentonville, AR. In 2004, he introduced the first private label wines to Sam’s.

When he left the role four years later, the PL business had successfully grown to +$80M. In 2009, he took the Jacksonville, FL based Category Director role for 500+ Winn-Dixie grocery stores throughout the southeastern US. There, he was responsible for the development and management of over 300 PL wine skus ranging from opening price point to +$50 per bottle. The PL business grew by double digits over each year he was in the role. In 2013, Bob accepted the SVP of Wine position for the San Francisco, CA area based Bevmo stores. He had responsibility for PL development and implementation for more than 300 individual wine skus.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, on July 27, 2017, at 10:00 am – 10:30 am.

Grab your IBWSS Conference passes and learn more from Bob Paulinski about how retailers and restaurants can grow their private label brands

Global Bulk Wine