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Meet our 2023 Speakers
President and Master Distiller of Corning & Company
Wine & Grape Broker, Partner at Ciatti
President at Cutwater Spirits
Jim Bube MS
Wine Director at Hogsalt
Wine and Beverage Manager at Cohn Restaurant Group
Head Winemaker at C. Mondavi & Family
Director of US Operations, BevZero
Chief Growth & Experience Officer at Vintage Wine Estates
CEO of WhistlePig Whiskey
Director of Marketing, Maggiano’s Little Italy at Brinker International
Director of Beverage Operations at Levy Restaurants
VP of eCommerce, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Global Head VinLog at Kuehne + Nagel
Extension Specialist in Enology at University of California
WHAT’S TO SEE?
IBWSS 2022 Keynotes | San Francisco
Panel of Off-Trade Buyers | Ryan Pandl, Jeff Feist
Women and Business | Nova (McCune) Cadamatre MW
Meet 100+ suppliers of bulk wine and spirits from all around the world.
Place your bulk wine and spirits offer in front of importers, distributors and retailers as well as investors seeking to build new private labels.
- Tuesday 25
- Wednesday 26
Global Bulk Wine Trends and Opportunities
Todd Azevedo joined the Ciatti Company in 2005 after completing his Agricultural Finance degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Although brokering wine, grapes, and wine products through the state of California, Todd focus is on the California Central Coast industry. Todd appreciates the people and places his work allows him to come in contact with while serving as a source of real time information.
Bulk Wine Data and Opportunities
Jon has 18 years of Beverage Alcohol industry experience with broad segment specialization, while working for MillerCoors, Bacardi USA and Moet Hennessy. His roles were focused on commercial insights development, category management, shopper research, and retail pricing design. Jon’s investigative work has taken him to all the major US and Canadian markets, as well as global projects in Europe. Jon has been creating primary research projects in the industry for several years. This has provided his focus on forward leaning actionable insights, while constantly seeking the opportunity to create fact-based positioning for his stakeholders.
Training Your Sales Teams How to Successfully Sell Your Brands
Jason Steffens is a Training Manager for Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits who works with state and regional leadership and their distributors across the eastern United States, embedding core sales and management capabilities needed to excel within their roles. After spending 10 years owning restaurants in central Illinois and 18 years holding key sales and management positions on the distributor and supplier sides of the Alcoholic Beverage Industry, Jason knows how to build successful sales teams through effective onboarding, capability enhancement, and performance development.
Panel of Retail Chain Buyers
Panel moderated by Sid Patel will have three panelists :
1. Kimberly Shannon : Beer, Wine and Liquor Specialist at Giant Eagle, Inc
2. Steve McGinty : Director - Beer, Wine and Liquor Specialist at Giant Eagle, Inc
3. Jeff Feist : Divisional Manager - Alcohol, wine, beer & spirits. Save Mart
Panel of Restaurants Buyers
Panel of restaurants chain buyers will be moderated by Sid patel. Following are the panelists:
1. Maurice DiMarino : Wine and Beverage Manager at Cohn Restaurant Group
2. Cami Lehmann : Director of Marketing, Maggiano’s Little Italy at Brinker International
3. Jim Bube MS : Wine Director at Hogsalt
4. Rachel Lowe : Director of Beverage Operations at Levy Restaurants
Building a Fast Growing Company
Jeff Kozak, CEO of WhistlePig Whiskey will speak on fast growth and leadership this July at the IBWSS Show in San Francisco. IBWSS is pleased to announce that Jeff will have a keynote at the 2023 IBWSS Show. Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is now the most awarded Rye Whiskey maker in the world.
Certifications and You
Kryss is a US-based winemaker, educator, and sales professional. She has an MS in food science/oenology from U.C. Davis and a WSET Diploma. Her winemaking experience includes harvests in Napa Valley, Germany and New Zealand and extensive work in California's coastal and interior regions.
MBA Of Managing A Brand
President at Cutwater Spirits
Global Shipping and Logistics
Horst has spent 34 years working in the industry. He has been taking care of the drinks business handled by VinLog for 15 years.
With his extensive experience, he knows the drinks industry inside out and is well aware of what is important to ensure that the products arrive at their destination in perfect condition.
Born and raised in Germany, Horst has since lived in South Africa, California, Burgundy, New York and Paris.
Chasing Terroir: The Evolution of Non-Alcoholic Wines
Matt brings more than twenty years of industry experience to his role at BevZero. He has served as a Winemaker, Director of Winemaking, and General Manager for the last decade. After progressing from various positions in the cellar, lab, and winemaking, Matt owned and operated a small wine company for several years before returning to help others build and grow their companies. He has held positions at Kendall-Jackson, Vérité, Six Sigma Ranch, and Brassfield Estate. Most recently, prior to joining BevZero, Matt helped create and launch a large custom crush and wine services facility, Feliz Creek Cellars, from the ground up. “I am passionate about the no and low alcohol space.
Bryan Avila is a formally trained enologist, seasoned commercial winemaker, ACUE Credentialed Educator and Co-Founder of the Vintners Institute. The Vintners Institute brings wine industry producers and allies together, online and in-person, to Innovate with nature, Educate the workforce, and Inspire good leaders. A freelance writer for Wine Business Monthly’s Trials section, Bryan covers advancements in viticulture and enology at the university level and the applied research trials that viticulturists and winemakers use to implement them. This helps the industry grow better grapes, make better wine, and maintain resiliency as our industry is called to improvise, adapt and overcome the challenges of climate change.
Technical Panel - Wine
Technical wine panel will have below panelists:
1. Randy Herron : Head Winemaker at C. Mondavi & Family
2. Jake Pauli : Assistant Winemaker for Yokayo Wine Company
3. Bryan Avila: Co-Founder, CEO and teacher, Vintners Institute
Technical Panel - Spirits
Technical panel for Spirits Panelists are :
Ecommerce Panelists are :
1. Jessica Kogan: Chief Growth & Experience Officer at Vintage Wine Estates
2. Nathan Mansperger : VP of eCommerce, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
3. Cheryl Durzy: Founder & CEO of LibDib