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Wine Business Leaders to Cover Critical Industry Issues at 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Wine Event set for March


Wine Industry Symposium(Napa, CALIF) – The program for the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Wine Event produced by the Wine Industry Symposium Group will feature a distinctive line-up of Central Coast Wine Business Leaders who will share information and ideas, as well as discuss some of the most critical topics and hot issues currently faced by the wine industry, on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Paso Robles, California at the Paso Robles Inn. Event registration is now open at www.WineSymposium.com.

“We have tracked the trends and identified the most compelling issues of the Central Coast wine region,” said David Freed, Chairman, The Silverado Group, “Of course, we are looking forward to sharing the results of our annual Central Coast Insights Survey as the entire region continues to rapidly evolve and we believe is reinventing certain practices to adjust to changes such as water resources and production space. The results of our annual survey will provide the latest information in regard to the issues, challenges and trends that are impacting the vintners, wineries and grape growers of the Central Coast today.”

“This year, with a new location, we have also created a revised, ramped-up program that will feature several intense, short thought-provoking presentations from Central Coast wine innovators including Randall Grahm, Wes Hagen and Christian Tietje,” said Kathy Archer, Wine Industry Symposium Group President, “In addition to learning about up-to-the-minute data and trends, attendees will also network with other wine industry leaders and gain valuable information for successfully conducting business in the wine sector on the Central Coast. Our program features well-respected wine industry professionals from throughout the area, as well as from a broad cross-section of the wine business.”

The Central Coast Insights Event begins with a Wine Industry Kick-Off Dinner on Wednesday, March 11 at Vina Robles Winery & Vineyard. This year the dinner event will feature an informative, yet entertaining, talk by William Amspacher, the Professor of Wine Business at CalPoly San Luis Obispo.  Dinner registration is also open at www.WineSymposium.com.

In addition to the 2015 Central Coast Insights Survey results, the program is filled with wine experts and influencers active in shaping the future of the wine business on the Central Coast. Some of the conference curriculum includes:

  • Grape and Bulk Wine Market Update
  • Central Coast’s Place in the Global Wine World
  • What’s Your Winery Exit Strategy?
  • The Future of Central Coast Groundwater Regulation
  • Central Coast Diversity
  • What’s on the Mind of Today’s Consumer?

The 2015 Central Coast Insights event sponsors include: American Ag Credit; Andre, Morris & Buttery; Bank of the West Commercial Banking; Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM) Accountants and Consultants; C&D LLP, CPAs & Advisors; CoBank; Farm Credit West; Live Oak Bank; MetLife Agricultural Investments; Moss Adams, LLP Certified Public Accountants / Business Consultants; Rabobank; Umpqua Bank and Zepponi & Company. Media sponsors include: American Vineyard Magazine; Vineyard & Winery Management; Wine Business Monthly, Wine Industry Network and Wines & Vines (now including Practical Winery & Vineyard). The post-event winetasting is sponsored by Prudential.

About the Wine Industry Symposium Group

The founders of the Wine Industry Symposium Group met in early 1992 with the hope that by forming a new industry conference, they would create an open exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning financial aspects of the California wine industry.  The Wine Industry Financial Symposium was born. A couple of years later, in 1994, the group started a similar program, the Central Coast Insights Program, to fit the needs of that region. A year later, the Vineyard Economics Seminar was created for grape growers. Because of consistent globalization and consolidation in the wine business, the Wine Industry Symposium Group continues to operate with the mission of providing a critical platform for important communication and dialogue between the multiple facets of the wine business and the lending community. For more information visit www.winesymposium.com or call (707) 666-2525. Like the Wine Symposium Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WineSymposiumGroup and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wine_symposium.

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