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2 Weeks Left to IBWSS, Here’s Who Is Speaking on What

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  • International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

IBWSS SF LOGOSan Francisco, CA, July 7, 2023 – The 6th annual International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show returns to San Francisco on July 25-26, 2023. There will be 24+ speakers delivering 16 talks over two days at the South San Francisco Conference Center which will include panels and keynotes focusing on taking you deeper into the business of bulk and private label.

The 2023 theme will be broken down into four main pillars: Private Label, Industry Progress, Bulk, and Supply Chain.

Location and Dates:

South San Francisco Conference Center.
July 25, 2023 – 11 am to 5 pm
July 26, 2023 – 11 am to 4 pm
*Conference begins at 9 am both days.

Both days of the IBWSS event are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The morning sessions are from 9am to 11am and the afternoon sessions are from 1pm to 3pm. You will be able to walk around the expo floor and meet more than 120 exhibitors during your breaks. Lunch will be served from 1pm to 2pm and is included in your conference ticket. After the expo floor closes at 5pm, you may walk into the after event party next door at the Double Tree Hotel.

2023 IBWSS Speakers: from left top Jon Berg, Jason Steffens, Jeff Kozak, Kryss Speedgle, Horst Mueller, Bryan Avila.

Who’s Speaking at IBWSS 2023?

  1. Devin Walden, Master Distiller of Tropical Distillers.
    2. Matthew Hughes, Director of US Operations, BevZero.
    3. Kryss Speegle, MW – Alc bev production, sales and education, O’Neill Vintners & Distillers.
    4. Jessica Kogan, Chief Growth & Experience Officer at Vintage Wine Estates.
    5. Jason Steffens, Training Manager at Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.
    6. Randy Herron, Head Winemaker at C. Mondavi & Family.
    7. Jon Berg, Thought Leadership VP – Beverage Alcohol Vertical for NielsenIQ.
    8. Cami Lehmann, Purchasing, Wine Programs and Marketing at Maggiano’s Little Italy.
    9. Jim Bube MS, Wine Director at Hogsalt, Chicago.
    10. Maurice DiMarino, Wine and Beverage Manager at Cohn Restaurant Group.
    11. Cheryl Durzy, LibDib Founder & CEO.
    12. Rachel Lowe, Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants, Chicago, IL.
    13. Horst Muelle, Global Head VinLog at Kuehne + Nagel.

See the full list here.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

  1. Bulk Wine Data and Opportunities By Jon Berg, Thought Leadership VP – Beverage Alcohol Vertical for NielsenIQ
  2. Training Your Sales Teams How to Successfully Sell Your Brandsby Jason Steffens, Training Manager at Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.
  3. Building a Fast Growing Company by Jeff Kozak, CEO of WhistlePig Whiskey.
  4. Certifications and You by Kryss Speegle MW, Vice President – Business to Business.
  5. Global Shipping and Logistics by Horst Mueller, Global Head VinLog at Kuehne + Nagel.
  6. Sustainability Next by Bryan Avila, Co-Founder, CEO and teacher, Vintners Institute.

There will also be 4 main panels, one with on-trade chain buyers, one with off-trade national chain buyers, a technical panel of winemakers, lab experts and one with bulk wine and spirits buyers. The panels will be open for audience Q and A. View full conference schedule here.

What will you learn at IBWSS Conference?

The conference will take a deep dive into private label, industry progress, bulk and supply chain. Speakers who are experts in the bulk and private label business will provide you with actionable insights to help you save money with the expensive lessons that they have learned, they will provide you with knowledge of the current and future landscape of the industry so you can plan your business trajectory, they will provide you with appropriate knowledge to spot upcoming opportunities.

Who is this for?

Any one in the bulk wine, bulk spirits, private label, contract bottling and supply chain business. From winemakers, distillers to retail buyers, salespeople and CEOs, IBWSS is where decision-makers gather in planning and improving their private label, contract and bulk business.

IBWSS conferences are considered to be the best in the business and all the speakers at IBWSS have been careful selected to give you a complete seminar that is valuable for you.

Get your tickets today and experience the best learning you can apply back in your business.

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  • International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show