NEW YORK – Feb. 12, 2018 – Vinexpo New York today announced the schedule of conference sessions at its highly anticipated exhibition, to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center March 5-6, 2018. Jointly organized with Diversified Communications, Vinexpo New York is the leading international exhibition for wine and spirits professionals in North America.
On Monday, March 5, from 10:30-11:15 a.m., Brandy Rand, U.S. President of the IWSR, the leading provider of data and analysis on the global beverage alcohol market, will speak on “The Wide World of Wine: Key Trends in U.S. and Global Consumption,” presenting insightful data on shifting patterns of consumption, and identifying key markets and trends. Audience members will gain an understanding of the top segments and brands driving volume and value, as well as the evolving consumer behaviors affecting the future of wine. Also on Monday, Ph.D. student Molly Clemens will discuss “How a Changing Environment Is Shaping a New Wine Industry” from 12-1 p.m., and Wine Origins Alliance will hold a tasting event featuring wines from a variety of regions from 2-4:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 6, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tom Matthews, executive editor of Wine Spectator, will moderate a panel on “Current Trends in the U.S. Wine Market,” with Chris Adams, CEO of Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, Martin Sinkoff, VP of marketing at Frederick Wildman and Sons. Marcy Whitman, SVP of marketing and brand development at Palm Bay International. From 12:30-1:45 p.m., Forbes’ Columnist and Co-founder and CEO of Enolytics Cathy Huyghe will moderate “Millennials’ Purchasing Power and the Rise of E-Commerce,” with Lara Crystal, co-founder and co-CEO of Minibar Delivery, Valerie Gerard-Marsuura, trade relations director of Sopexa, Heini Zachariassen, founder and CEO of Vivino, Jacob Moynihan, founder and CEO of Merchant23, and Pascaline Lepeltier, M.S., managing partner of Racines NY.
On Sunday, March 4 from 3-4:30 p.m., to support its more than 470 exhibitors – 90 percent of which are coming from outside the U.S. – Vinexpo New York will hold a pre-event panel discussion on doing business in the U.S., “What Exhibitors Can Expect During Vinexpo,” with industry experts Chris Mehringer, president of Park Street Imports, Emily Pennington, managing editor of “Wine & Spirits Daily,” Brian Rosen, CEO of BevStrat, Gabe Barkley, general manager of MHW, and Steve Raye, president of Bevology Inc. It will be followed by a light reception. More information on this event is available at www.vinexpoamerica.com/exhibitor-session/ and the full list of exhibitors can be found at www.vinexpoamerica.com/exhibitor-list/.
All conference sessions and master classes are included with event registration and have open seating. For the full conference program, visit www.vinexpoamerica.com/conference-program/. The full schedule of master classes is available at www.vinexpoamerica.com/master-classes/. Attendee registration is open at www.vinexpoamerica.com/attend/. Attendees who register by March 4 will enjoy a $25 discount.
Vinexpo was established in 1981 to organize wine and spirits events for the trade and act as the sector’s international partner. Vinexpo Bordeaux takes place in uneven years, while Vinexpo Hong Kong (formerly Vinexpo Asia-Pacific) has been held in even years since 1998. In 2014, Vinexpo expanded into the Japanese market with the launch of a third biennial fair, Vinexpo Tokyo. Vinexpo Hong Kong and Vinexpo Tokyo are now key events in the Asian wine and spirits trade calendar. In January 2017, Vinexpo initiated a new concept, Vinexpo Explorer, two days of business meetings and discovering vineyards. Vinexpo New York, which takes place for the first time on March 5-6, 2018, will open doors to the U.S. market for international exhibitors. For more information, visit www.vinexpo.com. Join Vinexpo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital products, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: technology, seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.divcom.com.