Samantha Holley

Samantha Holley is a wine importer and enthusiast, splitting her time between Atlanta and Austria. She founded Atlantik Imports as a young adult living in Vienna, and currently works throughout the state of Georgia.  When she is not in the market selling wine, you can find her traveling, studying for WSET Diploma, scuba diving, or playing […]

Laura Baddish

Laura Baddish is a seasoned strategist, businesswoman and leader Laura struck out on her own and founded the eponymous BADDISH GROUP in 2000 and continues on as agency’s CEO and primary client contact. Renowned for her innovative program development and strategic partnerships, Laura and her team create award-winning communications strategies, with integrated public relations programs […]

Brigid Mannarino

Brigid Mannarino is the Director of Growth Marketing at leading beverage alcohol service provider, importer, and distributor MHW Ltd. She provides thousands of brands from 80+ countries with industry news, guidance, and brand acceleration opportunities. Brigid educates the media, industry associations, and conferences on how to come to market in the US. Prior to leading […]

Bruce Schneider

Bruce Schneider is a globally recognized innovator in reusable packaging with 20 years of innovation leadership in the wine industry.   In 2010, Bruce co-founded the Gotham Project, pioneering and setting the standards for wines on tap in 100% reusable stainless steel kegs, eliminating more than 6 million wine bottles.   Bruce earned an M.B.A. […]

Anna Brittain, Moderator

Anna has worked locally, nationally and internationally on environmental management and policy with organizations ranging from the environmental economics think tank Resources for the Future in Washington, DC to the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has spent over a decade facilitating and growing sustainability in the wine industry, with an […]

Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp

Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp is Director of Sustainability at Jackson Family Wines.  Aaron focuses on implementing systems that drive transformational change with an emphasis on decarbonization, regenerative farming, renewable energy, water conservation, zero waste and employee engagement.  Using a data driven approach to identifying opportunities and guide decision making, Aaron has worked to make sustainability synonymous with […]

Labid al Ameri

Labid al Ameri, co-owner of Domaine Bousquet in partnership with his wife Anne Bousquet, entered the world of wine with a background in finance, a profound commitment to organic wine-growing, and a determination to do things differently. In less than 15 years, al Ameri has helped steer his family’s start-up winery in Argentina’s remote Uco […]

Ben Soffer

Ben Soffer is the Founder and CEO of Spritz Society, an award-winning line of ready-to-drink premium sparkling cocktails that launched direct-to-consumer in 2021 and is now in retail across multiple markets across the U.S. He is also the creator of @BoyWithNoJob, which has accumulated nearly 1.5M social followers. Ben used his platform to help develop […]

Krister Bengtsson

Krister Bengtsson is a journalist and entrepreneur based in Sweden. He has a Wine MBA from Kedge business school in Bordeaux, was named Wine Person of the Year in Sweden in 2018, is a Commandeur de Bordeaux and in 2017 founded Star Wine List, the guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants.