March 9-10 2022 | Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York

The Virtual Buzz

The Buzz is a dedicated space within the exhibit hall at Vinexpo America | Drinks America that promotes knowledge exchange and discussion. The Virtual Buzz will take place digitally throughout 2021 and will focus on current events, issues and trends impacting the US beverage alcohol industry. In-person roundtable discussions will take place on-site in 2022. 

MARCH 2021

The Spirit of Mentorships in the Drinks Industry

Access the first Virtual Buzz session of 2021 and hear from our panel of industry leaders on how their experiences with mentorships have positively impacted their careers in beverage alcohol. The panel shares their advice and what steps you can take when seeking a mentor.


APRIL 2021

US & European Union Tariffs Suspension & the Industry Impact

In this Virtual Buzz discussion you will hear from US Importer, Vela McClam Mitchell Thomas, CEO of Lemae Wine Group, Luis Gouveia, Sales & Marketing Director of DFJ Vinhos (Portugal), Fabrice Roelandt, Export Manager at Vignerons Associés (Bourgogne, France) and Robert Tobiassen, President of the National Association of Beverage Importers (Washington, DC) on the four-month suspension of the Airbus and Boeing tariffs.


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