The 2018 ShipCompliant Wine Summit is approaching fast! This is the 13th edition of our annual summit, which this year has two separate breakout focuses for attendees: 3-Tier and Direct to Consumer shipping. Meanwhile, our keynotes will focus heavily on cutting-edge data utilization and the state of the industry.
If you haven’t already registered for the conference, which will take place May 31 at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, California, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible to ensure your spot. You won’t want to miss out on our premier user conference with keynotes from industry experts, exciting breakout sessions, our exhibition hall with our sponsors and partners from the industry, a big reception, and plenty of networking time.
Our breakout sessions will focus on industry trends like consumer experience, expanding your footprint, and how to stay on top of increasingly challenging compliance issues and scrutiny. Here are some brief overviews of the sessions for 3-Tier and DtC Shipping:
Top Ways to Optimize Your Time to Market: Jillyan Ramos of Delicato Family Vineyards, Sara Schorske of Compliance Service of America (CSA), and Lauren Whitney of Sovos will walk you through the best strategies to get your products to market most quickly and efficiently.
How to Expand Your Footprint: John Hinman of Hinman & Carmichael, Gordon Waggoner of Acumen, and our own Liz Yount from Sovos will demonstrate how you can expand your winery’s footprint in a crowded market.
DtC Wine Shipping Breakouts:
Top Ways to Stay Compliant in an Era of Increased Scrutiny: Matt Botting of the California ABC, Alex Heckathorn of CSA, Carole Peterson of Wente Vineyards, and Sovos’ infamous Alex Koral will discuss the best ways wineries can keep up with ever-changing regulatory changes and complex state rules to ensure they maintain compliance.
How to Extend Your Tasting Room Culture Into the Digital World: Andrea Gonzalez from Treasury Wine Estates, Sandra Hess from DtC Wine Workshops, Andrew Kamphuis from Commerce7, and Curry Wilson from Sovos will break down strategies wineries are using to become more immersed in the digital world using their tasting rooms as a way to connect with consumers.
Utilizing Data to Grow Your Business: Danny Brager of Nielsen and Larry Cormier, General Manager of ShipCompliant by Sovos, will discuss how data is transforming and disrupting the wine industry, as well as how wineries can take advantage of this trend and leverage it to spur growth.
Annual State of the Wine Industry: The Wine Institute’s Steve Gross will send us off on a high note, as he performs a deep dive into the status of the industry and what we can all expect to see in the coming months and years.