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Join the Top Minds in the Wine Industry.

Now in its 12th year, the Wine Summit (formerly known as “Direct”) is the premiere event for wine producers. This one-day intensive is filled with experts sharing knowledge and experience specifically focused on the wine industry.

Our goal is to provide the information and resources you need to stay in compliance with regulatory requirements. At Sovos, we understand the time and resources required to stay compliant.

As a busy wine professional, your time is valuable. That’s why we set aside one day every year to supply you with all of the most current regulatory information presented by industry experts and thought leaders you know and trust.

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Agenda

This year’s program will consist of one track, completely focused on regulatory updates and issues affecting the wine industry.

7:30 – 8:30 – Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 – Welcome and Mid-Year DtC Shipping Update

Eric Olson, Vice President of Marketing, Sovos
Emily Kalkhofer, Product Marketing Manager, Sovos

9:30 – 10:30 – State of the Wine Industry

Steve Gross, Vice President, State Relations at Wine Institute

10:30 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:00 – Federal Regulatory Update

Janelle Christian
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch (provided)

1:30 – 2:30 – State Regulations in Motion

Teri Quimby, Commissioner
Michigan Liquor Control Commission

Donovan Borvan, Executive Director
Illinois Liquor Control Commission

2:30 – 3:00 – Break

3:00 – 4:00 – Disruption to Direct

Panel discussion
Eric Olson, Moderator

4:00 – 4:30 – Closing

Eric Olson, Vice President of Marketing, Sovos
Lauren Whitney, Tax Counsel, Sovos

4:30 – 6:00 – Wine Hour!

Reception with light appetizers and tasting of attendees’ wines.

Speakers

This year’s program will consist of one track, completely focused on regulatory updates and issues affecting the wine industry.

Donovan BorvanExecutive Director
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Janelle ChristianPolicy Advisor
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Steve GrossVice President
State Relations at Wine Institute
Emily KalkhoferProduct Marketing Manager
Sovos
Eric OlsonVice President, Marketing
Sovos
Teri QuimbyCommissioner
Michigan Liquor Control Commission
Lauren WhitneyTax Counsel
Sovos

Venue, Travel and Hotel


The Wine Summit will be held at
Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, California 94928
+1-707-584-5466

Preferred room rates of $175 per night are available when you book your room at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country. Mention you are with ShipCompliant by Sovos to receive the discounted rate, or use this link to register with the discount online.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Exhibitors

Learn more about sponsoring and exhibiting at GCS Wine Summit 2017 or contact Lya Machado (470) 991-2255.

ShipCompliant Wine Summit Sponsorship

Sponsorship provides exposure to a targeted, professional audience. The ShipCompliant Wine Summit offers the opportunity to connect with hundreds of leaders and decision makers in the wine industry. Here’s what you get when you sign up to be a sponsor:

  • Full summit passes and access to all networking events
  • Logo and sponsorship level featured in:
    • Pre-event emails and promotions
    • Link to your company on the ShipCompliant Wine Summit website
    • Conference program
    • General session slides
    • On-site signage

Additional benefits for each sponsorship level listed below.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • The opportunity to connect with hundreds of key industry decision makers
  • Social events with networking opportunities to foster targeted audience connections
  • Learn from an agenda focused on compliance best practices, legislative updates, regulatory changes and more relevant industry topics

Access Your Ideal Customer

Total consumer off-premise spending on domestic wines (including winery to consumer sales) totaled $26.9 billion in 2016. Participation in the ShipCompliant Wine Summit sponsorship and exhibitor booths puts your brand in front of leaders and decision makers driving growth in the wine industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor – $10,000

  • Co-sponsored webinar (ShipCompliant by Sovos staff must approve topic)
  • 10-minute product demo
  • Guest blog post on the ShipCompliant blog (ShipCompliant by Sovos staff must approve topic)
  • Partner showcase exhibitor booth
  • Full page conference program ad
  • 5 conference passes
  • Attendee list

Silver Sponsor – $5,000

  • 10-minute product demo
  • Guest blog post on the ShipCompliant blog (ShipCompliant by Sovos staff must approve topic)
  • Partner showcase exhibitor booth
  • 1/2-page conference program ad
  • 4 conference passes
  • Attendee list

Bronze Sponsor – $2,500

  • Guest blog post on the ShipCompliant blog (ShipCompliant by Sovos staff must approve topic)
  • Partner showcase exhibitor booth
  • 1/4-page conference program ad
  • 3 conference passes

Exhibitor – $750

  • Rectangular table, skirt and two chairs
  • Electricity
  • Wifi access
  • Link to your company website on the ShipCompliant Wine Summit website
  • 2 conference passes
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