Photos of the keynotes, breakouts, parties and networking that went on during the 2013 BDLive! Conference in Dallas, TX, plus testimonials from some of the attendees.
Emcee Daryl Rosen (Left); Harry Schuhmacher of Beer Business Daily (Center); Beverage Dynamics Publisher Charles Forman presenting the Retailer of the Year Award to Mark Notarius, accepting on behalf of Premier Wine & Spirits and Premier Gourmet (Right)
Retailer panel with Hazel’s owner Jim Dean, Mark Notarius, Evolution Wines and Spirits COO Brian Rosen, and Paul Kaspszak of the Minnnesota Municipal Beverage Association (Left); Members of the crowd at BDLive! participate in a Town Hall forum (Right)
Cheers Editor Melissa Dowling, United Package Liquors managers Arnie Lewin and Kimberly Hacker, and Beverage Information Group Director of Client Services (Left); Retailers network during a break (Right)
“The topics were informative and pertinent, presenters were engaging and the company was superb.” – Arnie Lewin, United Package Liquors, Indianapolis, IN
“I really enjoyed the topics discussed and I really gleaned much from all the presentations. Thank you for including me and Spec’s for this conference.” – Hermen Key, Spec’s, Texas
‘I wanted to thank you very much for the invitation and opportunity to present at the Beverage Dynamics Live conference this week. I enjoyed meeting you and getting to know several of the Retailer Attendees. The discussion was engaging and it was great to see their enthusiasm for our categories.’ ‘ Laura Welsh, Nielsen
‘I want to send you my sincere THANK YOU for the opportunity to participate with the 3rd Annual BD LIVE Conference in Dallas! It was very informative opportunity to gain insight and retailing perspective from professionals servicing our off-premise sector. The event also set the stage for a healthy exchange of industry experiences amongst all of the participating retailers. Clearly, we all share the same genuine objective of being better retailers, which I know I will be — as a result of attending and participating with the 3rd Annual BD LIVE!! Again, I THANK YOU for all of your efforts in making this happen and look forward to doing it again in the future.’ ‘ Paul Santelle, Garden State Discount Liquors, New Jersey