Women of the Vine & Spirits Announces Third Annual Global Symposium

Women of the Vine & Spirits, a membership alliance dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced today the lineup of keynote speakers, moderators and panelists for its third annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium.

The event will be held March 13-15, 2017, at the Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, CA.

Women of the Vine & Spirits offers regional networking events, discussion boards, and other educational resources, an event spokesperson says in a press release, all of which are “anchored by the highly anticipated annual Global Symposium.”


The roster of speakers includes the alcohol beverage industry’s top international influencers from around the world: from France, Margareth Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug; from South Africa, Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, Proprietor, House of Mandela Wines; from Argentina, Susana Balbo, Founder & Owner, Susana Balbo Wines; from Italy, panelist Marilisa Allegrini, Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates; and from Australia, panelist Dianne Laurance, Proprietor, Laurance Wines.

Other keynote speakers include; Jeffery Tobias Halter, Author & President, YWomen, Strategic Consulting Company, Gender Strategist; Brandy Rand, Vice President, U.S. Marketing and Business Development for the International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR); Jeff Fromm, President of FutureCast, Marketing Consultancy Specializing in Millennial Trends, Contributing Writer, Forbes.com.


Session topics “will run the spectrum from inspirational to educational,” covering issues such as the leadership imperative to advancing women and engaging men, global trends, marketing luxury brands, successful brand management, challenges for women in wholesale, mentorship, and time and conflict management.



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