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Embrace Innovation and Opportunity at the 2024 International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

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18/06/2024 Discover the Future of the Bulk Wine and Spirits Industry at IBWSS 2024: Key Insights, Networking, and Innovation Await

As the global wine and spirits industry continues to evolve, the 2024 International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show stands as a beacon of opportunity and innovation. Scheduled for July 23-24, 2024, this premier event invites industry professionals to gather in the heart of San Francisco to explore new trends, forge vital connections, and glean insights from the best minds in the business.

At the heart of this event lies a series of compelling presentations designed to empower attendees with the latest knowledge and tools to thrive in the competitive bulk wine and spirits market. The 2024 Show offers a rich lineup that will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed in the bulk wine and spirits industry. The roster of speakers at the 2024 International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show represents a constellation of industry leaders whose expertise and influence shape the global wine and spirits landscape. Each presenter brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in their respective fields. From Todd Azevedo’s profound market insights at Ciatti to Tony Leonardini’s strategic purchasing acumen at Delicato Family Wines, these speakers embody the cutting edge of industry knowledge. Their collective wisdom not only guides best practices but also sets the standards for innovation and excellence, making their presentations an invaluable resource for anyone looking to stay ahead in the competitive bulk wine and spirits market.

From navigating global logistics to mastering the art of dealcoholized wines, this event provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn from industry leaders, network with peers, and stay ahead of market trends. 

The 2024 Presentations

One of the most anticipated speakers is Todd Azevedo, a seasoned Wine & Grape Broker and Partner at Ciatti. His presentation on "Global Bulk Trends and Opportunities" is expected to be a game-changer. Todd’s deep understanding of market dynamics, honed over years in the Central Coast industry, will offer attendees a nuanced perspective on emerging trends and potential opportunities. His insights promise to illuminate the path forward, helping businesses navigate the complex global landscape.

The logistical challenges of the modern market cannot be overstated, and Marliese Martin, the Chief Operating Officer of Hillebrand Gori USA, is poised to address these head-ons. In her session, "Global Logistics Movements," Marliese will dissect the current state of supply chains, offering practical strategies to overcome disruptions. Her expertise is crucial for anyone looking to streamline operations and ensure their products reach international markets efficiently.

For those involved in the intricate process of bulk wine purchasing, Tony Leonardini’s session on the "Bulk Wine Buying Checklist: From the Seller to Buyer" will be invaluable. As the Director of Import Bulk Purchasing at Delicato Family Wines, Tony brings a wealth of experience to the table. His presentation will cover the essentials of successful bulk transactions, emphasizing the importance of quality assessment and strategic pricing. This knowledge is key for anyone aiming to secure favorable deals and build lasting supplier relationships.

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The intersection of the wine and hospitality industries will also take center stage at the show. A dynamic panel featuring Maurice DiMarino from Cohn Restaurant Group, Rachel Lowe of Levy Restaurants, and Cami Lehmann from Maggiano’s Little Italy will explore the intricacies of wine and beverage purchasing in the restaurant sector. Their combined experience offers a comprehensive look at how to align beverage offerings with dining concepts, enhancing the overall customer experience and driving sales.

Another highlight of the event is Christian Deakin’s masterclass on "Crafting Flavorful Dealcoholized Wines." As a Product Development Manager at BevZero, Christian is at the forefront of this growing market segment. His session promises to unveil the techniques and technologies that make it possible to produce high-quality, flavorful dealcoholized wines, opening up new avenues for product diversification and market expansion.

The bottlers’ perspective on bulk buying will also be thoroughly examined. A panel featuring industry leaders like Manveer Sandhu of Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services and Cathy Ference of Constellation Brands will shed light on what bottlers look for when selecting bulk wine. Their insights into quality control and price negotiations will be crucial for producers aiming to meet bottlers’ expectations and secure profitable contracts.


Chris Swonger, President & CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), will address the broader spirits industry in his talk on "Spirits Trends Moving Into 2024 and 2025." His presentation will highlight key trends, regulatory changes, and market access issues, providing attendees with a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Retail strategies will also be a focal point, with Kimberly Shannon of Giant Eagle, Inc., and Bruce Abbott of Liquor Stores USA North Inc. discussing buying strategies and market trends in the retail sector. Their insights will help attendees optimize their product offerings and stay competitive in the rapidly changing retail landscape.

Technical advancements in wine blending will be explored by Jensen Amy from Enartis USA, while Elizabeth Tomasino from Oregon State University will tackle the pressing issue of blending smoke-tainted wines. These sessions promise to equip attendees with cutting-edge knowledge and practical solutions to enhance their products' quality and market appeal.

Finally, Ankita Okate from Beverage Trade Network will delve into the transformative potential of AI in the wine business. Her session will reveal how AI can be harnessed to drive efficiency, innovation, and growth, offering a glimpse into the future of the industry.

The 2024 International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show is more than just an event; it is a gateway to the future of the industry. By attending, professionals will gain unparalleled insights, forge essential connections, and uncover new opportunities to propel their businesses forward. Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of innovation and opportunity—register now and join the revolution in San Francisco.

Here is an exclusive 20% discount on tickets for our readers with code IBWSS20.

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