– Order early: Discount tickets available until the end of August
– New Speakers announced
– Exclusive closing event at KaDeWe Berlin
To help shape the future trends of the alcohol and beverage industry, to inspire, educate, share knowledge and to propel the sector forward with new ideas: these are just a few of the goals when the cream of Europe’s brand owners, managers, bar operators, agencies, distributors and wholesalers, importers, and startups meet at the Ellington Hotel Berlin on 10th October 2016 – to attend the first Global Drinks Forum. Early-bird bookers have until the end of August to secure tickets at an advantageous rate. This pioneering all day conference will close with an exclusive evening networking event at Berlin’s prestigious KaDeWe.
From startup to market leader: Unique expert insights
They’re company founders, marketing experts, brand strategists and market analysts: the growing line up of influential and renowned speakers at the Global Drinks Forum. Participants can look forward to exclusive, first-hand community insights, real-world experiences and practical support. The lineup of speakers includes Simon Ford, managing director of “The 86 Co” and Chairman of the Global Drinks Forum 2016, Jacob Briars, global advocacy director of Bacardi, and Alex Kratena, a trailblazer of the beverage and bartender scene and founder of P(OUR). Mark de Witte, CEO of De Kuyper Royal Distillers, Dan Gasper, co-founder and COO of Distill Ventures, and Jonathan Downey, one of the most well-known voices of the food and beverage industry, will also be on hand to share their expertise and best practices with participants. Additional experts include Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal, renowned Mexican biochemist and co-founder of Montelobos Mezcal and Ancho Reyes Liquor, Dr. Harald Kohlmann, CEO of key U.S. import and distribution specialists Park Street in Miami, Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at the world’s leading market intelligence agency Mintel, and the team from global audience agency Protein. Presenters won’t just share insider knowledge from the sector, they’ll also make themselves available for discussions and debates revolving around current industry issues.
Scheduled to run from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, the programme will be held in English.
Networking evening at KaDeWe Berlin
After a full day of inspiration and education, the first Global Drinks Forum 2016 will move to the top of Berlin’s most prestigious department store at 8:00 pm for a casual get-together. All participants are invited to continue networking while enjoying dinner and drinks exclusively on KaDeWe Berlin’s gourmet floor.
Early-bird tickets available only until the end of August
The number of Global Drinks Forum tickets is limited. Early-booking discounts will only be available through the end of August. The ticket price includes access to the day-long conference, meals, participation in the evening event at the KaDeWe, and admission and shuttle transport to the Bar Convent Berlin on 11 October.
For additional details about the programme, the speakers and registration, go to: www.globaldrinksforum.com.
About the Global Drinks Forum
A forum and conference for the leading minds behind the premium brands of the alcohol and beverage industry: held for the first time in 2016, the Global Drinks Forum will provide opportunities for key brand owners and managers, bar operators, agencies, distributors and wholesalers, importers, and startups to discuss industry trends and developments and to network with the industry’s finest. The Global Drinks Forum was founded by Bar Convent Berlin co-founders Jens Hasenbein and Bastian Heuser, Andy Bishop, whose accomplishments include the creation of the London and Moscow Bar Shows, and Petra Lassahn, the director of the Bar Convent Berlin. Taking place at the Ellington Hotel Berlin on 10 October 2016, the first Global Drinks Forum will serve as the kick-off event for the Bar Convent Berlin, which will be held at Station Berlin on 11 and 12 October.
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