Wine Business Institute Research Summit - SOLD OUT

Open to the Public
Jul 10, 2019 , 8:30am - 1:00pm
Wine Spectator Learning Center, Sonoma State University
Rabo AgriFinance
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The Shifting Landscape in the Wine Industry, a Wine Business Institute Research Summit, is a gathering of academics, scholars, and wine industry professionals devoted to the sharing of research on the economic, social, and management issues affecting the wine sector.

Macroeconomic issues continue to shift the way the business of wine must be done here and abroad. Our speakers will share the latest in research and insights,” said Ray Johnson, executive director of the Wine Business Institute. “We look forward to welcoming regional and global wine industry leaders to our inaugural research summit to be held at the Wine Spectator Learning Center.”

Confirmed speakers include Blake Chauvin, first vice president of Alliant Insurance; Brian Clements, vice president and partner at Turrentine Brokerage and WBI board member; Dr. Robert Eyler, professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Extended and International Education; Dr. Armand Gilinsky, Korbel Professor of Wine Business; Dr. David McCuan, professor of Political Science; Stephen Rannekleiv, global sector strategist beverages at Rabobank; Dr. Liz Thach, MW, Distinguished Professor of Wine; Dr. Damien Wilson, Hamel Family Faculty Chair of Wine Business; and SSU adjunct faculty members Joel Miller and Samual Riewe.

Each session will be presented in a 15-minute Ted Talk format followed by Q&A. Scheduled sessions include Mitigating Risk Associated with Catastrophic Events, Wine Preferences of the “Z” Generation, Marketing Insights from Rabo AgriFinance, Emergency Preparedness, Political and Economic Climate, and Reading the Tea Leaves of Consumer Data. The event will wrap up with a networking lunch. 

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