Opening General Session: Shift Happens! Are You Prepared?

You have a great brand right now—but the beverage world is in flux all the time. As consumers’ tastes and preferences change and the market evolves, you need to adapt the way you do business in order to stay competitive. Whether that means rotating the beverages you currently offer, expanding into another commodity, creating new partnerships, finding alternative distribution, rethinking your packaging, reinventing the tasting room experience, tapping into new marketing technologies, discovering new ways to market locally or all of the above, you need to be aware of all of your available options. Start right here—this insightful discussion opens the conversation about what you need to know to survive and thrive when shifts happen.

Presenters

 

Fred Bueltmann

Partner | Beervangelist | Spirited Advisor | Certified Cicerone New Holland Brewing Company New Holland Artisan Spirits
 

Paul Vander Heide

Founder Vander Mill
 

Hillary Sjolund

Founder Sonoris Wines
 

Alan Kropf

Executive Director of Education Anchor Distilling Company
 

Joe Heron

Founder Copper & Kings American Brandy Company