Quiet Your Inner Critic

Presenter: Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits 

Opening Keynote – Setting Your Course: Lessons Learned from an Industry Icon

Keynote Presenter: Rhonda Kallman, Founder, Boston Harbor Distillery As the Founding Partner and Executive Vice President of BBC for 15 years, Kallman knows how to build a successful organization. One of Draft Magazine’s “Top 10 Innovators” in the beer industry, Kallman helped build Boston Beer’s innovative infrastructure and create the most admired and best-trained sales […]


Event Moderator: Peggy Noe Stevens, Founder, PNSA & The Bourbon Women Association

Women in Craft Meet Up

We will be hosting a Meet Up from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Library Bar of the Omni Louisville for all Women in Craft attendees.  Arriving early?  Join this informal meet up for a chance to connect with other women in the craft space before the Forum starts on Thursday.

Reception in Exhibit Hall

Interactive Retail Roundtables

Join our interactive roundtable discussions which will be based on questions pulled from the morning sessions. Table led discussions will provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning on both on- and off-premise.

Getting Your Product Seen in Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants and bars are always looking to create hot beverage trends and new promotions to bring in customers. You know your product would be the perfect fit, but how do you get access? Understand the who, how, why and when of connecting with on-premise retail.


Opening General Session: Retail How to Be Seen On- and Off-Premise

Join our town hall discussion with representatives from across on- and off-premise retail. What is the difference between getting your products into restaurants/bars and stores? How do you get access to a store shelf in a chain vs. an independent? What role does a distributor play in all these situations? Bring your questions as we […]

Cannabis: A Strategy for Your Future Business?

Agree with it or disagree with it, cannabis is impacting your drinks business. Big brands including Constellation and AB InBev, are investing heavily in the future of cannabis beverages.  Cannabis infused drinks are one of the hottest growth areas and are only continuing to accelerate, but is it the right category for you and what […]