Powerful Line-up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Women of the Vine & Spirits International Summit – London
Industry leaders gather for day devoted to fostering women’s leadership in the alcohol beverage industry

May 10, 2018 (New York, NY)Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading women’s organization dedicating to advancing and empowering women in the alcohol beverage industry has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for first-of-its-kind gathering in Europe of industry professionals dedicated to fostering, celebrating, and inspiring women’s leadership in the alcohol beverage industry at the International Summit – London, June 28.

The one-day event held at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London will feature speakers and topics focused on the unique issues and opportunities women in the alcohol beverage industry face. Keynote Speakers from across the globe include a line-up of notable women leaders in alcohol beverage, and diversity and inclusion corporate consultants.

“We have had success and incredible demand for these types of programs and to advocate for change from women and men here in the U.S.,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits. “Now we are bringing together the top women and men in Europe to talk best practices, align goals for gender diversity and foster change for women in the alcohol beverage industry in Europe.”

“I was amazed to see Women of the Vine & Spirits in the U.S. and the energy it creates among the participants,” said Maggie Henriquez, President, LVMH Estates & Wine Division and President & CEO, KRUG Maison de Champagne. “I am sure this will be new and impactful in Europe.”

Keynote Speakers Include:
Jan Jones Blackhurst, EVP, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Caesars Entertainment “A Road Map to Gender Equality”

Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez, President, LVMH Estates & Wine Division / President & CEO, KRUG Maison de Champagne
“The Turnaround CEO”

Jeremy Lewis, Senior Inclusion Consultant, PDT Global“Understanding Unconscious Bias”

Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW, Wine Critic, Journalist and Wine Writer“Looking Backwards and Forwards in the Wine Business”

Other confirmed speakers and panelists include industry leaders such as: Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association; Beatrice Cointreau, Owner & CEO, Champagne Tresor de France; Amy Englehardt, Vice President of International Strategy & Marketing, E. & J. Gallo Winery; Sue Knowles, Marketing & Admin Director, Costco Wholesale UK Ltd. & UK Chair LEAD (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity); Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons Ltd.; Cristina Mariani-May, President & CEO, Banfi Vintners; Emily Saladino, Executive Editor, VinePair; and Chiara Soldati, Owner & Export Director, La Scolca.

The International Summit – London is open to members and non-members of Women of the Vine & Spirits across the globe. Space is limited with only 150 seats left available.

To purchase tickets and for more information about the International Summit – London, visit womenofthevine.com.

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities at various levels are available. For more information and to become a sponsor, contact Elizabeth Campbell, Events and Sponsorship Director, elizabeth@womenofthevine.com.

International Summit – London Sponsors include Advocate Sponsor: E. & J. Gallo Winery; Influencer Sponsors: Bacardi; Beam Suntory; Edrington; and Supporter Sponsors: Banfi Vintners; Delicato Family Vineyards; Gruppo Italiano Vini; La Scolca; Treasury Wine Estates; Wine & Spirits Shippers Association, Inc.

Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Members, who are aligned with the mission of the organization year- round include Founding Member, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Diamond Members: Bronco Wine Company; Caesars Entertainment; Constellation Brands; E. & J. Gallo Winery; Moët Hennessy USA; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. For a full list of Corporate Members including those at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Associate level, visit the Corporate Members tab at womenofthevine.com.

To become an individual member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, please visit womenofthevine.com. For those interested in Corporate Membership opportunities, please email info@womenofthevine.com or call 888.750.1863.

About Women of the Vine & Spirits®

Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, fostering gender diversity and talent development across the industry at large. Guided by an advisory board of top executives in the alcohol beverage industry, Women of the Vine & Spirits offers extensive education, advocacy, training, mentorship, networking and steadfast support for women at every position in the field, particularly through the annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 11-13, 2019 in Napa, California. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com

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