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WSTA shortlisted for two European awards


The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s 2018 got off to a positive start after it was announced the organisation has been shortlisted for two prestigious European Association Awards.

The WSTA are one of six finalists in the ‘Best Conference under 225 attendees’ category, and have also made the final round of the ‘Best National Association’ category, too.

In their first submission, the WSTA centred on their Annual Conference, which featured a formidable line-up of speakers including Lord Price, former Trade Minister, and Tim Martin, Wetherspoon Chairman. 

Also on the panel were Miriam González Durántez, Partner, Dechert LLP, and co-chair of the firm’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice and Sir Simon Fraser, Managing Partner, Flint Global, and who for five years, until 2015, was the Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service.

The Conference set out how the Government can deliver for the wine and spirit industry during Britain’s exit from the European Union, and also invited attendees to think creatively about the opportunities that Brexit may present, and was both handsomely attended and well received by members.  

The second submission set out how the WSTA delivered for its members during a turbulent 2017. 

Navigating through the uncertainty created by the developing Brexit negotiations, a surprise general election and subsequent hung Parliament, the WSTA worked throughout 2017 to secure a freeze in alcohol duty in the November Budget.

Alongside this, the WSTA hosted several events overseas to foster export opportunities for members, and maintained a consistent and clear presence in the media right throughout the year.

The European Association Awards ceremony will take place on 23rd February, and is organised by Global Conference Network. 

Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said: 

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for these two awards, and it’s great that the WSTA’s work throughout has been recognised.

“Whilst 2018 is only a few days old, we’re already building on the success of last year and continuing to do all we can for wine and spirits. Nevertheless, it would be fantastic to pick up an award in February – or even do the double!” 

 

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s 2018 got off to a positive start after it was announced the organisation has been shortlisted for two prestigious European Association Awards.

The WSTA are one of six finalists in the ‘Best Conference under 225 attendees’ category, and have also made the final round of the ‘Best National Association’ category, too.

In their first submission, the WSTA centred on their Annual Conference, which featured a formidable line-up of speakers including Lord Price, former Trade Minister, and Tim Martin, Wetherspoon Chairman.

Also on the panel were Miriam González Durántez, Partner, Dechert LLP, and co-chair of the firm’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice and Sir Simon Fraser, Managing Partner, Flint Global, and who for five years, until 2015, was the Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service.

The Conference set out how the Government can deliver for the wine and spirit industry during Britain’s exit from the European Union, and also invited attendees to think creatively about the opportunities that Brexit may present, and was both handsomely attended and well received by members.

The second submission set out how the WSTA delivered for its members during a turbulent 2017.

Navigating through the uncertainty created by the developing Brexit negotiations, a surprise general election and subsequent hung Parliament, the WSTA worked throughout 2017 to secure a freeze in alcohol duty in the November Budget.

Alongside this, the WSTA hosted several events overseas to foster export opportunities for members, and maintained a consistent and clear presence in the media right throughout the year.

The European Association Awards ceremony will take place on 23rd February, and is organised by Global Conference Network.

Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for these two awards, and it’s great that the WSTA’s work throughout has been recognised.

“Whilst 2018 is only a few days old, we’re already building on the success of last year and continuing to do all we can for wine and spirits. Nevertheless, it would be fantastic to pick up an award in February – or even do the double!” 


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