WSTA Annual Conference 2018

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Date:     Tuesday 18 September 2018

Venue:  The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle St, London, W1S 4BS

Business as un-usual?

Plus, the panel will take on The Evolution of 'The Buyer'

Headline Sponsor JFHillebrand

We've produced two WSTA Annual Conferences since the UK voted to leave the EU, and brought you two high profile keynote speakers, both former Trade Ministers - Lord Maude and Lord Price - to discuss all things Brexit.

In 2018, the Conference falls just before the Brexit ratification process, due to start in October, so we can't quite avoid the subject as it will be an ideal time to discuss Brexit negotiations and future prospects. But...

We've listened to your feedback and so, this year, we will see the conference tackle a second key topic, bringing together a variety of big names in the marketing and communication industries.


The Keynote Interviewee will discuss:   Business as un-usual?

The UK drinks sector is world leading. We are the second largest importer of wine in the world – by both volume and value – and the world’s largest exporter of spirits. Four of the top seven UK food and drink exports are alcoholic drinks. As a result, a change in the trading arrangements for our members represents both a threat and an opportunity – and we at the WSTA are determined to prepare our members as best as possible.


The Panel will discuss:   The Evolution of 'The Buyer'

The way that we purchase products and services has been evolving over recent years, both as a consumer and as a business. The 'buyer's journey' is now influenced by many different streams - peer reviews, brand ambassadors, experiential elements, and social influencers all make a big impact on our buying behaviours.


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Want to know more? Ask Jessica Parker
Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker - Head of Membership & Events

Jessica is responsible for all internal and external WSTA events and the day-to-day operations of the WSTA. Her role includes liaising and coordinating suppliers, inhouse design, inventory, and IT.

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