WSTA Annual Conference 2016

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Date: Tuesday 13 September 2016, from 1.30pm - 8.00pm

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

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This year, the Royal Institution of Great Britain will play host to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association Annual Conference 2016, sponsored by JF Hillebrand, with presentations and a panel discussion in the famous Faraday theatre. Chaired by WSTA Chairman and MD of Pernod Ricard, Denis O'Flynn, the presentations will include an address from Miles Beale, WSTA CEO, as well as a keynote speaker and an elite panel of individuals with professional insight. The theme for theevent will be "Brexit and the changing shape of the Industry" whilst the panellists will focus on "Innovation - routes to market, financing, and technology".

RiGB Farady Theatre

RiGB Theatre, courtesy of RiGB 2016

The WSTA Annual Conference has established itself as a leading wine and spirit industry event, providing a forum for industry leaders to consider the major issues facing the trade and inspiring them to think differently. Building on the success of the past two years, the WSTA Showcase will span across multiple rooms, exhibiting members' products and services, with tastings, music and delicious canap├ęs.

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Showcase 2015, WSTA Annual Conference September 2015

A new feature for 2016 will be the breakout sessions, where the WSTA team will be on hand to answer questions and discuss key matters relating to the industry, for example, the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme. Booking will be required and arranged on a first come first serve basis, details of how to book will be released soon.


We are very pleased to confirm that JF Hillebrand will be the headline sponsor of the WSTA Annual Conference for the second year running. JF Hillebrand is the UK's number one specialist logistics provider of import and export services to the beverage industry, providing an efficient, reliable and cost effective service dedicated to the varied needs of customers, from offices at West Thurrock, Glasgow and Southampton.


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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