WSTA Annual Conference 2017 - Why Attend?

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Date:     Tuesday 12 September 2017

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

The WSTA Annual Conference brings together industry leaders from across the alcohol sector - including retailers, logisitcs companies, bottlers and large producers, small independent distillers, English Vineyards and brand owners. We are pleased to annouce that last year, the conference was shortlisted as a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards!

In 2017, you can expect to hear from high profile keynote speakers, join in and add to the top-notch discussion with Q+A sessions (chaired by former ITN political new correspondent, Alex Forrest), and network with your fellow peers (or even take part) at the post-conference Showcase, where the drinks are free and the canapes are simply delicious.

And this year we are going even further by adding a pre-conference Brexit Breakout workshop from 10am-1pm. Attendees can spend time hearing from, and talking with, individuals representing or advising business or sectors affected by Brexit, in an informal workshop-style setting.

At a time when costs are continually increasing, the WSTA are bucking the trend by offering even better deals (yes, plural) than last year!


2016 in review


Delegate profile for 2016

Last year's conference attracted the biggest turnout to date, with representatives attending from all over the industry; 84% of delegates were either Senior Management or above. The conference proved that it was not only great at keeping the industry up-to-date and fully engaged but that there was plenty of opportunity to network with some of the leading professionals from the alcohol sector. If you want to meet the decision-makers, the WSTA Annual Conference is where you need to be.

2016 AttendeeBreakdownPieChart

Organisations in attendance in 2016

Accolade Wines

Fine+Rare Wines

Off Licence News

Agile Media


Off Piste Wines Ltd

Alan Powell Associates Ltd

Franklin & Sons Ltd

Pernod Ricard UK

Alcohol Information Partnership


Portman Group

Alliance Wine

Frontline Pictures

Rathfinny Wine Estate


Global Brands Ltd

Reh Kendermann UK Ltd

Australian Vintage

Greencroft Bottling Company Limited

Richard Johnston Limited

Austrian Trade Commission

Harpers Wine & Spirits

Ridgeview Wine Estate

Bancroft Wines Ltd

Hatch Mansfield


Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd

Hattingley Valley

Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd

Brighton Gin

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole

Santo Spirito UK -Mood & Co. Ltd

Broadland Wineries Ltd


Shoot You

Brown-Forman Beverages

HT&Co Drinks Ltd

Sopexa (UK)


Hush Heath Estate

Soul Tree Wine

Champagne Ayala


The Benevolent

Chapel Down

Indie Brands

The City of London Distillery

Chivas Brothers


The Cotswold Distilling Company Ltd

Community Alcohol Partnerships


The Drinks Business

Concha y Toro UK Ltd


The Drinks Company Ltd

CUBE Communications (UK) Limited


The Mail on Sunday


Jascots Wine Merchants Ltd

The Spirits Business

Daily Express

JF Hillebrand

The Sun

Daily Mail

John E Fells & Sons

The Wine Society

Davenport Consulting

Kingsland Drinks

Third Millennium Publishing


Kingsland Drinks Limited

Treasury Wine Estates

Diageo plc

Laurent-Perrier (UK) Limited

United Kingdom Vineyards Association

Direct Wines Ltd

London Wine Fair



Maisons Marques et Domaines

Wall Street Journal


Majestic plc

Wilson Drinks Report

East London Liquor Company

Mast-J├Ągermeister UK

Wine & Spirit Education Trust



Wine Australia

Elliotts Agency Ltd

Mirror Group

Wine Intelligence Ltd


Moet Hennessy UK

Winery Exchange

English Wine Producers

Negociants UK

Wines of South Africa

Ethimex Ltd

Next big Thing

Felix Solis Avantis UK Ltd


Want to know more? Ask Jessica Norman
Jessica Norman

Jessica Norman - 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.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7089 3884