WSTA conference highlights changing UK market

11 August 2010

Leading figures from the wine and spirit trade will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the UK at this year’s WSTA Conference, to be held in London on September 15th.

Among those considering developments in the UK marketplace are Majestic Wines CEO Steve Lewis, Beam Global’s Managing Director Europe Jonathan Stordy and Asda’s recently appointed Beers, Wines and Spirits Category Director Adrian McKeon.

A further session will consider the opportunities in Duty Free and travel retail markets, with contributions from World Duty Free’s Head of Buying, Fraser Dunlop and P&O Ferries’ Head of Buying, Neil Towns.

The conference, hosted by WSTA Chairman Tim How, will also hear the latest market analysis from research houses Nielsen, CGA and Wine Intelligence.

This year’s event is sponsored by Tetrapak, the Drinks Business and Drinks International.

WSTA Chief Executive Jeremy Beadles said:  “This is a great opportunity to hear from some of the leading figures in the trade as the industry faces fresh challenges and a new legislative agenda under the Coalition Government.”

“I hope this year’s Conference will once again provide insight into the changing tastes of UK consumers and the opportunities that lie ahead for the trade.”


Notes to Editors:

WSTA Annual Conference
Wednesday, September 15, 2009
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN
Sponsors: Tetrapak, the drinks business, drinks international

Click here to access the programme and booking form

The WSTA is the UK lobbying organisation for the wine and spirit industry representing over 310 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits.
We campaign to promote the industry’s interests with governments at home and abroad.
We work with our members to promote the responsible production, marketing and sale of alcohol.

For more information please contact Gavin Partington:
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7089 3876
Mob:  +44 (0) 7966 014058
Email: [email protected]


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