Home Affairs Minister to address WSTA conference

1 September 2010

Home Affairs Minister James Brokenshire MP will be the guest speaker at this year’s WSTA Conference on September 15th.

Mr Brokenshire is Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Crime Reduction.  Among other matters he is expected to discuss the Government’s consultation on proposals to reform the Licensing Act and introduce a ban on the sale of alcohol below cost price.

This year’s WSTA Conference, sponsored by Tetrapak, plays host to some of the leading figures from the wine and spirit trade, as they consider the challenges and opportunities in the UK marketplace.

Key speakers include:

• John Beard, Chief Executive, Whyte & Mackay Ltd.
• Chris Mason, Managing Director, First Drinks Brands Ltd.
• Steve Lewis, CEO, Majestic Wines
• Jonathan Stordy, Managing Director Europe, Beam Global
• Adrian McKeon, BWS Category Director, Asda
The conference, hosted by WSTA Chairman Tim How, will also hear the latest market analysis from research houses Nielsen, CGA and Wine Intelligence.


Notes to Editors:
Full Programme link: images/events/confadvert2010.pdf

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

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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