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Timeframe: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

State of the Industry - Data 2023

Join Jon Berg and Kaleigh Theriault  at USATT 2023 for a comprehensive exploration of the beverage industry's current landscape. Delve into market trends, consumer behavior insights, and emerging patterns to gain a nuanced understanding of industry shifts. Discover growth opportunities as they decode actionable strategies for adapting to trends, enhancing product offerings, and overcoming market challenges. With practical takeaways applicable to strategic planning, this session is essential for exhibitors, attendees, and visitors seeking to stay ahead in the evolving industry. Don't miss the chance to tap into their expertise and leverage data for informed decision-making.

Timeframe: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

How Brands Can Work With Restaurants Chains Effectively: From Pitching To Support.

Join Jim Bube MS at USATT 2023 as he unravels the art of seamless collaboration between brands and restaurant chains. From crafting the perfect pitch to providing ongoing support, Jim will provide invaluable insights into building and nurturing effective partnerships. Learn the keys to successful brand integration, strategies for fostering mutual growth, and practical approaches to address challenges. This session is a must-attend for those seeking to master the art of working harmoniously within the restaurant industry. Don't miss out on discovering the tools to unlock a mutually beneficial relationship.

Timeframe: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

The Power of a Strong Distributor Supplier Relationship

Michael E. Klauer from Momentum Beverage will talk about what a strong partnership between a brand and a distributor looks like today. How to create a win: win and the power of such partnership.

Timeframe: 12:30 PM - 01:10 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Regulatory and Compliance Panel

Join Jeremy Kruidenier, Executive Director and General Counsel at Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois, alongside a panel of esteemed experts, for a comprehensive session on "Regulatory and Compliance" at USATT 2023. Delve into the intricate regulatory landscape of the beverage industry as Kruidenier and the panelists provide invaluable insights, legal perspectives, and proactive strategies. Whether you're a distributor, producer, or industry professional, this session equips you with the knowledge to navigate compliance challenges effectively. Don't miss this opportunity to gain actionable guidance and ensure your business remains compliant in a dynamic regulatory environment.

Timeframe: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Distributors Panel

Join Sid Patel, distinguished industry leader and moderator, alongside a powerhouse panel of experts including Michael E Klauer, Timothy Hill, and Jeremy Kruidenier, for a dynamic "Distributors Panel" at USATT 2023. Gain unparalleled insights into the distributor's role, challenges, and trends shaping the beverage industry. With collective experience spanning various markets, the panelists will share strategic perspectives, innovative approaches, and successful practices that drive distribution excellence. Whether you're a producer, retailer, or industry enthusiast, this session offers a backstage pass into the distributor's world. Don't miss this opportunity to tap into their wisdom and elevate your distribution strategies.

Sid Patel : CEO and Founder at Beverage Trade Network

Michael E Klauer : Momentum Beverage Team Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin

Jeremy Kruidenier : Executive Director and General Counsel at Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois

Timeframe: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Restaurants Panel

Join the accomplished Jim Bube MS, our esteemed moderator, in conversation with a distinguished panel of restaurant luminaries including John Laloganes, Michael Marsico, Mark Braver, and Colin Hofer at USATT 2023. This engaging "Restaurants Panel" offers a rare glimpse into the world of culinary innovation, trends, and challenges that shape the dining landscape. Panelists, representing diverse establishments, will share their strategies, successes, and the evolution of customer preferences. Whether you're a brand, distributor, or industry enthusiast, this session serves up essential insights into navigating the thriving restaurant realm. Don't miss out on the opportunity to savor their expertise and refine your restaurant-related endeavors.

Jim Bube, Moderator : Wine Director at Hogsalt

John Laloganes : Awarded Sommelier / Wine Steward of the Year - International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) 2012

Michael Marsico : Midwest Area Director at Maggiano's Little Italy

Mark Braver : Director of Operations, Partner, The Fifty/50 Group. 

Colin Hofer : Michelin Award Winning Sommelier & General Manager of Adorn Bar & Restaurant at The Four Seasons

Timeframe: 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Restaurant Buyers Masterclass With Sommeliers Choice Awards Winners

Join the distinguished Jim Bube MS in an exclusive "Restaurant Buyers Masterclass" at USATT 2023, featuring accomplished Sommeliers Choice Awards winners. This exceptional session delves into the art of curating wine selections that captivate and elevate the dining experience. Explore the secrets of wine pairings, sourcing top-notch selections, and mastering the intricacies of wine lists that resonate with discerning patrons. Whether you're a restaurant owner, sommelier, or wine enthusiast, this masterclass is your gateway to refining your wine program and delighting guests. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and unlock the keys to vinous excellence. 

Timeframe: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Digital Solutions to Grow Your Business

In today’s dynamic beverage alcohol market, suppliers and retailers need to take a 360 degree approach to promote their products and their business to consumers to remain relevant.  Mike will provide actionable insights on how to leverage distributor tools, online platforms, social media, and other digital solutions to grow your business and stay ahead of the competition.  He will also cover where the industry is headed and how to get ready for inevitable changes to come. 

Timeframe: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Giving Back To Our Community: Social Responsibility in a Modern Age

The beverage alcohol industry is built on heritage and community. As the sector is catapulted into tremendous growth and attracts new players, from celebrities to traditional CPG conglomerates, how does the industry keep the fundamental values it was built on? In this panel discussion, industry players will talk about the continued need for social responsibility campaigns and our collective commitment to giving back to the community. Panelists will discuss ways in which they champion within and outside of their organizations for impactful programs and how the wholesale tier can take action to make a positive difference in the world.

Tiffany N. Drury, Sr. Alcohol Responsibility Specialist, Brown-Forman

Kelley McGann, Director of Corporate Communications, Provi

Timeframe: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Importers Panel

Join the accomplished Sid Patel, our esteemed moderator, as he leads an insightful "Importers Panel" at USATT 2023, featuring esteemed panelists Daisy Penzo, Michael Maloney, and Nick Laviola. This dynamic session offers an insider's look into the world of global imports, with panelists sharing their experiences, challenges, and effective approaches that drive success. Gain a comprehensive understanding of import trends, sourcing dynamics, and market demands. Whether you're a producer, distributor, or industry enthusiast, this panel equips you with the knowledge to navigate the intricate realm of imports. Don't miss this opportunity to tap into their expertise and gain strategic insights for global success.

Sid Patel : CEO and Founder at Beverage Trade Network

Daisy Penzo : Founder and CEO Tuscany Wines Import

Michael Maloney : Sales and Business Development Manager

Nick Laviola : Import Manager at Tronex International

Timeframe: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Retailers Panel

Join the accomplished Sid Patel, our esteemed moderator, in an enlightening "Retailers Panel" at USATT 2023, featuring distinguished panelists Nancy Sabatini (WSET), Tommaso Mistretta, Bruce Abbott, and Steve Beckner, CSW. This insightful session offers an exclusive look into the world of retail, with panelists sharing their insights, strategies, and experiences that drive retail excellence. Explore evolving consumer preferences, retail trends, and innovative approaches that elevate the shopping experience. Whether you're a producer, distributor, or industry enthusiast, this panel equips you with the tools to navigate the ever-changing retail landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to gain actionable insights from their wealth of knowledge and enhance your retail endeavors.

Sid Patel : CEO and Founder at Beverage Trade Network

Nancy Sabatini, WSET : Wine Director, Wine Education & Sales at Mainstreet Wines and Spirits

Tommaso Mistretta : Wine Buyer and Certified Sommelier

Bruce Abbott : Wine and Spirits Category Manager at Brown Jug Alaska

Steve Beckner, CSW : Wine & Spirits Buyer at Grocery Outlet

Timeframe: 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing Mezzanine

Bartenders and Bar Managers Masterclass With Bartender Spirits Awards Winners

 The master class will showcase 6 top winners of the 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards and will focus his talk on how bartenders can increase sales in their bars, what does a good cocktail program look like? what metrics to look for in your beverage programs, how to suggest a drink to your guest and more.