Just Drinks presents: The Spirits Strategies and Innovation Conference 2023

The Just Drinks flagship annual event returns for what will be an unmissable opportunity to address the foremost issues facing this dynamic industry.

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2022 Agenda

  • 18 Oct 2022
  • 19 Oct 2022
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8:15 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:50 AM

Chair’s opening remarks

Speakers

9 AM

Opening keynote: Jack & Coke - together at last

  • The inspiration behind an iconic partnership
  • What consumers are looking for
  • The roadmap to success

9:30 AM

Improve your brand’s positioning and market presence

  • Identifying key business indicators (KBIs) that contribute to successful brand positioning
  • Plan your go-to markets and expansion of your presence
  • Define target e-market channels you want to address
  • Understanding how IT can help you implement your strategy and generate revenue growth

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10 AM

Case study: The Digital Spirits Project

  • Partnership with a world famous game franchise

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11:10 AM

The Spirits Category – what is the state of play?

  • How is the Spirits category performing and what does the future hold?
  • How has the consumer purchasing habits evolved?
    – On vs Off Trade
    – Importance of ecommerce
  • What are the new sub-trends influencing consumers of Spirits?
  • How social media learnings are becoming increasingly important to understand future developments in the Spirits category

Speakers

11:40 AM

Upcycling and creative reuse in the closure industry: how to transform waste materials into new products and solutions

  • Transforming waste materials, useless and unwanted products into new products and solutions
  • Creating new products that are environmentally friendly and have greater aesthetical value
  • Upcycling as a key sustainability driver in the beverage industry
  • Waste materials: which are the best elements that can be reused to create new closure solutions
  • End-of-life products: how bottle packaging can be reused in many creative ways

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12:10 PM

Panel discussion: The latest in ‘New World Whiskies’ and what makes them unique

  • How do New World Whiskies differentiate themselves?
  • Reaching the right customers through effective channels
  • The potential of New World Whiskies to compete with the big brands
  • The recent growth of New World Whiskey brands – is this market about to get saturated?

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12:50 PM

Lunch and networking

2 PM

Panel discussion: How brands are dealing with key market challenges and risks

  • Inflation – impact on spirit sales
  • Availability of core materials required for manufacturing spirits
  • What does premiumisation look like during a cost of living crisis?
  • Supply chain and logistics challenges – ensuring delivery domestically and abroad
  • Competition – how can smaller brands compete with market leaders?

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2:40 PM

Make your brand stand out through best practices for innovation

• In 2022, your brand’s main challenge is to stand out first and foremost
• The best way to stand out is through innovation
• You can use innovation to grab the consumer’s attention through product, pricing, personalization & media
• We will show a rich variety of case studies, insights and key takeaways in all of these categories

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3:10 PM

Surviving the Cost-of-Living crisis as a smaller brand

  • How is inflation and the cost-of-living affecting business
  • Analysing data – cost-of-living crisis effect on consumer spending
  • Dealing with market challenges while growing your brand

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3:30 PM

Panel discussion: Low and no alcohol spirits and CBD – new product developments

  • The latest innovations in low and no alcohol spirits
  • Premiumisation – does consumer perception change when drinking low and no alcohol spirits?
  • How can brands work more effectively with on-trade partners to communicate the benefits and qualities of non-alcoholic spirits
  • CBD – forecasting future consumer demand and potential for growth
  • The growth potential of spirits that meet the needs of health-conscious and mindful consumers

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3:40 PM

Afternoon refreshments and networking

4:10 PM

The Absolut paper bottle journey

  • Why are we embarking on this quite challenging journey
  • Our approach to this challenge
  • Where are we now and what are the next steps

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4:40 PM

Rethink premium spirits packaging: Sustainability and customisation

  • Supply range of glass containers to both international and regional spirits customers
  • We produce glass in the heart of the UK spirits market – knowledge and sustainability
  • Investment in new furnaces/technologies that are more sustainable
  • Full end to end creative services – design and develop containers that meet market dynamics
  • On site decoration facilities
  • Global manufacturing footprint
  • Flexibility in glass manufacture to align with key market challenges

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5:10 PM

Case study: Digital marketing strategies for the launch of The Busker Whiskey

  • Digital micro-influencer marketing and advocacy strategies
  • Working with the bartender community
  • How digital channels is playing a key role in further developing the brand

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5:40 PM

Chair’s summary and close of day one

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5:50 PM

Drinks reception – Sponsored by Ripples

8:15 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:50 AM

Chair’s opening remarks

Speakers

9 AM

Keynote: On-trade sustainability

  • Overview of sustainability strategy
  • Working with on-trade partners to ensure a low carbon footprint
  • Meeting consumers expectations on sustainability

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9:30 AM

Who moved my market shares?

  • How to build best practice strategies to protect your market shares?
  • How to be ahead of the counterfeiters?

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10 AM

Insights and Innovations to Inspire

Mark will bring his view on some recent industry and consumer developments, what they mean for the spirits category, and how you can plan to leverage them for growth. Leading topics will be:

  • Consumer motivations and inspirations
  • The claims that will drive growth in the future (quality, ethics, health)
  • A look at gold standard marketing, messaging and innovation

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10:30 AM

Morning refreshments and networking

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10:30 AM

Morning refreshments and networking

11:10 AM

Roundtable 3: Create Efficiencies In The Logistic Process For Your Brand

Interactive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry as a whole. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others. Each roundtable session lasts for 45 minutes and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables. Roundtable 3: Create Efficiencies In The Logistic Process For Your Brand

  • Identifying key factors that contribute to the successful transportation of spirits
  • Ensuring your logistics partners meets your sustainability goals
  • Compliance with domestic and international laws and regulations
  • Understanding how logistics can improve customer service, reduce inventory and transportation costs and improve delivery times

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11:10 AM

Roundtable 1: Inspiring Citrus

Interactive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry as a whole. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others. Each roundtable session lasts for 45 minutes and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables. Roundtable 1: Inspiring Citrus • A discussion on why citrus flavours aren’t the simple choice and can inspire innovation with new twists and pairings. • An overview of the differences and similarities between orange types and varietals – from the Brazilian orange through to Clementine and Italian chinotto. We will be tasting different types and discussing the profiles. • Mapping orange profiles on a PCA biplot to visually see how you can select the right orange for your project depending on your desired flavour attributes. • Using analytical methods to understand key aroma compounds in different spirits to help you select citrus profiles to pair analytically with your base – from tequila to dark rum and Sicilian lemon through to pink grapefruit. • Using flavour pairing to layer and add twists with flavours which analytically pair with your chosen citrus profile. We will be tasting different citrus flavours in cocktails twisted with different flavours. Vicky Berry, Senior European Business Development Manager, Synergy Flavours Jill Ngo, Sweet Good Applications Manager, Synergy Flavours Lea Lorenzi, Flavourist and Applications, Synergy Flavours

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11:10 AM

Roundtable 4: Digitalize Your GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) At The Workplace

Interactive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry as a whole. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others. Each roundtable session lasts for 45 minutes and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables. Roundtable 4: Digitalize Your GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) At The Workplace

  • Planning improvement areas which better fits to your production process
  • Define useful use cases and their utilization (references)
  • Identifying your GMP digital enablers
  • Understanding how IT can improve your GMP and reduce operational costs

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11:10 AM

Roundtable 2: Eco-Packaging Innovations For A Sustainable Future

nteractive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry as a whole. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others. Each roundtable session lasts for 45 minutes and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables. Roundtable 2: Eco-Packaging Innovations For A Sustainable Future

  • An interactive session, and open conversation, to discuss our packaging priorities for today, and tomorrow.
  • A session created to question ideas and beliefs, and develop a common understanding of what eco-packaging is and should be. And the role innovation plays in this.
  • Just how much do we know? What is important to our consumer? How close are we to achieving this?

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12:50 PM

Lunch and networking

1:50 PM

Importance of brand and technology to deliver a successful innovation on non-alcoholic spirits

  • On and Off trade – different expectation on non alc. spirit
  • Importance of resistance to gulp vs sip for adult drinks
  • Product story and technologies to deliver on promise
  • Using comparison between MARTINI and PALETTE recent new product launches

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2:20 PM

What’s new in tonic water and mixers?

  • Trends in the mixer market
  • Innovation & new applications for mixers
  • Premiumisation of mixers & the importance of storytelling
  • Working with spirit partners & finding the perfect pairings

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2:50 PM

Afternoon refreshments and networking

3:20 PM

Introducing The Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA)

  • The latest products in low and no alcohol spirits
  • The role of the newly formed no alcohol association
  • CBD – what does future growth look like?

Mark Livings, Co-founder & CEO, Lyre’s Chair, UK / European Board, The Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA)

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4:10 PM

Chair’s summary and close of day two

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4:20 PM

End of conference

2022 Speakers

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SIMONA BIANCO
Global Head Of Brand Advocacy And Trade PR, ILLVA Saronno

As a seasoned marketing professional, Simona Bianco has spent the last 20 years working for major global Companies like Accenture, Chrysler, Heinz-Kraft, Barilla and ILLVA Saronno. Thanks to her natural intuitive, creative nature and deep consumers’ understanding sensitivity, she has been responsible for the growth of established Brands as well as several successful new product launches. She now directs advocacy programs and lead generation strategies for the whole ILLVA Spirits Portfolio, overseeing the Brand’s consumers’ and on-trade activations. She deals with the key influencing people of the spirits industry and develops strategic partnerships that brought the main Brand Disaronno to enter the Top 10 Trending Brands in the Drinks International ranking for two consecutive years.

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Case study: Digital marketing strategies for the launch of The Busker Whiskey

2023-10-17, 5:10 PM

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Panel discussion: The latest in ‘New World Whiskies’ and what makes them unique

2023-10-17, 12:10 PM

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TALULA WHITE
Founder, Sekforde Mixers & Sodas

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Panel discussion: How brands are dealing with key market challenges and risks

2023-10-17, 2:00 PM

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PAUL SCANLON
Co-Founder/Managing Director, Mahala Botanical

Born in France of Irish parents, Paul joined the Alcohol Industry in 1996 as a Commercial Manager for Jameson Whiskey, part of Pernod Ricard, where he held various senior commercial roles. Paul subsequently moved to the UK to become International Commercial Director for the Scotch & Gin brands portfolio, working extensively across Europe, the Americas and Asia. In 2014, Paul became Managing Director of Pernod Ricard South Africa looking after the Spirits and Wines portfolio for Southern Africa until he left the company in late 2019. Following a successful 20 year career at in the Drinks Industry, Paul set up his own Beverage Consultancy and since then has worked with both Start Ups as well some leading premium Gin, Vodka, Rum, Hard Seltzer and Alcohol-Free spirit brands. Combining his passion for impeccable quality, the No/Low beverage category and South Africa, he partnered with Danielle Schoeman to launch the Mahala Botanical brand in 2021. Paul is an avid rugby fan, cyclist and a strong believer in healthy and mindful living. Paul resides in London but travels extensively to Cape Town to work with Danielle and her team.

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Panel discussion: Low and no alcohol spirits and CBD – new product developments

2023-10-17, 3:30 PM

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VICKY BERRY
Senior European Business Development Manager , Synergy Flavours

Vicky Berry is the Senior European Business Development Manager at Synergy Flavours, leading business development for the beverage and nutrition markets. Vicky has been at the forefront of Synergy’s innovation pipeline, providing the latest market insights to support future focus areas and developments. Working with colleagues across geographies, Vicky has a key role in the expansion of Synergy’s natural extracts and essences platform which includes the latest product launches; Inspiring Fruits and Hop essences. An important function of the position is collaborating closely with customers, providing market insights and trends to help them stay one step ahead of the competition.

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Roundtable 1: Inspiring Citrus

2023-10-18, 11:10 AM

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GLENDA BENEDETTI
Account Manager, Tapì

Professional Account Manager with 10 years experience in Wine & Sprits wholesale. Last 2 years in Packaging-Closures with Tapì Group, looking after UK and Irish market with our Country Manager Barry Hamilton. Excited about working on green projects with brands and managing supply chain challenges. Here to give an overview on green materials and future/challenges of primary packaging.

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Upcycling and creative reuse in the closure industry: how to transform waste materials into new products and solutions

2023-10-17, 11:40 AM

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ELAINE LOGAN
UK Country Group NPD & NBD Leader, O-I

Having worked for nearly 30 years in the International packaging industry, Elaine has experience in working with many of the World’s leading food and beverage companies assisting them to innovate, recreate and renovate their packaging. With extensive knowledge across multiple packaging formats, including printed folded cartons, flexible packaging, closures and glass, Elaine understands the challenges faced in an ever changing and challenging marketplace. In her role as UK Country Group Leader for NPD & NPD for O-I, the team focus is on delivering premium and sustainable glass solutions to the spirits and beer industries. O-I’s consultative approach in dealing with new projects, major redesigns or brand refreshes is valued by both existing and new customers.

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Rethink premium spirits packaging: Sustainability and customisation

2023-10-17, 4:40 PM

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TOM VINK
CEO & Founder, TOP Companies

Tom Vink, CEO of TOP COMPANIES (Rotterdam Harbour Area- The Netherlands) has over 25 years of experience in all facets of the international world of transport and storage of drinks and other special goods. With an exceptionally wide network; an enormous passion for the world of drinks and the associated logistical needs and challenges, and Tom's innovative view of processes and solutions, TOP COMPANIES has developed a modern logistics partner that can act in a targeted, efficient and flexible way for its clients and work closely together; with authorities, current legislation and the most modern techniques. The worldwide network of warehousing and transportation companies allows TOP to offer integrated worldwide logistics solutions, meeting your requirements at multiple locations with multiple transport modes. When doing business with TOP Companies, You will experience leading innovative tailor-made solutions, based on secured information technology. Working closely together on basis of personal relationships, TOP will find the logistics solutions that boost your business. TOP developed into a major player based in the Rotterdam harbour area, with an outstanding reputation of reliability and flexibility. Therefore they proudly say: TOP COMPANIES. HOME OF LOGISTICS

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Roundtable 3: Create Efficiencies In The Logistic Process For Your Brand

2023-10-18, 11:10 AM

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ANA CRISTINA CARDOSO
R&D Director, Cork Supply

Passionate about shaping and delivering the R&D+i strategy to help Cork Supply succeed in long-term growth. Interested in prioritizing innovative ideas and embracing cross-functional challenges for go-to-market success. An expert in cork and bottle-wine-cork interactions, including aspects concerning food safety - European Regulation and FDA premises. A member of the Sustainability Committee at Cork Supply, particularly involved in assuring that sustainability goes beyond the environmental perception, for both the company and products. Ana Cristina is also a co-author in five patent families, has written numerous scientific publications in peer reviewed magazines and is active in technical committees such as ISO and CETIE.

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Roundtable 2: Eco-Packaging Innovations For A Sustainable Future

2023-10-18, 11:10 AM

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YOGESH GANDHI
Global Head, Scotch Whisky Innovation & Standard Brands Portfolio, Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard

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Improve your brand’s positioning and market presence

2023-10-17, 9:30 AM

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LEA LORENZI
Flavourist And Applications, Synergy Flavours

Lea Lorenzi is a beverage applications technician and trainee flavourist at Synergy Flavours Italy. Lea's role involves using the company’s longstanding expertise in natural extraction technologies to develop premium beverage products across alcohol and soft drinks. Lea’s close collaboration with customers and expertise in the beverage market means that demands for innovative beverage product development can be met with a premium range of tailor-made natural extracts and essences.

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Roundtable 1: Inspiring Citrus

2023-10-18, 11:10 AM

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MARÍA GARCIA MURO
Global Brand Manager, Chivas Brothers

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Improve your brand’s positioning and market presence

2023-10-17, 9:30 AM

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VELICHKO SAREV
CEO, Proexes

Velichko Sarev, CEO of Proexes (Bulgaria, Sofia) has over 20 years professional experience in the large enterprises providing professional services for international companies around the world. Velichko brings unique perspectives gained from his battlefield experience in the Food & Beverage industry, has a track record of successful transformation initiatives in Commerce, Supply Chain, Finance and Legal areas where standing next to the customers as business technologists and advisors as well.

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Case study: The Digital Spirits Project

2023-10-17, 10:00 AM

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SIMON ROFFE
Business Development Director, Penderyn Distillery (Wales)

Simon joined Penderyn in June 2020 with a remit on international brand development covering existing business, new markets and channels. Simon has a wealth of experience in the drinks industry featuring over 22 years at Guinness Brewing / Diageo plc, followed by a period managing EMEA & India for Remy-Cointreau’s global travel retail division and prior to joining Penderyn, played a key role in Halewood international as MD of a new travel retail business and building Whitley Neill Gin into #4 premium gin in the channel globally by the end of 2019. Starting out in logistics & supply chain functions within Guinness, Simon moved into commercial roles in late 90s and since 2002 has been working almost exclusively in international and duty-free markets.

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DANIEL SZOR
Founder, Executive Chairman, Cotswolds Distillery (Cotswolds, UK)

Dan Szor is a native New Yorker who, after working in finance the US and Europe, settled in the Cotswolds with this family. After falling in love with both whisky and the Cotswolds he combined both passions to create the first distillery to make whisky in the region. Eight years on the Cotswolds Distillery is leading the emerging English whisky category and has gone onto to win numerous global awards for its whisky and gin produced at its beautiful brand home in the North Cotswolds. Dan is a founder and active member of the newly formed English Whisky Guild and sits on the executive board of the WSTA.

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Panel discussion: The latest in ‘New World Whiskies’ and what makes them unique

2023-10-17, 12:10 PM

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GILLIAN SKINNER
Marketing Director, Distell International

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Surviving the Cost-of-Living crisis as a smaller brand

2023-10-17, 3:10 PM

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GIAN LUCA MIANO
Sales Director Semea And Nordics, Tapì

Professional of international F&B sales development in Lavazza and Nestlè for many years, today enthusiastically converted to the challenging business of packaging and closures at Multinational Boutique named Tapì Group. Continuous innovation for fun, destination and mission is all around Tapì Group and inspires me as a Manager as well as a Man. “There is no favourable wind for who does not know where to go” (Seneca)

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Upcycling and creative reuse in the closure industry: how to transform waste materials into new products and solutions

2023-10-17, 11:40 AM

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LAURA WILLOUGHBY
Director, Club Soda

Laura Willoughby is the Director of Club Soda, the Mindful Drinking Movement. Their aim is to create a world where nobody feels out of place not drinking. Club Soda has individuals, drinks brands, and social spaces in its membership. The inspiration for Club Soda comes Laura’s experience of giving up drinking seven years ago. A campaigner at heart with a background in movement building and politics, she realised that one of the big sticking points was a way to support people to take a self-guided journey to change their drinking. Club Soda has over 50,000 individual members, have built a venue listing guide for mindful drinkers (clubsodaguide.com) and they run the UK’s only Mindful Drinking Festival which is now in it’s 7th edition. She is author of How to Be a Mindful Drinker, a new book for 2020 published by DK books. Laura is chair of Imbibe’s No & Low Taste Awards judging panel for 2020

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Panel discussion: Low and no alcohol spirits and CBD – new product developments

2023-10-17, 3:30 PM

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DOMINIC LIMBREY
Managing Director, D.J. Limbrey Distilling Company Limited

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Panel discussion: How brands are dealing with key market challenges and risks

2023-10-17, 2:00 PM

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SOPHIA ANGELIS
SVP Managing Director, Jack Daniel's Brands, Brown-Forman

With over twenty five years of international marketing leadership experience, Sophia started her career in the hotel industry working for the Intercontinental and then Sheraton hotel groups, in PR and Corporate Sales functions respectively. She worked in Athens and London and, prior to Brown-Forman, spent eight years in marketing roles in the Luxury Product Division of L’Oreal working on Lancome, Armani Fragrances and Biotherm brands, among others. At Brown-Forman, she has worked in a variety of local, regional and global marketing roles, both operational and services, starting the work that led to the company’s digital transformation. Her current role is Managing Director, Jack Daniel’s Brands, leading a global team responsible for the long-term sustainable growth of the brand. During this time, she successfully repositioned the brand, launched Jack Daniel’s first truly global campaign - Make it Count - and delivered double digit growth.

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Morning refreshments and networking

2023-10-18, 10:30 AM

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MARK LIVINGS
Co-Founder & CEO, Lyre's

Mark is a prominent, Australian-born, award-winning entrepreneur with a lifetime of professional experience gained in the consumer products sector. Mark founded Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits Co. in 2019, which has grown to be largest, most-valuable and most awarded company in the industry, with availability now in more than 70 countries. Lyre’s has pioneered category growth in non-English speaking markets with the development of products such as a non-alcoholic Baijiu for the China consumer. Mark serves as the Chairperson of the UK&EU chapter of the Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA).

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Panel discussion: Low and no alcohol spirits and CBD – new product developments

2023-10-17, 3:30 PM

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Introducing The Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA)

2023-10-18, 3:20 PM

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DANIEL KHOURY
Co-Founder, TRIP

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Panel discussion: Low and no alcohol spirits and CBD – new product developments

2023-10-17, 3:30 PM

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ANNA GRANT
Head Of Marketing & Communications, Double Dutch Drinks

As Head of Marketing & Communications at Double Dutch, Anna leads the cross-channel marketing plans for Double Dutch in the UK and supports the brand globally across export markets. Anna has worked in the drinks industry for the last 10 years, across the Atom Group (Master of Malt, Atom Brands & Maverick Drinks) as well as the IWSC and its portfolio of whisky events.

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What’s new in tonic water and mixers?

2023-10-18, 2:20 PM

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ANSSI PYYSING
CEO, Entrepreneur, Teerenpeli Brewery & Distillery (Finland)

Founder and owner of Teerenpeli Group (Lahti, Finland) a family company with wife Marianne and two already grown up children. After university studies in hospitality business opened his first Teerenpeli restaurant in 1994. The group has now 10 restaurants among brewery and distillery. Board member in banking and small brewers association. Passion for sustainable Nordic whisky region and always looking for a possibility to make better business.

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Panel discussion: The latest in ‘New World Whiskies’ and what makes them unique

2023-10-17, 12:10 PM

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ELENA TROYANSKA
CTO, Proexes

Elena Troyanska, CTO of Proexes (Bulgaria) is a solution-oriented technical professional with focus on the cloud. Elena has experience with business process modeling, enterprise architecture, and associated platforms/tools. She contributes to operating and business model analysis, synergizing with other business entities and assists in the technology enablement of core capabilities and value stream.

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Roundtable 4: Digitalize Your GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) At The Workplace

2023-10-18, 11:10 AM

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LENA DANIELSSON
Global Director New Ventures & Breakthrough Innovation, The Absolut Company

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The Absolut paper bottle journey

2023-10-17, 4:10 PM

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BEN GLEDHILL
Head Of Retail, Double Dutch Drinks

Having spent the previous 4 years at Brewdog managing one half of their UK Grocery division and prior to that in various buying roles at both Iceland and ASDA, I joined Double Dutch 6 months ago as Head of Retail. Leading and implementing the strategy across; UK Grocery, Ecommerce, UK Convenience/Wholesale and Premium Retail.

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What’s new in tonic water and mixers?

2023-10-18, 2:20 PM

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ALEX HØJRUP MUNCH
Co-Founder / CMO, Stauning Whisky (Denmark)

Alex Højrup Munch is co-founder / CMO and one of the four engineers in the group of nine friends that started the Distillery in an abatoir in 2005. He is 47 years old. His daily function at the Distillery is sales, marketing and product development. His favourite whisky are whiskies that are unpredictable, surprises and makes you come back.

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Panel discussion: The latest in ‘New World Whiskies’ and what makes them unique

2023-10-17, 12:10 PM

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ILHAM CHAHBOUNE
Business Development Director, SICPA

In February 2015, Ilham Chahboune joined SICPA SA as Sales and Marketing Manager, responsible for Product and Brand Protection marketing materials and product management and since then Ilham become Business Development Director, in this role, she is responsible of developing and growing business in W&S, Luxury, and Cosmetics segment by introducing SICPA technologies from materials to digitals. Prior to SICPA, Ilham worked at Philip Morris International, Nestle, and SC Johnson. Ilham holds an International Business degree from Iona College and NYU, New York, USA.

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Who moved my market shares?

2023-10-18, 9:30 AM

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JAYNE O'KEEFFE
VP Marketing - Europe, Lyre’s

A results-oriented brand expert, with over 20 years’ experience across global brands, Jayne has an exceptional record of achievement in the development and implementation of business and brand strategies that have driven significant growth in sales, profitability, market share, and brand awareness. Since starting her career at Unilever, Jayne has held director level roles at several globally renowned companies including Mars, Diageo and Marks & Spencer. In 2019, Jayne joined Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits, a fledgling Australian start-up, with an ambition to change the way the world drinks. As Vice President of Marketing, Jayne is responsible for developing and executing the business strategy and marketing plans across Europe and sits on the Global Executive team. Within 3 years Lyre’s has become the largest independent non-alcoholic drinks brand in the world. Lyre’s currently sells in over 60 countries across multiple channels, with an international workforce of 120 people.

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Panel discussion: How brands are dealing with key market challenges and risks

2023-10-17, 2:00 PM

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GUILLAUME DOCK
Global R&D Director, Bacardi Martini

For 10 years Guillaume Dock is serving as Global R&D liquid Director for Bacardi Company out the Geneva Head office. In his position, he’s managing 3 R&D centers and the botanical extraction plant regrouping 40 experts. He is responsible for new product development, analytical services, internal production of extract, regulatory, technology development and research programs. Under his leadership, product innovation has become an important part of Bacardi growth strategy across all regions and all our iconic brands. He previously served as Vice President R&D Europe for Campbell Soup Company, in various technical roles. With almost 30 years in the food and beverage industry, he has approached many different product categories with always the same focus on consumer satisfaction and scientific approach.

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Importance of brand and technology to deliver a successful innovation on non-alcoholic spirits

2023-10-18, 1:50 PM

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Gian Luca Miano
Sales Director Semea and Nordics Tapì
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SIMON PUCKEY
Director Of Consulting - Consumer, GlobalData
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MARK DEMPSEY
Global Consulting Director – Foodservice, GlobalData

Mark brings over 20 years experience in the foodservice, retail and FMCG sectors to GlobalData. Mark joined the GlobalData team in 2017 following 5 years living in Canada where he was an insights leader for PepsiCo and strategy consulting leader for the NPD group. In his role at GlobalData, Mark brings bold thought-leadership to global partners across the manufacturer, retailer and distributor segments; always striving to find new ways to create growth by positively influencing shopper behaviour. Mark brings significant FMCG knowledge and expertise to the conference having led research around the world on topics from shopper segmentation, to category market sizing to innovation planning and the study of global best practices. Mark will be chairing the conference whilst sharing his views on the changing nature of next generation product offerings, the demands and expectations of today’s consumer, and the innovations and trends that will shape the future…

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Insights and Innovations to Inspire

2023-10-18, 10:00 AM

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Chair’s summary and close of day two

2023-10-18, 4:10 PM

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Chair’s opening remarks

2023-10-18, 8:50 AM

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Chair’s opening remarks

2023-10-17, 8:50 AM

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Chair’s summary and close of day one

2023-10-17, 5:40 PM

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The Spirits Category – what is the state of play?

2023-10-17, 11:10 AM

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NIALL GATELY
Global On-Trade & Portfolio Visibility Director, Pernod Ricard

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Keynote: On-trade sustainability

2023-10-18, 9:00 AM

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CRAIG HUTCHISON
Founder And CEO, Mindful Brands

As a previous drinks industry executive, Craig developed the strategy, built the structure, & implemented the RTM & brand plans for Pernod Ricard's charge into Africa. Before that he was Strategy Director for Absolut, Malibu and Kahlua, driving the strategic plan & brand development strategy. Since leaving the drinks world in 2015 he has been involved in business process outsourcing to Africa, setting up a values-based, people management web-platform, and consulting. He also presents on futurology; how our lives are going to change dramatically over the coming decades. Early 2017, Craig (South African) and his wife Maria (Swedish) discovered a magical valley, home to many intriguing botanicals, in the Cederberg mountains, just north of Cape Town. The valley, which they now co-own, inspired them to distil rare Cape & classic gin botanicals, and then blend with pristine Swedish water. The result is CEDER'S, a distilled non-alcoholic alt-gin, your Everyday Escape. Craig also launched CELTIC SOUL in July 2019, a distilled non-alcoholic dark spirit, and has a few more brands in the pipeline, including a non-alcoholic rum and a CBD Botanical Spirit. Watch this space.

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Panel discussion: Low and no alcohol spirits and CBD – new product developments

2023-10-17, 3:30 PM

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JILL NGO
Sweet Goods Applications Manager, Synergy Flavours

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Roundtable 1: Inspiring Citrus

2023-10-18, 11:10 AM

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ERICA FOURIE
Head Of Insights And Data, Distell International

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Surviving the Cost-of-Living crisis as a smaller brand

2023-10-17, 3:10 PM

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YOSSI MESHULAM
Co-Founder And CEO, Ripples

Yossi Meshulam is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ripples. He has been in Tech for over 25 years in various executive positions driving innovations and taking them to market. Ripples invented Bev-Top Media allowing printing digital content on foam top beverages, boosting organic social media exposure and sales. Prior to Ripples, Yossi was VP of Sales and Market Development at HP’s video conferencing division and held various executive positions at Mercury. Meshulam holds an MBA with High Honor from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

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Make your brand stand out through best practices for innovation

2023-10-17, 2:40 PM

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • • Key consumer trends and preferences analysed
  • • Brands insights into how the cost of living challenges is affecting consumer spending
  • • Industry data on on-trade and off-trade trends
  • • Case studies on sustainable packaging
  • • Case studies on digital strategies
  • • Demand for low / no alcohol spirits and CBD
  • • Strategies behind RTD beverages
  • • Latest advancements in flavourings
  • • Introducing a new industry association – The Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA)
  • • Technology and innovation – demonstrating how efficiencies and growth can be achieved

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

Delegates will consist of the leading brands specialising in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. This event has been of great benefit to industry professionals holding important roles within an organisation including: marketing, branding, sales, digital campaigns, product development, logistics, innovation and strategy.

 

 

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