2010 Wine Entrepreneur Conference (2010 WEC)

Venue: Embassy of Chile and Argentina

Location: Washington, Washington DC, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 21, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 22, 2010
Registration Date: Jan 20, 2010
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Description

The Wine Entrepreneur Conference is the first professional wine conference focusing on wine entrepreneurship. It is intended to four categories of individuals:

  • Wine enthusiasts who want to act on their dream to start their own wine business

  • Wine professionals who want to further their career in the wine industry by broadening the scope of their knowledge

  • Wine entrepreneurs looking to fund the next stage of their business and meet potential investors, partners, employees or advisors

  • Wine business angels and investors who want to be exposed to new ideas, concepts and projects relating to the wine industry.


Our conference has two thrusts:


The first day will focus on all the steps of the wine business value chain, from wineries, to importers, distributors, wine bars, wine stores, wine journalism, wine and charity, etc…


The second day will be spent investigating the main trends and opportunities in our industry: impact of technology, franchising models, packaging innovation, funding challenges, social media.


On both days, our panels will feature innovative wine entrepreneurs who were able to follow their passion for wine AND to leverage tools such as the internet & social media, alternative financing techniques, innovative design, socially conscious philosophies, a recycling cap, out-of-the-box business models or a combination thereof.



IMPORTANT: DUE TO CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS AT THE EMBASSY OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA, THERE ARE ONLY 119 TICKETS LEFT AS OF 12/3/09. CHECK OUT ATTENDANCE AT OUR Wine Entrepreneur Conference listing ON LINKEDIN



CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:



Day 1: Thursday January 21 at Embassy of Chile focusing on the different segments of the wine industry


  • Wine Making and Winery Development

  • Wine Importing and Distributing

  • Wine Stores/Liquor Stores

  • Wine Bars and Hospitality

  • Wine Journalism/Wine Blogging

  • Wine and charity

  • Networking Reception sponsored by Wines of Chile
    VIP Dinner at the Jefferson Hotel (optional)


Day 2: Friday, January 22 at Embassy of Argentina focusing on the current trends and opportunities in our industry


  • Wine and Social Media

  • Franchising Opportunities in the Wine Industry

  • Opportunities in Wine Tourism

  • Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Michael Evans, CEO, Vines of Mendoza

  • Wine and Technology

  • Innovation in the Wine Packaging Industry

  • Angels and Venture Capital in Wine Industry

  • Networking reception sponsored by Wines of Argentina



For more information and ticket purchase, please visit 2010 Wine Entrepreneur Wine Conference website.

Venue

Dupont Circle Area
Washington
Washington DC
United States
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Additional Information

$790