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Bank of the West

Burr Pilger Mayer

Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross


Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty


G&J Seiberlich



Walsh Vineyards Management

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“The Wine Business with New Rules”

Wine Industry Financial Symposium
September 21 - 22, 2015
Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, California

The 24th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium, the original and flagship event of the financial sector of the wine business, will be held this year on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22 at the Napa Valley Marriott.

For 24 years, Professor & Dean Emeritus, Robert Smiley, Director of Wine Studies at the U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management, has presented the Executive Survey. His annual talk will reveal how critical issues are impacting leaders in the wine community. Ted Baseler, President & CEO, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will also present, exploring topics such as water, private labels, the threat of neo-prohibitionists and the Northwest migration trend.

Other topics of vital interest will include a harvest update, the results of John Gillespie’s Millennial Research Project and an insightful peek at the competition such as “newly-legalized substances” in some states from Jim Smith, President of Republic National Distilling Company-Colorado who will illuminate with his presentation on “Share of Buzz.” We are also very pleased to announce that the newly appointed Dr. Damien Wilson, Hamel Family Faculty Chair at Sonoma State will speak to the international nature of the wine business. Ian Harris, Chief Executive, the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and of Wine Vision in the UK has also agreed to enrich the program. Mr. Harris was recently awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious award for businesses that have excelled in innovation, international trade and sustainable development.

Eight Monday seminars have been planned along with a special VIP Dinner on Monday night September 21 at Jamieson Ranch Vineyard featuring guest speaker, The Honorable Mike Thompson.

Registration is set to open in July.

To Inquire About Sponsorship for All Events Contact Waunice Orchid at: or 707.666.2525, extension 102

To Inquire About Program and Speaking Opportunities Contact Lisa Adams Walter at: or 707.666.2525, extension 103

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events:

11th Annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium
Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 2015
Napa Valley Marriott
Napa, California

24th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium
Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Napa Valley Marriott
Napa, California

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