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2014 Central Coast Insights Program
"California's Central Coast:  
A Sense of Place"

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL, SAN LUIS OBISPO

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March 13, 2014
(View Presentation Slide Decks by clicking on Session and Presenter Links Below)

8:00 - 8:30 am
REGISTRATION
8:30 - 8:35 am
WELCOME
Kathy Archer, President, Wine Industry Symposium Group
Lisa Adams Walter, Director of Programs, Wine Industry Symposium Group
8:35 - 9:00 am
2014 CENTRAL COAST INSIGHTS SURVEY
David Freed, Chairman, The Silverado Group
9:00 - 9:30 am
A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE OF FINANCE 
Vernon Crowder, Sr. Vice President and Sr. Analyst for Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) Group
9:30 - 10:15 am
CENTRAL COAST WINERY ASSOCIATIONS CALLING FOR ACTION
Andrew Adams, Associate Editor, Wines and Vines
Morgen McLaughlin, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Vintners Association
Heather Muran, Executive Director, San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association
Jennifer Porter, Executive Director, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance
Kim Stemler, Executive Director, Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association
10:15 - 10:30 am
NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 pm
CHANGES IN PASO ROBLES:  LAND USE, WATER AND LAND VALUES
Matt Turrentine, Partner, Grapevine Capital Partners
JoAnn Wall, CEO, Central Coast AgAppraisal
Kami Griffin, Acting Director, San Luis Obispo County Planning Department

11:15 - 12:15


PASO ROBLES CAB COLLECTIVE
Linda Sanpei, Founder, Parker Sanpei & Associates, Moderator
Daniel Daou, Winemaker & Proprietor, DAOU Vineyards & Winery
Gary Eberle, Proprietor, Eberle Winery
David Galzignato, Winemaker, David Galzignato, Jada Vineyard
Steve Peck, Winemaker, J Lohr Vineyards 
12:15 - 1:30 pm
NETWORKING LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 pm
CENTRAL COAST WINERY EXECUTIVES DISCUSS HOT TOPICS
Mario Zepponi, Principal, Zepponi and Company, Moderator
John H. Niven, VP Sales & Marketing, Baileyana-Tangent, San Luis Obispo
Tony Baldini, President, Hahn Family Wines, Monterey
Jason Haas, Partner & General Manager, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles
Tim Snider, President, Fess Parker Winery, Santa Barbara
2:30 - 3:30 pm
HOW GROWERS MAKE STRATEGIC DECISIONS:  FRESH FRUIT VS. BULK WINE
Nicolas Miller, VP Sales & Marketiung, Thornhill Companies, Moderator
Tony Stephen, Director of Sales, Scheid Vineyards
Doug Wilson, SVP, Winery Relations, Silverado Advisors
Gale Sysock, Vice President, Delicato Vineyards
3:30 - 4:15 pm




4:15 - 5:00 pm            
 
CONSUMER DIRECT SALES:  LEVERAGING YOUR BRAND
Lesley Berglund, Chairman, Wise Academy
Tammy Boatright, Founder/President, VingDirect


CLOSING REMARKS AND WINETASTING