Nixon Peabody's West Coast Beverage Alcohol Industry Symposium

Date: April 11, 2013

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA

A Complimentary Event for Wineries, Breweries, Retailers, and Producer Associations

Join Nixon Peabody and an all-star lineup of industry leaders as we discuss current and future issues in the business of making wine and beer.

8:45 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:15 a.m.

Beverage Alcohol Industry Review: Trends, Importation and Distribution
• John Beaudette, President and CEO, MHW, Ltd.

10:15 a.m.

The Business of Winemaking—Winery Executive Panel
• Alex Ryan, President and CEO, Duckhorn Wine Company
• Jason Goelz, Winemaker/Owner, Jason-Stephens Winery
• Tim Matz, Managing Director, North America, Accolade Wines

11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.

Succeeding in the Craft Beer Market
• Ben Cook, Founder and Master Brewer, Hangar 24
• Todd Stevenson, Chief Operating Officer, Lagunitas Brewing Company

12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.

Keeping Up With the Feds: Regulatory Update
• Desmond Wosser, Beverage Alcohol Industry Consultant
• Dave Bateman, Beverage Alcohol Industry Consultant
• Jeannie Bremer, The Wine Group

2:15 p.m.

Making Deals—Trends, Capital, and Real Estate
• Paul Schrier, Nixon Peabody LLP
• J.R. Garibaldi, Nixon Peabody LLP
• William Williford, Williford Associates

3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

Protecting Your Brand
• Marlene Williams, Nixon Peabody LLP
• Rob Weikert, Nixon Peabody LLP

4:30 p.m. Reception

• Bruce Copeland, Nixon Peabody LLP
• Robert Carrol, Nixon Peabody LLP
• Kate Hardy, Nixon Peabody LLP

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