2015 Craft Spirits Conference and Vendor Expo

 

 

Tuesday March 31, 2015

The State of the Industry – Michael Kinslick Michael Kinslick – CEO, Coppersea Distilling
Leveraging cocktails to build brands. Simon Difford – CEO, The Difford’s Guide
Grain to Bottle – an overview Robert Birnecker- Founder, Koval Distillery & CEO, Kothe Distilling Technologies
Distilleries: Beyond your borders into new states Scott Winters – CEO, American Spirits Exchange
Crowdfunding Justin Koury – Hedonist, Sommelier, Whiskeyologist, The Grapevine Consulting, Fred Groth – Distiller & Craft Spirits Ambassador, Prohibition Spirits, Courtney McKee – CEO, Headframe Spirits, Jeff Wulsich – Co-Owner, Cardinal Spirits
Nosing for Faults Nancy Fraley – Principal, Nosing Services, Julia Nourney – Independent Spirits Consultant
Copper, Paper & Bricks Merrill Moter – Architect and Partner, Joseph & Joseph Architects – Cash  Moter – Partner, Joseph & Joseph Architects, Jeff McKenzie – Partner, Team co-Leader Beverage Alcohol, Bingham, Greenbaum Doll, LLP, Carson Taylor – President/5th Generation Distiller, Peerless Distilling, Rob Sherman – Still Designer, Vendome Copper & Brass Works
Running with the Big Boys Martin Pazzani – Founder, United Craft Distillers
Gary Spedding – Quality Considerations Gary Spedding – Managing Owner, BDAS LLC, Matt Linske – Lead Microbiologist, University Wisonsin-Madison
How To Find, Vet, Hire, & Inspire a Distributor John Foster -Distiller & Director of Sales, Smooth Ambler Spirits, John Little – Head Distiller & President, Smooth Ambler Spirits
Capturing Value from Spent Distillers Grains Michael Clancy – Director, FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers
Spirits Industry Under Fire: The Threat of Class Action Litigation Thomas Cunningham – Partner, Locke Lord LLP, Simon Fleischman – Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Capturing Value from Spent Distillers Grains Kurt Rosentrater – Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Better Drinking through Chemistry Chris Beattye – Spirit Chemist, Spiritopia Liqueurs
Setting up Solid Legal Foundations for your Distillery – Stacy Kula – Legal Foundations Erica Horn – TAXES What Where and How Much Copy Stacy Kula – Counsel to the Firm, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLCC, Erica Horn – Counsel to the Firm, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Dana Howard – Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Packaging 101 for Start-ups Josh Heintz – President, Heintz Global LLC, Nicole Kaseberg – Director of Sales & Marketing, Universal Packaging, Scott Schiller, Managing Director,Thoroughbred Spirits Group
Forgotten Spirits & Long Lost Liqueurs Talk/tasting David Smith – Principal, SummerFruitCup
Why Make Craft Spirits From Scratch? Duncan Holaday – Owner/Distiller, Duncan’s Idea Mill, LLC
Bourbon Myths Rebuked Peggy Noe-Stevens – Founder and President, Noe-Stevens & Associates, Susan Reigler – President, Board of Director, Kentucky Bourbon Women, Carla Carlton – Kentucky Bourbon Women
Bringing Order to Complexity:Chill Haze Removal Andrew Kott – Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Eaton Filtration
Optimizing Your Distillery for Maximum Production and Yield Pat Heist, Phd – Co-Founder, Wilderness Trail Distillery
ADI 2015 TTB Audits – What to Expect Doug Wallace – Excise Tax Auditor, TTB
Branding: Art and Science Cynthia Sterling – Principal, Sterling Creativeworks
Gin Botanicals and Flavors Stephen Gould – Proprietor/Distiller, Golden Moon Distillery
Fermentation 101 Kara Taylor – Analytical Laboratory Manager, White Labs
Succeeding at Retail – PANEL Richard Wolf – Managing Principal, Wolf Consulting LLC – Brett Pontoni, Spirits Buyer Binny’s Beverage Depot,Chris Zaborowski, Owner – Westport Whiskey & Wine, Jay Erisman, Former Spirits Buyer, The Party Source, now Vice President, New Riff Distillery, Ken Lewis – Owner
New Riff Distillery (former ownerThe Party Source)
Financial Considerations for the Craft Distillery Jeff Quint – Founder/Owner, Cedar Ridge Distillery, Murphy Quint – Director of Sales and Distribution at Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery
Nobody Told Me about this Bill Creason – Managing Director, Rising Tide Beverage Consultants
Chris Moyer – ADI presentation – Louisville 2015 Chris Moyer – Co-Founder, Huson Valley Distillers, LLC, Tom Yozzo – Co-Owner, Hudson Valley Distillers
Low Energy, Low Maintenance Wastewater Treatment Julie Bixby – Director of Sales, ClearBlu environmental

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

 

Protecting Your Brand – Trademark Issues Stephen Gould – Proprietor/Distiller, Golden Moon Distillery, Paul Reidl – Principal, Law Offices of Paul W. Reidl
Renaissance Spirits and Renaissance Distilling Joel Elder, CSS – Founder, Quinta Essentia Alchemy
Miller Canfield Craft Distillers Conference Regulatory Presentation(24056279_1) Joseph Infante – Partner, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, Douglas Crim – Parnter, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone
Building Brands Through Distrbutors  Bob Brown – President, Sales Systems Development, Inc., Tom Jenssen -Partner, Millstone Spirits Group
ADI 2015 Permits – Permits Online Ronda Merrell – Technical Advisor, TTB
Distilled Spirits Industry Update – By the Numbers Christian Miller – Librarian, Cornell University
Compliant and Effective Social Media and Marketing Rebecca Stamey-White – Attorney, Hinman & Carmichael, LLP
Gin in the 21st Century David Smith – Principal, SummerFruitCup , Dr Anne Brock – Bermondsey Distilllery, London, Timo Marshall – Spirit Works Distillery & President of the California Artisanal Distillers Guild, Daniel Szor – Cotswold Distillery, UK, Melissa Katrincic – Durham Distillery, Colin Keegan- Santa Fee Spirits
Hazmat in the Distillery Christian Krogstad – Co-Owner, House Spirits Distillery – Rich Miller, Principal, Miller Safety & Health Consulting LLC
Nosing for Faults Nancy Fraley – Principal, Nosing Services, Julia Nourney – Independent Spirits Consultant
Distribution: Craft Challenges & Solutions in the USA John Henry – Partner, El Buho Mezcal, Jennifer Massolo – Founder & Director, The Liquid Projects, Andrew Friedman – Owner Liberty Bar, Brady Konya – Owner General Manager, Middle West Spirits
Bank Finance for the Craft Distillery John Fisher – Managing Director, Fisher & Company, Jeff Clark – General Manager, Wine & Craft Group, Live Oak Bank
TTB Monthly Reporting ADI 2015 – Don Snyder Donald Snyder – Senior Consultant, Whiskey Resources LLC
Demystifying Oak Aging Bryan Davis – Head of R&D, Lost Spirits Distillery
Optimizing Performance in a Non-malt Mash Steve Wright – President, Spiritech Solutions Inc
Effective Distributor Sales Meetings & Training Bob Brown – President, Sales Systems Development, Inc.
Non-traditional Traditional Spirits Mark Fellwock – Co-Founder, Coppercraft Distillery, Walter Catton – Co-Founder, Coppercraft Distillery
Formulating considerations using high proof spirits Chip Weissmiller – Managing Partner Ultra-Pure, Henrik Facile – Liquid Innovators, LLC, Ted Huber – President, Co-Owner & Master Distiller, Huber’s Starlight Distillery
The Laws of “Handmade” What the Term Does and Should Mean Robert Lehrman –  Founder Lehrman Beverage Law PLLC
The Benefits and Use of Portable Densitometers Alex White – Product Specialist, Anton Paar
The Rubik’s Cube of Starting a Distillery Elliott Davis – Founder, Mine Hill Distillers
Farm Distillery Panel Ralph Erenzo – Managing Member, Tuthilltown Spirits LLC, Dorcas Roher – President, 1857 Barber’s Farm Distillery, Jesse Parker – Head Distiller, Bellewood Distilling, Ted Huber -President, Co-Owner & Master Distiller, Huber’s Starlight Distillery
Small Distillery and Tasting Room: a Journey from Dream to Reality Mark Hlebichuk – Owner, The Montana Distillery, Sharie McDonald – Owner, The Montana Distillery
Accelerated Aging Technologies Daniel Preston – CEO & Founder, Cacao Prieto/Widow Jane, Dr Randall Murphy – Chemist, Cacao Prieto / Widow Jane
Seven_Things_Every_Distiller_Should_Know_About_Social Todd Buckley – Founder, Destiny Spirits
Effects of Spirits in Oloroso – Hoffman Matt Alberto Corrales – Export Manager, Sherry Casks Toneleria del Sur SL, Matthew Hoffman – Master Distiller, Westland Distillery
A Distiller’s Guide to Optimal Filtration Heather Mullins – Product Development Specialist, Gusmer Enterprises
Enartis – Oak in distilled beverage – ADI April 2015 – EC Eglantine Chauffour – Winemaker, Enartis Vinquiry
Sourcing Organic Grains Lee Edwards- Owner/President, Sugar Hill Grain Company,
DIstilled Spirits Formula – TTB Roberta Sanders – Formula Program Manager, TTB
Embracing the Bartender Christ Tunstall – Founder, A Bar Above
Aaron Linden – Insurance – ADI 2015 Aaron Linden – Insurance Professional, HUB International Mountain States, LTd
Opportunities and Obstacles for Small Scale Maltings and the potential For Craft Distillers Wendell Banks – Founder, Michigan Malt
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