The Global Whiskies and Spirits Summit 26 March 2020

Our next spirits summit takes place on 26 March 2020. Register now!

The Honourable Artillery Company, City Road, London


08.00 - 09.00
Registration, tea & coffee

09.00 - 09.05
Welcome & introduction

Damian Riley-Smith
Managing Director, Paragraph Publishing

09.05 - 09.40
Opening Presentation
Speaker To Be Confirmed


09.40 - 10.15

Oskar Ericsson
CEO & Master Distiller, Brunnur Distillery
The Great Icelandic Alcohol Paradox.

Kat Geborys
Creative Marketing Manager, Elephant Gin

The first step to changing the world is having the right spirit. How a true passion for the better world can turn into a successful venture.


10.15 - 11.05
Panel Discussion

"The Changing Landscape of Whiskey Innovation - American Perspective"

Chaired by:
Steve Beale
International Whisky Expert

Ashley Barnes
Master Blender, The Spirits Group

Allisa Henley
Distiller, Sazarac of Tennessee

Paul Farmer
Managing Director, Wade Ceramics


11.05 - 11.20
Tea & coffee break

11.20 - 11.55

Anthony Coppers
Founder & Head of Innovation, Gradient
Optimising Human Flow: Providing Beverage Consumers with a New Luxury — Human Connection

11.55 - 12.25

Jota Tanaka
Master Blender, Kirin Mt. Fuji Distillery
What makes the Japanese market and their whiskies unique


12.25 - 13.15
Panel Discussion

"Environmental Sustainability in Spirits Packaging"

Chaired by:
David T. Smith
Independent Spirits Consultant

Alice Lascelles
Financial Times Drinks Columnist

Felicity Murray
Freelance Writer

Abhishek Banik
Distiller/Technical Production Manager, Copper Rivet Distillery

Ian Lloyd
Global Product & Category Management, Westrock Multi Packing Solutions


13.15 - 14.15

14.15 - 14.50

Christopher Hayman
Master Distiller, Haymans
My Personal Gin Journey


14.50 - 15.40

Angus Lugsdin
Co-Founder, Salcombe Distilling
Beauty from within - balancing exceptional liquids with timeless design


15.40 - 16.15
Panel Discussion

"How can travel retail adapt and thrive in the digital age?"

Chaired by:
Joe Bates
Freelance Writer for Gin Magazine, Travelux and Whisky Magazine

Ibrahim Ibrahim
Managing Director, Portland Design

Mark Meek

Anne Kavanagh
Owner, Kavanah Communication


16.15 - 16.30
Conference ends
Tea, coffee and drinks


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