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The Whiskies and Spirits Conference 2015

In its 10th anniversary year, the World Whiskies Conference has evolved to reflect the growing trends of this dynamic sector by becoming the Whiskies & Spirits Conference. It will take place, for the first time, in two continents on two dates, providing all parts of the industry with dual opportunities to learn from others and network with key decision-makers in the leading spirits markets of the world.

Damian Riley-Smith, conference director says: “The global spirits business continues to surge and this event offers a unique environment in which to learn from the best to harness growth and development of your own business.”

The Whiskies and Spirits Conference North America, to be held in New York on Tuesday 24 February, and Europe in London on Thursday 19 March, will host global leaders with speakers from the most influential companies in the industry.

Speakers at the 2015 Whiskies and Spirits Conferences include:

  • Chris Bauder, general manager and vice president, Beam Suntory Whiskey & Cognac
  • Jacob Ehrenkrona, ceo, The Reformed Spirits Company
  • Frank Coleman, senior vice president, Public Affairs and Communications, Distilled Spirits Council
  • James Espey OBE, Last Drop Distilleries, Founder of the Keepers of the Quaich
  • Erik Juul-Mortensen, president, Tax Free World Association
  • David Frost, chief executive, Scotch Whisky Association
  • William Wemyss, managing director, Wemyss Malts
  • Dr. Nicholas Morgan, head of whisky outreach, Diageo
  • Joseph Magliocco, president, Michter’s
  • Craig Wolf, president and ceo, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Paul Topping, director and board member, Flemingo International Asia
  • Kevin Shaw, founder and creative director, Stranger & Stranger
  • Jack Teeling, managing director, The Teeling Whiskey Company

Delegate booking is now open at

Rates from US$349 for North America and £199 (book before 2nd March) for Europe.

For more information contact:

North America, Dave Sweet, Tel: +1 847 249 433; cell +1 847 840 3914, Email:    

Europe and Rest of World, Rebecca Sterritt, Tel: +44 (0) 1603 633 808, Email:                 


6 February 2015 - Rebecca Sterritt Paragraph Publishing, content manager