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The Whiskies & Spirits Conference Australia

After more than a decade of global conferences held in Europe and North America, the Whiskies & Spirits Conference will be coming to Australia for the first time in August 2017.

Hosted by the Adelaide Convention Centre and organised by the Whisky Live Australia team, headed up by Ken Bromfield and Doug van Tienen, the Whiskies & Spirits Conference Australia will be a two to three day business event. It will bring together the whole industry to debate and discuss the hot topics of the day relating to importing and exporting, production, marketing, finance and development.

Beginning Friday August 4, 2017, the Conference will bring to Adelaide some of the big names in the spirit drinks world, to advise, educate and foster.

Damian Riley-Smith, conference director, says: “The global spirits business continues to surge and the Whiskies & Spirits Conference offers a unique environment in which to learn from the best to harness growth and development of this critical industry sector. We are very excited that the moment is now right to bring the conference to the southern hemisphere, and that Adelaide, Australia, is proving such an enthusiastic host.”

Doug van Tienen says: “Whisky Live would like to acknowledge the efforts and support of the State Government of South Australia through its Major Events Bid Arm. The Government has provided tremendous support throughout the determination process and we look forward to working with them to orchestrate a great Whiskies and Spirits Conference in 2017.”

Further information

  • The first Whiskies & Spirits Conference was held in Edinburgh in 2006
  • Since 2007 it has been held in Glasgow, London and New York
  • In 2017 the Whiskies & Spirits Conference will be held in India, Australia and the UK

For more information contact:

Damian Riley-Smith   
Tel: +44 1603 633 808         

Ken Bromfield
Tel: +612 8338 0032


12 April 2016 - Rebecca Sterritt Paragraph Publishing, content manager