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Join us for the fifth annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference taking place Aug. 9, 2018, at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Calif. The conference sessions, exhibits and amenities are designed for winemakers, winery operations managers, purchasing managers, wine marketers and other industry professionals. This is the essential meeting day for every winery that wants to improve its packaging look and performance.

8-8:45 a.m.
Lobby & Mezzanine
Coffee and Exhibits

8:45 a.m.
Theater
GENERAL SESSION
Welcome
Jim Gordon, Editor, Wines & Vines
Leslie Sbrocco, Check Please! Bay Area
9-9:40 a.m.
Session 1: Build a Luxury Image and Surging Sales With Inspired Design

Speaker: 

Sponsor: Bergin Screen Printing & Etching

9:45-10:30 a.m.
Session 2: Consolidation in the Supply Chain:
How to get the best brand packaging presence with a limited budget and power imbalance
Moderator: Rich Bouwer, winery operations and packaging supplier executive
Speakers: To be announced
 

Sponsor:

10:30-11 a.m.
Lobby & Mezzanine
Morning Break - Activities

Innovation Station
Check out packaging innovations and demos.

Packaging Design Awards

You be the judge of our finalists' package designs.

Tasting Bars
You can view packaging ideas while tasting wines!

Packaging Exhibits
See ideas from dozens of wine packaging suppliers.

11-11:45 a.m.
Theater
Session 3: Packaging That Sells:
The Nielsen Co. returns with market research data and insights on consumer preferences in packaging
Speaker: Jessica Gaedeke, Vice President, Nielsen Innovation Practice

Sponsor: 4Parts Design

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lobby & Mezzanine
Lunch - Activities

Innovation Station 
Check out packaging innovations and demos. 

Packaging Design Awards
 
You be the judge of our finalists' package designs.

Tasting Bars
You can view packaging ideas while tasting wines!

Packaging Exhibits 
See ideas from dozens of wine packaging suppliers.
Voting closes at 1pm for the Package Design Awards!

1-2 p.m.
Theater
Session 4: Wrap Your Head Around Alternative Packaging:
Best practices for designing and filling cans, BiBs, kegs, cartons and 187s

Speakers: To be announced


Sponsor:

2-2:15 p.m.
Lobby & Mezzanine
Break


2:20-3 p.m.
Theater
Session 5: Award-Winning Packaging
Winners of the 2018 Wine Packaging Design Awards discuss how they conceived and executed their packages

Speakers will be the Award Winners announced at the Conference!


Sponsor:


 




Sponsors & Exhibitors