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Women of the Vine & Spirits makes inaugural visit to London with one-off event

Published:  14 May, 2018

A US organisation at the forefront of promoting gender parity in the industry is heading to London for the first time next month, for “first-of-its-kind” gathering in Europe.

Members organisation Women of the Vine & Spirits will touch down for day at the QEII Centre in Westminster, for an International Summit on June 28.

The day will be dedicated to “fostering women’s leadership in the alcohol beverage industry” with leading voices including Jancis Robinson adding to the debate around the issues and opportunities faced by women in the sector. 

“We have had success and incredible demand for these types of programs and to advocate for change from women and men here in the US,” said Deborah Brenner, founder and CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits.

“Now we are bringing together the top women and men in Europe to talk best practices, align goals for gender diversity and foster change for women in the alcohol beverage industry in Europe.”

A line-up of keynote speakers from both inside and outside of the industry includes Jan Jones Blackhurst, EVP at casino-entertainment provider Caesars Entertainment, 
who will present A Road Map to Gender Equality.

Visitors will also hear from Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez, president, LVMH Estates & Wine Division and wine critic and journalist Jancis Robinson on the future of women in the wine business.

Other confirmed speakers and panelists include Karen Betts, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association.

The International Summit London is open to members and non-members of Women of the Vine & Spirits across the globe, with around 150 seats still available.

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