Cathy Huyghe

CATHY HUYGHE, Forbes – Enolytics Cathy Huyghe is the co-founder of Enolytics LLC, which provides big data services to the wine industry. She is the author of the award-winning book,…

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Sarah Jane Evans MW

SARAH JANE EVANS MW – wine writer – UK Sarah Jane is an award-winning wine writer and Co-Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition.  Formerly…

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Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi

Dr ORSI SZENTKIRALYI – Consultant- Sommelier- UK Orsi is a young, dynamic wine professional living in London. Her passion for wine lead her on a diverse and successful career through…

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Ellen Comberg

ELLEN COMBERG, Chairwoman, Global Female Leader, Germany Ellen Comberg is an attorney-at-law and entrepreneur. She studied in Germany, France and the US. After being admitted to the German bar she…

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Amelia Singer

AMELIA SINGER – The Wine Show – UK Amelia Singer, TV Wine Expert and Researcher of ITV’s The Wine Show – now shown in 105 countries, Jamie Oliver Blogger/ Vlogger and…

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Xavier Rolet KBE

XAVIER ROLET KBE – Ex London Stock Exchange – CEO – UK   A respected commentator on global economics, with three decades of experience at the peak of international finance,…

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Christian Holthausen

CHRISTIAN HOLTHAUSEN – Champagne Lenoble – France A dual citizen of France and the United States, Christian Holthausen graduated in 1996 from Vassar College in New York with a double…

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Elizabeth Linder

ELIZABETH LINDER – The Conversational Century – Founder – UK Elizabeth began her meteoric career at Google and YouTube in 2007, and was approached by Facebook in 2008. She worked…

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Felicity Carter

FELICITY CARTER, Editor in Chief, Meininger Felicity Carter is editor-in-chief of Meininger’s Wine Business International, the world’s only global, English language wine business magazine. Published in Germany, it has subscribers…

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Stéphane Reynaud

STEPHANE REYNAUD – Editor in chief, Le Figaro – France

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Gérard Basset MS MW OBE

GERARD BASSET MW MS OBE, Co-founder, Hotel du Vin Group. One of the greatest wine professionals of his generation, Gerard Basset is a former World Champion Sommelier and the only…

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Elin McCoy

ELIN McCOY – Journalist – Bloomberg – USA ELIN McCOY is an award-winning journalist and author, focusing on the world of wine. She is a wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg…

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Steven Spurrier

STEVEN SPURRIER – Wine Journalist – UK Steven Spurrier changed the face of the wine world in 1976 when he organised a tasting now known as the ‘Judgment of Paris’,…

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Hugh Johnson OBE

HUGH JOHNSON OBE – Historian and writer – UK Hugh Johnson is a British historian and wine expert, considered to be the world’s best-selling wine writer. Hugh has been writing…

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Rob McMillan

ROB McMILLAN, EVP Wine division, Silicon Valley Bank, California Rob McMillan is EVP and Founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division based in Saint Helena, California. Starting in 1992, he…

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Dr Philip Comberg

Dr PHILIP COMBERG – Nubryte – Silicon Valley Philip is a board member of Nubryte, a smart home solution start-up in Silicon Valley and of German publicly listed Joh. Friedrich…

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Essi Avellan MW

Essi Avellan MW – Wine journalist and juge – Finland Essi is Finland’s first Master of Wine and the second ever from the Nordic countries. For her MW studies she…

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Dr Beverley Skeggs

Dr Beverley Skeggs, International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics, UK Dr Skeggs is one of the foremost feminist sociologists in the world, addressing the multi-dimensional nature of inequality. Her…

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Bruno Kessler

BRUNO KESSLER – International Federation of Wine and Spirit- France Bruno is a very active figure in the unknown world of Wine politics. He is the General secretary for the…

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Paul Mabray

Paul Mabray – Bord of Director – Emetry- USA Paul Mabray has been a powerful change agent in the wine industry for over twenty years. He began his career working…

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Eric Asimov

ERIC ASIMOV, Wine Critic, The New York Times, USA Eric Asimov is the chief wine critic of The New York Times and the author of “How to Love Wine: A…

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Lulie Halstead

LULIE HALSTEAD – CEO- Wine Intelligence – UK Lulie is co-founder and CEO of Wine Intelligence and regarded as a leading thinker in the world of wine business strategy. Prior…

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Will Harlan

WILL HARLAN – Promontory Wines- California Will Harlan is the son of Bill Harlan, founder of Harlan Estate, located in the western hills of Oakville, California. Harlan Estate has been…

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Michel Bettane

MICHEL BETTANE –Wine Critic – France After several successful careers in other fields, such as music and literature, Michel turned his mind to wine, quietly rising to his current position…

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Miguel A. Torres

MIGUEL A. TORRES – Familia Torres – Spain Miguel is the president of Bodegas Torres, one of the most recognized and successful wine brand in the world. The caring for…

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Francis Gugen

FRANCIS GUGEN – SBM offshore – UK Francis Gugen has had a long and varied career in the Oil & Gaz business, including as regional CEO of Amerada Hess in…

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Jules Chappell OBE

JULES CHAPPELL OBE, Partner, Hawthorn Jules headed up the National Security Council’s Emerging Powers strategy, positioning the UK with the world’s key growth economies, and the GREAT Britain Campaign, where…

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Guillaume Jourdan

GUILLAUME JOURDAN – Vitabella – France With over 20 years of experience, from Luxury Cosmetics at Clinique (Estee Lauder Group) to the Media at Lycos (Bertelsmann + Telefonica) including the…

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Claudio Salgado

CLAUDIO SALGADO, Manager, The Grand Hyatt Macau, Macau Claudio Salgado is Hotel Manager at the five star luxury Grand Hyatt Macau, located within the City of Dreams. Claudio is also…

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Nicole Sierra Rolet

NICOLE SIERRA ROLET, Co-Founder of Chêne Bleu, FM4FW Chair. Nicole Rolet is a winegrower at her family estate in the Rhône Valley in the South of France. She founded FM4FW…

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Anne et Antoine Malassagne

ANNE et ANTOINE MALASSAGNE – AR Lenoble- France Sister-and-brother owners Anne and Antoine Malassagne are the great-grandchildren of Armand-Raphaël Graser who founded AR Lenoble in 1920. For nearly a century,…

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Karina Robinson

KARINA ROBINSON, CEO, Robinson Hambro LTD Karina Robinson is the CEO of Robinson Hambro Ltd. The firm provides Chairman/CEO Advisory services and Board Search. Karina sits on the Court of…

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Dr Robin Niblett

DR ROBIN NIBLETT – Chatham House – Director – UK Robin is the youngest ever Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world’s leading…

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Trisha de Borchgrave

TRISHA DE BORCHGRAVE – Independant writer – UK Trisha is a talented artist and independant writer based in London. She collaborates with international and highly regarded publications, such as  the Huffington…

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