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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Stéphane Reynaud

STEPHANE REYNAUD – Editor in chief, Le Figaro – France

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Guillaume Charlin

Guillaume Charlin- Senior Partner and Managing Director – The Boston Consulting Group – France Guillaume Charlin leads The Boston Consulting Group’s Consumer practice in Western Europe. Since joining BCG in 1997,…

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Hugh Johnson OBE

HUGH JOHNSON OBE – Historian and writer – UK Hugh Johnson has written a series of ground-breaking books on wine, from Wine in 1966 to the forthcoming 8th edition of…

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Rodrigo Sepulveda Schulz

RODRIGO SEPULVEDA SCHULZ – Expon Capital – Luxembourg Rodrigo is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Expon Capital. He is a digital native, former strategy consultant, serial entrepreneur, and well-known…

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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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Robert Joseph

ROBERT JOSEPH – Meinenger – UK Robert Joseph has a broad experience of the international wine industry. He discovered the basics of wine service at a young age in his…

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His Excellency Dr Alexander Yakovenko

His Excellency Dr ALEXANDER YAKOVENKO – Ambassador of the Russian Federation- UK Alexander Yakovenko arrived in London to assume his duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation…

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Charlotte Gourraud

CHARLOTTE GOURRAUD – Diversification and synergies group Director – Laffort- France Born and raised in the Champagne region, Charlotte Gourraud has a degree in agronomy and in viticulture & enology,…

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Christoph Kammuller

CHRISTOPH KAMMULLER – Director Communication Torres – Spain Christoph Kammüller (1962 – The Hague / Netherlands) has been Director of International Communication at Familia Torres in Spain since 2011. Since…

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Cedric Raynaud

CEDRIC RAYNAUD – Président – Linéa Design- France

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Daniel Protz

DANIEL PROTZ – CEO –Flavorwiki – Switzerland FlavorWiki is pioneering the use of digital apps and statistical algorithms to map the sensory perception (flavor, aroma, texture, mouthfeel) and preference of…

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Lori Buchanan

LORI BUCHANAN – Senior Sales Manager – Jackson Family Vineyard – USA

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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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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 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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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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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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Paul Grieco

PAUL GRIECO, Founder, Terroir, USA Born: Toronto, Canada in 1965 Suckled: for about 13 years, by Margaret Grieco Educated: somewhat, by the Christian Brothers and other pseudo religious groups Discovered…

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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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Camilla Lunelli

CAMILLA LUNELLI – Ferrari Trento – Italy Camilla Lunelli is Communication & PR Director of the Lunelli Group, which includes Ferrari Trento, leader in the production of luxury sparkling wines…

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Taotao Xing

TAOTAO XING – Singapore Exchange – UK Taotao is a finance professional working in the City of London. She currently works for the Singapore Exchange, covering European client’s business development.…

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Steve Dutton

Steve Dutton, President, Dutton Ranch Corp, USA A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren…

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John Stimpfig

JOHN STIMPFIG, Editor-in-Chief, Decanter – UK  

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Charles Marsden-Smedley BA FRSA

CHARLES MARSDEN-SMEDLEY BA FRSA – Founder -Charles Marsden-Smedley Ltd, UK Charles founded his eponymous museum and exhibition design practice almost 30 years ago. The firm has been associated with world…

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Valerie Westrelin

VALERIE WESTRELIN – Department director, Marketing for Luxurious brand at ISEFAC Lille – France – Communicaton and Marketing business School Since 2010, Valerie teaches marketing for luxury brands in a…

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Vladimir Kaufmann

VLADIMIR KAUFMANN – Editor-in-Chief- La Revue Viticole Internationale- France Vladimir Kauffmann is editor and director of the RVI, a leading economic magazine for wine, spirits and distribution companies in France…

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David Gluzman

DAVID GLUZMAN – Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer @Blacksquare – Canada • Building Internet experiences since 1994 • Introduced to the wine world while racing bicycles in Italy at a…

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Andrea Lonardi

ANDREA LONARDI – COO – Bertani Vineyards – Italy

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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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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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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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Karissa Kruse

Karissa Kruse – President –Sonoma County Winegrowers association- USA Karissa Kruse is President of the Sonoma County Winegrowers, a marketing and educational organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of…

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Lisa Mattson

LISA MATTSON – Jordan Vineyard & Winery – USA Lisa Mattson possesses more than twenty years of experience in writing, event planning, public relations, marketing and digital media strategy in…

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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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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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Maureen Downey

MAUREEN DOWNEY – Founder- Chai Vault- USA With over 20 years of in depth wine industry experience, Maureen Downey stands out as an independent expert on fine and rare wine,…

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Dimitri Mesnard MS

DIMITRI MESNARD MS – Global Brand Ambassador – Jackson Family Wines – USA Dimitri Mesnard MS is the international brand ambassador for Jackson Family Wines, which he joined in 2008.…

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Reva K.Singh

REVA K. SINGH – Owner – Sommelier India – India Reva K. Singh, a veteran of the Indian magazine industry, is the owner and publisher of Sommelier India Wine Magazine, the first…

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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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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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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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Justin Howard-Sneyd MW

JUSTIN HOWARD-SNEYD MW – Owner – Domaines of the Bee – France After 15 years as a UK supermarket buyer, culminating in 5 years heading up the Waitrose wine team,…

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Candace Johnson

CANDACE JOHNSON – President – Johnson Paradigm Ventures – UK Candace Johnson is a global infrastructure, network and innovation expert and entrepreneur.   She is co-initiator of SES/ASTRA and architect of SES…

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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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Jean François Michel

JEAN-FRANÇOIS MICHEL – Communication and Public affairs director – Moët Hennessy – France

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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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Christine Mevellec

CHRISTINE MEVELLEC – Sparflex – France Diplômée en Management et Commerce International, Christine Mevellec est aujourd’hui en charge de clients internationaux dans des secteurs aussi diversifiés que l’Industrie et le Consulting.…

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Ronan Lieugard

RONAN LIEUGARD – Cabinet IN VINO VIVA&TERRA – France Avec une expérience de 25 ans à l’international en sommellerie et en commerce/marketing des vins, renforcé par un MBA en 2013,…

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Philippe Schaus

PHILIPPE SCHAUS – CEO- Moët Hennessy – France A graduate of INSEAD with a degree in Civil Engineering, Philippe Schaus began his career in 1987 at J.P. Morgan Inc. in…

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Sébastien Walasiak

SEBASTIEN WALASIAK, Chef de Cave Champagne Collet – France Champagne possibly wasn’t coursing through Sébastien Walasiak’s veins at birth, but it was certainly in the air he breathed, the water…

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Stephen Yiu

STEPHEN YIU – Blue Whale Growth Fund – UK Stephen is the lead Fund Manager of the Blue Whale Growth Fund, at UK based Blue Whale Capital, which Stephen setup…

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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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Laurent Delaunay

LAURENT DELAUNAY – Président – Badet Clement – France Laurent is the 5th generation of a family of Burgundy producers, originating from Nuits-St-Georges. After studying viticulture and winemaking, he worked…

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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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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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Eduardo Chadwick

EDUARDO CHADWICK – President – Viňa Errazuriz –Chile Eduardo Chadwick comes from a long line of entrepreneurs with a passion for wine and today carries on his family’s legacy. He…

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Richard Jones

RICHARD JONES – PhD candidate – Cambridge University – UK Richard is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of History, and research the economic, financial, and public policy history of…

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