Relationships are Key – Relationship building with Breweries and Wineries

Palm B December 13, 2017 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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Dean Strober, President, Blue River Productions
Josh Seago, Founder & President, Lou Dog Events
Ken Loyst, Partner, Fast Forward Events
Paul Gatza, Director, Great American Beer Festival & Brewers Association
Dave Margulies, Director, High Sierra Music Festival

The expanding map of beer and wine festivals around the world have allowed breweries and wineries to become more selective in the events that they choose to participate in each year. How do you design festivals that attract dynamic breweries/wineries by standing out amongst local and regional competing events? This panel will bring together festival organizers, breweries and wineries for an informative discussion on the keys to building impactful and long-lasting relationships for all parties involved in the beer/wine festival scene.