Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference | Agenda
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Pre-Conference (Sunday, June 3)

12:00pm WSET Level-2 Spirits prep-session
(Separate registration and fee)
3:00pm WSET Level-2 Spirits exam
(Separate registration and fee)
5:00-7:00 Welcome Reception sponsored by First Data (All attendees)


BARC Day 1 (Monday, June 4)

7:30am Networking Breakfast
8:30am Opening Keynote Presentation: Dimitri Haloulos, BevMo! CEO
9:45am Track Session 1a*: Direct Shipping: Dan Posner, Grapes The Wine Company; Michael Yurch, Bluest Sky Group
Track Session 1b*: Data & Analytics: Marybeth Came, Beverage Information Group; Mike Provance, 3×3 Insights
10:45am Track Sessions 2a*: Legalized Cannabis Sales: Kristi Kelly, Marijuana Industry Group; Alex Fox, LewisFox Law
Track Session 2b*: Point of Sale Systems: Scott Langdoc, BRP; Daniel Hayes, First Data
11:45am Networking Lunch & Exhibits
2:00pm “Navigating Legal and Regulatory Constraints”: Hannah Becker, GrayRobinson
2:50pm “What’s Your Store’s Unique Value Proposition?”: Samantha Scott, Pushing the Envelope
3:50pm Retailers of the Year Awards Presentation
4:30pm-4:45pm Retailer of the Year Group Photo
4:45pm-5:30pm Special Session: Grow Your Business with Bordeaux with Bordeaux Wine (First come, first served) Sign Here
Sponsored by The Bordeaux Wine School
6:00pm Networking Reception & Exhibits


BARC Day 2 (Tuesday, June 5)


7:30am Networking Breakfast
8:30am Keynote Presentation: “Change and Creating Customers for Life”: Sam Dantzler, Retail Consultant -Sponsored by Beverage Information & Insights Group
10:00am Retailers of the Year Panel Discussion: Elizabeth Gregg, Applejack Wine & Spirits; Bruce Garfield, Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse; Gary Fisch, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace
11:00am Networking Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Track Session 3a*: Craft Spirits Trends: Paul Hletko, FEW Spirits; P.T. Wood, Wood’s Distillery
Track Session 3b*: Staff Training: Sam Dantzler, Retail Consultant
2:00pm Track Session 4a*: Craft Beer Trends: Julia Herz, Brewers Association
Track Session 4b*: Wine Tasting: Marnie Old, Old Wines
3:15pm-4:15pm Closing Keynote Presentation: “If General Patton Ran Your Business”, Tom Shay, Profits Plus

*Schedule subject to change

NOTE: Agenda sessions, speakers and times are subject to change without notice.

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