We're looking forward to attending the North Bay Business Journal's Wine Industry Conference "Mergers and Acquisitions, and Pricing Strategies" on April 18 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa. According to the Business Journal, the conference will feature the GM of Fetzer Vineyards and the architect of its acquisition by a larger Chilean wine company as well as insights on North Coast wine-related mergeres and acquisitions from two of the largest players in the market recently.
Here's the lineup:
Keynote Speaker: Giancarlo Bianchetti, CEO, Fetzer Vineyards
Mergers & Acquisitions Panelists:
Rick Tigner, president, Jackson Familiy Enterprises
Pat Roney, vintner, Girard Napa Valley
Dennis Carroll, president and CEO, Purple Wine Company
Peter Byck, president and CEO, Winery Exchange
William Foley, president and CEO, Foley Family Wines
Pricing Strategies Panelists:
Thomas Klein, proprietor, Rodney Strong Vineyards
Christopher W. Silva, president & CEO, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Cameron Hughes, founder & president, Cameron Hughes Wine
Hugh Thacher, president, San Francisco Winery Exchange
Alex Ryan, president, Duckhorn Wine Company
For more details, please go here.