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Monday, February 24
 

12:00pm PST

Registration
Monday February 24, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

4:45pm PST

Happy Hour for New Operator & Sponsor Registrants, Pinnacle Sponsors & VIBE Advisory Council Members
Happy Hour for New Operator & Sponsor Registrants, Pinnacle Sponsors & VIBE Advisory Council Members

Monday February 24, 2020 4:45pm - 5:30pm PST
Valley Promenade, Edge Pool and Legends Lawn

5:30pm PST

VIBE Happy Hour
Welcome to VIBE 2020! Network and enjoy complimentary cocktails from sponsors.  More details coming soon.


Monday February 24, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Valley Promenade, Edge Pool and Legends Lawn

7:30pm PST

CORE Cocktail Party
Annual "Building Hope for CORE" Beer, Wine & Cocktail Party!
Free to all VIBE Operators! VIBE Sponsors can purchase tickets online here! SEPARATE registration required to attend.
Date: February 24, 2020
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Valley Promenade, Edge Pool and Legends Lawn, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

CORE is the official charity of VIBE, granting support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances.

About CORE: 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances. Founded in 2004, CORE has raised in excess of $3M and supported almost 300 families across the industry and the country. This is the 7th consecutive year that CORE has partnered with VIBE. Across the first 6 years CORE raised over to $350,000 thanks to generous and supportive VIBE attendees and sponsors. We know that 2018 will prove to be yet another successful year for CORE at VIBE and we look forward to working together. More information at coregives.org

Monday February 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm PST
Valley Promenade, Edge Pool and Legends Lawn
 
Tuesday, February 25
 

7:30am PST

Breakfast
Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am PST
Terrace

7:30am PST

Registration
Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

8:30am PST

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Rick Berman

Rick Berman

Founder, ABI
avatar for Paul Miller

Paul Miller

CEO, Questex
avatar for Evan Goldstein

Evan Goldstein

President & Chief Education Officer Master Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, Inc.
Evan Goldstein, MS, is one of the nation’s most prolific food and wine industry veterans. His food and wine career started at age 19 in the kitchens of the Restaurant Le Saintongeais and the Hotel Lancaster in Paris, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and Chez Panisse Café in Berkeley... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 8:55am PST
Ballrooms A-E

8:30am PST

CORE Silent Auction
CORE is the official charity of VIBE, granting support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances. Learn more at https://www.coregives.org/


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm PST
Ballrooms A-E

8:55am PST

CORE Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Colleen Brennan

Colleen Brennan

Vice President of National Accounts, Rodney Strong Wine Estates


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:55am - 9:05am PST
Ballrooms A-E

9:05am PST

Getting Their Attention!
So many trends and so little time and menu space. Don’t miss Datassential’s tour of the hottest adult beverage trends and leave knowing which will best fit specific venues.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Li

Jack Li

Builder, Datassential
Jack Li is Builder at DATASSENTIAL, a leading food & beverage insights agency.  During his tenure at Datassential, Jack has pioneered the use of menu data to predict flavor trends with impressive accuracy.  In 1999, Jack and his team developed the Menu Adoption Cycle – a trend... Read More →
avatar for Colleen McClellan

Colleen McClellan

Director, Datassential
Colleen has over 17-years' experience in marketing, insights, and innovation for both retail and foodservice markets. Throughout her career, she has worked to translate trends and insights into profitable actions across all food and beverage categories. Currently, Colleen is a Director... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:05am - 9:50am PST
Ballrooms A-E
  General Sessions
  • Target Audience All

9:50am PST

Special Individual Award Presentation
Don't miss the 2020 ceremony announcement for Industry Innovator of the Year and Industry Legend of the Year!
  • Industry Innovator of the Year
  • Industry Legend of the Year


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:50am - 10:05am PST
Ballrooms A-E

10:05am PST

Networking Break
This is your chance to maximize time on making new connections, shaking hands, exchanging contact info and accelerating business transactions!


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:05am - 10:30am PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

10:30am PST

The Frequency Factor: Driving Traffic & Sales
Growing adult beverage sales is challenging in an environment where strong growth in patron traffic is lacking. Understanding the trend and the market forces influencing traffic – from new competition for occasions to changing consumer behaviors – and the role of adult beverages in driving traffic and repeat visits is crucial to increasing sales. Join David and Donna as they share current insights on the state of the drinks business on-premise and the outlook and opportunities in light of these evolving dynamics.  

Speakers
avatar for Donna Hood Crecca

Donna Hood Crecca

Principal, Technomic
Donna Hood Crecca is an Principal at Technomic Inc., where she spearheads the firm’s Adult Beverage Practice and its Convenience Store Practice. She is a veteran of the foodservice and drinks industries, having covered and consulted for the restaurant, foodservice, convenience store... Read More →
avatar for Dave Henkes

Dave Henkes

Advisory Group Senior Principal, Technomic


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am PST
Ballrooms A-E
  General Sessions
  • Target Audience All

11:15am PST

Click Here to Download: What You Need to Know About Technology
Technology is impacting every single aspect of our daily lives including our jobs. Talk about overwhelming! In this practical and informative session, we’ll hear from a world-class panel of the best and brightest restaurant minds as they highlight the most useful tech tools & services available while also giving us a peek of what’s coming. Each panelist brings a unique perspective to the conversation including real-world examples that impact both internal operations and the guest experience. You’ll leave this session fully armed with the latest information and the best practices needed to fully leverage technology in the beverage industry.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Durbin

Matt Durbin

President & CEO, Durbin Consulting Group
Matt Durbin, a 27-year industry veteran with experience spanning all aspects of the beverage industry, founded Durbin Consulting Group (DCG) to bring his passion for the beverage and hospitality business together with his strong strategic acumen.Durbin Consulting Group provides strategic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wade Allen

Wade Allen

SVP Chief Digital Officer, Brinker International
avatar for Nikhil

Nikhil "Nik" Kundra

Co-Founder & CEO, Partender
avatar for Eli Portnoy

Eli Portnoy

CEO, Sense360


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Ballrooms A-E
  General Sessions
  • Target Audience All

12:15pm PST

Lunch

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:15pm - 1:45pm PST
Terrace

12:30pm PST

Control States
Representatives will be available for questions at tables with signs during lunch. More details will be available at the registration desk.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Terrace

12:30pm PST

Technology 2.0: Tableside Chats with the Expert Panel (during lunch)
Sign up at Registration to join one of the three experts from the 11:15am Technology panel for delving deeper into your technology issues.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Terrace

1:45pm PST

Global Drink Trends
Brandy takes a tour of the most fascinating drink trends from around the world. This session examines brands and categories shaping the future of global beverage consumption. Learn how the gin boom started and what markets to watch, discover why markets like China and India are important drivers in alcohol commerce, and hear how micro and macro factors like wellness, the premiumization economy, and digital demand are changing the way we drink.

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Rand

Brandy Rand

Chief Operating Officer, Americas, IWSR Drinks Market Analysis
Brandy Rand is the Chief Operating Officer, Americas for the IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, the leading source of global beverage alcohol data and trends from across 157 countries, including market forecasts. As COO, Brandy oversees demand generation and strategy for North America... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Ballrooms A-E
  Workshops
  • Target Audience All

1:45pm PST

Me & My Negroni...Which Gin is Right for You?
So you think the Negroni is a simple, three ingredients drink that people have been imbibing upon for over a hundred years, and you would be right, or at least partially right. What if one of those ingredients is a bold, full-bodied juniper-forward gin, or a lighter, more floral style, or a big, citrus and spice-laden gin? Would this have an impact on your Negroni? Join Tony a lover of the Negroni as we explore these and other questions pertaining to selecting the right gin for your Negroni!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Abou-Ganim

Tony Abou-Ganim

Principal, The Modern Mixologist
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Salon H

1:45pm PST

Menu Your Wine to Sell!
Join Datassential for a hands on workshop focused on how to lower the barrier to trial a new glass of wine.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen McClellan

Colleen McClellan

Director, Datassential
Colleen has over 17-years' experience in marketing, insights, and innovation for both retail and foodservice markets. Throughout her career, she has worked to translate trends and insights into profitable actions across all food and beverage categories. Currently, Colleen is a Director... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Salon G

1:45pm PST

Refining Your Drinks Program Based on Global & Local Trends
In this session, Scott and Matthew dive into exclusive On Premise data to reveal the essential drink trends across Europe and the US. Combining a variety of Nielsen CGA's unique research products, this session highlights key dynamics around concept supply, consumer drivers, the influence of bartenders as well as local POS sales and price performance.  Attendees will take away clear opportunities for further refining their drinks offering across the different parts of the US whilst having a much clearer understanding of trends yet to drift over from Europe.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Crompton

Matthew Crompton

Client Solutions Director, Nielsen CGA
Matthew Crompton is the Client Solutions Director for Nielsen CGA and is responsible for the implementation of Nielsen CGA’s on premise services in the US.  Since joining CGA Strategy in January 2010, Matthew has risen through the CGA ranks becoming an expert in all things On Premise... Read More →
avatar for Scott Elliott

Scott Elliott

Senior Vice President, Nielsen
Combining the global reach of Nielsen, and the on premise expertise of CGA - the continued expansion of the Nielsen CGA partnership has brought a host of world-class on premise capabilities to the USA for the first time.Best in class proprietary datasets, combined with world-leading... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Salon F
  Workshops

2:45pm PST

Networking Break
This is your chance to maximize time on making new connections, shaking hands, exchanging contact info and accelerating business transactions!

Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:45pm - 3:15pm PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

3:15pm PST

Retail Disruption & What It Means for the Foodservice Industry
The retail landscape continues to endure significant change. Store closures, shifting consumer spending patterns and encroaching ecommerce are among the forces altering the way consumers shop. This session will examine how these changes may influence dining out as well as look at lessons learned that can help food and beverage executives prepare for the future.

Speakers
avatar for David Portalatin

David Portalatin

Vice President, Food Industry Advisor, NPD Group
David Portalatin is The NPD Group’s national advisor on all aspects of food and beverage consumption in- and away-from-home. In his role as vice president, industry advisor, Portalatin provides information, insights, and analysis on how U.S. consumers eat and drink, their attitudes... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm PST
Ballrooms A-E
  General Sessions
  • Target Audience All

4:00pm PST

Hotel F&B – Trends in a Growth Segment
The hotel F&B segment continues to grow at rates above most other on-premise channels, and hotels offer a unique and different occasion for consumer behavior. This session will examine the opportunities, looking through the lens of the consumer to understand drivers for beverage consumption, and will also evaluate best in class operator programs that are on trend with today’s changing consumer demands.

Moderators
avatar for Dave Henkes

Dave Henkes

Advisory Group Senior Principal, Technomic

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Berwald

Patrick Berwald

Vice President of Food & Beverage, Benchmark Global
avatar for Devin Burns

Devin Burns

Vice President of Food & Beverage, Omni Hotels & Resorts
avatar for Brian Loughnane

Brian Loughnane

Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Hyatt
avatar for Shirley Whelan

Shirley Whelan

Sr. Director of Restaurants & Bars, Hilton


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
Ballrooms A-E
  General Sessions
  • Target Audience All

4:45pm PST

Closing Comments
Speakers
avatar for Evan Goldstein

Evan Goldstein

President & Chief Education Officer Master Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, Inc.
Evan Goldstein, MS, is one of the nation’s most prolific food and wine industry veterans. His food and wine career started at age 19 in the kitchens of the Restaurant Le Saintongeais and the Hotel Lancaster in Paris, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and Chez Panisse Café in Berkeley... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:45pm - 4:50pm PST
Ballrooms A-E

4:50pm PST

Freshen Up
Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:50pm - 5:00pm PST

5:00pm PST

VIBE’s Innovative Beverage Experience (Pinnacles and Operators)
Operators and Pinnacle Sponsors gain exclusive access for the first 30-minutes of the Opening Night Welcome Reception! Enjoy this experiential atmosphere to taste the latest beverage trends from leading suppliers.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Costa Del Sol Pavilion

5:30pm PST

VIBE’s Innovative Beverage Experience (Open to All!)
Enjoy this experiential atmosphere to taste the latest beverage trends from leading suppliers.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Costa Del Sol Pavilion

7:30pm PST

Crush, Craft & Cocktail Party (Open to All Operators!)
Free to all VIBE Operators! Everyone else by invitation only. SEPARATE registration required to attend. Please register here.
Date: February 25, 2020
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Valley Promenade, Edge Pool and Legends Lawn, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Join us at one of San Diego’s premier resorts, the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, for an evening of Crush, Craft, and Cocktail on Tuesday, February 25th from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.

Presented by Jackson Family Wines, Anheuser-Busch, Beam-Suntory, Trinchero Family Estates, Monin Gourmet Flavorings, Moët Hennessy, Q Mixers, On the Rocks Cocktails, RP & Associates, Icelandic, Nespresso, and Penny Pound Ice.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:30pm - 10:00pm PST
Valley Promenade, Edge Pool and Legends Lawn
 
Wednesday, February 26
 

7:30am PST

Registration
Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:30am - 9:00am PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

8:00am PST

Breakfast
Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Terrace

8:30am PST

CORE Silent Auction
CORE is the official charity of VIBE, granting support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances. Learn more at https://www.coregives.org/


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 1:00pm PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

9:05am PST

Welcome & Opening Comments
Speakers
avatar for Evan Goldstein

Evan Goldstein

President & Chief Education Officer Master Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, Inc.
Evan Goldstein, MS, is one of the nation’s most prolific food and wine industry veterans. His food and wine career started at age 19 in the kitchens of the Restaurant Le Saintongeais and the Hotel Lancaster in Paris, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and Chez Panisse Café in Berkeley... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:05am - 9:15am PST
Ballrooms A-E

9:15am PST

Cannabis Hospitality: Now & Next
From legal recreation marijuana to CBD products, the cannabis market is exploding. Beyond the products themselves is an emerging cannabis hospitality scene. Learn about the current environment and regulations and get a glimpse of the not-too-distant future in this rapidly evolving landscape. The implications for on-premise operators and their supplier partners are numerous and complacency is risky. Find out how consumers are responding, where threats and opportunities exist and what you need to do now (hint: you need a cannabis plan) during this fast-paced session.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Hood Crecca

Donna Hood Crecca

Principal, Technomic
Donna Hood Crecca is an Principal at Technomic Inc., where she spearheads the firm’s Adult Beverage Practice and its Convenience Store Practice. She is a veteran of the foodservice and drinks industries, having covered and consulted for the restaurant, foodservice, convenience store... Read More →
avatar for Freddie Wyatt

Freddie Wyatt

Event Marketing, Promotions & Business Development Expert, Munch & Co.
Frederic “Freddie” Wyatt is an event marketing, promotions and business development expert with more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. He has consulted on many aspects of hospitality including event management and production, VIP Talent /concierge, food... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am PST
Ballrooms A-E
  General Sessions
  • Target Audience All

10:00am PST

Logistics Break
Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

10:15am PST

A Rosé for All Seasons
Rosé gets guzzled up all summer long, and then ignored for the rest of the year. But should it? It’s time to start considering rosé beyond the hot days and acknowledging the ability these wines have to pair with a variety of foods. What many do not realize is that the category has a wide range of styles, some of which can continue to develop with age. In this seminar Rebecca will select a lineup of pink wines and speak to their applications beyond a hot-day’s refresher. TASTING

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Fineman

Rebecca Fineman

Master Sommelier
Rebecca fell into the restaurant industry almost by accident. She studied Music and Anthropology at Pomona College in Clarement, California, which was followed by a Fulbright year in South Korea, and then graduate school in Honolulu. This liberal arts background brought her home to... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Salon H

10:15am PST

Global Drink Trends (Repeat)
Brandy takes a tour of the most fascinating drink trends from around the world. This session examines brands and categories shaping the future of global beverage consumption. Learn how the gin boom started and what markets to watch, discover why markets like China and India are important drivers in alcohol commerce, and hear how micro and macro factors like wellness, the premiumization economy, and digital demand are changing the way we drink.

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Rand

Brandy Rand

Chief Operating Officer, Americas, IWSR Drinks Market Analysis
Brandy Rand is the Chief Operating Officer, Americas for the IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, the leading source of global beverage alcohol data and trends from across 157 countries, including market forecasts. As COO, Brandy oversees demand generation and strategy for North America... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Salon F
  Workshops
  • Target Audience All

10:15am PST

New Horizons in Non-Alcoholic
Join Kathy as she moderates an industry panel of experts and they share the evolution of opportunities in non-alcoholic beverages. From NAB bars and pop-ups to new products and delivery – you’ll learn what the future holds in this ever growing category.  Hear who’s trailblazing this segment – what’s relative and important to your offerings today, and what’s on this beverage horizon.

Moderators
avatar for Kathy Casey

Kathy Casey

President, Liquid Kitchen

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Redmond

Tracy Redmond

Senior Manager of Bar & Beverage, Applebee’s
avatar for Anthony Schmidt

Anthony Schmidt

Beverage Manager, Consortium Holdings
avatar for Brad Ward

Brad Ward

Beverage Manager, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Ballrooms A-E

10:15am PST

What’s Next for the Changing Status of Beer?
Beer has come a long way in the last 50 years, evolving from light beers and lagers to ‘microbrews’ and fancy imports to ‘craft beer’ and a seemingly infinite number of IPAs. And now the market appears to be changing again, but how?  Stephen, a veteran beer writer and author, leads a panel of operators in a ‘deep dive’ search for the new meaning of beer: how it is evolving; where it is headed; and how bars and restaurants can best position themselves to capitalize on its changing identity.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Beaumont

Stephen Beaumont

Drinks Writer, Author & Hospitality Consultant, Beaumont Drinks

Speakers
avatar for Nate Grover

Nate Grover

Director of Bar & Beverage, Applebee's
avatar for Anna Krone

Anna Krone

Director of Beverage, Village Hospitality
avatar for Jonny Stringer

Jonny Stringer

Consultant, JS Beverage Consulting


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Salon G

11:15am PST

Networking Break
This is your chance to maximize time on making new connections, shaking hands, exchanging contact info and accelerating business transactions!


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

11:45am PST

Growing Green - Responsible Grape Farming
Responsible farming techniques are quickly becoming the norm in the wine industry and that philosophy aligns exactly with current consumer preferences, particularly millennials.  There are, however, a variety of these techniques that also makes this topic confusing. Learn the unique aspects of each of these techniques and how to best market them via your wine program to your customers.

Moderators
avatar for Bob Bath

Bob Bath

Professor of Wine & Beverage / Master Sommelier, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Speakers
avatar for Chris Benziger

Chris Benziger

Vice President of Trade Relations, Benziger Family Winery
avatar for Maurice DiMarino

Maurice DiMarino

Wine & Beverage Manager Certified Sommelier & Certified Cicerone®, Cohn Restaurant Group
avatar for Mary Melton

Mary Melton

Director of Beverage, P.F. Chang's
avatar for Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Divisional Beverage Manager, Landry's Inc.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Salon G

11:45am PST

Leading by Styles: Unlocking Growth in the Beer Category
Why is it better to have more styles of beer for your customers? Did you know that consumers who drink more styles are proven to drink more beer?  Join Sara as we explore the breadth of beer styles available and map them to the right consumer taste preferences and occasions.  Unlock growth for your beer category and uncover enormous trade up opportunities through the occasion based lead by Style view point.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Hillstrom

Sara Hillstrom

Senior Director of Category Development, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Sara Hillstrom is the head of Category Development at Anheuser Busch. She is a leading expert in the alcohol and beer industry and provides invaluable insights around how consumers’ needs are shifting and how shoppers are changing. Sara works closely with retailers to highlight... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Salon F

11:45am PST

Making Use Of Secondary Ingredients
Finding additional uses for items already in your pantry is a winning strategy. Join David and Brian as they share and taste you through some ideas and strategies for making use of secondary ingredients whether it’s the secondary spirit or a secondary flavor. TASTING

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

CMO & VP Marketing & Merchandising, Abuelo’s
Brian Bell is a chain account operations and marketing specialist with over 28 years in the hospitality industry. Since 1999 Brian has been working for Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurants in various roles, from operations, product acquisition, product development, menu design, and marketing... Read More →
avatar for David Commer

David Commer

President, Commer Beverage
David Commer is a chain account specialist with over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Since 2001, Commer Beverage Consulting has provided independent and unbiased beverage services and strategies to numerous clients, including T.G.I. Friday’s, Red Lobster, Cheddar’s... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Salon H

11:45am PST

Refining Your Drinks Program Based On Global and Local Trends (REPEAT)
In this session, Scott and Matthew dive into exclusive On Premise data to reveal the essential drink trends across Europe and the US. Combining a variety of Nielsen CGA's unique research products, this session highlights key dynamics around concept supply, consumer drivers, the influence of bartenders as well as local POS sales and price performance.  Attendees will take away clear opportunities for further refining their drinks offering across the different parts of the US whilst having a much clearer understanding of trends yet to drift over from Europe.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Crompton

Matthew Crompton

Client Solutions Director, Nielsen CGA
Matthew Crompton is the Client Solutions Director for Nielsen CGA and is responsible for the implementation of Nielsen CGA’s on premise services in the US.  Since joining CGA Strategy in January 2010, Matthew has risen through the CGA ranks becoming an expert in all things On Premise... Read More →
avatar for Scott Elliott

Scott Elliott

Senior Vice President, Nielsen
Combining the global reach of Nielsen, and the on premise expertise of CGA - the continued expansion of the Nielsen CGA partnership has brought a host of world-class on premise capabilities to the USA for the first time.Best in class proprietary datasets, combined with world-leading... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Ballrooms A-E

12:45pm PST

Lunch
Bagged lunch will be available in the Costa Del Sol Foyer. Sponsored by Union Wine Company!

Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:45pm - 1:00pm PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

12:45pm PST

Logistics Break
Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:45pm - 1:00pm PST
Costa Del Sol Foyer

1:00pm PST

VIBE Vista Awards Presented by: Evan Goldstein & Edward Korry
See who won top rankings for the annual VIBE Vista and Supplier Awards!  Check out 2019 winners.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Ballrooms A-E

1:45pm PST

VIBE Supplier Awards Presented by: Tom Fox
See who won top rankings for the annual VIBE Vista and Supplier Awards!  Check out 2019 winners.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:45pm - 2:05pm PST
Ballrooms A-E

2:05pm PST

Closing Comments
Speakers
avatar for Evan Goldstein

Evan Goldstein

President & Chief Education Officer Master Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, Inc.
Evan Goldstein, MS, is one of the nation’s most prolific food and wine industry veterans. His food and wine career started at age 19 in the kitchens of the Restaurant Le Saintongeais and the Hotel Lancaster in Paris, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and Chez Panisse Café in Berkeley... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:05pm - 2:15pm PST
Ballrooms A-E