April 28, 2016

Join the Alliance of Beverage Licensees and BC Hotel Association at SUMMIT 2016: a two-day conference and marketplace in Kelowna on May 9 and 10 for BC’s private liquor industry professionals & hoteliers. Buy your tickets online.

All seminar and networking events are included in your SUMMIT 2016 delegate ticket. ABLE BC is pleased to host the following Liquor Industry Educational Seminars:

Liquor Liability: What you need to know to not get sued
Featured Seminar Presented by Western Financial Group
Monday, May 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Insurance defense lawyer Lorne Folick will review why the over service of alcohol results in lawsuits and how to avoid them. Practical tips will be provided regarding how to minimize the risks of being sued. Lorne will also discuss the recent trends in terms of legal decisions, and how to preserve evidence in the face of a potential lawsuit.

How to work effectively with BC’s wineries
Tuesday, May 10 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

BC winery experts Sandra Oldfield (President of Tinhorn Creek Winery) and Mike Klassen (Executive Director of BC Wine Appellation Task Group) will lead a discussion how BC’s wineries can help you generate additional revenue, and the nuances of various pricing strategies. Both will explain how a wine industry plebiscite vote on changes to wine appellations and labeling may affect both the industry and your business.

Smart strategies for liquor retailers
Tuesday, May 10 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join our panel of industry retail experts Kyle Watson (Category Manager for Labatt Breweries), Rebecca Hardin (VP of Rising Tide Liquor Consultants), and Geoff Barlow (Director of Marketing and Business Development at ContainerWorld) to learn the best ways to organize your store, ensure you have the right product selection, manage inventory, drive incremental sales, create new revenue segments, and maximize profit.

One Year Later: Impact of April 1 Liquor Policy Changes
Tuesday, May 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Doug Scott (Assistant Deputy Minister, LCLB) and Todd Cooper (Executive Director, Wholesale Operations & Supply Chain, BCLDB) will be featured speakers on this panel, as we discuss the significant impact of the Liquor Policy Review and subsequent policy changes. The panel will be moderated by Bert Hick (President, Rising Tide Consultants and former GM of the LCLB).

Download the full SUMMIT 2016 program

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