The world of wine is constantly changing. From exciting new breakthroughs in technology to critical issues in sustainability, it is essential that your winery and vineyard remain aware of the trends, challenges and opportunities that are shaping our industry today.

The 2015 North Coast Wine Industry Expo will feature four educational sessions focusing on efficiencies in wine production, vineyard operations, financial forecasting and marketing technology. The objective of the sessions are to bring together industry leaders and innovators to help Expo attendees better prepare for the year to come.

Trade Show Floor

Trade Show Floor Pass

  • Ticket Type: Access to the Trade Show Floor, all day (does not include access to conference sessions).
  • Expo Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Ticket Price: $35
Registration is Closed

2015 Conference Sessions

Wine Business

State of the North Coast Wine Industry: Presented by SSU Wine Business Institute

  • Moderator: Dr. Damien Wilson
  • Speakers: Ron Lindenbusch, Ryan O'Connell, Eric Thomson
  • Time: 9:15am - 10:45am
  • Ticket Price: $75 - Sign up for all 4 Sessions and save $50 off your total.
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Production / Winemaking

Conservation, the New Innovation: Exploring Water Saving Technologies While Improving Wine Quality

  • Moderator: Nick Goldschmidt
  • Speakers: Charlie Gilmore, Peter Kruger, Martin Moseley, Mark Theis
  • Time: 11:15am - 12:30pm
  • Ticket Price: $75 - Sign up for all 4 Sessions and save $50 off your total.
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Vineyard / Growers

Market Conditions for the North Coast Winegrape Industry: What Wineries and Growers Can Expect in 2016

  • Moderator: Glenn Proctor
  • Speakers: Bill Pauli, Cameron Lyeth, Scott Warren
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm
  • Ticket Price: $75 - Sign up for all 4 Sessions and save $50 off your total.
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Sales / Marketing
  • Moderator: Paul Mabray
  • Speakers: Michael Brito, Chuck Hemann, Jessica Williams
  • Time: 2:45pm - 4:00pm
  • Ticket Price: $75 - Sign up for all 4 Sessions and save $50 off your total.
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Session #1

State of the North Coast Wine Industry:

Presented by SSU Wine Business Institute

Time: 9:15am - 10:45am

Ticket Price: $75


Moderated by

Dr. Damien Wilson

Chair of Wine Business Education, Wine Business Institute

Dr. Wilson arrived in California with 20 years of professional experience in the wine sector. It was this commercial experience ... read more.


Featured Speakers

Ron Lindenbusch

Ron Lindenbusch grew up in St. Louis and moved to Northern California in 1984, where he discovered a fledgling craft brewing scene ... read more.

Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O’Connell has been making internationally acclaimed French wines since before he could legally drink the stuff. O’Connell did not ... read more.

Eric Thomson

Eric Thomson is originally from Toronto, Canada. Eric has over 12 years of experience in the wine and spirits industries. Having worked on ... read more.


Session #2

Conservation, the New Innovation:

Exploring Water Saving Technologies while Improving Wine Quality

Time: 11:15am - 12:30pm

Ticket Price: $75


Moderated by

Nick Goldschmidt

Winemaker

Born in Auckland, Nick found his way to viticulture through a slightly tortuous route. After completing his Bachelor of Science at Canterbury ... read more.


Featured Speakers

Charlie Gilmore

For Charlie Gilmore it’s all about place — those ideal sites where good earth, favorable climate and savvy growers come together ... read more.

Peter Kruger

Peter fell in love with craft beer in the late 1980s while attending Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating ... read more.

Martin Moseley

Martin Moseley began privately making wine in 2003 with a focus on Bordeaux and Rhone varietals. Martin honed his winemaking skills ... read more.

Mark Theis

Mark Theis was born in Dodge City, Kansas, and grew up on a nearby cattle ranch. From an early age, Mark took a great interest in ... read more.


Session #3

Market Conditions for the North Coast Winegrape Industry:

What Wineries and Growers Can Expect in 2016

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Ticket Price: $75


Moderated by

Glenn Proctor

Partner, Ciatti Co.

Glenn Proctor’s family immigrated to the Dry Creek Valley in 1889 and bought the Puccioni Ranch in 1904. His family has ... read more.


Featured Speakers

Cameron Lyeth

Cameron grew up in Geyserville on his family’s winery estate, where he first started working in the vineyards ... read more.

Bill Pauli

Bill Pauli has been the owner/operator of Pauli Ranch since 1972. He farms over 1200 acres of pears and wine grapes ... read more.

Scott Warren

With over 24 years of experience in the wine business, both in the winery and in the field, Scott has been ... read more.


Session #4

Big Brands, Big Lessons:

Applying Successful Marketing and Social Media Strategies Used Outside the Wine Industry

Time: 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Ticket Price: $75


Moderated by

Paul Mabray

Chief Strategy Officer

Paul Mabray is the Chief Strategy Officer for VinTank, where his leadership is the driver for the ... read more.


Featured Speakers

Michael Brito

I am a social strategist, author, adjunct professor, and avid 49ers and Lakers fan with over 15 years experience ... read more.

Chuck Hemann

Chuck Hemann is currently the Global Digital Analytics Manager for Intel. Over the last 11 years, Chuck has provided ... read more.

Jessica Williams

As global innovation marketing and analytics leader at Visa, Jessica Williams focuses on digital and social activation and ... read more.