2020 Sovos ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Summit


March 24, 2020


Renaissance New York Chelsea
New York, NY

Event Summary

The 2020 Sovos ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Summit is a one-day event held in New York City that will bring together top beverage alcohol producers, suppliers, importers, industry experts and regulatory officials to tackle challenges faced in navigating the three-tier system, and to brainstorm solutions that can be shared as best practices among the industry.

This event will cover:

  • Federal and state challenges facing the industry
  • Compliance and sales issues through the three-tier system
  • Industry struggles and best practices when bringing products to market
  • Recent trends in the beverage alcohol industry
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Attendees can get up to 5 CPE credits attending the Summit.

Sovos is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org. See Sovos CPE Information.

Keynote Speaker

Jim Watson


The State of the Industry
Jim Watson is a Senior Analyst in Rabobank’s Research group covering the North American beverages sector, based in New York. He studies the big consumer and industry trends that are shaping the beverage world, with a specific focus on coffee and beer, and a view towards helping the industry understand what is coming next.

Prior to joining Rabobank, Jim spent ten years as an equity research analyst at HSBC covering the global beverages industry.  While at HSBC, he focused strategic and thematic issues, especially industry consolidation, corporate valuations and emerging consumer trends. Jim earned a BS in Economics from Duke University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


8:00am -

Registration & Networking Breakfast​

9:00am - 9:30am

The Journey to Solve Tax for Good

Andy Hovancik
President and CEO, Sovos

9:30am - 10:30am

The State of the Industry

Jim Watson, Rabobank

10:30am - 10:50am

Networking Break

10:50pm -

Federal Regulatory Updates

11:50am -

Networking Lunch

1:00pm -

Industry Trends

2:00pm -

State Regulatory Updates

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Networking Break

3:30pm -

General Session TBA

4:30pm -

Networking Reception


Renaissance New York Chelsea
112 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001