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2022 Sovos ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Summit

March 16-17, 2022

A Virtual Event


Event Summary

The Sovos ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Summit turns the spotlight on challenges and opportunities across the both the three-tier and DtC distribution channels for beverage alcohol companies of all types.

What attendees can expect from the Beverage Alcohol Summit:

Regulatory & other important content

Truly expert presenters

Fresh & familiar faces

Good use of your time

A boost outside of day-to-day thinking


Wednesday, March 16

11:00am -11:15am MT

Welcome from Sovos ShipCompliant
Larry Cormier, Sovos ShipCompliant

11:15am - 11:55am MT

Growing a Beverage Alcohol Business With Empathy
Alexi Cashen, Elenteny Imports and St Hildie’s

12:05pm - 12:45pm MT

Analysts’ Lens: Beverage Alcohol in Strange Times
Danny Brager, Brager Beverage Alcohol Consulting; Dale Stratton, Independent Consultant; Wine Market Council

12:55pm - 1:35pm MT

Executive Order on Competition: What Might Lie Ahead
Christopher Riano, Holland & Knight LLP; Kaj Rozga, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Alex Koral, Sovos ShipCompliant (moderator)

1:35pm - 1:45pm MT

Day 1 Wrap Up
Larry Cormier, Sovos ShipCompliant

Thursday, March 17

11:00am - 11:15am MT

Welcome to Day 2
Larry Cormier, Sovos ShipCompliant

11:15am - 11:55am MT

TTB Regulatory Updates
Dave Wulf, TTB; Chris Thiemann, TTB; Alex Koral, Sovos ShipCompliant (moderator)

12:05pm - 12:45pm MT

Regulatory Landscape for BevAlc: Today, Tomorrow, and Post-Pandemic
Adena Santiago, McDermott Will & Emery; Ryan Malkin, Malkin Law; Alex Koral, Sovos ShipCompliant (moderator)

12:55pm - 1:35pm MT

Direct-to-Consumer Spirits Shipping: Why and How Now
Margie Lehrman, American Craft Spirits Association; Bob Budoff, DISCUS

1:35pm - 1:45pm MT

Day 2 Wrap Up
Larry Cormier, Sovos ShipCompliant


Read full speaker bios here.

Danny Brager

Owner/Operator, Brager Beverage Alcohol Consulting

Bob Budoff

Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs, DISCUS

Alexi Cashen

CEO, Elenteny Imports and Co-Founder, CEO, St Hildie’s

Margie Lehrman

CEO, American Craft Spirits Association

Ryan Malkin

Principal Attorney, Malkin Law

Christopher Riano

Of Counsel, Holland & Knight

Kaj Rozga

Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Adena Santiago

Counsel, McDermott Will & Emery

Dale Stratton

Independent Consultant; President, Wine Market Council

Chris Thiemann

Distilled Spirits Program Manager, TTB

Dave Wulf

Deputy Administrator, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau at U.S. Department of the Treasury (TTB)

Sovos ShipCompliant hosts

Larry Cormier

VP, General Manager

Alex Koral

Regulatory General Counsel

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