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24th Wine Industry Financial Symposium Announced

Submitted By: , July 28, 2015
(Napa, CALIF.) – The Wine Industry Symposium Group has announced a program filled with useful business information for the 24th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium set for Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel in Napa, California. Launched in 1992, the Wine Industry Financial Symposium is the premier event in regard to the financial, investment, economic and business issues of the wine industry. Registration for this popular event is now open at with early bird rates good only through September 4.

The 2015 Wine Industry Financial Symposium Program, with the theme of “The Wine Business with New Rules,” will feature intense wine industry insights that will help attendees improve their businesses, presented by a dynamic line-up of wine business leaders including Ted Baseler, President & CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; David Freed, Chairman of The Silverado Group; Robert Smiley, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management; Damien Wilson, Ph.D., Hamel Chair of Sonoma State University and Ian Harris, Chief Executive, the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. A bevy of more than 35 additional speakers will present information, share ideas and discuss some of the hottest wine business topics including global wine perspectives and trends; keeping a winery safe from crime; social media and tied house regulations; changes in the marketplace; mergers & acquisitions; millennial research; migration to the Pacific Northwest; the impact of legalized marijuana and more.

The 2015 Wine Industry Financial Symposium event sponsors include: American Ag Credit; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Bank of the West; BMO Harris Bank; Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM) Accountants and Consultants; Gaw Van Male; H&A Financing; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; MetLife Agricultural Investments; Moss Adams, LLP Certified Public Accountants / Business Consultants; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Prudential Agricultural Investments; Rabobank International & Rabobank, N.A.; Umpqua Bank; Union Bank; Wells Fargo Bank; Zepponi & Company; American Vineyard Magazine; Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine; Wine Business Monthly; Wine Industry Insight; Wine Industry Network and Wines & Vines (now including Practical Winery & Vineyard). The complete program, as well as registration, is available online at

About the Wine Industry Symposium Group
The founders of the Wine Industry Symposium Group met in early 1992 with the hope that by forming a new industry conference, they would create an open exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning financial aspects of the California wine industry. The Wine Industry Financial Symposium was born. A couple of years later, in 1994, the group started a similar program, the Central Coast Insights Program, to fit the needs of that region. A year later, the Vineyard Economics Seminar was created for grape growers. Because of consistent globalization and consolidation in the wine business, the Wine Industry Symposium Group continues to operate with the mission of providing a critical platform for important communication and dialogue between the multiple facets of the wine business and the lending community. For more information visit or call (707) 666-2525. Like the Wine Symposium Group on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at

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