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Schedule

2016 Alcohol Law & Policy Conference Agenda

Tuesday AUGUST 2

8:30 - 9:00am

Registration and Coffee  //  Lobby


9:00-9:15am

Welcome and Overview  //  Colorado Room

Doug Caskey – Executive Director, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

Longtime Colorado Wine Board Director Doug Caskey welcomes attendees to the bigger and better 2016 CABS


9:15 - 11:00am

Keynote  //  Colorado Room

Marc Sorini – Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Keynote speech by nationally renowned Washington DC alcohol attorney about issues, opportunities and challenges in the dynamic alcohol industry.


11:00-11:15am

Break


11:15am-12:30pm

Brewing Insights and Analysis  //  Colorado Room

Bart Watson – Chief Economist, Brewers Association
Lester Jones – Chief Economist, National Beer Wholesalers Association

The only constant in the brewing industry these days is change. For policymakers and regulators, all the new businesses and innovations that come with them can seem overwhelming. Lester Jones of the NBWA and Bart Watson of the BA will present on variety of industry data and provide insights on trends to help make sense of all the change.


12:30-12:45pm

Break


12:45-1:45pm

Nielsen Presentation and Lunch  //  Colorado Room

Susan Bertenthal – Vice-President, Beverage Alcohol Practice

Although known for TV ratings, Nielsen is also the go to source for the most comprehensive sales trends, consumer behaviors and segmentation as well as tomorrow's hot new products.  Let Nielsen's Beverage Alcohol Group's insights help you focus your business plans for success today and tomorrow.


2:00-3:30pm 

Using Social Media  //  Ballentine Classroom

Michael Heintz – Senior VP, CSG
Erik Keith – Chief Digital Strategist, CSG

Effective, legitimate, yet lawful social media use in the alcohol industry


2:00-3:30pm 

LED Session: Enforcement & Licensing Issues for Festivals  //  MDC / Richmond Terrace Room

Jack Chism – Agent In Charge, LED
Dave Reed – Criminal Investigator Supervisor, LED


2:00-3:30pm 

LED Session: Local Licensing and State Licensing Panel  //  Martin Room

Michelle Stone-Principato – Agent In Charge, LED
Cheryl Aragon – Deputy City Clerk from Greeley
Judy Steele – Denver Excise and Licensing


3:45-5:00pm

Taste Training  //  MDC / Richmond Terrace Room  

Keith Villa – Brewmaster, Blue Moon
Chad Michael George – President, Colorado Bartenders Guild
Max Ariza – Advanced Certified Sommelier

– Moderated by Doug Caskey – Executive Director, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

Heighten your sense and enhance your customers’ experience. Learn to properly taste alcohol from the professionals


3:45-5:00pm

Responsible Retailer  //  3rd Floor Ballroom

Jon Balliet – Certified Master Trainer, TIPS

It’s all our responsibility – learn the safeguards for your customers and your business


3:45-5:00pm

LED session: Top 5 Enforcement Issues  //  Martin Room

Brian Turner – Criminal Investigator Supervisor, LED
Ed Kulp – Criminal Investigator Supervisor, LED

Five top-of- mind enforcement issues facing the industry


3:45-5:00pm

LED Session: Wine / Spirits / Beer Differences  //  Ballentine Classroom

Donia Amick – Chief of Investigations, LED

Each is uniquely made – find out how each is uniquely regulated


3:45-5:00pm

MMJ and Alcohol  //  Colorado Room

Jim Smith – Director of Governmental and Community Affairs, RNDC

Most often asked question: how is legal marijuana affecting the alcohol industry? Jim Smith will shed some light on the subject.


5:30 PM

Reception at Governor Mansion Carriage House
400 8th Ave, Denver, CO 80203


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3

8:30 - 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast  //  Lobby


9:00-9:15am

Welcome and Overview  //  Colorado Room

Doug Caskey – Executive Director, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board


9:15-10:30am

The Importance of Alcohol Regulation & Why We Have It  //  Colorado Room

Pamela Erickson – Proprietor, Public Action Management


10:30-10:45am

Break


10:45am-12:00pm

Director Roundtable  //  Colorado Room 

Patrick Maroney – Director, LED
John Tipton – Founder and President, The Tipton Law Firm P.C. 
Roger Morris – Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Dave Reitz – Executive Director, Tavern League Colorado

 Moderated by Ron Kammerzell  Senior Director of Enforcement, Colorado Department of Revenue

The highlight of CABS 2015, The Directors are back for another in-depth discussion of the rules, regulations and statute that govern your business


12:15-1:45pm

Lunch / Future Regulatory and Statutory Changes  //  Colorado Room

Patrick Maroney – Director, LED

Enjoy lunch as LED Director Maroney gets out his crystal ball and reveals the future


2:00-3:15pm

Responsible Retailer  //  3rd Floor Ballroom

Jon Balliet – Certified Master Trainer, TIPS


2:00-3:15pm

Branding Your Business  //  MDC / Richmond Terrace Room

Leif Steiner -- Founder & Creative Director of Moxie Sozo


2:00-3:15pm

LED Session: Enforcement/Licensing Issues for Festivals  //  Martin Room

Jack Chism – Agent In Charge, LED
Dave Reed – Criminsal Investigator Supervisor, LED

The number of Beer, Wine and Spirits Festivals is exploding. Keep up the latest rules and regs.


3:30-4:45pm

LED Session: Wine, Spirits and Beer Differences  //  Ballentine Classroom

Donia Amick – Chief of Investigations, LED


3:30-4:45pm

LED Session: Local Licensing and State Licensing Panel  //  3rd Floor Boardroom

Michelle Stone-Principato – Agent In Charge, LED
Cheryl Aragon – Deputy City Clerk from Greeley
Judy Steele – Denver Excise and Licensing

Ask questions and learn from the experts 


3:30-4:45pm

MMJ and Alcohol  //  Colorado Room

Jim Smith – Director of Governmental and Community Affairs, RNDC

Most often asked question: how is legal marijuana affecting the alcohol industry? Jim Smith will shed some light on the subject.


3:45-5:00pm

Taste Training  //  MDC / Richmond Terrace Room 

Keith Villa – Brewmaster, Blue Moon
Chad Michael George – President, Colorado Bartenders Guild
Max Ariza – Advanced Certified Sommelier

 Moderated by Doug Caskey – Executive Director, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

Heighten your sense and enhance your customers’ experience. Learn to properly taste alcohol from the professionals