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“It was truly an honour to participate in the inaugural Global Drinks Forum. As the founder of Tales of the Cocktail, I was delighted to participate as a speaker and join some of the most creative and eloquent luminaries in our industry. It was also a privilege to meet and network with Global Drinks Forum’s equally accomplished attendees. Global Drinks Forum provides an excellent meeting place for frank and thoughtful discussions of the issues that impact our industry, from sustainability and gender equality to what the bar business may look like in years to come. I recommend it to anyone with a stake in our industry’s future.”
Ann Tuennerman, Founder, Tales of the Cocktail, USA

“Global Drinks Forum was an incredible opportunity to analyse how the brands and products created within our company are relevant to our consumers. It was really an opportunity to test our thoughts with the core principles of brand building. Global Drinks Forum is like nothing I have seen before, where savvy people and entrepreneurs hear the questions no book will ever answer, in a format that allows both fluid interaction between key industry individuals and a think-tank style discussion room, to address them.”
Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal, CEO Casa Lumbre, Mexico

‘GDF provides fantastic insights into future trends and strategies needed to implement impactful changes’
Alex Kratena, Bartender, London

“There is no other event that offers the kind of perspective on the drinks industry offered by the Global Drinks Forum. The mix of speakers, from both inside and outside the industry, was of a very high calibre and the talks were both entertaining and extremely insightful, offering fresh perspectives on many familiar (and not so familiar) topics. The talks by the analyst from Mintel and the CEO of brand agency Protein were particularly compelling, packed with useful hard data and market research. It was very professionally organised in a lovely venue with great catering too, which makes a difference! I have come away with a wealth of new contacts and story leads – I shall definitely be back again next year.”
Alice Lascelles, Drinks Journalist, Financial Times, United Kingdom

“The Global Drinks Forum was unequivocally the most informative time I have spent in a seminar day about our industry. The caliber of speakers was at the very top of the industry. It was a long day listening to people talk, and I was captivated, all day. This does not happen. I cannot wait to attend next years forum.”
Scott Baird, CEO, The Bon Vivants