Business / Operations Track - Session Detail

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Beyond Sustainability: Creating ROI by Combining People, Profit and Planet
Business/Operations Breakout Session

Successful wine businesses focus on more than sustainability alone. Today’s customers and investors are increasingly demanding transparency, good stewardship, and responsible governance. Luckily, “Better for we” can also mean “Better for me.”

This session will explore triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) opportunities which create value for wine businesses and their stakeholders and customers. It is time to meet the moment where green is not only in the vineyard; it’s in the bank.

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Recruiting and Retaining Talent
Business/Operations Breakout Session

The landscape for talent acquisition and retention has certainly shifted since we convened this popular panel in 2020.  External factors have changed the way people work, where people work and what they expect in compensation. 

Who is in the driver seat today may not be in the year ahead; will it be the talent, or will it be the employer?  This question looms over the entire enterprise, from the vineyard through the cellar, into the office and tasting room and out into sales and distribution.

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Global Supply Chain: Finding Solutions In A Changing Landscape
Business/Operations Breakout Session

Global and local supply chain disruptions continue to be a challenge for large and small wine businesses alike.

This panel will analyze today’s supply chain issues and look at near and long-term solutions for taking control.  Shifts in labor, materials, consumer behavior and new threats like cyberattacks are demanding we re-think models and assumptions. Learn how to adapt your operations and continue to innovate around today’s challenges.

*Session receives 1.5 Hours of Certified Crop Adviser CEU’s for Global Supply Demand Forecasts

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Risk Management and Reinventing the Business Model
Business/Operations Breakout Session

From field to table, change has never been faster across all parts of the wine industry. Regardless of if you’re a boutique winery, grape grower, a big vertically integrated multi-channel wine brand, or part of related industry services, we all have to adapt and grow to meet this moment in a highly fluid marketplace with increased risks.

Our panel will explore their different, ongoing journeys from assessing and managing risks, to rolling up their sleeves to pivot quickly, reinventing their plans and business models.

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Managing Wildfire Smoke Risks in the Vineyard
Joint Grapegrowing & Business/Operations Breakout Session

Growers remain highly vulnerable to economic losses due to wildfire smoke events, but researchers are actively working to understand how and when quality losses occur in winegrapes and deliver practical solutions to prevent or mitigate smoke damage.

This session will explore the latest research findings on wildfire smoke and the best available tools to manage smoke related risks.

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