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Global Market Shift: What it Means for You
Business/Operations Breakout Session

The past year delivered profound disruptions to the global wine market: a pandemic induced recession, wine consumers unable to travel to wineries, market channels beset by business closures and failures, tariffs and wildfires. These events present fresh challenges and new opportunities for growers and wineries. This panel will discuss which features of the global wine landscape have been permanently altered and what industry operators must do to survive and thrive in the new normal.

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Steve Fredricks
Turrentine Brokerage, California

Steve Fredricks joined Turrentine Brokerage in 1991 as a bulk wine broker. Over the years he has established himself as an expert in the sales of bulk wine and grapes, understanding market cycles, and building long term relationships. Steve is currently managing all Turrentine Brokerage operations and directly responsible for Turrentine’s international relationships and strategic alliances in France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Chile and Argentina.

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Janko Pelagic
Compagnie Internationale de Vins & Spiritueux, France

Janko Pelagic is CEO of CIVS (Compagnie Internationale de Vins & Spiritueux), one of the leading European wine sourcing firms founded in 1929 in Marseilles, France. He joined the company in 2009 and thanks to an extensive experience in the international wine trade has been able to develop an eclectic palate and build invaluable network of relationships with the producers in the main winemaking regions across France, Italy and Spain.

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Stephen Rannekleiv
Rabobank, California

Stephen Rannekleiv is the Beverage Sector Strategist in the Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. Mr. Rannekleiv joined Rabobank in 2006 and now leads the global beverage research team.

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