Marc Roisin and Faye Cardwell, founders of WBIS (the Wine Business Innovation Summit, an event that fosters wine business innovation and creativity), will be hosting a session at the 2014 Digital Wine Communcations Conference (Montreux, Switzerland, October 31-November 2).
On Saturday 1st November, a WBIS networking session will be held as part of the conference, helping delegates to source ideas, inspiration and contacts to consolidate their entrepreneurial projects. The session will involve entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to attendees in the same stage of development of their project, from those with an idea in need of input or feedback, to managers of established operations looking to develop their businesses. There will also be space for prospective investors, consultants and service providers looking to be part of innovative projects in the wine industry.
“Having participated at several previous DWCC* events, I know that many of the participants are wine enthusiasts who want to find ways to make wine their living. WBIS’ approach – to encourage entrepreneurs to share their enthusiasm for their business ideas – is a good fit for the DWCC programme, which has a strong focus on the characteristics of wine, but which also looks at how we communicate about it. Many of the business ideas that people have are in fact linked to communication and how to market wines effectively to consumers” said Marc Roisin, founder of Vinogusto, Europe’s largest portal of wine consumer reviews.
DWCC co-founder Ryan Opaz commented: “Each year, DWCC brings together a diverse mix of wine industry players and commentators for three days of learning, so we’re delighted to have a partner who will actively nurture the exchange of thoughts and experiences, with a view to developing solid business opportunities.”
The first edition of WBIS was held in Brussels in January 2013; the second took place in Munich in 2014, and a third edition is planned for summer 2015.
* formerly known as the European Wine Bloggers Conference