How Can You Make Money From Your Wine Supply Chain?
Navigating Wine Logistics in a New World
The $350 billion global wine market is experiencing fundamental changes in how and where wine is produced, packaged, transported, distributed, purchased and consumed.
Rather than focusing only on the costs of either your current, or prospective wine supply chain, how can you make money from it?
Launching in the Fall of 2020 during an unprecedented time in world history, the VinRoutes digital summit series will fill a vacuum in the wine industry by providing the only content platform that connects an old world business to a new world of supply chain opportunities.
The VinRoutes series will bring the full spectrum of the wine supply chain to you, in a deeply informative, interactive, and even fun, way. Most important, VinRoutes will break down, and demystify, what might have seemed too daunting, expensive, and complex, because your wine deserves to get out there—making you money, and putting smiles on faces.
VinRoutes Digital Summit Series Speakers will include multiple wine industry supply chain stakeholders representing wineries and winemakers, transportation providers (ocean ports and carriers, rail, truck), wholesale distributors and retailers (online and brick-and-mortar), third-party logistics providers, warehouse automation, economic development, software and technology providers, experts from academia and industry groups, and others.
VinRoutes 2020-2021 digital summit series: Navigating Wine Logistics in a New World
Fall 2020: Top-level Discussion With Industry Experts
WINE BEFORE THE MEAL: Setting the supply chain table
The global wine supply chain is in the midst of profound changes ranging from emerging production regions and innovative packaging, to improved transportation and logistics, along with advancements in software and technology that offer enhanced visibility, analytics, and handling for a product that is highly time- and temperature-sensitive. Join a panel of experts representing various facets of the wine supply chain for a top-level discussion on the current trends and developments and how the industry is responding to challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic, and most importantly, new and evolving opportunities.
Alejandro MacCawley Vergara
Alejandro is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the School of Agronomy and Forestry Science, and in the Industrial and System Engineering Department in the School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research includes production planning under uncertainty, and determining optimal maintenance policies and the use of big data/sensoring in the wine and perishable supply chains. Read his complete bio here.
Transportation, Storage & Distribution
FROM HERE TO THERE: Transporting, storing, and distributing your wine
DTC: New Opportunities
DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER: A ripe opportunity in the new world of wine
Software & Tech Tools
SOFTWARE & TECH FOR TIME & TEMP: Tools for improved visibility, optimization, and cold chain management
Proper Care & Custody
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR VINO: Safety, security and regulatory compliance in the wine supply chain
Sustainability: A Critical Consideration
THE SUSTAINABLE WINE SUPPLY CHAIN: It matters to producers and consumers
New Consumers & New Trade Lanes
WHO IN THE WORLD WANTS MY WINE? Global markets are ready to drink and discover new wines
Lara L. Sowinski
Lara’s Italian great-grandfathers were known for their winemaking skills, which they brought to America when they emigrated in the early 20th century. An appreciation for wine turned into a business venture for Lara when she and her partner bought a wine shop in Hermosa Beach, California in the early 2000’s. Blending her love of wine and background in supply chain has been a long-time dream. Favorite bottle of wine: Any one that’s shared with family and friends.
Pete’s two strongest connections to wine are where it comes from, and how it’s going to get there. An amateur vintner in California’s Sierra Foothills, who has tended a vineyard, harvested, and produced wine, Pete is excited to connect his wine passion with his deep background in supply chain media and events, including for the largest event producer in the world. Favorite varietals: The Italians, including those coming out of his home-based wine country in Northern California.