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Wednesday, July 20 • 10:00am - 11:30am
How To Start A Brand Without A Distillery

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If you've ever considered starting your own brand (who hasn't?), but don't have the budget to build your own distillery (who does?), this panel is for you. Industry experts will outline the long history of contract bottling; where to get your booze; how to navigate the legal issues; how to manage the distribution; and how to market your new brand. You truly can't afford to miss this seminar.

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Ryan Malkin

Attorney, Malkin Law
Ryan Malkin is an attorney serving the alcohol beverage industry. Ryan is well versed in navigating the federal and state-by-state alcohol beverage laws, assisting clients large and small with industry specific agreements and crafting compliant marketing and sales programs. Prior to forming Malkin Law, Ryan was an attorney at Pernod Ricard USA. As attorney for Pernod Ricard USA, he guided sales and marketing teams through the intricacies of... Read More →

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Malte Barnekow

Co-founder and CEO, The 86 Company
Malte is acting CEO of The 86 Company, which he founded back in 2010 together with industry peers Jason Kosmas, Dushan Zaric and Simon Ford after graduating with an MBA from top business school INSEAD in Paris, France. Previously, he spent 8 years with Absolut Vodka, where he first started as a Junior Brand Manager for the Caribbean and Central America, later moving into positions such as Regional Director for Latin America, Country Manager... Read More →
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Harry Kohlmann

CEO, Park Street
Dr. Harry Kohlmann is the CEO of Park Street, a provider of productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital to more than 3,000 alcoholic beverage brands from the U.S. and around the world. The company’s clients range from entrepreneurs to multi-brand global suppliers, and include craft distillers, centuries-old family businesses, award-winning wineries, innovation brands, and more... Read More →
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Noah Rothbaum

Chief Cocktail Correspondent, The Daily Beast
Noah Rothbaum is The Daily Beast's Chief Cocktail Correspondent. He is also the author of the book The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels (Ten Speed Press), which was published in the spring of 2015, and the associate editor of the forthcoming The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails (Oxford University Press), which will be published in the fall of 2017... Read More →
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Barry Younkie

Sales Manager, MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Bulk alcohol providers to liquor companies.


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