Register to attend OLN’s agenda-setting seminars

14 May, 2010

This year OLN is holding two must-attend seminars. The first, Beyond three-for-£10: is premiumisation back on retailers’ agenda?, will see OLN editor Rosie Davenport chair a panel comprising Sainsbury’s BWS category manager Justin James, founder of Naked Wines Rowan Gormley, Andrew Shaw, wine buyer at Waitrose, and Ruth Yates, owner of Corks Out, discussing whether consumers are now willing to trade up. May 18, 11.15am-12.15pm, Wine Intelligence Theatre (stand K70).

The second event, also taking place in the Wine Intelligence Theatre, asks What’s the future for high street wine retailing? The panel will feature Oddbins’ managing director Simon Baile,

managing director of Butt Naked Drinks Jonathan Butt, owner of Amps Fine Wine Philip Amps, and Matthew Dickinson, commercial director at Thierry’s.

May 19, 12.30pm-1.30pm.

To register and suggest questions you would like put to the panels, email

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