FULL CIRCLE BEVERAGE CONFERENCE
New flavors, ample information, delicious pairings, great networking and business opportunities for sponsors and conference attendees alike
SIXTH ANNUAL FULL CIRCLE BEVERAGE CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2020 | CHICAGO, IL | THE DRAKE HOTEL
Full Circle Beverage Conference is a unique program that draws 100 top buyers from all over the country. Over two and a half days, attendees are immersed in thought-provoking, industry-relevant topics through master classes, paired lunch seminars, and breakout sessions, plus a Grand Tasting drawing over 450 trade, media, and consumers. Deep explorations into key appellations, comparative studies of grape varieties, and vintage retrospectives showcase a global offering of regions and producers while an esteemed panel of Masters challenge thinking on established categories, as well as share insights on categories relatively new to the American market. New flavors, ample information, delicious pairings, great networking and business opportunities await sponsors and conference attendees alike. Registration for qualified trade and media will be live in late winter 2020. Interested in participating as a sponsor or exhibitor? Email for more information.
RESULTS FROM THE 5TH ANNUAL FULL CIRCLE BEVERAGE CONFERENCE
September 4-6, 2019 in Chicago, IL
100 elite conference delegates included buyers from Cost Plus World Market (CA), Vino Volo (CO), Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons (DC), Darden Restaurants (FL), Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (IL), Bellagio Hotel (NV), Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (TX), Urban Grape (MA), Commander's Palace (LA), and Kroger Company (TX).
A compelling series of master classes were led by an esteemed team of Master Sommeliers: Evan Goldstein, John Szabo, Madeline Triffon, Peter Granoff, Keith Goldston, Tim Gaiser, and Alpana Singh.
Over 500 trade, media, and consumers attended the Around the World walkabout tasting where over 70 sponsors showcased their products.
2,719 sales leads were generated over the course of 12 Master Classes, 6 Luncheons and 4 Breakout Sessions.
Full Circle Beverage Conference is committed to delivering quality content: delegates strongly agreed the conference enhanced their knowledge as demonstrated by the extremely high score of 4.9 out of 5 points in the program evaluation.
Delegates thoroughly enjoyed the conference and would unanimously recommend it to their peers with a perfect score of 5.0 out of 5 points.
#FullCircleBevCon tagged in over 74,833 Twitter impressions and 132 Instagram posts with over 3,443 interactions.
When Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein published “Wines of South America: The Essential Guide”, Full Circle launched the first-ever South American Conference in 2015. Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein developed a compelling series of master classes featuring South American wines, while Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Doug Frost ran the spirits program, along with Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, featuring Cachaça, Pisco, and Singani. The first three-day conference was held in NYC and was attended by 50 hand-picked journalists, wine buyers, retailers, sommeliers and beverage directors from NY, CA, TX, IL, DC, MA and FL. Additionally, there were more than 600 people who attended two large-scale tastings for trade, media and consumers.
DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP
“This was the best wine conference I've ever attended, thank you for all the amazing line-ups and picking such great people to be involved. I am 100% in for attending next year.”
TAUB FAMILY SELECTIONS
“It’s rare to see such a high caliber group of buyers / sommeliers / press so engaged and impressed. You guys just "get it." Highly impressive conference!”
MADELINE TRIFFON, MS
“Working with the whole Full Circle team, guest sommeliers, and very knowledgeable attendees and suppliers was a joyful experience. I'm touched to be included! The content was amazing across the board, all y’all set a high bar.”
TIM GAISER, MS
COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIERS
"Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of an amazing conference. BevCon is truly world-class in content, presentation, and especially organization."
“What an awesome event! I enjoyed getting to meet so many of you and learned a ton. My hat’s off to the Full Circle team!! They put on a flawless set of seminars with great winemakers and owners to meet and talk with.”
"The commentary surrounding BevCon has been extremely positive. From all of us here, well done. We are a proud and happy sponsor."