DTC Wine Symposium 2018: January 17-18, 2018
Hilton Concord Hotel, Concord, California


The 2018 summit is sold out. 

Now in its 11th year, the popular DTC Wine Symposium is the wine industry’s annual, national summit on direct marketing and sales.

Free Livestream of All Five Keynote Presentations

For the first time, the DTC Wine Symposium will livestream all five keynote presentations at no cost. While the livestream will not include Workshop Sessions or Sponsor Sessions, the following keynotes may be viewed online at http://dtcwinesymposium.com/live-stream, courtesy of Free the Grapes!

Day 1: Wednesday, January 17, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

  • Grapes to Grass: How Will Wine and Cannabis Work Together
  • First Peek: 2017 DTC Shipping Data

Day 2: Thursday, January 18, 8:30 a.m. – 10:50 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

  • Applications of Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things for the Wine Business
  • State of the States: A Legislative Update on DTC Legislation
  • CEO Roundtable: Driving Through Fire, Frost and Competition Toward Success

The DTC Wine Symposium is presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes! The event has raised more than $1 million for Free the Grapes’ PR campaign, and the Coalition for Free Trade’s legal work (CFT “retired” in 2014 after achieving its goals). These two groups have worked closely with industry representatives and regional associations to streamline onerous regulations and to increase the number of legal states from 17 to 44, which represent nearly 94% of the US population. The DTC Wine Symposium is the primary fundraiser for Free the Grapes! and provides funding to continue its role streamlining regulations, opening new states and defending existing statutes which support legal, regulated DTC wine shipments.

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