21 November, 2017

Australian drinks Awards welcomes back The Drinks Industry Show



Australian drinks Awards welcomes back The Drinks Industry Show

the drinks association is thrilled to once again join forces with professional industry trade event and Corporate Partner, The Drinks Industry Show as it continues its mission to Connect, Inform, Strengthen and Promote business in the Australian drinks industry.

The event joins the elite list of companies supporting the 2017 Australian drinks Awards, bringing its hands-on experience with drinks trade events to the table.  

Following a successful first event in 2015, The Drinks Industry Show signed up as a Corporate Partner with the drinks association after realising its unique potential to create mutually beneficial business opportunities.  

Portfolio Director David Paterson said regular access to the industry has played an important role in delivering success to their business, as well as providing drinks association members with opportunities to expand their industry connections.

“The Drinks Industry Show was heavily involved in the 2016 Australian drinks Awards, presenting a number of awards to deserving winners from across the trade,” he said. “We are always excited to be a part of such a prestigious night and look forward to what will no doubt be another unforgettable evening in September.”

Ben Davidson to curate The Drinks Industry Show!

The Drinks Industry Show kicks off on 26-27 June 2017 at the Crystal Palace, Luna Park Sydney.

The trade-only show gives professionals the opportunity to stay up to date with the latest trends, network with the industry’s finest and maximise opportunities do to business. 

The Drinks Industry Show has announced that leading drinks industry expert and ambassador, Ben Davidson, has been appointed as Events Curator.

As the Events Curator, Davidson will share his extensive knowledge of the drinks industry with the Drinks Industry Show.  Davidson will also be responsible for driving senior level buyers to the show and raising awareness and exposure of the event across the trade. 

"I’m excited to be a part of the Drinks Industry Show in the capacity of Event Curator, helping to attract a diverse range of large and small Brands across all categories, to exhibit their products to the Drinks Industry professionals of Sydney and beyond”.

Davidson is one of Australia’s most accomplished and well known drinks and cocktail professionals - a multi-award winning, former Cocktail World Cup Champion (2004) and Australian Bartender of the Year (2003, 2005). With nearly 20 years experience behind the bar he is one of the most knowledgeable spirits professionals & culinary cocktail craftsman.

He was, up until recently, the Spirits Education Manager, National Spirits Ambassador and Head of Mixology for Pernod Ricard Australia for 10 years. During this time he received Ambassador of the Year awards as well gaining a WSET Trainer credential and last year was inducted as a Keeper of the Quaich.

In 2015 Ben launched his drinks consultancy business, Bespoke Drinks, servicing the needs of spirit brands, cocktail bars and consumers in the areas of drinks creation and spirits training and education.

David Paterson commented: “Ben has a wealth of industry experience and will bring a unique perspective to the 2017 event.  We are delighted to welcome him on board and look forward to working closely together”.

the drinks association will also hold several of its events at Luna Park to coincide with the Drinks Industry Show, including our Network Breakfast, Supply Chain Logistics Forum, CFO Forum, HRD Forum and a diversity&inclusion@drinks and Women in drinks joint session.

For more information, visit www.drinksindustryshow.com.au or drinks events.



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