20 February, 2019

New guest speakers announced for The Drinks Industry Show

New guest speakers announced for The Drinks Industry Show

Nicole Stanners and Andy Gaunt will discuss "How The Drinks Industry Is Delivering The Goods - Premiumisation" at The Drinks Industry Show (DIS) later this month.

The pair are the latest guest speakers to join the seminar program following the announcement that Giuseppe Minissale will offer insights on the issues and trends impacting the retail liquor sector when he opens the innovation seminar sessions at DIS.

Stanners and Gaunt will explore how brands delivering to the consumer macro trend for premiumisation in the beverage industry; and the opportunities to fulfill the consumer desire for something special.

Nicole Stanners is the Marketing Director of Campari Australia, the Australian subsidiary of Gruppo Campari, an Italian-listed, international spirits and wine business. The company owns well-known premium global brands such as Wild Turkey Bourbon, Aperol, Cinzano, Appleton Estate, Frangelico and the company’s namesake, Campari.

Nicole has more than 20 years marketing experience. She has held local, regional and global marketing roles across Europe, Asia and Australasia for leading FMCG companies such as Unilever, Cadbury, SCA and Diageo.

Nicole has a personal passion for creating and seeding premium brands with purpose that have the ability to drive cultural change.

Andy Gaunt has 20 years of beverage industry experience, beginning behind the bar, before making the move at the turn of the millennium to a career in marketing and business development for some of the world’s most famous premium spirit brands, Andy has experienced first hand the impact of premiumisation on bar and drinking culture on a global basis.  

Having spent well over 10 years at Diageo, in global innovation and marketing, Andy was central to the development of Diageo’s premiumisation strategies, working in their UK business, in global marketing and market development, and across Asia Pacific, where he headed up Diageo’s luxury spirits portfolio. 

Now based in Sydney, Andy established Source Consulting to partner with drinks companies looking at the opportunities presented by today's changing dynamics and demand for better quality.  

Andy leads the business interests of Fever-Tree mixers across Asia Pacific, and through his agency, provides insight and capability development to his clients looking to harness the power of premium, while also advising, mentoring and guiding the next generation of drinks entrepreneurs.

To register for the free exhibition or for more information, visit www.drinksindustryshow.com.au 

DIS will be held at the Crystal Palace, Luna Park, Sydney, from June 26-27.