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The Worshipful Company of Distillers City Debate
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Join Chris Porter, Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers with guests from the spirits industry, analysts, media, the City, Distillers’ Liverymen and Masters and members of other Livery Companies – for a lively exchange and vote followed by an opportunity to discuss further the topic over drinks and canapés.
The Motion is:
THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE CONSUMPTION TRENDS OF TODAY’S YOUNGER GENERATIONS WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE FUTURE SHAPE OF THE SPIRITS INDUSTRY
Attendance at the event is by pre-booked ticket. The ticket price is £20 (inc VAT).
- Event timings: Doors open 6.15pm
- Debate starts: 6.30pm
- Drinks and canapés: 7.45pm
- Event ends: 9.00pm
The speakers are:
PROPOSED by: Paul Mathew – Owner of ‘Blood and Sand’ (London style bars) and Founder of ‘Everleaf’ (non-alcoholic aperitif)
Seconded by: Sanjeet Aujla – Beverages Analyst, Credit Suisse
OPPOSED by: Tom Warner – Founder and CEO, Warner’s Distillery Ltd
Seconded by: Claire Warner – Co-founder of Æcorn, the world’s first range of British non-alcoholic aperitifs and sister brand to Seedlip, the non-alcoholic category pioneer
CHAIRMAN: Trevor Stirling, Liveryman and Managing Director European Beverages, Bernstein