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The Alcohols and Beverages Congress is the most important B2B conference for suppliers of products and service providers, dedicated to the most important developments and trends in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages sectors. It combines lectures by experts, panel discussions, presentations of trends and fairs of new products. Above all, however, it gives the opportunity to establish direct contacts between potential business partners.
BUSINESS PLATFORM JOINING KEY PLAYERS IMPACTING THE MARKET DEVELOPMENT:
Producers, distributors and exporters of alcohols and non-alcoholic beverages;
Executives managing and buyers deciding on purchases to retail chains;
Providers of services and solutions for the producers of alcohols and non-alcoholic beverages and for the trade.
250

participants of the 2019 edition

120

representatives of producers and service providers in the 2019 edition

130

trade representatives in the 2019 edition

32

lecturers and panellists of the 2018 edition

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PARTICIPANTS

42%

retail

31%

producers

25%

service providers

2%

trade associations and others

WHO YOU WILL MEET

Board presidents, directors and buyers from the major Polish and foreign retail chains:
• grocery stores of all formats
• discount stores
• liquor stores
• stores as part of fuel stations
Major distributors involved in building a sales network for brands on Polish and foreign markets
Leading producers and importers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including innovative brands just entering the market
Providers of services and innovative solutions for the producers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and for the trade

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

REPRESENTED AT THE CONGRESS

PARTICIPANTS IN OUR CONFERENCES

RETAIL CHAINS

PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME*


09:00-09:10OPENING OF THE CONGRESS
09:10-11:05 INAUGURAL SESSION
  • DEBATE: Retail developments revolutionise the beverage and alcohol market
  • Partner’s presentation (Wine of Moldova)
  • Innovation drives markets. New categories a motor for product categories
11:05-12:05 COFFEE BREAK & BUSINESS MIXER
12:05-12:55 SESSION ALCOHOLS part 1. SESSION NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES part 1
  • Partner’s presentation (Association of Employers Polish Spirits Industry – ZP PPS)
  • Partner’s presentation (Association of Brewing Industry Employers in Poland – Browary Polskie)
  • DEBATE: How excise duty should be charged?
  • The revolution is gaining momentum. Changes on the market of beverages, juices and waters
  • Situation on the fruit and vegetable market. How will raw material prices change?
  • Europe declares the war on plastic. Consequences for the beverage industry
12:50-13:45LUNCH & BUSINESS MIXER
13:45-14:30 SESSION ALCOHOLS part 2 SESSION NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES part 2
  • Import Supply Chain and domestic distribution – trends & opportunities
  • Trends on the alcohol market
  • How to make use of Polish voda heritage – Polish Vodka Association (PVA)
  • To understand the customer. How to use the data analytics to develop an effective product offer
  • Zetka is drinking on Instagram. The role of social media in building the image of beverage brands
  • Don’t let the crisis get to you – how to respond to problems in beverage supply?
14:30-15:30COFFEE BREAK & BUSINESS MIXER
15:30-17:00 SESSION ALCOHOLS part 3 SESSION NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES part 3
  • There is no TV, but there are POSs. How to communicate effectively with the customer?
  • What and how do young people drink?
  • DEBATE: Innovations drive the market. What else can be invented?
  • Small is beautiful. How do convenience stores change the market?
  • Green Capex. Investments in the future
  • DEBATE: Profits despite competition – operation costs are rising, how to maintain the results? New market segments, niches, acquisitions, private labels
17:00-18:00 COCKTAIL PARTY
*The Organiser reserves the right to modify the programme.

WHY IS IT WORTH TAKING PART IN THE CONGRESS?

The Alcohols and Beverages Congress was an excellent opportunity to discuss the situation, problems and challenges faced by the alcohol industry. The discussion was highly informative thanks to the presence of key representatives of companies associated with the industry. I hope that we will meet next year in a similarly good company.

Andrzej Szumowski, President of the Management Board, Polish Vodka Association

In my opinion, the Alcohols and Beverages Congress is a great initiative which gathered in one place all participants of the largest FMCG segments in Poland. A lot of knowledge and trends, intensive networking and an interesting format. I am looking forward to the next edition!

Łukasz Juskowiak, Marketing Director, Duży Ben, Eurocash Group

It’s great that this meeting occurred. A lot of practical and interesting information during the sessions, as well as a great occasion to share opinions behind the scenes. This initiative should certainly be continued to integrate the people of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage markets more closely.

Iwona Doktorowicz-Dudek, Vice-president for Marketing, Kompania Piwowarska

The Alcohols and Beverages Congress is a huge success. A professionally organised event gives interested parties in just one day a huge portion of knowledge about the current situation, future trends in production and market organisation of this sector which is so important for the trade. A good selection of topics, combining trade problems with consumer expectations and trends, is an invaluable help for producers and traders in choosing the right strategy for positioning beverages on the market.

Julian Pawlak, President of the Polish Association of Juice Producers

The Alcohols and Beverages Congress is an event of great importance for the retail sector. Beverages are one of the most important categories in grocery stores, so the industry meeting focusing on this segment should be included in the calendar of each manager.

Maciej Ptaszyński, General Director, Polish Chamber of Commerce

The Alcohols and Beverages Congress is a unique event for the sector. What is special about the conference is that it enables meetings with buyers of all major retail chains. We could freely talk and exchange opinions, but above all we could think about our common business future. I have attended many such conferences, but this one takes it to the next level.

Wojciech Mliczek, Commercial Director, Victoria Cymes

CONTACT FOR SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Marlena Król

Director of the Conference Department

733 300 987


Robert Zakrzewski

Business Development Director

519 042 666


Robert Biernat

Key Account Manager

730 014 732


Bartłomiej Kwiecień

Key Account Manager

730 008 749


Katarzyna Bałdo

Key Account Manager

730 011 934


CONTACT FOR RETAIL CHAINS AND WHOLESALERS

 

Karina Sandomierska

Coordinator of Business Conferences

731 301 544


 

Monika Wiczuk

Business Conferences Specialist

519 042 655


 

VENUE

Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel
ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1
00-906 Warszawa