2019 BC Liquor Conference Program

The conference takes place Sunday, October 20 and Monday, October 21.

All events on Monday take place at the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver. Sunday’s events will be held in various locations in downtown Vancouver.

Day 1
20 Oct 2019

Tours of LDB Delta Distribution Centre

ABLE BC is excited to share the BCLDB Wholesale Team has offered to host ABLE BC members and BC Liquor Conference delegates for an open house and tour of their...
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Workshop A: Social Media and Brand Strategy

Nail down your social media and brand strategy during this hands-on workshop before heading into the holiday season with branding and digital marketing expert Grace Lanuza.
Grace Lanuza

Workshop B: Liquor Retailer Bootcamp

Looking to take your liquor retail store to the next level and find new ways to drive incremental sales and increase profit? Join our panel of experts for a 3-hour...
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Darryl Lamb
Peter Uppal
Rebecca Hardin

2019 ABLE BC Annual General Meeting

All ABLE BC members in good-standing are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. All non-members are encouraged to participate but cannot vote. RSVP is required: The 2019 AGM...
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Opening Reception and Lighting Round Panels

Join ABLE BC’s Board of Directors, staff, members, and conference delegates for the conference opening reception at the Labatt Beer Institute (1148 Homer Street, Suite 402) in Yaletown. New this...
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Sabrine Dhaliwal
Kelcie Jones
Bryant Mao
Jeff Guignard
Day 2
21 Oct 2019


Our team is ready to welcome you! Pick up your delegate badge and check-in to the conference.

Industry Breakfast and Update

Enjoyed a plated breakfast as we kick-off the 2019 BC Liquor Conference. During the breakfast, Jeff Guignard, ABLE BC’s Executive Director will provide an update on BC’s liquor industry and...
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Jeff Guignard

Networking Break

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and connect with other BC Liquor Conference delegates before the next seminar kicks off.

Seminar 1A: LDB Wholesale Industry Update

Hear LDB leaders discuss the work underway at their new distribution centre, share current industry metrics and look at what’s next at LDB Wholesale.
Sairose Fisher
Todd Cooper

Networking Break

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and connect with other BC Liquor Conference delegates before the next seminar kicks off.

Seminar 2A: Digitizing your retail store – using online sales and delivery to drive profit

Learn how to digitize your retail store to drive profit with BDO’s National Retail Leader Eric Matusiak. During this presentation, Eric will cover: What does digital mean for liquor retail...
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Eric Matusiak

Seminar 2B – Marketing in a Digital Age for Bars

For many business owners, food trends and social media isn’t something that there’s a lot of time for. But there are some surprisingly simple things you can be doing immediately...
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Lindsay O’Donnell

Industry Lunch and Trends Presentation: Consumer and Shopper Insights

Enjoy lunch with your industry colleagues from 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm. From 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Andrea Kardos, Senior Manager, Strategic Insights at Arterra Wines Canada will present...
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Andrea Kardos

Liquor & Cannabis and Co-Use: New Duty of Care? What a liquor provider needs to know

Matthew Bujar has considerable experience defending hospitality liability claims and has frequently presented to the hospitality industry on differing legal issues. This presentation will discuss a commercial host’s duty of...
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Matthew Bujar