Femmes du Vin (Toronto)
Femmes du Vin is a movement with a goal: to create a community of women connected through the world of wines.
At our featured Toronto trade event we seek to promote, educate, mentor and positively impact women working in the wine industry. At this day-long event, you will be exposed to a variety of seminars led by leading women in the wine industry, including some of the world’s top sommeliers, winery executives and others seeking to advance women in the profession. Included in your ticket is full-access to all seminars (5+), lunch, trade tasting and more. Amongst out confirmed panelists are:
Angela Aiello, iYellow Wine Club
Veronique Rivest, #2 Best Sommelier of the World (2013)
Julie DuPouy, #3 Best Sommelier of the World (2016)
Elyse Lambert, #5 Best Sommelier of the World (2016)
Michelle Bouffard, MW Candidate, Founder Tasting Climate Change
Michaela Morris, MW Candidate, Contributor Decanter, Meininger's Wine Business
and many more....
Toronto Event Schedule (August 18):
9:30 - Welcome Coffee
10:00-10:45 - Professional Development On this panel-led seminar our guest speakers provide insights on how they have managed with success their own personal brand. Out of this seminar attendees should gain insights on best practices to manage their own personal brand. Panelists include: Angela Aiello (iYellow Wine Club), Michelle Bouffard (Tasting Climate Change), Elyse Lambert (Elyse Lambert).
10:45 -11:30: FEATURED SEMINAR
11:30 - 12:15: MANAGING THE AGENCY & EXECUTIVE WORLD There are not enough women in key executive roles in the wine business. This seminar highlights women that have successfully navigated their way to the top of the agency, winery world. Our panelists provide their insights and thoughts on the journey getting to the top.
12:30 - 2:00: TRADE LUNCH AND FEMMES DU VIN WINE TASTING This is a great opportunity to taste wines poured by agencies and wineries that are supporting the efforts of Femmes du Vin.
2:00 - 2:45: THE BUSINESS OF BEING A SOMMELIER
The very best women sommeliers of the world talk about business management practices and how to succeed from a business perspective. Panelists include: Veronique Rivest (2nd Place, ASI World's Best Sommelier 2013), Julie DuPouy (3rd Place, ASI World's Best Sommelier 2016) and others.
2:45 - 3:30: FEATURED SEMINAR
3:30 - 4:15: WOMEN’S WINE WRITER CIRCLE
Our featured wine writers discuss how they became a writer and lead an interactive tasting.
4:30: MESSAGES FROM OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS & CLOSING REMARKS
Price (valid until June 1st): $79.95 + tax
VIP ticket*: $99.95* + tax
*Includes Femmes du Vin branded t-shirt and premium seating for all seminars. $10 from every Femmes du Vin t-shirt sale is provided directly to the Femmes du Vin Scholarship fund, supporting one woman’s advancement in the wine industry.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL