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2023 New Zealand Distillers’ Conference

Date: 8-9 June 2023
Time: 8 June, 11:00am – 9 June 4:45pm
Place: Hilton Hotel, Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Presented by DSA, supported by Spirits NZ
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2023 New Zealand Spirits Awards Gala Dinner

Date: 9 June 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Hilton Hotel, Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Presented by DSA and Spirits NZ
New Zealand Spirits Awards (

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What’s Gold Got to Do With It?

Date: 11 September 2023

Presented by Tash McGill, a respected spirits writer, consultant and judge at spirits and food & beverage competitions here in New Zealand and offshore.

Tash will discuss the different types of awards, how different styles of judging work, what they’re trying to achieve and how to leverage an awards and competition strategy for your own business. This webinar format will allow plenty of time for questions, interaction and opinion.

Link: Here

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Compliance & Safety Overview Webinar

Date: 14 August 2023

Presented by Ben Leggett, Elemental Distillery

This is an overview of compliance and safety considerations in your distillery. If you feel like you don’t know what you don’t know about compliance, Ben will be going through all some of the universal truths and some of the ways he tackled compliance at Elemental Distillery.

Link: Here

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NPD: A Guide to Ideation, Sales Marketing and Sustainable Growth

Date: 27 February 2023

Presented by East Imperial’s Mikey Ball (Global Brand Ambassador) & Gwilym Breese (Business Development)

New product development is the key to consistent growth and consumer interest in terms of growing brand sales and identity. In this panel discussion we will be discussing how we come up with NPD, take it to market and then continue to sustain the uptake of the product while supporting uplift of key existing skus.
Link: Here
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Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol workshop

Date: 16 November 2022

Presented by Hilary Souter, Chief Executive; Catherine Maclean, Complaints Manager, Advertising Standards Authority

Do you advertise, promote or provide content for articles, newspapers, newsletters? If you do, this not to be missed education event will help you do it right.
This important webinar will highlight the key rules in the Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code, show plenty of examples of ads and provide tips on how to get it right.
Also worth reviewing is the recently launched quick guides available…/asa-releases-new-quick-guides…/

Link: Here
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