Lynn Walding, Iowa Department of Alcoholic Beverages
Future Fabric of America: The Changing Faces of Beer, moderated by Bump Williams of Information Resources Inc. (IRI), will bring together a distinguished panel of experts from the area of marketing, finance, retail and beer distribution to discuss the demographic and cultural changes that are currently affecting the American beer market.
The Convention's General Session will also feature Miller Brewing Company CEO Tom Long as well as Daniel Pink, the best-selling author of A Whole New Mind. Pink is an expert on innovation, competition and the changing world of work. Political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will speak on October 2; they will provide an overview of the current state of politics from both the left and right sides of the aisle and share their predictions for the 2008 elections.
Additionally, more than 250 exhibitors are looking forward to sharing information about their products and services with distributors at the Trade Show. The Trade Show floor will be packed with companies offering products and services to help streamline beer distributor operations, as well as promoting new innovative beverages and, of course, beer.