Program

Main conference: April 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Held in the Villa Grande Ballaria Sophia at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio
NOTE: Register separately for the TWO Add-on Experiences (April 15th Dinner and April 16th Pairing Experience/Tour)

Telephone: 440-466-4417

Join your marketing-oriented colleagues for an exciting day of interactive programs unlike any other wine conference in the nation. As its name suggests, the primary goal of the conference is to provide a forum for attendees to share their best public relations, advertising, promotional and marketing ideas. Participants will then be encouraged to 'steal,' borrow, adapt and apply those ideas to their individual marketing plans.
As a part of your 'registration', plan to share at least one of your best and most creative projects in one of two of our 'STEAL SESSIONS'.

Cost:
The registration fee for attendees is $110 and includes lunch.
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in and morning coffee with attendees
9:00 - 10:00: Len Komoroski, Cleveland Cavaliers, CEO - Building Your "Team"
10:00 - 11:00: Chef Anthony Hamilton, Kent State University, Chef Instructor - Giving Yourself a Competitive Edge with Food Service and Hospitality
11:00 - 12:00: Jeff Ryznar, 898 Marketing, Owner - Marketing to Millennials
12:15 - 1:15: Lunch
1:15 - 2:00: STEAL SESSION #1 - Media relations, traditional and otherwise
2:00 - 2:45: Ashlee Hayes, By Design Marketing, LLC, Marketing Consultant and Graphic Designer - Creating a Digital Strategy That Works for Your Business and You
2:45 - 3:30: What Your Wine Labels Say about You When You Are Not in the Room
3:30 - 4:00: Donniella Winchell, Ohio Wine Producers Association - Ohio Wines Tasting Room Secrets, Trends and Techniques
4:00 - 4:30: Craig Root, California Tasting Room Guru - Dealing with Difficult People in Your Tasting Room
4:30 - 5:00: STEAL SESSION #2 - Finding NEW Customers in Places within and Beyond the World of Wines

Please call 440-466-4417 or click Main Conference reservationsto make reservations.

IN ADDITION, WE WILL BE OFFERING 2 ADD ON EXPERIENCES: A WINE PAIRING DINNER AS A PREVIEW TO THE CONFERENCE AND FOLLOWING THE SESSIONS, A PAIRING PLATED EXPERIENCE
NOTE: ADD-ON EXPERIENCE THE NIGHT PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE: Please register separately for a spectacular 5-course Wine Pairing dinner being offered the Sunday evening, prior to Monday’s conference. If you’re coming into town the night prior to the conference, we also highly recommend that you attend. As this dinner is being offered a special price, it is open only to LTS conference attendees.

CONFERENCE ADD-ON EXPERIENCE #1
April 15, 2018
Wine Pairing Dinner
A special dining experience offered to attendees the evening before our License to Steal National Wine Marketing Conference.
6:00 p.m.
Held in the Bistro Cantino Room at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio

Come join us the evening before License to Steal for an upscale 5 Course Dinner served with wine pairings presented by a Gervasi Vineyard Wine Steward!

This is a private dinner open only to those attending the License to Steal conference, Gervasi Vineyard is offering this special dining experience to attendees (the standard cost for this experience is typically $90 per person, including service charge).

Cost: $65 per person

Please call 440-466-4417 or click Add-on #1 reservationsto make reservations.


5:15 - 6:30: ADD-ON EXPERIENCE AFTER THE CONFERENCE: Please register separately for this delightful conclusion to the day. Join us in the Crush Room for the Pairing Plate Experience following the conference. Register early, only a limited number can participate in this special tour and tasting.

CONFERENCE ADD-ON EXPERIENCE #2
April 16, 2018
Pairing Plate Experience
A delightful conclusion to our License to Steal National Wine Marketing Conference
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Held in the Crush Room at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio (a two-minute walk from conference facility)

Come join us for a delightful Wine Pairing Experience and Winery Tour following License to Steal. Sample four wines paired with four delicious food bites. The experience includes a winery tour!

Advanced reservations are limited, so please make your reservations early! There will be two groups - half start with the tour and half start with the tasting.

Cost: $25 per person

Please call 440-466-4417 or click Add-on #2 reservationsto make reservations.


ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CONFERENCE Special rates on accommodations:

Villas at Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721
Rooms Rates for Sunday and Monday, April 15-16, 2018
Special Rate for conference attendees: $159 plus tax/fees per night
You MUST CALL for this special rate (this conference rate is NOT available online)
Call 330-497-1000 - option #1, and mention "LTS" ('License to Steal')
Only a limited number of accommodations are available

Hilton Garden Inn, 5251 Landmark Blvd., North Canton, Ohio 44720
Rooms Rates for Sunday and Monday, April 15-16, 2018
Special Rate for conference attendees: $119 plus tax/fees per night
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