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2019 Ahead of the Curve - Supporting the Preservation of Agriculture


Lincoln Theater - 100 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599


8:00am - 2:00pm


What makes Napa Valley so special is our commitment to agriculture, excellence in sustainable farming practices, producing world-class wines, and setting the gold standard for labor practices. As growers and vineyard & winery owners, we believe that our agricultural heritage forms the foundation of our valley and community; however, the pressures on our industry as we contend with challenges related to climate, water, labor, changing consumer trends, and community perception have never been greater. Join us to learn from experts and leaders in agriculture, sustainability, leadership, wine trends, and demographics, as they provide thought-provoking inspiration as we look towards the future and how to ensure that we preserve and promote Napa Valley's vineyards for many generations to come.


Registration Begins at 7:30am with coffee and pastries.  Lunch included in ticket price. 

Moderated by Dylnn Proctor, Director, Fantesca Estate & Winery, Master Sommelier

8am - 8:15am
Welcome & Introduction
Remi Cohen, Vice President & General Manager, Lede Family Wines
DLynn Proctor, Director, Fantesca Estate & Winery, Master Sommelier
8:15am - 8:45am
Standing Up for Agriculture - A Case Study
Tim Johnson, President & CEO, California Rice Commission
8:45am - 9:30am
Keeping Napa Relevant
Margareth Henriquez, President & CEO, Krug
9:30am - 10am
Sustainability Certifications - Why They Matter
Bonnie Holeman, Program Manager, Sustainability Certifications, SCS GLobal Services
10am - 10:15am
10:15am - 11am
More Good, Less Bad: Redefining the Way We Think About Sustainability 
Jeffrey Hollender, Co-Founder & former CEO, Seventh Generation; Co-Founder & CEO, Hollender Sustainable Brands LLC
11am - 11:30am
Data Driven Insights - How Changing Consumer Dynamics Will Affect Napa Valley
Paul Mabray, CEO, Emetry.io
11:30am - 12:45pm
Inspiring Your Team & Sustaining Positive Cultural Change
Eric Karpinski, The Happiness Coach, GoodThink, Inc.
12:45pm - 1pm
Q & A
1pm - 2pm