Let's Have A Drink With Michael Vachon, Sun 4.30pm

Let's Have A Drink With Michael Vachon, Sun 4.30pm


Let’s Have A Drink With…

Michael Vachon, Founder and Head of Brand Development, Maverick Drinks 

Since launching the #ForwardDrinking campaign in 2017, Michael has encouraged the industry to be more vocal about the broken relationship between brands and bars and continues to champion individuals seeking more valuable partnerships and progression.

We’ll discuss how to effectively build your personal brand as well as your “dream bar” and hear how Michael sees us all working together to create better awareness of career opportunities and advancement in the drinks industry.

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Clara Rubin and Sula Richardson have worked hard to deliver, new for 2019, the 'Let's have a drink with...' speakers corner where they will host a series of thought-provoking discussions under the PX+ themes of CELEBRATE, COLLABORATE and CHANGE.

Clara is a celebrated 'wine-slinger' with ten years experience working in hospitality and education. Her dedication to the industry was recognised last year when she was announced as the 2018 winner of the prestigious Julian Brind Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry from the IWSC. As Head of Engagement for Red Squirrel Wine, Clara brings a wealth of wine knowledge and true passion for the industry to this year's festival. She is also an IWSC judge and a certified WSET Educator. 

Sula is drinks industry through and through. As a wine and spirits communications guru with her ear to the ground and a creative eye, she has produced inspiring content and engaging events across the globe. In addition to her role at the multi-award winning food and drink PR agency, Phipps Relations, she also co-founded Women in Wine LDN - an ever-growing professional networking group that actively champions women in the wine industry.