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14/02/2020 Looking for the CIA BevPro Summit Itenarary? Here is the complete 3 day schedule for your reference.

Sommeliers and Beverage professionals, we hope you've cleared your schedules and postponed your meetings to keep these 3 days (01 - 03 March, 2020) on your calendars dedicated to the CIA BevPro Summit.

It is indeed a very exciting opportunity to meet like-minded, career-driven professionals from your field and talk to them on topics regarding hospitality, management, mentorship, and leadership, among others.

Women networking over wine at the CIA BevPro

To be held in the Napa Valley, this three-day summit includes immersive educational programs such as creative beverage, culinary, and sensory seminars; fun and challenging tasting exercises; and career-focused coaching opportunities for all attendees.

What makes the CIA BevPro summit a class apart is the fact that the attendees will have one-on-one access to distinguished summit presenters, including Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Wine and Beverage Directors, CIA Faculty, and more.

Oh and Single-Day Tickets are now available for just $195, which includes all meals and evening receptions.

You can experience the sessions that intrigue you most on the day that fits best into your schedule (Limited numbers are available).

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Here's the complete 3-day agenda of the summit where you can see which activity takes place at what time and which speaker shall speak on which day. There are so many different on-site and off-site sessions to be held by the speakers panel at the summit, that it might actually be difficult to single out a day to attend.

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So here's the schedule for your reference:


Sunday, March 01

1. Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM-10:15 AM at Atrium

2. Welcome to the Summit!
10:15 AM-10:30 AM at Ecolab Theater

3. Bus to offsite coaching
10:30 AM-11:00 AM at Copia Front Entrance

4. On-Site & Off-Site Coaching
11:00 AM-1:00 PM

10 Subsessions


  • Coaching Session #1 - Sommpreneur 101 (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
  • Speakers: Erik Segelbaum; Woody van Horn;
  • Coaching Session #2 - Palate Prep (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
  • Speakers: Chris Tanghe, MS; Kelli White;
  • Coaching Session #3 - Meaningful Mentorship (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
  • Speakers: Christie Dufault, ACWP, CHE; Tonya Pitts;
  • Coaching Session #6 - Writing About Wine (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
  • Speakers: Jordan MacKay; Julia Coney;


5. Bus to The Culinary Institute of America Greystone
1:00 PM-2:00 PM at Copia Front Entrance

6. General Session I - Food & Wine Pairing on the Fly
2:15 PM-3:45 PM at Greystone - Ecolab Theater

7. Break
3:45 PM-4:00 PM

8. General Session II - Connecting the Dots: Music & The Wine Mind
4:00 PM-5:30 PM at Greystone - Ecolab Theater

9. Music & The Wine Mind - Pairing Wine & Silent Disco
5:30 PM-7:30 PM at Greystone - Barrel Room

10. Bus back to CIA at Copia
7:30 PM-8:00 PM at Greystone Front Entrance;


Monday, March 02

1. Breakfast & Registration
8:00 AM-8:45 AM at Atrium

2. General Session III - Break out of the Bottle! Be Bold: 2020 Hospitality & Beverage Trend Report
9:00 AM-10:15 AM at Ecolab Theater

3. Break
10:15 AM-10:30 AM

4. Breakout Sessions - Group 1
10:30 AM-12:00 PM

5 Subsessions


  • Session 2: Folly or Faulty? (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
  • Speakers: Chris Tanghe, MS; Don LaBorde; Michael Jones;

  • Session 3: Shall We Sherry? (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
  • Speakers: Ian Adams; Jordan MacKay; Lucas Paya;

5. Lunch
12:00 PM-12:45 PM at Mezzanine

6. Somm Circuit Training
12:45 PM-3:00 PM at Atrium

7. Building Your Community: Peer-to-Peer Speed Networking Exercise
3:00 PM-4:00 PM at Atrium

8. Book Signing
3:15 PM-4:00 PM at Atrium

9. Program Break
4:00 PM-5:30 PM

10. Bus Pick-Up from CIA Copia
5:30 PM-6:00 PM at Copia Front Entrance

11. Dine & Dance at Cakebread Cellars
6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Cakebread Cellars

12. Bus back to CIA Copia
8:00 PM-8:30 PM;


Tuesday, March 03

1. Breakfast & Registration
8:00 AM-8:45 AM at Atrium

2. General Session IV: You Are Welcome Here
9:00 AM-10:15 AM at Ecolab Theater

3. Break
10:15 AM-10:30 AM

4. Breakout Session - Group 2
10:30 AM-12:00 PM

5 Subsessions


  • Session 2: Folly or Faulty? (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
  • Speakers: Chris Tanghe, MS; Don LaBorde; Michael Jones;

Farewell Toast
12:00 PM-1:00 PM at Ecolab Theater
Farewell toast with CARBONISTE!;


Woman pouring wine at CIA summit


What is CIA Bev Pro?

Presented by The Culinary Institute of America, the CIA Summit for Beverage Professionals is an annual enrichment program for career-driven individuals in the beverage industry focused on mentorship, management, hospitality, and leadership

It is held in the Napa Valley. The three-day summit includes immersive educational programs such as creative beverage, culinary, and sensory seminars; fun and challenging tasting exercises; and career-focused coaching opportunities.

Unique to this summit, attendees have one-on-one access to distinguished summit presenters, including Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Wine and Beverage Directors, CIA Faculty, and more.

Join the fifth annual CIA Bev Pro on March 1-3, 2020 here.

About the Culinary Institute of America

CIAFounded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit them here.

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Sommeliers Choice Awards is the ultimate wine competition which aims to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. An all-star judging panel consisting of leading sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers, wine directors at the U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs gather in San Francisco to judge wines coming from across the globe. Wines are judged on the basis of: Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package. Medals are awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. SCA is currently accepting entries, Special Pricing Offer ends on January 31, 2020.

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