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Sunday, November 22 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Turn Up the Heat: Food & Wine Festivals

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Since you can’t go to school to be a festival organizer, how do you know if you are on the right track? What checklist will you need for your budget, logistics, production, talent and operations? Learning from those that have already done the heavy lifting will help you understand the pitfalls, shortcuts, must-do’s and more to land a career or build a festival brand that will be successful for years to come! Come loaded with questions.

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Clay Busch

Head of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Danny Wimmer Presents
An alumni of Chapman University, Clay Busch joined Danny Wimmer Presents in 2011--marking the company’s first hire--and has been a key part of the company’s growth. His prior experience includes marketing, consulting, event management and A&R. Clay got his start as an intern for... Read More →
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Rebecca Robinson

Executive Director, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers
Rebecca has 24 years of experience developing marketing programs, communication and public relations strategies. Her extensive background includes serving as a staff consultant in the California Legislature and coordinating a national legislative task force. A former Sales Operations... Read More →
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Denise Yamaguchi

Executive Director, Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi is a business development consultant providing both nonprofit and for-profit organizations with fund development, marketing, government affairs, public relations and community relations strategies and solutions. Yamaguchi also serves as the Executive Director... Read More →

Sunday November 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
Sierra Madre Room

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