Wine Country Hospitality Symposium Event Schedule
For information only – the 2017 Symposium has Ended – Check back in 2018!
9am Featured Speaker Justin Dragoo from Latitude 38
Educational Sessions: 10-11am, 11:15-12:15pm and 2-3pm
12:30-1:45pm Lunch at the Napa Valley College Cooking School
3-4pm Networking Reception with Wine, Beer & Cheese
8:30-9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:15-10:00am Featured Hospitality Hero: Justin Dragoo
- Introduction and welcome by Dr. Ron Kraft, Superintendent/President Napa Valley College and Mechele Manno, Associate Dean, Napa Valley College.
- Justin Dragoo from Latitude 38 Entertainment presents When You Can’t Get Bigger, Get Better! Justin is a co-founder at Latitude 38 Entertainment, the producer of BottleRock. He has helped to create one of California’s premier music events by defying visitor expectations with a relentless focus on the guest experience.
10:15am – 11:15am – Breakout Session #1
11:30am – 12:30pm – The Digital Guest Experience – High Tech Hospitality to boost the Guest Experience
12:30-1:30pm Lunch at the Napa Valley Cooking School
- Prepared by Executive Chef Barbara Alexander, Chef Lui Hussong, and the Napa Valley Cooking School class. It’s an incredible opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of some of our region’s aspiring hospitality professionals!
1:45pm – 3:15pm Hyper-Local Food Sourcing – The Future of Food
3:15pm – 4:00pm Networking Reception
- Enjoy the hospitality of Napa Valley College! Sip and savor a glass of wine or beer with cheese, while meeting other hospitality professionals in the North Bay, including winery, restaurant, and lodging pros, as well as students preparing to enter the industry. Must be 21 or older for wine and beer.
The event is very intimate and personal. It had great opportunities to connect with speakers and with other hospitality people like myself.
Best value for a conference EVER! The lunch alone is worth every penny. Events like this usually START around $500!