Mixers and Makers: Women making their mark in the industry

Mixers and Makers: Women making their mark in the industry

June 12, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Demonstration Stage 1 – Brooklyn Expo Center

Women have always been the mixers, makers and creators in liquor, they were just rarely given the credit. Hear the inspiring stories of women innovators who overcame significant barriers centuries ago to shape the industry into what it is today. And share perspective with some of the top female talent currently, who are at the forefront of innovation for the brands, distributors and service providers that will define diversity for the future.


  • Julie Reiner


    Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years, most notably with the opening of several bars, many of them have enjoyed...

  • Dina Opici



    Opici Family Distributing

    Dina Opici is President of the Opici Family Distributing, a family-owned wine and spirits wholesale distribution company based in Glen Rock, NJ. ...

  • Nicola Nice


    Founded by Dr. Nicola Nice, a trained sociologist, self-confessed cocktail obsessive, and advisor to some of world’s top spirits companies, Pomp &...

  • Taylor Langford


    I have been in the food and beverage industry for 8 years and have been bartending for 4. I had the extreme pleasure of working at Husk Restaurant in...


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