The Chicago Independent Spirits Expo is back for a 6th Year and we are offering an early registration discount to all brands that sign up before August 1st!
Every year this event grows bigger with the growth of the artisanal and independent spirits community throughout the world (The USA, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, France, Russia, Holland, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Japan, India, New Zealand, Australia, etc.) and the ever-expanding interest in artisanal spirits among both the drinks industry as well as consumers.
The CISE brings in 1200 attendees annually, with over 90% of them being bartenders, bar owners, F&B Managers, retailers, distributors, drink media and other members of the spirits industry. Last year’s event saw over 130 exhibitors sampling out a variety of spirits – vodka, gin, rum, tequila, mescal, whiskey, vermouth, liqueurs, mixers, etc. – from all around the world!
This year the event will be held:
Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Time: 4:30PM - 9:00Pm
Venue: The Chicago Hilton Hotel & Towers
Address: 720 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.
Neighborhood: The Loop/Downtown Business District
Intersection: Michigan Ave. & Balbo Ave.
Returning for its 6th year is the The 2016 CISE Industry Round Table Discussion Panel! An esteemed group of professionals from various levels of the drink business discussing the key topics of the day facing the spirits industry.
Scheduled Panelists include:
Special Guest Moderator: Emily Pennington Hood - Editor at Wine & Spirits Daily
Monique Huston – Distributor, Winebow
Brett Pontoni – Retailer, Binny’s Beverage Depot
Toby Beall – Distiller, Tailwinds Distillery
Paul Hletko – Distiller, FEW Spirits
Matt Blaum – Distiller, Blaum Bros. Distillery
Bill Welter – Distiller, Journeyman Distillery
Scott Winters – Importer, American Spirits Exchange
Dave Schmier - Brand Owner
Danny Shapiro – Mixologist/Bar Owner, Scofflaw, Slippery Slope
Winston Edwards - Brand Ambassador, Balcones
Christine Tully Aranza - Restaurant Owner, Autre Monde
Aaron Zacharias - Bar Owner, Fountainhead Chicago
Brian Christensen – Editor of Artisan Spirits Magazine
Suppliers - The cost of Early Registration is $500.00 until August 1st.
Your branding on most ISE materials
Approx. 4’/6’™ table
Two Hundred 3 oz. sampling cups
Four ¼ oz. Pourers
2 supplier rep tickets
2 consumer tickets
4 trade/press tickets
List of hotel recommendations/Price breaks
First time Exhibitors -
$600.00 ($500.00 if registering before August 1st.)
Returning Exhibitors -
$350.00 ($275.00 if registering before August 1st.)
Email/Mail – Request a registration form to pay directly with check or credit card. Please state if you are a Returning Exhibitor or a New Exhibitor. Returning Exhibitor ~ Please inquire about your discount code.
Tickets are now on sale ~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-chicago-indie-spirits-expo-tickets-24260637219
Chicago Independent Spirits Expo Contacts
For any and all questions concerning the Chicago Independent Spirits Expo, please reach out to:
Registration & Fees
Martin C. Duffy
Producer/Logistics Manager - Chicago
Your brand needs to be distributed by a licensed wholesaler in the state of Illinois in order to legally sample your product. If you do not have distribution in Illinois, please contact us for references.
Hope to see you in September!
Glencairn Whisky Glass ~ A proud sponsor of the 2016 Chicago Independent Spirits Expo ~ http://www.glencairn.co.uk/
The Chicago Independent Spirits Expo is a 21 year & older event. A valid photo I.D. is required.
Please Drink Responsibly. Do Not Drink & Drive.
Visit www.indiespiritsexpo.com for a list of other regional events taking place throughout the year.