Daily Buzz: A Whiskey Summit

Whiskey associations from around the world will converge in Kentucky this week for a summit to discuss concerns about tariffs and trade. Also: conference survival tips for introverts.

Associations in many industries have raised concerns about the impact of tariffs implemented by the Trump administration, and whiskey distillers are among them. This week, the industry’s eight leading associations are gathering in Kentucky for a historic meeting, the W8: Spirit of Collaboration Summit, according to The Lane Report.

Groups from all over the world will be attending, including the Irish Whiskey and Spirits associations, the Japan Spirits & Liqueurs Makers Association, the Scotch Whisky Association, and Spirits Canada.

“The global whiskey industry has been enjoying an unprecedented level of success to the benefit of our legendary producers, consumers, countries, and local communities,” Kentucky Distillers’ Association President Eric Gregory told the publication. “It’s critical that we maintain this momentum and ensure that world leaders understand the deep economic impact of whiskey and how it will be affected if this unfortunate trade war escalates or continues to extend.”

Advice for Introverts

A busy conference can be draining for the most gregarious extrovert, and it can be downright overwhelming for introverts.

Nonprofit AF crowdsourced its community for survival tips and received some great responses.

One way to encourage yourself to network is to set goals. “I’m going to meet five people at each networking session. I’m going to engage three vendor booths to find something new. Then I’m going to go back to the hotel room to sleep it off,” wrote Eric Drumheller.

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Raegan Johnson

By Raegan Johnson

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