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Jan 11, 2019

TABC to Host Manufacturer Executive Summit for High-Level Industry Members in B-CS Jan. 14

COLLEGE STATION – Members of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's senior leadership will join high-ranking executives from several high-profile alcoholic beverage manufacturers at a special summit set for January 14 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.

The summit follows a similar event for retail-level alcohol industry executives held at the University of Houston in September 2018. Monday's summit will give alcoholic beverage manufacturers a chance to learn about important issues affecting the manufacturing tier of the alcoholic beverage industry while providing their comments and concerns directly to TABC leadership.

Featured speakers at the summit include Assistant Commissioner Dan Hunter of the Texas Department of Agriculture; Messina Hof Winery & Resort CEO Paul Bonarrigo; Texas A&M University System Executive Vice Chancellor and CFO Billy Hamilton; Dr. Parr Rosson of the AgriLife Extension Service; and Texas A&M Head of Horticultural Sciences Dr. Dan Lineberger.

"We're extremely grateful for the opportunity to engage directly with the executives who head up one of the most important sectors of Texas' economy," said TABC Chairman Kevin Lilly. "These incredibly successful business leaders know better than most what it takes to operate in the Texas alcoholic beverage industry, and it's TABC's job to ensure fair and predicable regulation so they may continue growing our state's economy."

The summit is co-hosted by the Texas A&M University System, whose AgriLife Extension and horticultural sciences programs provide critical information and support to wineries and other alcoholic beverage manufacturers across the state.

"We've built a top-notch facility here in the heart of Aggieland and we're proud to host the TABC's Manufacturer Executive Summit," said John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System. "We welcome them and anyone else who wants to take advantage of our technologically advanced 35,000-square feet of meeting space."

The summit begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Blvd. in College Station. Media members will be asked not to film the session, though TABC leadership will be available for interviews afterward.

Contact: Chris Porter TABC Public Information Officer (512) 206-3462