Schedule - CRAFTED Conference

Schedule

*Sessions subject to change

Wednesday, November 8th

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Sponsors Speakers VIP Reception - TBD

Thursday, November 9th

CRAFTED’s inaugural event one-day symposium will take place on November 9, 2023, at Bally’s Atlantic City.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration Open
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Breakfast
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Opening Keynote
  • Jackie Summers, Founder of JackFromBrooklyn, Creator of Sorel Liqueur
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Boogie Down Brown – Black-owned bourbon & whiskies
  • Hardy Hyppolite, Owner & Creative Director of THOUGHTS® Bourbon
  • Lee Farmer, CFO & Partner of TCG Collective – Moderator
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
The New Brewers – Multi-cultural owned beer brands
  • Damon Patton, CEO of Moors Brewery
  • Jamhal Johnson, CFO of Moors Brewery
  • Christina Thomas, Founder of Brown Girl’s Brew
  • Josh Davis, Founder of Brown and Balanced –  Moderator
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Spirited Collaborations: Artists, Chef's, and Brands Unite
  • Demont Pinder, Artist
  • Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.,  Celebrity Chef
  • Kembo Tom,  CEO of KTC Creative 
  • Cory Brim, Owner & CEO of Sugar Rim Bar
  • Nichelle Pace, CEO of Brand Enchanting Media – Moderator
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch
1:30PM - 2:15PM
The Rise of AAPI-Owned Brands: Yobo Soju
  • Yobo Soju
  • Liz Kang, 42nd Parallel – Moderator
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Crafted Conversations with Drink Good Spirits, Manuel Aczualdez, Founder & CEO of Drink Good Spirits
3:30PM - 4:15PM
Wine and the Culture - Bringing it all together
  • Ken Pettus, Founder of Unwine 101
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Closing Reception
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Keynote

Maximize your opportunities and financial preparation for investors, distributors, and partners

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Boogie Down Brown – Black-owned bourbon & whiskies

Hosted by Lazar Flavors / Taste of Black Spirits

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The New Brewers – Multicultural-owned beer brands
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch and Keynote
1:30PM - 2:15PM
From Soju to Seltzer – AAPI-owned brands
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Tequila & More – Latinx-owned brands
3:30PM - 4:15PM
Wine & The Culture - The Intersection of Celebrity & Multicultural-owned wine brands
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Closing Reception - Tasting / Lite bites / Networking / DJ

Future PROGRAMMING
(2024-2025)

Crafted - The Taste of the Culture (mixers & tastings)

APRIL 2024 – Philadelphia

JUNE 2024 – Chicago

AUGUST 2024 – Los Angeles

CRAFTED annual conference

October / november 2024, TBD

SXSW CRAFTED meet-up & Mixer

March 2025, Austin, TX

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Wednesday, September 27th

CRAFTED’s inaugural VIP reception will take place on April 26, evening of the official first day of the conference.

WELCOME RECEPTION/EXPO OPENING (TBD)​

The welcome reception on day 1 is a great opportunity to showcase your brand front & center at the start of the conference.

HAPPY HOUR (TBD)

Hosted from 6:00pm – 7:00pm on TBD, opportunity available for brand showcase.

CONFERENCE BAGS (TBD)

Bags distributed to all attendees at the Welcome Reception are available for branding!

SHORT VIDEO / PRE-SHOW (TBD)

Multiple opportunities available for :30 – :60 videos to be shown at events ranging from the Welcome Reception, seminars, and comedy show. Pre-produced by the brand.

EXPO (TBD)

Opportunities available for tasting, booth/tabling engagement, and announcements/programming on the expo main stage throughout the two-day conference. Brand concept and length of event can help determine timing & placement within the schedule.

CRAFTED COMEDY SHOW (TBD)

Highlighting local and National BIPOC comedic talent to entertain our guests and conference attendees.

CRAFTED AFTER PARTY (TBD)

The official wrap-up event of CRAFTED, opportunities for product cocktail features, tasting experiences, and more at the Ocean Ballroom.

LAST CALL- SPONSORED BY (TBD)

Late night happy hour for night owls.