Distilled Spirits Council Collaborating with Women of the Vine & Spirits for

Annual Conference in San Diego

Registration for the premier industry event open now

 WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced it will collaborate with Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) on its fifth conference March 4-6, 2024, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA.

“Our conference has become a must-attend event for leaders across the spirits industry,” said Chris Swonger, DISCUS President and CEO. “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) on the 2024 DISCUS conference, and tap into the combined synergy of both organizations.”

The conference brings together leaders, decision makers and supply chain partners to share ideas and drive innovation in the marketplace. The 2024 conference will also have a trade show and tasting floor with representation from the largest spirits producers and brand owners in the world.

“This collaboration provides the opportunity to interweave the four pillars of WOTVS across the conference – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Business Development & Innovation, Leadership Development, and Community Building — which will complement DISCUS’ robust conference programming,” said Deborah Brenner, WOTVS Founder and CEO.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest on policies impacting the spirits sector; connect with spirits business executives at networking events; learn from industry thought leaders; and walk away with tangible insights to boost your business.

Conference registration is now open here.

To receive “early bird” pricing, register before December 4, 2023. Registration pricing is detailed below:

  • Early Bird (DISCUS Member): $1,095
  • Early Bird (Non-Member): $1,295
  • Standard (DISCUS Member): $1,395
  • Standard (Non-Member): $1,595

To register, reserve your hotel accommodations, become a sponsor and learn more about the DISCUS Inaugural Conference, please visit www.distilledspirits.org/conference.

For questions or information on sponsorship, trade show booths or tasting pavilion contact [email protected].

Media interested in attending should contact [email protected] to inquire about press pass availability.


The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States is the leading voice and advocate for the distilled spirits industry and adult spirits consumers in the United States. For 50 years, DISCUS has effectively advocated on behalf of its members on legislative, regulatory and public affairs issues at the local, state, federal and international levels. DISCUS members are committed to responsibility and encourage adults who drink to do so in moderation.

Women of the Vine & Spirits is an all-encompassing global organization, dedicated to boldly pushing the wine, beer and spirits industry toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive era that supports business development and innovation, empowering all to thrive. Our members connect through our global network and collaborate across all industry sectors. We provide our members with benefits that include education, training, mentorship, and networking as well as tools, services and resources toward DEI, personal and business development. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.