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Wine Management Institute toasts Thursdays!

“WMI Thursdays” is a new Thursday must that began in January of this year

The Wine Management Institute celebrated its two year anniversary in January 2011. The Institute brings together Burgundy School of Business’ research and training activities in wine and to celebrate its success, it has created “WMI Thursdays”.

One Thursday a month, when the part-time Master’s in International Wine and Spirits Trade is in session, a conference will take place on BSB’s Paris-La –Défence campus. The objective is to bring together the part-time Master’s students, its “Parisian Partners” as well as its graduates to strengthen network ties. Forty plus guests are invited to this monthly event which starts at 6:30pm. “WMI Thursdays” will alternate between thematic wine tastings and key-speaker conferences.

The premier took place on 20th January in Dijon. BSB’s part-time Master’s in International Wine and Spirits Trade students were at the Cité des Ducs for a special seminar with presentations about champagne from Stanislas Roccofort de Vinnière, Brand Ambassador of Moët & Chandon Below is WMI Thursdays’ programme (subject to change).

Thursday 10th February: Conference will be given by Jacques Duley (see picture above), President and CEO of French wine retailer, Nicolas, on the theme of “The Wine Merchant Profession at Nicolas: responsibilities and competencies”. The conference will be followed by a cocktail. Limited seating. Reservation only.

Thursday 10th March: Wine tasting (to be announced)

Thursday 10th April: Conference given by Emmanuel Imbert, Sales Director of Vente-Privé

For further information about “WMI Thursdays”, please contact Chantal Marinet : – (+33) 380-725-852