Canadian Wine Law Association Annual Conference

Please join us for our  annual Canadian Wine & Liquor Law Conference (condensed half-day) hosted virtually – with in-person option in Vancouver, B.C. – focusing this year on priority legal and regulatory issues in manufacturing and selling wine and liquor in Canada in 2022.

  • Which pandemic-induced policy changes will remain (either beneficial or detrimental) for the manufacturing and supply chain for wine and liquor in key provinces?
  • How should retailers and other sales channels (e.g. online wine clubs, hospitality) position for post-pandemic trade patterns?
  • Can Canada’s wine and liquor manufacturers expect any relief from inter-provincial trade barriers?

Date: May 17, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST) / 9:00 am – 11:00 am (PST)

Registration: purchase tickets here

Online attendance: link will be emailed to registrants the day prior to the conference.

In-person attendance: 

Offices of Cassels Brock & Blackwell
Suite 2200, 885 W Georgia Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E8

(please be prepared to show proof of double vaccination, masks required in common areas, per firm policy)

“What you need to know to make and sell wine and liquor in Canada in 2022”


12:00 noon EST / 9:00am PST

Chris Wilson, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Vancouver), and President, AIDV Canada (panel moderator)

Panel Discussion:

Martin Masse, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Ottawa)

Martin will provide federal and Ontario perspectives on the 2022 landscape for manufacturing wine and liquor in Canada, as well as prospects for improved inter-provincial trade.

Bert Hick, Founder and President, Rising Tide Consultants (Vancouver)

Bert will provide a B.C. perspective on the 2022 landscape for licensing and permitting for wine/liquor manufacturing  and retail establishments.

Mark Hicken, Partner, TTGV Advisors (Vancouver)

Mark will provide an overview and outlook for 2022 on the opportunities and impediments for wine and liquor manufacturers in the Canadian marketplace (emphasis on B.C.),  highlighting the needed policy changes that – if implemented – will improve the functioning of the country’s wine and liquor supply chain.

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Annual Meeting (members only)

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm EST / 11:00 am – 11:45 am PST