City Debate

"This house believes that Family companies think about the long-term; Publicly-owned companies focus on the now."

The seventh annual Distillers’ City Debate will be introduced by The Master and chaired by Trevor Stirling, Liveryman and Managing Director European Beverages, Bernstein.

Speaking for the motion will be Lizzy Rudd, Chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, and Victor Jerez, Global Business Development Director, William Grant & Sons.  Opposing the motion will be Colin Gordon, former IDV Strategy & Business Development Director, and Tristan van Strien, Equities Analyst – Beverages at Redburn Partners.

Around 200 guests - spirits industry, analysts, City, media, Distillers’ Livery and Masters of other Livery Companies - are expected to gather for a lively Distillers’ City Debate. After the vote, there will be an opportunity to continue discussions and taste spirits from both sides at the Distillers’ Bar.

TICKETS: Free of charge (must be booked in advance). Contact Kim Lyons on 020 7960 7173 or email

May 3rd, 2018 from  6:00 PM to  9:00 PM
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
King Edward Hall, 2 King Edward Street
London, EC1A 1HQ
United Kingdom
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