By Ian Neubauer

Retail liquor group Independent Brands Australia (IBA) will host its fourth annual conference in Santiago, Chile, next week.

Commencing May 13, conference delegates will attend business sessions, workshops, lectures and enjoy an elaborate series of meals held in breathtaking city and rural premises. The conference will conclude on May 19 with the 2008 IBA Retailer of the Year Awards, to be held at Castillo Hidalgo on the apex of Santiago’s Santa Lucia Hill.

“The IBA conference will allow delegates to immerse themselves in the vibrant country of Chile, meet and greet its people and reunite with fellow IBA members to continue their pursuit in ‘Leading independents to new heights’,” said IBA spokesperson, Tracey Powell.

TheShout will post daily updates from the conference, with to-the-minute reports relayed by delegate correspondent Shane Williams.

Conference co-sponsors include Bacardi Lion, Brown Forman, Coca-Cola Amatil, Constellation Wines Australia, Diageo, Foster’s Group, Lion Nathan, McWilliam’s Wines, Pernod Ricard, Samuel Smith and Sons, Smith’s Snackfoods and Oatley Wines. 


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