Christopher Beros

China Director, California Wine Institute since March 2015, and formerly Founder, CEO and Chairman of California-China Wine Trading, Inc. (2007-2015). Prior to getting involved in the China wine business in 2007, Beros was in the investment banking business where his focus was in Food & Beverage, Retailing (both on and off-line) and Consumer Products (Credit Suisse First Boston, Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette, Robertson Stephens). During his tenure in the banking business, he had many winery clients and developed a strong knowledge of the wine industry over his career. He also founded and operated successful boutique investment banking firm, Alderwood Capital in San Francisco, CA. Beros has traveled extensively throughout China and has numerous business relationships there in addition to his U.S. industry contacts. Beros holds a BA and MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and has been living a majority of his time in China since 2007.

Abstract:

The China Wine Market: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

An overview of the dynamics and driving factors of the China wine market in the recent past, the current conditions and a view of its future prospects.