4 & 5 September 2016

This will be the biggest most important gathering of Agave Spirits Industry leaders ever to take place in Asia.

Here is your opportunity to meet these amazing and dedicated individuals who have helped shape the industry, as we know it.

Presenters

Julio Bermejo

Julio Bermejo

Tequila Ambassador to the USA, creator of the world famous Tommy’s Margarita, Julio is the Beverage Manager at the Award winning Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco or as Julio describes it “The greatest Tequila Bar on Earth”

He is internationally acclaimed for bringing Tequila to the contemporary bar community.

Julio was awarded the “Lifetime achievement” award for his work with promoting Tequila at Tales of the Cocktail 2014.

Tomas Estes

Tomas Estes

Founder and owner of Café Pacifico, El Nivel and the La Perla Bars in London and Paris, Tomas grew up in the east side of Los Angeles, California, The second largest Mexican settlement after Mexico City. He went to Amsterdam and started Europe’s first Californian Mexican restaurant/ Tequila bar in 1976. He then went on to open 17 Mexican restaurant/ Tequila bars in 6 countries, mainly in Europe.

Author of the definitive and highly collectible book, ‘’The Tequila Ambassador’’, in 2003 Tomas was recognized by the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry, (C.N.I.T.) as official Ambassador for his promotional work such as tastings, lectures, classes and dinners
with tequila around the world. 
In 2008 Tomas launched his own brand of tequila called "Tequila Ocho", is the first Single Estate Tequila, exploring the idea of Terroir in agave growing.

DR. EN C. HIPOCRATES NOLASCO

DR. EN C. HIPOCRATES NOLASCO

DR. EN C. HIPOCRATES NOLASCO

President Consejo Regulador del Mezcal (CRM) since 2012.

Investigador del Mezcal desde 2002.

Profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas (FCQ)

de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO) desde 2001.

Sergio Mendoza

Sergio Mendoza

Founder and director of Don Fulano Global, Sergio is fifth generation Fonseca family who are mayor agave farmers in the highland region of Jalisco. Together with his uncle Enrique Fonseca, they are responsible for many awarded expressions and projects around guarding traditional production, sustainable development and education. Don Fulano tequila is among these projects.

 

Esteban Morales Garbi

Esteban Morales Garbi

Esteban is a Bio-Chef and owner of 400 Rabbits Agaveria, in Guadalajara; a venue dedicated to the culture of Mexican agave distillates.

In the last 5 years he has been traveling the state of Jalisco looking for and documenting the great and diverse agave distillate known as Raicilla that he commercialized under the brand of La Venenosa. He is focussed on building this category internationally.

Jacob Lustig

Jacob Lustig

A native Californian, Jake Lustig renovated a Oaxacan mezcal distillery in 1995 which he has since developed into being one of the most ecologically sustainable in the industry. He has developed numerous mezcal and tequila brands, spent over a decade managing Latin American spirits for the world’s largest liquor distributor in the US, and currently runs San Francisco’s 160-year old import-wholesale house, Haas Brothers. Jacob’s Mexican company, Las Joyas del Agave, consists of various projects including the Selección ArteNOM Tequila line, Mexico’s 130 year-old bitter Fernet and Angostura liquors, and the mezcal marks Mina Real Mezcal and Don Amado Mezcal.

ARQ. JUAN JESUS LOZOYA

ARQ. JUAN JESUS LOZOYA

Secretary - Consejo Regulador del Mezcal since 2012.

Mezcal producer, MEZCALES DE LEYENDA y PELOTON DE LA MUERTE.

President of the ‘Comité Nacional para la Sustentabilidad del Maguey’

(National Committee for Sustainability of the Agave),

Mezcal y Destilados de Origen A.C. (COMANDO).

LIC. JAIME MUÑOZ

LIC. JAIME MUÑOZ

Treasurer of the  Consejo Regulador del Mezcal CRM since 2012.

Producer of  LOS DANZANTES y ALIPUS Mezcals

Restaurateur and owner of restaurants LOS DANZANTES, CORAZON DE MAGUEY, ALIPUS ENDEMICO.

Junto con su gemelo Gustavo recibieron una Mención Honorífica por parte del jurado de la edición 2014 de Emprendedores del Año de Expansión y CNNExpansión.

PREMIO NACIONAL DE CALIDAD 2013.

Jose Espinoza

Jose Espinoza

A native of Michoacán, Jose Espinoza left home as a young boy for work in the USA. By fourteen years old he had made it to California’s produce fields and by twenty, had started his first restaurant. He has since developed businesses in both Mexico and the US, joining partner Jacob Lustig in agave spirits in the early 1990’s.

SRE Mex Embassy
Pro Mexico
Institue De Los Mex
Right Global Network
mezcal-consejo
Crafty FA
beverage & co
Bar Awards
Drink
Fiji Water
Arte Nom
Cabeza
Cuervo 1800
Del Maguey
Derrumbes
Don Fulano
Herradura
jose cuervo
l & j
La Venenosa
Los Amantes
Ocho
Los Dazentes
Mezcales De Leylenda
28 Hong Kong st
Proof&Co
The Pontiac
Lobster Bar
Tippling Club
Agave
Avion
Continental
Don Julio
El Mero Mero
Flint Bar
Fuenteseca
La Venenosa
Lucha Loco
Pacha
Meat Liquor
Cufflink Club
Purasangre
PixieMoss
Q88
Smoke & Mirrors
Skinny's Lounge
SOHO
Stockton
Suerte
The Woods
Vasco
Zuma
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