The seventh annual Distillers’ City Debate will take place on 3 May at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, King Edward Hall, London EC1A. This year’s Motion: ‘This House believes that family companies think about the long term, publicly-owned companies focus on the now’ will be introduced by Bryan Borrough, master of The Worshipful Company of Distillers, 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.
Entry to the Distillers’ City Debate is free of charge by pre-booked ticket (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7960 7173). Doors will open at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, King Edward Hall, 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ at 6pm, the Debate runs from 6.30pm – 7.45pm, followed by an opportunity to taste spirits from both sides of the debate until 9pm.