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5th Annual Workshop for the B.C. Wine Industry

Karen Graham

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Join MNP’s Geoff McIntyre, a Chartered Professional Accountant and Business Advisor to the Wine Industry, along with Mark Hicken, a Lawyer with Vintage Law Group and Bert Hick, President & Founder of Rising Tide Consultants at our 5th Annual Workshop.

At this year’s interactive workshop, our speakers will provide insight on the issues and opportunities surrounding the liquor policy reform recommendations, including the current status on the implementation of those reforms. This insightful session will provide legal, political and business perspectives on the policy changes that will have the most impact on wineries.

Our Presenters:

Geoff Mclntyre, CPA, CA - MNP LLP
Wine Industry Business Advisor
With almost 20 years of experience, Geoff works closely with his clients to develop tax-efficient business structures, tax-minimizing strategies and effective tax-compliance services. He also takes great pride in assisting owner-managers with the implementation of systems and strategies to help them gain control of their businesses and reduce the amount of time consumed by day-to-day operational issues.

Mark Hicken, J.D - Vintage Law Group
Mark Hicken is a Vancouver lawyer providing a full range of legal services to the wine industry through his own law practice, Vintage Law Group, located in Vancouver. Mark has a B.A. from UBC and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of BC, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Association of Wine Lawyers and the American Society for Enology & Viticulture. He has also completed the Wine Executive Program at the University of California, Davis. Mark is frequently quoted in the media on legal issues facing the wine industry. He is also a frequent speaker on legal topics at wine industry conferences.

Bert Hick, Rising Tide Consultants
President & Founder Industry 
Bert Hick is President and founder of Rising Tide Consultants Ltd. He served with the BC Government in key positions including: Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, Executive Director of the Cabinet Secretariat, Secretary to Cabinet under Premier William Bennnett and General Manager of the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.

For more information about MNP's focus on the wine industry, please visit

Have questions about 5th Annual Workshop for the B.C. Wine Industry? Contact Karen Graham

When & Where

Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Drive,
Penticton, BC

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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