1301 Fannin Street
Suite 2440 Houston
Build your Brand and Start your Business in the USA
This conference is aimed toward those invested in a brand-building project or would like to expand their involvement in the United States. The leader of the conference, Jean-Francois Bonnete, is a professional in the wines and spirits industry who has a cumulative work experience of almost two decades.
Mr. Bonneté is the President-CEO of BCI based in the United States and Bonneté International in France.
Prior to 2015, Mr. Bonneté was the Chief Operating Officer of Pisco Portón, LLC.
Prior to joining Pisco Portón, Mr. Bonneté founded and built the spirits portfolio at W.J. Deutsch & Sons, where he served as Senior Vice President – Spirits Division. He was responsible for managing a myriad of award-winning spirits brands (including Luksusowa Vodka, Landy Cognac and Licor 43). Previously, Mr. Bonneté served as Director – North America of Cognac Ferrand USA, where he played a leading and instrumental role in the development and growth of the company’s business in North America, launching and building brands such as Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Plantation Rums and Citadelle Gin.
Mr. Bonneté also serves as Chairman and a board member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Houston. He was knighted in 2011 as “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite Agricole” and elevated to the grade of “Officer” in 2016. Mr. Bonneté studied business at Harvard University as well as international finance at New York University, and received his MBA from Institut Supérieur de Gestion, one of France’s leading business schools.
FACC Member (lunch included): Free ; Non-Member (lunch included): $15
Workshop in English