Partners & Sponsors

7th - 10th Dec 2023 / The Truman Brewery

Supporting independent brands, producers, & purveyors,
whilst enabling Londoners & the UK to experience new discoveries.

WhAT IS THE LWF?

Why are we doing what we’re doing?

The Event

Watch the video highlighting more about the event.

Demographics

Who are we targeting to come to the event?

Some stats

The benefits of attending a live event as a business

Solutions & Goals

Our goals for the year

Activations

Some ideas on activations.

The Team

View more info in general about the team.

Get In Touch

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Why the LWF?

We are the conduit between an audience who are inspired to try new wines, products and services, and those suppliers.

Wine is still perceived as intimidating, quite formal and egotistical in the UK, with many events unappealing to a huge range of existing wine drinkers.

This limits the ability for wineries and producers to expose their brand and wines to a huge audience who may genuinely like their wines, but just never get the opportunity to try them.

With most wine marketed around tasting notes and points, instead of any sense of enjoyment and fun, The London Wine Festival is hoping to change this.

We’re appealing to the generation who are not wanting to dress up formally, or discuss notes and points of wine. We simply allow people to experience and enjoy amazing wines with great music and conversation, in an informal setting. Whilst also supporting wineries to expose their brands to a wider demographic, who may not have heard of them, or experienced their wines before. We believe many are eager to learn and be inspired, though just in a less formal setting.

We consider wine to be a social drink, a connector that is meant to be shared and enjoyed. Wine is for entertaining and engaging. And starting the conversation.

Helping our partners reach new customers whilst educating our audiences about new services and products.

 

We’re reinventing what it means to attend a wine festival. Unlike other wine festivals in the UK, our festival focuses on creating a fun and engaging atmosphere that resonates with wine enthusiasts and casual consumers alike, a festival they’ll actually enjoy.

Helping our partners reach new customers whilst educating our audiences about new services and products.

 

We’re reinventing what it means to attend a wine festival. Unlike other wine festivals in the UK, our festival focuses on creating a fun and engaging atmosphere that resonates with wine enthusiasts and casual consumers alike, a festival they’ll actually enjoy.
Making a positive impact on the world of wines.

We’ve set up the London Wine Festival due to feedback from wineries who used to sponsor events Jonathan, the founder, previously organised.

The one thing that stood out was how wineries, partners and sponsors often attend events, with little or no effort from the event on helping them to grow their customer base, brand awareness, social media following, traffic to their website or the most important element, helping them to generally increase their sales, after the event’s happened.

This is something we’re looking to change.

Through data capture pre, during and post event, we will be able to grow our audiences, and therefore be able to support our partners through digital channels, post event.

Through carefully curated data capture points, this will help us understand more about our audiences preferences, and then help us to directly market your brand to them, after the event.

Because once the event is finished, that’s when the real work begins!

Our goals are to continually engage on digital channels, sharing partners content, promotions and general information about our partners brands.

Solutions & Goals

We’re organising two prominent annual events: a winter wine festival and a summer wine festival (2024).

These events will cater to a specific target audience, specifically individuals aged between 30 and 50, who possess a strong affinity for wine, enjoy a good disposable income, and express a genuine interest in expanding their knowledge about wine.

Our primary objectives revolve around fostering the growth of our audiences and databases, thereby serving as a valuable link between consumers and brands throughout the year.

Using various channels such as social media, email communications, and live events, we aim to act as matchmakers, facilitating connections and interactions between wine enthusiasts and wineries.

Data capture, and comms.

We’re creating events that are backed up and supported by data capture, digital and social media strategies, encompassing pre-event and post-event communications, coupled with great email comms.

In addition, we will extend invitations to PR and media professionals, elevating our wine festival experience to new heights. By involving these industry influencers, we aim to amplify our offerings and create even greater impact.

Customer Acquisition

Growth of databases through an event series, strategic partnerships & social media campaigns

Experiment

Social Media and email comms strategy to become the perfect conduit between our partners and consumers

Optimise

Continual improvements to the event series and our offerings to both our partners and consumers

Excellence

The end result is an audience who loves what we’re doing and brands benefitting from increased exposure and increased sales.

Timeline

Solution – Timeline

Aug

Wineries, sponsors and strategic partners sign up.

Aug - Dec

Tickets go live and the event launches.

Dec 7 - 10

The London Wine Festival takes places at The Truman Brewery

Post Event

We diligently follow up with attendees, promoting the wines they expressed an interest in at the event. 

Jan 2024

Implementation of innovative social media strategies and impactful campaigns, employing them across various social channels and email communications, to amplify our partners’ presence.

2024

Summer festival and supporting the growth of sales for our partners through continual social media campaigns.
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A festival that makes your brand shine

We’re here to put a spotlight on your brand. To help you stand out from the crowd.

And to support you to ultimately improve your brand awareness and drive sales.

The power of live events

times more powerful than tv advertising

times more effective than print media

times more successful than radio ads

%

improvement in perception of the quality of value of your brand

%

think your brand is more innovative than other brands after attending

The Team
Jonathan Geitner

Jonathan Geitner

Founder of the London Wine Festival. Loves putting on great events and supporting independent businesses.

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Founder

Frank Marr

Frank Marr

Frank supports the commercial areas of the London Wine Festival, having spent 12 years working in the wine tourism sector.

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Commerce

Nina Keyser

Nina Keyser

Nina heads up our social media. If you’ve been talking to anyone on social channels, it’s probably Nina!

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Socials

Chidi Eze

Chidi Eze

Chidi supports with all things admin related, keeping us all on track!

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Support

Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson

Emily is our amazing project manager, helping us turn our ideas into products and services.

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Project Mgr

Oliver Palmer

Oliver Palmer

Ollie supports on all things CAD and visually. The floor plans for our events, and putting things into 3D models.

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Design

Target Audience
We cater to a diverse audience of wine enthusiasts spanning a variety of age groups, with a particular focus on individuals aged 30 to 50.

Our aim is to engage those who genuinely appreciate wine but have felt disenchanted by existing wine events, which often lean towards a dull and egotistical atmosphere that lacks broad appeal.

Our event offers an exciting alternative, embracing the enjoyment of wine alongside live music, great cuisine, and vibrant socialising.

It’s an immersive experience designed to pique the curiosity of attendees, encouraging them to explore and expand their knowledge of new and captivating wines.

Gen-Y2 / Millennials

GenY2 (28-39 years old)

Gen-X

40-54 years old

Baby Boomers

55-75 years old
While our event welcomes attendees of all ages, our primary target demographic consists of individuals aged 30 to 50, with a higher-than-average disposable income. However the allure of our festival extends beyond age, captivating wine enthusiasts who appreciate quality experiences and are eager to indulge in the finest offerings.

While we have a strong focus on attracting attendees from London, a bustling hub of wine appreciation, we anticipate a diverse turnout from neighboring counties and surrounding areas. Our event’s appeal transcends geographical boundaries, drawing in wine lovers from various regions who seek unforgettable moments and a memorable wine festival experience.

15,000 potential customers

01 Wine

Wines from the best independent wineries

02 Food

An array of street food to suit everyone’s taste

03 Entertainment

Live bands and DJs will keep everyone entertained and an upbeat atmosphere

04 Activities

Activities to enjoy with exerting much effort!

All at easily accessible, fabulous venues.

The Event
One Comprehensive Package
Customer Acquisition

Marketing

Our comprehensive marketing approach will seamlessly integrate both online and offline channels, enabling us to effectively connect with our target audience and maximize outreach. Additionally, we will harness the power of influencers, leveraging their influence to amplify our message and enhance brand engagement.
Growth

promotion schedule

Our extensive promotion strategy consistently engages our audience through a well-crafted mix of activities, including frequent updates on our social media channels, targeted advertising campaigns, and thoughtfully curated email newsletters sent to our subscriber list.
Venue & Date

The Truman Brewery

Thurs 7th – Sun 10th Dec 2023

The first event is at the renowned Truman Brewery.

The Truman Brewery, East London’s revolutionary arts and media quarter, is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants.

For over twenty years the Truman Brewery has been regenerating its ten acres of vacant and derelict buildings into spectacular office, retail, leisure and event spaces. The finely tuned mix of business and leisure has created an environment unique in London, making the Truman Brewery a destination in its own right.

Location:

The Truman Brewery

Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
The Space
The Schedule
The event will take place each day from 12:00 to 17:30, close for an hour refresh, before doors open again at 18:30 until midnight. The event will feature musical acts, with performances scheduled throughout the day/evening, including games such as petanque, and have food stands subtly chosen to suit the region.
What's happening
Mon 4th - Weds 6th Dec
Set Up
Thurs 7th Dec
Live Event - afternoon session
Thurs 7th Dec
Live Event - evening session
Fri 8th Dec
Live Event - afternoon session
Fri 8th Dec
Live Event - evening session
Sat 9th Dec
Live Event - afternoon session
Sat 9th Dec
Live Event - evening session
Sun 10th Dec
Live Event - afternoon session
Sun 10th Dec
Live Event - evening session
Mon 11th Dec
De-rig
Tues 12 Dec
De-rig
Start Time
Mon 4th - Weds 6th Dec
08:00
Thurs 7th Dec
12:00
Thurs 7th Dec
18:30
Fri 8th Dec
12:00
Fri 8th Dec
18:30
Sat 9th Dec
12:00
Sat 9th Dec
18:30
Sun 10th Dec
12:00
Sun 10th Dec
18:30
Mon 11th Dec
08:00
Tues 12 Dec
08:00
Finish Time
Mon 4th - Weds 6th Dec
22:00
Thurs 7th Dec
17:30
Thurs 7th Dec
23:30
Fri 8th Dec
17:30
Fri 8th Dec
23:30
Sat 9th Dec
17:30
Sat 9th Dec
23:59
Sun 10th Dec
17:30
Sun 10th Dec
23:59
Mon 11th Dec
22:00
Tues 12 Dec
22:00

Activations & Ideas

We’ve got something for everyone

Throughout the event, we will be hosting a variety of talks and seminars for attendees to enjoy, learn and be inspired.

If you’d like to get involved with any of these, please let us know.

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Games & Activities

We’ll be offering a diverse range of activities that will captivate and involve all attendees, ensuring a lively and enjoyable experience for everyone. Our goals are to also create Coachella style Instagrammable areas/stands to boost activity on social media channels.

These will include:

Games like Petanque, crushing grapes, may be even some croquet. If you have any other ideas, let us know!

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activation ideas

There are multiple opportunities for activations at the London Wine Festival to connect with attendees.

From Coachella-style ‘Instagrammable’ backdrops and stands to games (such as an area for petanque and croquet), through to branding of the London Wine Festivals Souvenir glasses, each attendee will take home, and RFDI wristbands, to our app which is to collect data during the event for marketing to attendees post-event.

Here’s just a few ideas to get the brain working!

  • Physical products all attendees will keep
    • Glasses (they use to taste all the wine and take home)
    • RFID Wristbands
  • Music, Bands, and DJs
    • Brands can be recognised audibly and visually through the bands and DJs at the event
  • Staffing
    • Clothing for staff at the event (think Ralph Lauren and Wimbledon)
    • Staff costs where your brand can be recognised as the one “actually providing” the wine.
  • Zones
    • e.g. seating areas, food, or any combination
    • Instagrammable section/zones/stands to boost social media activity during the event
  • Technology

The Age Of Wine Is Here!

Drink Wine, Feel Fine!

 

Live Music

Keeping you entertained

Games & Activities

A mix of activities to amuse, learn & inspire

Wines From Around The World

Supporting independent wineries

Great Tasting Street Food

From around the world.

To be enjoyed with anyone!

Colleagues, Friends, Family…