This Spring marks the fifth year for the ever-successful Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, taking place in Midtown May 28-31.  While showcasing the rich food and beverage traditions of the Southern U.S. remains the core mission of the festival, the 2015 festival will include a new component to the overall agenda.

Craft Catalyst has partnered with our friends at AF&WF to present the inaugural Entrepreneur’s Program at the Loew’s Hotel on Thursday, May 28th, 3:30-6:30pm.  This will be an afternoon offering exhibitors, sponsors and speakers alike the opportunity to engage in “talking shop” with peers prior to a weekend catering to festival attendees.

Following a keynote address by John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse based in Orlando, a series of panel discussions around aspects of brand-building, scalability and value creation will include insights from leaders of such respected brands as Coca-Cola Venture & Emerging Brands, Whole Foods Market, High Wire Distilling, American Spirit Whiskey, Counter Culture Coffee, A Piece of Cake, Cacao Atlanta and several others.