Speaker Profiles

Ian Baillie

Ian Baillie

Executive Director

Alliance of Beverage Licensees

Ian
Baillie is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees
representing British Columbia’s multi-billion dollar Liquor industry, including
pubs and Liquor Retail Stores.
An accomplished leader in Communications and
Government Affairs, Mr. Baillie has held senior positions in both the private
and public sectors and has acted as a senior strategist to numerous public
officials, most recently with Gregor Robertson—Mayor of Vancouver.

As Executive Director of the Alliance of
Beverage Licensees, Mr. Baillie is focused on expanding market opportunities
and an understanding of the private liquor industry in British Columbia. Since
British Columbia decided to embark on its dual path for liquor retailing in
2002; the private sector has made steady gains and now sells nearly 60 percent
of all liquor consumed in the province.

Originally formed in 1975 as the Neighbourhood Pub Owners
Association, the Alliance of Beverage Licensees is the voice for all Liquor
Primary & Licensee Retail Stores in BC. As the industry advocate for issues
affecting pubs, bars and independent liquor stores throughout the province, the
Alliance communicates and consults with government, monitors industry trends,
and reports on industry issues.

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