Bennett Caplan

c/o FIVS-Abridge
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 400 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
E-mail: bcaplan@fivs.org
T: +1 202 486 1390

Bennett Caplan serves as the Head of Secretariat of FIVS and as the Director of FIVS-Abridge since 2003. He works as an attorney and a government affairs specialist on public policy and regulatory matters, primarily in the alcohol beverage area. Bennett Caplan was previously Senior Director of International and Government Affairs at Allied Domecq, Director of Policy Development at Seagram, and a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. He has served as President of the Washington Foreign Law Society, as Vice President of the Washington Fletcher Alumni Association, and is a board member of the International Wine Law Association. He has taught graduate level courses on international trade policy at the University of Maryland and Syracuse University. He is a graduate of Columbia College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Boston College Law School.
Laura Gelezuinas FIVS

Laura Gelezuinas

1, cour du Havre
75008 Paris
E-mail: lgelezuinas@fivs.org
T: +33 (0)1 87 40 57 26

Laura Gelezuinas is the Manager of FIVS. She is responsible for the Scientific and Technical Committee and the Environmental Sustainability Working Group. She has extensive expertise in international affairs and diplomacy, having previously worked at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as Associate Programme Specialist. Laura Gelezuinas has a Master’s Degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and a Master’s in Political Science and Government from the London School of Economics.