Brewbound Session San Diego 2015

December 3, 2015
San Diego, CA
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Final Agenda

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, December 2: 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Mission Brewery ... sponsored by:

               

  • 7:30 AM

    9:00 AM

    Breakfast and Registration

  • 9:00 AM

    9:15 AM

    2015 Year in Review

  • 9:15 AM

    9:45 AM

    Brewery Development and Succession Planning

    Wynne Odell, Co-Founder, Odell Brewing

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  • 9:45 AM

    10:30 AM

    Understanding Exit Strategies 

    • Mike McCann, Chairman, Corporate Practice Group, Spencer Fane LLP
    • Rocky Fiore, Managing Director, Prairie Capital Advisors;
    • Ryan Lake, Director, First Beverage Group
  • 10:30 AM

    11:00 AM

    Coffee & Networking Break

  • 11:00 AM

    11:30 AM

    The Latest Craft Insights

    Danelle Kosmal, Vice President, Beverage Alcohol, Nielsen

  • 11:30 AM

    12:00 PM

    Profitable Business Planning

    Adam Lambert, VP of Sales, New Holland Brewing

  • 11:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Financial Planning Work Sessions (30 minutes each):

    • Preparing Your Brewery for a Sale: Mike McCann, Chairman, Corporate Practice Group, Spencer Fane LLP
    • Brand Valuation and Seller Considerations: Kevin O’Brien, Senior Vice President & Cody Jennings, Vice President, Zepponi & Company
    • Traditional Bank Lending: Brian Mulvaney, Vice President, Bank of America
    • Employee Stock Ownership Plans: Rocky Fiore, Managing Director, Prairie Capital Advisors
    • Private Equity & Strategic Transactions: Ryan Lake, Director, First Beverage Group
    • Generational Transfers: Deborah Steinthal, Founder & Managing Director, Scion Advisors
  • 12:00 PM

    1:00 PM

    Lunch & Networking

  • 1:00 PM

    2:00 PM

    Startup Brewery Challenge 5, presented by Craft Brew Alliance. Featured judges include:

    • Karmen Olson, Senior Manager of Emerging Business, Craft Brew Alliance
    • Ben Dobler, Brewing Innovation Manager, Craft Brew Alliance 
    • Tomme Arthur, Co-Founder, The Lost Abbey
    • Tom Nickel, Owner, Nickel Beer Company
    • Michael Kiser, Founder, Good Beer Hunting
  • 2:00 PM

    2:30 PM

    The Squeeze: What happens to breweries caught in the middle?

    Simon Thorpe, President, Duvel Moortgat USA

  • 2:30 PM

    3:00 PM

    Assessing New Growth Opportunities

    • Steve Crandall, Co-Founder, Devils Backbone
    • Hayes Humphreys, Chief Operating Officer, Devils Backbone
  • 3:00 PM

    3:30 PM

    Beer & Networking Break

  • 3:30 PM

    4:00 PM

    A Conversation with Felipe Szpigel

    Felipe Szpigel, The High End President, Anheuser-Busch InBev

  • 4:00 PM

    4:45 PM

    Panel: California’s Changing Craft Landscape featuring:

    • Jeff Hansson, Vice President, Saint Archer Brewing
    • Steve Almaraz, Craft Category Development Director, Reyes Beverage Group
    • Amy Gutierrez, Category Manager - Beer, BevMo!
    • Tom McCormick, Executive Director, California Craft Brewers Association
  • 4:45 PM

    5:00 PM

    2015 Brewbound Awards
  • 5:00 PM

    5:15 PM

    Startup Brewery Challenge Winner Announcement & Closing Remarks
  • 5:15 PM

    7:00 PM

    Happy Hour & Networking
  • 7:30 PM

    9:30 PM

    Official Brewbound Session After Party -- Complimentary beers for Brewbound Session attendees at the Coronado Brewery & Taproom.