Brewbound is pleased to unveil its entire 2016 events schedule, one that will include six Brew Talks meetups and two full-day Brewbound Session business conferences.
Evening meetups designed to provide industry professionals with engaging and thought-provoking discussions on the business of craft beer, Brewbound’s six Brew Talks meetups in 2016 offer attendees an excellent opportunity to learn from and network with other beverage entrepreneurs.
“Since hosting our first Brew Talks event in the basement of a bar in Boston in 2013, we’ve stopped at dozens of breweries around the U.S. and met thousands of craft entrepreneurs,” said Brewbound editor Chris Furnari. “We’re really looking forward hitting the road next month, exploring new craft scenes and getting to know brewers in places like Tampa, Asheville and Fort Collins.”
Brewbound will begin its yearlong Brew Talks tour next month, with its first stop at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Fla.
Four additional brewery stops are also planned for 2016: Brewbound has partnered with New Belgium Brewing for two Brew Talks events at their locations in Fort Collins, Colo. in March, and Asheville, N.C. in August. Chicago’s Revolution Brewing and Massachusetts’ Jack’s Abby will also play host to Brew Talks meetups in September and October.
Brewbound will also once again host a special edition of Brew Talks at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference, taking place in Philadelphia. In collaboration with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Brewbound will convene hundreds of industry thought leaders at World Café Live on May 4 for an evening of refreshing dialogue on the rapidly evolving craft beer space.
In addition to moderating conversations with industry experts, Brewbound will also raise money for local nonprofits; 100 percent of ticket proceeds will be donated. Stay tuned for official speaker and charity announcements for all events, which will be released in the weeks prior to each meetup. Official dates are listed below.
Full-day business conferences that attract more than 200 craft brewers, distributors and investors, Brewbound Session events address a variety of business issues including distribution & retail strategies, mergers & acquisitions, marketing & branding and emerging trends. Our 2016 conferences will offer an unmatched strategic learning opportunity for all beer industry professionals by bringing beer’s most knowledgeable executives and entrepreneurs together for a full day of information sharing and networking.
The first Brewbound Session of 2016 will take place on Thursday, June 9 at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
“Over the years, we’ve moved our spring event around the country to places like Chicago and Boston and we’re really excited to bring it back to New York, where we hosted our first full-day conference back in 2012,” Furnari said.
On December 1, our winter Brewbound Session will make its return to the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California for the fifth year in a row.
About Brewbound Session
Focused on the business side of craft brewing, Brewbound Session events offer an unmatched strategic learning opportunity for craft brewers and wholesalers by combining the best in business information and networking. The one-day program features a hand-selected roster of industry experts and leaders who, through presentations and panel discussions, will touch on topics including investment, marketing, distributions strategies and more.
Panelists and presenters will help brewers weigh the impact of portfolio choices, branding elements like design and packaging decisions on brand building and shelf appeal, as well as long-term distribution strategies. Marketing, merchandising, and the overall state of the craft market are looked at as opportunities for brewers to improve revenue and profitability, and to build the capital structure that will allow them to weather any storm.
About Brew Talks
Since hosting our first event in the basement of a craft beer bar in Boston in 2013, the meetup series has developed into a multi-city tour where beer industry professionals can come together inside of some of the country’s most recognizable craft breweries and share business insights with one another.
The Brew Talks program is designed to provide members of the beer community with an opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the business of craft beer. The events are also broadcast globally via a free live stream. Through its nine meetups in 2015, Brewbound connected with more than 1,000 beer industry professionals and raised $10,000 for local non-profit organizations.
Brewbound is dedicated to covering the rapidly evolving beer industry and delivers daily content via www.brewbound.com and the Brewbound email newsletter. The website’s core readers are craft brewers with brands sold on- and off-premise, beer distributors, retailers, investors and industry suppliers.
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