Brewbound Craft Beer Session, a Conference Exploring Key Business Strategies for Craft Brewers, Launches in Santa Monica Dec. 5 is offering craft brewers a unique opportunity to grow and thrive: The Brewbound Craft Beer Session.

Combining the best in business information and networking, the Brewbound Craft Beer Session will offer an unmatched strategic advantage for craft brewers as it inaugurates a new set of business development events run by Brewbound. This half-day event focusing on the business side of craft brewing will take place at the Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Dec. 5. It offers an unmatched emphasis on marketing, investment, and distribution strategies in a collaborative atmosphere.

The Brewbound Craft Beer Session gives skilled craft brewers a unique opportunity to learn from and network with experts and speakers, who will be addressing the topics that directly impact the decisions craft brewers are faced with as they look to grow their brands.

During the event, brewers and beer industry experts will discuss how brewers can harness the avalanche of consumer, distributor and retailer interest in the craft beer category to improve their access to growth capital and deepen their sales base. Panelists and presenters will help brewers weigh the impact of design and packaging decisions on brand-building and shelf appeal, as well as long-term distribution strategies, including chain accounts.

Brewbound Craft Beer Session attendees will have multiple opportunities to engage speakers both during the moderated part of the program and as part of structured networking breaks. Additionally, attendees will be able to leveraging the advanced networking availability of investors, distributors, suppliers and retailers afforded by its co-location with the BevNET Live event at the Loew’s Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.

Speakers Will Include:

Mattson Davis — President, Kona Brewing Co.

John Bryant — Former Executive with Deschutes, Odell and Oskar Blues

Thomas Fox — Partner, CM Profit Group

Benjamin Weiss — Sales and Marketing Manager, The Bruery

Tomme Arthur – Co-Founder, Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey

Meg Gill – Co-Founder and President, Golden Road Brewing

Ian McLean — Owner, McLean Design

Mark Mitchell — Chief Creative Officer, Interact Packaging/Interrupt Marketing

To register for this event or for more information, call Chris Furnari at (617) 715-9682 or send an email to Make sure to watch out for the agenda, session descriptions, and new speakers in the days to come.