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Brewbound Session Chicago 2015

June 11, 2015

Chicago, IL

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Program – Chicago 2015

Agenda for Brewbound Session Chicago 2015

Last updated: June 5, 2015. Lineup subject to change.

6:00PM – 8:00PM Welcome Reception – Revolution Brewing (3340 N Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL 60618)
7:45AM – 8:45AM Registration & Breakfast
8:45AM Welcoming Remarks – Chris Furnari, Editor, Brewbound
8:45AM – 9:15AM How Craft’s Long Tail is Changing the Beer Business – Scott Whitley, CEO, Tenth & Blake (MillerCoors)
9:15AM – 9:45AM The Latest Craft Insights – Dan Wandel, Principal, Beverage Alcohol Clients, IRI Worldwide
9:45AM – 10:15AM Panel: Portfolio Strategies for Craft Brewers – John Bryant, Co-Founder, No-Li Brewhouse; Mike Stevens, Co-Founder, Founders Brewing; Ben Savage, Chief Marketing Officer, Flying Dog Brewery
10:15AM – 10:45AM Networking Break
10:45AM – 11:15AM How Stories Build Brands – Michael Kiser, Brand Strategist, Founder, Good Beer Hunting
11:15AM – 11:45PM Panel: The Lowdown on Local – Alan Newman, President, Alchemy & Science; Josh Deth, Partner, Revolution Brewing; John Laffler, Founder, Off Color Brewing
11:45PM – 12:15PM Brewery Profile: Oskar Blues Brewing – Dale Katechis, Founder, Oskar Blues Brewing; Chad Melis, Marketing Director
12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch & Networking
1:15PM – 2:15PM Startup Brewery Challenge 4
2:15PM – 2:40PM Lobbying For Change – Cary Greene, Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine
2:40PM – 3:10PM Small BREW Act, Fair BEER Act and Craft’s Legislative Landscape – Jim McGreevy, President & CEO, Beer Institute; Craig Purser, President & CEO, National Beer Wholesalers Association; Larry Bell, Founder, Bell’s Brewery
3:10PM – 3:40PM Networking Break
3:40PM – 4:10PM The Growing Consumer “App-etite” for Drizly – Cory Rellas, Chief Operating Officer, Drizly Inc.
4:10PM – 4:40PM The M&A Environment for Craft – Townsend Ziebold, Managing Partner, First Beverage Group
4:40PM – 5:10PM Exploring A-B InBev’s High End Portfolio – Andy Goeler, CEO of Craft, Anheuser-Busch InBev
5:10PM – 5:15PM Closing Remarks & Startup Brewery Challenge Winner Announcement
5:15PM – 7:30PM Happy Hour
8:00PM — 10:00PM ”Official-Unofficial” After Party — Complimentary beers for Brewbound Session attendees at the Goose Island Brewery taproom (transportation provided).