We’re less than two months away from our next Brewbound Session, and the team is excited announce its initial lineup of speakers for the December 1 event.
The Brewbound Session, a full-day business conference for serious brewery professionals, will gather more than 200 attendees to discuss important industry issues and exchange ideas while learning strategies for success in the most competitive sector of the alcohol beverage category.
The December conference, which will be held at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa for the fifth year in a row, will feature an array of high-level presentations from leading beer industry experts, interactive panel discussions with craft brewery entrepreneurs and thought-provoking conversations with emerging business leaders.
This year’s program is specifically designed to help attendees better understand a dynamic and rapidly evolving marketplace and will feature extended time for guests to network with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, distributors, suppliers and retailers.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Eugene Kashper, Chairman & CEO, Pabst Brewing Company
- Brett Joyce, President, Rogue Ales & Spirits
- Tomme Arthur, Founder, The Lost Abbey
- Joel VandenBrink, Founder, Two Beers Brewing & Seattle Cider Company
- Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association
- Lester Jones, Chief Economist, National Beer Wholesalers Association
- Alva Mather, Partner & Chair, Beverage Practice Group
Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements and official program notes, which will be made in the coming weeks.
The December program will also feature Startup Brewery Challenge 7, presented by Craft Brew Alliance. Watch early-stage breweries pitch their business plans to the audience and receive instant feedback from a panel of expert judges.
Also, in an effort to reward the business initiatives of brewers across the U.S., Brewbound will recognize companies and individuals in seven categories — Cause of the Year, Marketing Initiative of the Year, Beer Launch of the Year, Breakout Brewery of the Year, Craft Brewery of the Year, Large Brewery of the Year and Person of the Year — as part of its annual awards.
A “Year in Review” video highlighting the top stories from 2016 will also be featured.
Early registration is available until October 28.
- Standard Registration: $899 (save $200/person with early registration)
- Brewery Attendee: $699 (save $100/person with early registration)
About Brewbound Session:
Focused on the business side of craft brewing, Brewbound Session events offer an unmatched strategic learning opportunity for beer industry professionals by combining the best in business information and networking. The full-day program features a hand-selected roster of industry experts and leaders who, through presentations and panel discussions, will touch on topics including investment, emerging trends, distribution strategies and more. 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 future storms.