Brewbound is excited to announce that there will be a special edition of the traveling Brew Talks meetup series on Wednesday, May 4 during the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia.
In partnership with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Brewbound will host two thought-provoking panel discussions with executives from the country’s top craft breweries and a pair of retail experts. A special one-on-one conversation with Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will also be featured.
This industry-only event will take place at World Café Live (located at 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA. 19104), and offer attendees a chance to learn from and network with more than 300 brewers, distributors, retailers, suppliers and investors.
Doors will open at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 4 and conversations will begin promptly at 4:30 P.M. Attendees are invited to imbibe and socialize until 7:15 P.M.
The evening’s feature panel discussion will include Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, Duvel Moortgat USA CEO Simon Thorpe, industry consultant Bump Williams and Geoff Greble, the category merchant for beer at Wegmans Food Markets Inc. Together, the group will discuss retailer purchasing strategies, brewery portfolio choices and category management while offering pricing advice and commenting on broader industry issues that impact today’s craft entrepreneurs.
In an earlier talk, Firestone Walker co-founder David Walker will join 21st Amendment co-founder Nico Freccia and Devils Backbone COO Hayes Humphreys in a discussion about growth and expansion strategies for emerging craft breweries.
Please Note: This is a ticketed event and a minimum donation of $10 will be required for entry. 100 percent of registration proceeds will be donated to the Brewers of Pennsylvania, a 501c6 trade association that brings together leaders of PA-based breweries in order to promote and protect the brewing industry in the state. All attendees will also receive two free drink tickets and food trucks located outside of the venue will offer a variety of items for purchase.
With more than 10,000 industry professionals expected to converge on Philadelphia next month, Brewbound encourages those interested in joining the Brew Talks CBC meetup to RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY.
Brew Talks CBC is sponsored by G&D Chillers, Avery Dennison, Owens-Illinois, VicinityBrew, Markem-Imaje, WestRock and Prairie Capital Advisors. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available — please contact John McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-231-8825 to learn more.
About Brew Talks:
Since hosting our first event in the basement of a craft beer bar in Boston in 2013, the Brew Talks meetup series has developed into a multi-city tour where beer industry professionals can come together, often times inside of some of the country’s most recognizable craft breweries, and share business insights with one another.
The 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 and 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.