The Brewers Association, a member-funded and operated trade association focused on the craft beer industry, announced yesterday that registration is now open for its 30th annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). The show, which will be held in Washington D.C., is the largest trade gathering for beer industry professionals. The show is expected to draw 6,000 attendees.
The event coincides with BrewExpo America, a tradeshow for brewers featuring approximately 400 exhibitors. CBC will feature over 80 educational seminars held between Tuesday, March 26 and Friday, March 29. BrewExpo America will be held on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28.
Additional details are included below in a media advisory from The Brewers Association:
WHAT: From March 26-29, America’s small and independent craft brewers will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 30th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America. Presented by the Brewers Association, CBC is the largest industry event, serving both brewpubs and packaging breweries. CBC joins brewers from across the country for over 80 seminars focusing on topics including sustainability, sales, packaging and export development, along with daily receptions, brewery tours and hospitalities. BrewExpo America is the premier trade show for brewers, with hundreds of vendors showcasing the latest and best products and services.
WHO: Some 6,000 brewing industry professionals and approximately 400 exhibitors.
WHY: Thanks to the ingenuity and innovation of today’s small and independent brewers, the U.S. is the world’s top and most diverse beer destination. With 2,336 breweries operating in the U.S. by the end of 2012—an estimated 98 percent of which are craft—and another 1,254 breweries in planning, craft brewers are economic engines, bringing jobs, tourism and capital to communities around the country.
Additionally, American craft brewers are stylistically creative. Their pioneering use of flavors and variety of offerings has led to strong sales growth as beer drinkers enthusiastically discover new and venerable brands. The Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America allows for the community of craft brewers to gather together for conversation, collaboration and education to further explore the advancement of America’s craft brewers and craft beer culture.
WHEN: Craft Brewers Conference
Tuesday, March 26-Friday, May 29, 2013
Times vary. For a full schedule of events, visit: CraftBrewersConference.com/conference/schedule
Wednesday, March 27: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 28: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, D.C.
SPONSORS: The 2013 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America is made possible by the generous support of more than 50 sponsors.
MEDIA: Media wishing to attend and cover the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America must apply for press credentials.
About the Brewers Association:
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup┬«, Great American Beer Festival┬«, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America┬«, SAVOR?: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week┬«. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.