We’re just 30 days away from Brewbound Session Summer ’14, which takes place on May 29 at the Revere Hotel in Boston. Space is filling up fast, and if you haven’t already, NOW is the time to register.
Hundreds of beer industry professionals – including craft brewers, distributors, suppliers and investors — will converge in downtown Boston next month to hear insights from a stellar lineup of entrepreneurs and executives, including Mark Hellendrung, the CEO & president of Narragansett Beer; Joe Whitney, the director of sales & marketing for Sierra Nevada; Naomi Neville, the national sales director with Allagash Brewing; Bump Williams, the CEO and President of BUMP Williams Consulting and Rob Mitchell, the vice president of sales for Manhattan Beer Distributing, among others.
Focused on the business side of craft brewing, the Brewbound Session is a full-day business conference that aims to address the topics that directly impact craft brewers as they look to refine their brands and grow their businesses amid an avalanche of distributor, retailer and consumer interest in the craft beer category.
Panelists and presenters will help brewers polish their branding initiatives, develop effective sales and marketing programs, and better understand a vast and complicated retail marketplace.
Brewbound has also tapped a number of early-stage entrepreneurs who will discuss techniques for building unique brands, strategies for developing a loyal consumer following and insights into the varying types of craft brewery business models.
Who will be there?
- Owners/Principals/CEOs of established craft breweries from all over the U.S.
- Sales & business development associates from breweries, distributors, & industry suppliers/service providers.
- Marketing & Branding specialists from breweries, distributors, and industry suppliers
- Industry Analysts
- Entrepreneurs representing young breweries or breweries in planning
In addition, the Brewbound Session will also feature the return of the Startup Brewery Challenge, a unique opportunity for new brewers to partner with one of the country’s largest craft beer companies, Craft Brew Alliance (CBA). Brewery owners will have the opportunity to showcase their business plans, new beers and receive immediate feedback from an expert judging panel. The 10 U.S. craft beer companies who enter will have been on the market for less than two years and have annual revenues of $2 million or less.
Are you operating a small craft brewery? Contact Mike Vassallo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-231-8827 to learn about about a special small brewery discount for the event.