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Brewbound Session Summer 2017: First Wave of Speakers and Panelists Released

Brewbound Session is a twice-a-year conference where serious beer business professionals gather to exchange ideas, discuss the state of the industry and hear strategies for succeeding in the most competitive segment in beverage alcohol.

Brewbound Session Summer 2017 will feature thought-provoking conversations with craft brewery executives, interactive panel discussions with leading U.S. retailers, and engaging presentations from a wide-range of industry experts.

The main event will be held on June 15 at the Metropolitan West Pavilion (639 W. 46th St.) in New York, NY.

The first set of announced speakers for the full-day conference includes both established and emerging craft beer entrepreneurs:

  • Laura Bell, CEO, Bell’s Brewery
  • Hugh Sisson, Founder, Heavy Seas Beer
  • Mike Stevens, Co-Founder, Founders Brewing
  • Rob Burns, Co-Founder, Night Shift Brewing/Night Shift Distributing
  • Danny Brager, SVP, Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen
  • Caitlyn Battaglia, Associate Client Manager, Nielsen
  • Gregory Howard, Director, Beverage Strategy, Yard House
  • Terry Haley, CMO, World of Beer
  • John Lane, Owner-Operator, Winking Lizard Tavern
  • Chris Young, Co-Founder, The Beer Connect

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The Summer 2017 Brewbound Session program was specifically designed to examine the impact a rapidly changing and increasingly more competitive craft segment is having on more than 5,300 craft brewing businesses.

Throughout the event, attendees can expect to hear a variety of in-depth conversations focused on the marketing, distribution and selling strategies of today’s most successful craft brands. Brewbound Session guests are also invited to rub elbows with craft’s best and brightest during a pre-conference welcome reception, taking place during the evening of Wednesday, June 14.

Early-stage brewery entrepreneurs will also have the option to participate in Brewbound’s Startup Brewery Challenge. Sponsored by Craft Brew Alliance, the competition gives new craft brewery owners a chance to pitch their brands and sample a core beer product to a panel of expert judges.

Early registration pricing is available until May 5:

Standard Registration (for attendees who are not employees of a brewery): $899.00

Brewery Attendee (for attendees who work at a brewery of any size): $699.00

About Brewbound Session:

Focused on the business side of brewing, Brewbound Session events offer an unmatched opportunity for beer industry professionals to build connections and hear strategies for succeeding in the most competitive segment of the beverage alcohol business. 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, marketing, distribution and retail strategies. The event features a variety of high-level business strategy discussions, thought-provoking conversations, case studies and data analysis, as well as robust networking and sampling opportunities.