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First Look: Brewbound Session Summer 2017 Agenda

We’re just three weeks away from the Brewbound Session Summer 2017, happening on June 15 in New York City, and we’re excited to share the agenda.

Featuring thought-provoking conversations with craft brewery founders, interactive panel discussions with leading U.S. retailers, and engaging presentations from a wide-range of industry professionals, this year’s program will discuss the past, present and future of an ever-changing beer landscape.

We’ll play host to hundreds of brewery entrepreneurs, distributors, retailers and investors who will gather for the full-day business conference. They’ll discuss strategies for driving an increasingly more complex industry forward by sharing insights, perspectives and lessons learned while building and scaling some of the nation’s most recognizable craft brands.

Harpoon Brewery founder Dan Kenary will kick things off with a presentation on how established and regional craft brands can remain relevant amidst pressures from global brewing giants and nimble local players.

Immediately following Kenary’s talk, Nielsen’s Danny Brager and Caitlyn Battaglia will reveal the findings of one-of-a-kind survey, which was co-developed with Brewbound, on the consumer familiarity of popular “buzzwords” used to market craft brews.

We’re also excited that the Summer 2017 program will include a trio of panel discussions with experts from all three tiers of the industry. Presenting brewers, retailers, and distributors include:

  • 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
  • Chris Young, Co-Founder, The Beer Connect
  • Cheryl Durzy, Founder & CEO, Liberation Distribution
  • Gregory Howard, Director, Beverage Strategy, Yard House
  • Terry Haley, CMO, World of Beer
  • Jonny Stringer, Manager of Beer Operations, Craftworks Restaurants

In each of those conversations, panelists will discuss their businesses, the latest brewing and retailing trends, as well as the current set of challenges that brewery owners face while trying to grow.

A panel featuring three “distribution disruptors” will example the ways in which the middle tier is evolving and look at new approaches bringing an ever-expanding amount of craft beer SKU’s to market.

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Brewbound Session Summer 2017 is taking place on June 15 at the Metropolitan West Pavilion (639 W. 46th St.) in New York, NY. 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 unique craft brewing businesses.

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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.

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.