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Brewbound Live: First Group of Speakers Announced

Brewbound, a leading trade publication covering the beer industry, today announced the first group of speakers that will take the stage during its two-day November business conference, called Brewbound Live.

Joining the event – which takes place on November 27th and 28th in Santa Monica, California, and brings stakeholders from all three tiers of the brewing industry together to discuss trends, challenges and the future of beer – is a star-studded group of industry experts who will share insights and strategies for moving the category forward.

Here’s the first glimpse at the main stage lineup:

  • Felipe Szpigel, Craft and Beyond Beer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Pete Marino, President, Tenth and Blake, MillerCoors
  • Andy Thomas, CEO, Craft Brew Alliance
  • Eugene Kashper, Chairman, Pabst Brewing Company
  • Bryant Goulding, Co-Founder, Rhinegeist Brewery
  • Mike Provance, CEO, 3×3 Insights
  • David Vartanian, Senior Director, National Category Management, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Amanda Laden, Founder & CEO, Amanda Laden International
  • Fred Hart, Partner & Creative Director, Interact Boulder

Brewbound has also teamed up, once again, with market research firm Nielsen to co-develop a survey focused on craft beer. Representatives from Nielsen will deliver the results of their research on the second day of the conference.

In addition to curating a variety of high-value panel discussions and presentations for the main stage, Brewbound has also created a lecture-style crash course for early-stage beer, cider, and malternative companies.

Coinciding with the first round of Pitch Slam, a business pitch competition sponsored by Craft Brew Alliance, the half-day session will feature presentations on all aspects of running a brewery business, including distributing, retailing, sales and marketing, branding and operations.

A variety of unique learning, networking and sampling opportunities will also be available to all attendees over the course of the 2-day event. Additional details, including the speaker, agenda, and off-site networking announcements, will be shared in the coming weeks.

Hundreds of beer industry professionals — including prominent beer company executives, leading distributors, craft-centric retailers, emerging entrepreneurs, and investors — are expected to attend Brewbound Live, which is being held at the famous Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

Don’t miss out on your chance to engage in thought-provoking conversations with established industry veterans, innovative thinkers, and emerging trendspotters.

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About Brewbound

Published by Inc., Brewbound is a leading industry trade publication providing comprehensive information about the beer space, analysis of industry trends and in-depth interviews with industry leaders. In addition to providing daily news, Brewbound also gathers entrepreneurs and executives to exchange ideas, discuss the state of the industry and hear strategies for succeeding in the alcohol beverage segment via a series of nationwide meetups and multi-day business conferences.

About Brewbound Live

Brewbound Live is a multi-day conference for serious brewing professionals who are interested in engaging in high-level business discussion while networking with emerging and established players alike. The program features a hand-selected roster of industry experts and innovators who, through presentations and panel discussions, address trends, challenges and the future of the brewing industry.