The BC Craft Brewers Conference
The BC Craft Brewers Conference hosted by the BC Craft Brewers Guild and presented by Vessel Packaging Company, and brings together key stakeholders from the BC craft brewing industry for an annual networking and educational event.
600+ attendees will form new contacts with industry peers, connect with key suppliers, and gain insight into industry issues. The Conference, now spanning two days, includes inspirational Keynotes, peer and industry-led educational sessions, a Trade Show floor featuring 65 exhibitors, all showcased in a new location on Vancouver’s waterfront at the Harbour Convention Centre.
Your All-Access Conference Pass includes:
Conference Kickoff Presented by Great Little Box Company: Thursday, October 17 from 5 – 10pm
Conference Warm Up at 5pm: Sensory 101: Building Your Flavour Vocabulary. Advanced Cicerone Crystal Luxmore leads you through a series of sensory exercises. Meet our special guest – opening Keynote presenter, Bryan Roth of Good Beer Hunting at this VIP night of mingling and an advance preview of our Trade Show. BBQ dinner and beer will be provided. Entertainment afterwards. Event entry is included with your conference ticket purchase and available for purchase separately by Brewery Owners and Staff upon invite only.
Conference Main Event Presented by Vessel Packaging Company: Friday, October 18 from 8.30am – 5.30pm
20 Educational Seminars and Breakout Sessions organized into three tracks: Brewing Technical, Marketing and Sales and Brewery Operations and Finance. Something for the whole team to take part in. A continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch are all included.
Official After Party Presented by BSG Canada and Gambrinus Malting: Friday, October 18 from 7pm until midnight
Join us at the Maritime Labour Centre in East Vancouver for the industry social of the year, featuring performances by local Beer Bands and includes your first two cans of beer.
What is The BC Craft Brewers Conference?
A two-day educational and networking event where you can:
IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS
Attend our peer and industry-led educational sessions organized into three different tracks. Brewing Technical, Marketing and Sales and Brewery Operations and Finance.
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
Participate in one of our Breakout Sessions and meet industry peers at the Trade Show featuring 65 exhibitors.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
We’ve brought in top industry representatives from all over North America. We have two exceptional Keynotes lined up for you. Steve Beauchesne: Co-Founder of Beau’s Brewing Co and Board Member of the recently launched Canadian Craft Brewers Association. Bryan Roth: Industry expert and writer/podcaster for Good Beer Hunting and The North American Guild of Beer Writers.