Thank you SO much to all of our 2022 BC Beer Con Sponsors!
BC CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY: Great Little Box Company | Ideon Packaging
GLBC PROVIDES INNOVATIVE LABEL AND PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
We are a multi-divisional packaging manufacturer serving the Pacific Northwest since 1982. Our diverse offering includes corrugated boxes, POP displays, digital print & packaging, folding cartons, protective packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and shipping supplies. Our knowledgeable Packaging Specialists and complete packaging solutions bring brand equity and streamlined cost efficiency to brewers.
BC CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE AFTER-PARTY PRESENTED BY: Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging
VANCOUVER’S PREMIER PRINT AND PACKAGING HOUSE SINCE 1981
Over the last four decades, Glenmore has helped some of the most successful brands across North America sell their products. As Western Canada’s top custom manufacturer of custom printed paperboard boxes, labels, shrink sleeves, tubes, and litho-laminated corrugated boxes, Glenmore is your best option for custom packaging and print that exceeds your expectations.
BC CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE INDUSTRY MINGLER PRESENTED BY: Vessel Packaging Co.
VESSEL PACKAGING CO. PROVIDES BEVERAGE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS CANADA WIDE
KEYNOTE SPONSOR: Hops Connect
Hops Connect grows, imports, and distributes the finest quality hops for the Canadian Craft Brewing industry. Our partnership with the Barth-Haas Group allows us to provide Canadian Brewers with a vast portfolio of proprietary and in-demand hops from Australia, Europe, the USA & Canada. With our local sales team and multiple Canadian cold-storage facilities, we are on the ground and ready to service your hop needs, logistics & technical questions. We’ve just moved into our new Western Canada office & cold-storage facility in the heart of East Vancouver so please be sure to reach out and check it out! Read more…
KEYNOTE SPONSOR: Cellar-Tek Supplies
Cellar-Tek, supplier to the commercial Winery, Brewery, Cidery & Distillery Industry across Canada & North America. Founded in 2004 Cellar-Tek was born from the idea that wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries wanted honest, local, technical service and support from their equipment & supplies distributor. Operating under that model, Cellar-Tek has grown from its humble beginnings in the heart of the Okanagan, British Columbia wine region to encompass 15 employees. Now operation from two fully stocked warehouses, one located in the Craft Beer district of Kelowna, and the other in St. Catharines, Ontario to better serve the Niagra wine country.
CONFERENCE LUNCH SPONSOR: Specific Mechanical Systems
Since 1986, Specific Mechanical has handcrafted brewing and distilling systems for the craft beer and spirits industries. Started as a two-person company, those two founders remain, owners and employees, a team of over 85 people. Our mission is to provide the world’s finest handcrafted brewing and distilling systems, complemented by the industry’s most comprehensive customer success program.
We offer complete systems will all associated equipment including fermentation tanks, bright beer tanks, collection vessels, hop dosing systems, keg washers, and CIP systems. All handcrafted for you. Read More...
NEON NIGHTS SOCIAL SPONSOR: Kegshare
Kegshare is a fast, simple, and straightforward way to access kegs with several options to own outright or finance monthly. We purchase, maintain, and provide kegs so that you can continue to grow your beer sales at an exponential rate. Because the kegs you access are part of Canada’s fastest growing fleet of kegs, common issues like cycle times and storage are vastly reduced compared to using your own kegs. We take the struggles of asset purchasing and empty keg logistics off your hands so that you can focus on what’s important: brewing your beer. Read More...
CONFERENCE LUNCH SPONSOR: BC Beverage Technology Access Centre
British Columbia Beverage Technology Access Centre (BC BTAC) supports the Canadian beverage industry’s innovation and growth by providing a comprehensive range of expert analytical, commercial and sensory services and resources. We work with individuals, companies and organizations within a collaborative framework to exchange knowledge, ideas and resources leading to real-world solutions for the development of domestic beverages, including fermented, brewed, distilled and non-alcoholic products. Our vision is to work with industry toward sustained economic and intellectual growth.
INDUSTRY UPDATE SPONSOR: Flight Food & Beverage Partners
Flight is an investment company focused on acquiring and investing in emerging consumer companies in the rapidly growing food and adult beverage sectors. Our team has the knowledge, expertise and passion to help brands take flight.
We invest in companies with developed products and services, have a proprietary position due to intellectual property or a strong brand franchise. We are actively recruiting for partners in our next cohort.
INDUSTRY UPDATE SPONSOR: ContainerWorld
ContainerWorld is a multi-faceted, British Columbia, Canada based company providing our Clients with world wide door-to-door logistics services, including inventory management, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution. We are a leading niche service provider to the beverage alcohol industry of Western Canada. We also handle commodities compatible to the beverage market – juices, water, confectionary – we strive for vertical market integration.
INDUSTRY UPDATE SPONSOR: CapriCWM
At CapriCMW, we provide personalized insurance and custom risk solutions to give you the confidence and freedom to focus on what matters to you.
CapriCMW is a uniquely independent, employee and locally owned company with strong roots in BC, created through the merger of CMW and Capri Insurance companies. We believe this integration leverages the strength and stability of decades of insurance and risk management experience, with a resulting positive impact on how we serve our clients. We call this the CapriCMW Difference.
CONFERENCE GLASSWARE SPONSOR: Zenan Glass
Zenan Glass brands over 12 million units per year, over 1,000,000 units per month in our facilities which specialize in beer glasses, spirits glasses, wine glasses and glassware accessories for the food and beverage industry. This experience has made Zenan the chosen glassware decorators for some of the largest beer, liquor and wine brands in Canada and North America. With the fastest turnaround time and the largest on-hand inventory in the industry, their clients can rely on their unmatched service and capabilities.
CONFERENCE BAGS & APPAREL SPONSOR: Capital T Branding
Capital T Branding will assist you with every aspect of your project and keep you informed throughout all stages, in order to eliminate errors and ensure your peace of mind.
Their craftsmen have developed screenprinting techniques that have made them a leader in the industry. You couldn’t be in better hands.
They feature an award-winning design team, well versed in all aspects of digital and printed media with customer service going far beyond the competition.
CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK SPONSOR: BoxMASTER
Since 1981, Boxmaster has been providing BC Businesses with an array of custom corrugated packaging. Boxmaster specializes in sustainable and quality focused initiatives and is the only Food Safe Certified corrugated box manufacturer in Western Canada. (IFS PAC Secure certified) This focus on quality allows Boxmaster to provide a full-service operation to its customers for any of its corrugate needs with fast and efficient means. Whether you require standard trays for local delivery or more diverse box options for supply abroad, Boxmaster has a full slate of options to get you what you need. Read More…
MORNING COFFEE SPONSOR: BSG Canada
BSG Canada has been producing and distributing brewing products to Canadian markets since the early 1990s. With warehouse locations in Guelph ON, Saint-Laurent QC, Airdrie AB, and Delta BC, we are able to offer customers savings on transportation costs as well as flexibility with scheduling and warehousing space. We are proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor of a complete range of high-quality brewing ingredients, including products from Crisp Malt, Mouterij Dingemans, Rahr Malting Co., Simpsons Malt, Weyermann®, Kerry Bioscience, and many others. Our can program was developed to help smaller craft breweries compete by offering a cost-effective solution to an expensive but essential packaging option. From exclusive ingredients to our innovative can program, we are committed to being your partner and share your passion for creating outstanding beer.
SEMINAR SPONSOR: Catax Canada
Catax are experts in specialist areas of tax incentives, specifically SR&ED. With over 12 years’ experience, we have identified over $668m in tax benefit for our clients to date. Our average client benefit is over $100k. We’re headquartered in Vancouver, BC and work with businesses, accountants and lawyers throughout Canada. We have a team of over 120 in-house experts which includes Surveyors, Tax Technicians, Accountants, Report Writers and Case Managers. We break down the claims process for you, so all our clients need to do is provide us with some details and we’ll take care of the rest. There are no complicated forms to fill out, no legal language to unpick and no tax law to get your head around.
SEMINAR SPONSOR: Crowe MacKay LLP
Crowe MacKay LLP is a mid-sized accounting firm that provides financial & accounting services and exceptional client care. Our accounting firm has been proudly serving northern and western Canada since 1969, and our goal is to provide personalized financial solutions and professional accounting services to individuals and businesses of all sizes. Whether you are looking for tax services, valuation advice, audit services, technology consulting, our experts at Crowe MacKay are here to help you achieve the best results for your business and personal finances.
SEMINAR SPONSOR: eLearningU
eLearningU is brought to you by one of North America’s most respected tourism consulting companies. Junction Consulting from Vancouver, Canada, saw one consistent and burning need across tourism organizations regardless of size, type, or location: They all need access to high-quality, industry-specific education that will help them to sort through the noise and figure out what digital marketing tactics are most relevant to them.
SEMINAR SPONSOR: Jalapeno Employee Engagement
We are Jalapeno, have the vision of building a world where you and your company reach full potential. We are committed to providing you with all the services and tools you need to tap into the unrealized potential of what the workplace can be and to drive happier, more engaged and more inclusive workplaces. We do this by leveraging technology and the science of psychology towards developing essential skills while creating a sustainable and humanized environment to enrich your team members’ lives. To fulfill our mission, we have a team of experts in Training, Consulting, Coaching, and Counselling that leverage our proprietary software to unlock the teams’ potential. Read More…
SEMINAR SPONSOR: Lallemand Brewing
Lallemand’s presence in the brewing industry dates from the early 1970s when the company started producing dried pure culture brewing yeasts for beer kit manufacturers in Canada. In subsequent years, this activity was expanded to the production of other specific ale and lager beer yeast strains for different clients in the United States, Europe and Australia and Asia. Whether you are a startup, a global leader in beer production or anywhere in between, we have something for you.At Lallemand Brewing… We Brew With You! Read More…
SEMINAR SPONSOR: MNP LLP
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help people and organizations succeed across the country and around the world. Read More…
SEMINAR SPONSOR: First Key Consulting
First Key is a uniquely global firm, having worked for craft to large-scale breweries in over 50 countries around the world. We have the most talented, interesting and experienced consultants who provide independent, objective and comprehensive solutions in every area of our clients’ businesses.
SEMINAR SPONSOR: 18 Wheels Logistics Ltd.
As a professional logistics company in Vancouver, we cover every need in your supply chain. From trucking to warehousing, we provide secure, efficient solutions to facilitate your distribution process. Our decades in business give us the experience and expertise to offer quality logistics solutions.
SEMINAR SPONSOR: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU’s Brewing and Brewery Operations program is the only brewing diploma of its kind in British Columbia, the first and only brewing program in Canada recognized by the Master Brewers Association, and our students recently won bronze at the 2022 Canadian Brewing Awards and 2022 US Open Beer Championship. Prior to the pandemic, KPU was named a top brewing school in North America winning awards in the US Open College Beer Championship. KPU’s teaching brewery also won Brewery of the Year at the 2019 BC Beer Awards
NETWORKING BREAK SPONSOR: Moneris Solutions
We understand your business objectives for payment processing – efficiency, effectiveness, and the delivery of exceptional service to your customers. Our technology solutions are cost-effective and work for your business needs. As partners, we ensure you stay at the forefront of transaction processing. Moneris is committed to investing in the people and the innovating technologies that provide superior payment processing to our customers. Read More…
MORNING COFFEE SPONSOR: North Keg
Why do Canadian brewers choose North Keg? Well, we’re transparent—our monthly fees are all inclusive and straightforward, and our leasing options are flexible, designed to make owning and renting kegs simple and free up your cash flow at the same time. Think of us as your personal keg concierge with the sole purpose of making your life easier. Read More…
AFTERNOON COFFEE SPONSOR: Summit Labels
We’re outliers. Innovators. Rebels in a traditional industry and we’re here to shake things up in a big way. We believe in custom, don’t do boring, and encourage creativity in everything we do. This is who we are, and it’s these values that built our company and continue to drive us forward. Summit is breaking the boundaries of label printing in Vancouver, and we’re not just talking about geography. We’re fearlessly moving forward and embracing change. By employing new techniques, testing new materials, and purchasing new equipment, we drive brands forward—it’s who we are. Read More…
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