The BC Craft Brewers Conference presented by West Coast Canning and hosted by the BC Craft Brewers Guild, 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 now, two-day conference 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.
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 Brewery Operations and Finance
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
Participate in one of our Breakout Sessions and meet industry peers at the Trade Show featuring 60+ 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 All Natural 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.
Your All-Access Conference Pass includes:
Conference Kickoff Presented by Great Little Box Company: Thursday, October 17 from 5 – 10pm.
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. Start the evening off with Sensory 101 – Building your Flavour Vocabulary, led by Crystal Luxmore, Advance Cicerone. 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 West Coast Canning: 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.
Early Bird Guild Member Price: $149*
Early Bird Public Price: $199*
*Plus tax and fees.
Early bird expires September 15th and then tickets increase by $50**
*On September 1st Breweries will be sent a link to buy Official After Party tickets for staff who cannot attend the full conference. If still available, tickets will be on sale to the public on September 15th.