BC Craft Brewers Conference announces full seminar slate including special guest

From BC Craft Brewers Guild

Bart Watson, Brewers Association

The BC Craft Brewers Guild has released the full schedule for its upcoming BC Craft Brewers Conference, to be held October 19, 2018 at Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Centre. The Conference brings together key stakeholders from the entire British Columbia craft brewing industry for an annual networking and educational event. The event is open to the public as well as industry.

The Guild is pleased to announce that Bart Watson, Chief Economist at the Brewers Association, will be joining us as our Closing Keynote Speaker (5pm). Conference MC is once again Carlos Mendes of Richards Buell Sutton LLP.


WHENOctober 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC


  • Opening KEYNOTE – Insights and Updates: Doing Business with BCLDB and BCLCRB. Sairose Fisher Director of Wholesale Supply Chain, Dmitry Batishchev Category Manager, Vince Cournoyer Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst. PANEL
  • Yeast Management in the Brewhouse. Presented by Owen and Casey Helwig of Imperial Yeast
  • Brewing up Safety! Presented by Alanna McBride, Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Professional
  • Trademark and Branding Dos and Don’ts. Carlos Mendes (RBS Law) moderating with Hired Guns Creative and an industry Marketer. PANEL
  • 100 % Hindsight – What I would do differently now that I know... Gary Lindsay, Driftwood, Adam or Dan of Moody Ales, Darren Hollett of House of Funk. PANEL
    Master of Ceremonies – Carlos Mendes of Richards Buell Sutton LLP
  • All Things Brewery Insurance. Presented by Matt Arruda of Capri/CMW Insurance Services Ltd
  • Craft Brewing Social Media: Document … Don’t Create” Presented by Jorden Foss of Steel & Oak, Josh Vanderheide of Field House and Marissa Mills of Parallel 49. PANEL
  • BC Ale Trail – Discover the power of BC Craft Beer’s biggest tourism marketing campaign and its impact on your business. Melanie Ransome Project Manager, Paul Kamon Project Administrator, Kim Hood Manager of Marketing Co-op Services. PANEL
  • Let’s go Hazy – The Dos and Don’ts of Hazy beers. Top hazy brewers. PANEL
  • How to Survive an Audit with Worksafe (Jose Barranco) CRA, ( Kristian Hui) and BCLCLB manufacturing (Randy Brown). PANEL
  • Econse – Water Purification Systems – water treatment solutions and more. PANEL
  • Closing KEYNOTE – The State of the Craft Brewing Market in North America. Presented by Bart Watson, Chief Economist for the Brewers Association


Guild Members – $129

Non Members – $179


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  1. […] This year’s slate is no different. Right out of the gate, there are bigwigs from organizations like the BC Liquor Distribution Board and the (newly renamed) BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch. Attendees will also get to know more about what topics like Hazy IPAs, social media management, and what breweries would do differently if they could do it all over again. Check out the full programme here. […]

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