Business of Craft Beer 2016: a panel-packed day

For the third year running, BC Business magazine presents The Business of Craft Beer, a special one-day conference with a focus on topics of interest to those in and around (or getting into) the brewing business in BC.

The conference debuted in 2014 as an ancillary event around Vancouver Craft Beer Week, and was held during that same time in 2015. For 2016, the event has moved to BC Craft Beer Month, falling on October 14th, the day before the BC Beer Awards, and the BC Craft Brewers Guild has come on as a collaborator.

Although this is an industry event, other interested parties are also welcome, as tickets are open to the general public. Pricing reflects the fact that it’s a formal industry conference, not a beer fest. $109 plus fees includes 6 panel-format presentations, a networking reception, a trade show and lunch. The seminars are timed at under 45 minutes each, allowing attendees to sit in on all six of them, making for a day packed with presentations and networking (and, no doubt, the odd beer here or there).

Here’s the official 2016 news release with all the details.

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Join the Boom!

Hear from some of the best in BC’s booming local craft beer industry and network with the stakeholders. The Business of Craft Beer 2016 event will feature expert panels on manufacturing, government regulations, the environment and emerging trends.

October 14, 2016
Vancouver Convention Centre – West Meeting Room 220 (Level 2)
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

On October 14, join BC Business Magazine as they present the 3rd annual Business of Craft Beer event. This year combining forces with the BC Craft Brewers Guild to provide you with even more information on how to create and grow your craft beer business.
With everything from distribution to liquor laws to industry success stories, this is a must-attend event for brewers, craft-beer fans and industry suppliers such as manufacturers, lawyers, accountants, realtors and marketing/branding consultants. Hear expert panels on tourism, funding opportunities and expanding sales which will provide you with information on how to grow your craft beer business. Plus, learn about the most up to date safety and best practices, and the professional services that you need in order to make your craft beer business stand out from the rest.

Hosted by Joe Wiebe, author of the Craft Beer Revolution, the day will encompass multiple speaker panel sessions led by industry experts from corporate and government with the opportunity for you to ask them your questions. Plus network with the who’s who of the craft beer industry in the sponsor lounge.

Ticket price includes all the speaker presentations, trade show, networking reception and lunch. All taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. If you’re planning to attend the BC Beer Awards on October 15, this is a perfect way to round out your craft beer weekend in Vancouver!


Registration & Networking 9:00AM – 10:00AM | Seminar Panels 10:00AM – 5:30PM


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