Note: Tickets are not yet available. Lock in the dates for this important event and when they go on sale, will be available from the Good Beer Week website.
CBIA announces inaugural Australian Craft Brewers’ Conference programme
The Craft Beer Industry Association is today happy to release the programme for its inaugural Australian Craft Brewers’ Conference.
The CBIA Australian Craft Brewers’ Conference, to be held on Wednesday the 22nd and Thursday the 23rd of May, will be a highlight of this year’s Good Beer Week in Melbourne.
The venue will be the Melbourne Lithuanian Club, located at 45-50 Errol Street, North Melbourne.
The programme, which has been curated by CBIA director Dave Bonighton, is designed to hold appeal to all members of the craft brewing industry.
“We are very aware that we are an industry association rather than just a brewers’ body so we have tried to take a broader view of what the industry wants from an event such as this,” said Bonighton.
“That said, we have not forgotten the technical brewing and brewery management side of things and the programme features presentations from respected names such as Peter Aldred, Shawn Sherlock and Brendan Varis.”
The commitment to a broad scope approach to curating the CBIA Australian Craft Brewers’ Conference programme has meant the inclusion of a diversity of topics such as selling to the trade, running tourist venues, brewery finances and brand architecture.
Again a number of respected industry figures have agreed to present on these topics including Nic Trimboli, Howard Cearns, Angie Bradbury and Lyndon Waples.
“We are excited that so many people that we respect have agreed to take part. It’s an indication that the industry recognizes how important this event is,” said Bonighton.
Tickets for the CBIA Australian Craft Brewers’ Conference will be $100 for CBIA members and $150 for non-members. This includes entry both days and lunch catered by the award winning team at North Melbourne’s Courthouse Hotel.
Tickets will released to those on the CBIA mailing list on Tuesday the 23rd of April and to the general public via the Good Beer Week website the following Friday, the 26th of April.