Symposium

Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium

Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium addresses topics such as supplier-distributor interaction, logistics and warehouse, staff and business issues, information technology, sales strategy and sales team.

Includes access to the 1.5-day Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium, beer paired lunch, continental breakfast and one day access to Wednesday BrewExpo America® trade show and General Session II – State of the Industry. Does not include access to Craft Brewers Conference seminars & events (Tuesday – Thursday), nor access to BrewExpo America® on Thursday.

Attendance is limited to licensed beer wholesalers who distribute the brands of more than one company. Proof of distributors license is required for eligibility.

2019 Agenda

 

Wednesday, April 10th
9:15 am – 10:30 am Craft Brewers Conference General Session II – State of the Industry (Bellco Theater, Colorado Convention Center)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm BrewExpo America ® Trade Show & Lunch on Your Own (Expo Halls, Colorado Convention Center)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Introduction and Ground Rules (Capitol Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Denver)
1:10 pm – 2:10 pm Breakout Sessions (Mineral Hall A-E, Hyatt Regency Denver)
2:20 pm – 3:20 pm Breakout Sessions (Mineral Hall A-E, Hyatt Regency Denver)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions (Mineral Hall A-E, Hyatt Regency Denver)

 

Thursday, April 11th
10:00 am – 11:00 am General Session (Capitol Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Denver)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session (Capitol Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Denver)
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Scheduled Break
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch: Three-course Beer & Food Pairing hosted by Chef Adam Dulye. (Capitol Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Denver)
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Scheduled Break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm General Session (Capitol Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Denver)
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Recap, Final Topics and Beers (Capitol Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Denver)
Registration Pricing

BA Member

$335

Increases to $350 Feb. 13, 2019

Non Member

$415

Increases to $430 Feb. 13, 2019

The Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium was founded by Greg Koch and Arlan Arnsten of Stone Brewing Co. in spring of 2004. The first meeting, held at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, was a small but enthusiastic gathering of 40-plus attendees. Today the conference comprises over 400 attendees and is held annually in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference. While the Brewers Association hosts this event, it exists only through the efforts and participation of America’s craft beer wholesalers.