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 two-day Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium Seminars, one-day access to Tuesday session of the BrewExpo America® trade show and Tuesday’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) welcome keynote and general session. Does not include access to CBC seminars (Tuesday – Thursday), nor access to BrewExpo America® on Wednesday or 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.
|Monday, April 8th|
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Introduction and Ground Rules|
|10:30 am – 11:30 am||Keynote Speaker|
|11:30 am – 11:45 am||Move to Breakouts|
|11:45 am – 12:45 pm||Six Breakout Sessions|
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Lunch
Beer & Food Pairing hosted by Chef Adam Dulye
Three-course lunch with three beers
|2:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Six Breakout Sessions|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Six Breakout Sessions|
|4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||General Session|
|Tuesday, April 9th|
|9:15 am – 10:30 am||Craft Brewers Conference General Session I|
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||Move to Symposium Room|
|10:45 am – 11:45 am||General Session|
|11:45 am – 12:00 pm||Scheduled Break|
|12:00 pm – 12:45 pm||General Session|
|12:45 pm – 1:45 pm||General Session|
|1:45 pm – 2:15 pm||Recap, Final Topics and Closing
Cold beer served
Increases to $350 Feb. 13, 2019
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.