Brewers Trail to Oregon’s Beervana for Largest Industry Gathering
WHAT: Portland, Oregon—one the craft-beeriest cities in the nation—will welcome the 32nd edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) from April 14-17. Presented by the Brewers Association, CBC is the leading industry event, and the only one that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries.
BrewExpo America is the premier trade show for craft brewers, offering the perfect platform to meet leaders in the national and international brewing arena and connect with current and future customers. Exhibitors and buyers develop profitable business relationships, while brewing and brewery restaurant professionals find products and solutions that best fit their needs. For the 2015 conference, the trade show will be extended to two and a half days.
WHO: An estimated 11,000 attendees will have the opportunity to visit with over 575 exhibiting companies and hear from more than 160 presenters on a wide range of topics in the educational tracks of brewery operations, brewpubs, export development, government affairs, packaging breweries, quality, safety, selling craft beer, start-ups, sustainability and technical brewing.
WHY: Bringing together new and veteran brewers, CBC allows the craft brewing community to exchange ideas and get educated on one of the most thriving and innovative industries in one of the most pioneering cities for craft beer. Portland provides the perfect beer backdrop with nearly 60 breweries in the city and ranking number one in percent of dollars spent on craft beer. Beyond Portland, the state of Oregon is home to nearly 200 breweries and consistently ranks among the top states in breweries per capita, leading the nation in 2013.
WHEN: Craft Brewers Conference
Tuesday, April 14 - Friday, April 17, 2015
Times vary. For a full schedule of events, visit the CBC conference schedule.
Events of Note:
• First-Time Attendee Orientation
Tuesday, April 14: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Welcome Reception at Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tuesday, April 14: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
• Keynote Address & General Session
Wednesday, April 15: 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 15: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oregon Convention Center
777 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232
MEDIA: Media wishing to attend and cover the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America must apply for press credentials.
SPONSORS: The 2015 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors.
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today's craft brewers and homebrewers.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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