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November 7, 2018 - November 8, 2018

What: Seventh annual Ontario Craft Brewers Conference & Suppliers Marketplace 2018. The Ontario Craft Brewing industry’s top brewers, decision-makers, thought leaders and supporters will gather in Toronto for two days of education, networking, Suppliers Marketplace with 150+ exhibitors and delicious craft beer & food.
Who: 1,200+ attendees including: craft brewery owners, operators, brewers, suppliers to the brewing industry, investors, government, industry champions.
When: Wednesday, November 7 & Thursday, November 8, 2018
Where: The Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream), Canada’s greenest conference centre at Toronto’s Exhibition Place (just inside the Princes Gates across from Direct Energy Centre), 105 Princes Blvd., Toronto, ON,
M6K 3C3 https://www.beanfieldcentre.com/visiting
Why: Canada’s craft brewing industry has experienced significant growth over the last decade; there are now hundreds of operating breweries, contract brewers and brewpubs in communities across the province. OCBC is the Canadian craft brewing industry’s ultimate networking and education event. Meet, connect, network and learn with craft brewers and industry suppliers from across North America.

Conference Streams: Technical, Regulatory, Retail, Sales & Marketing, Business Operations

Education Topics (Speakers and session topics to be confirmed):

  • Quality control
  • Retail updates – LCBO, TBS, Grocery, Tap Rooms/Tied Houses
  • Regulatory systems update – AGCO, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment, etc.
  • Import/Export
  • Water management, treatment, sustainable practices, etc.
  • Brewing processes, equipment, trends
  • Ingredients
  • Draught system quality
  • Packaging, production & operations
  • Financing and grants
  • Investor relations
  • Hops rub
  • Cask, barrel aging, sours
  • Yeast management
  • Contract brewing
  • Brewery mentoring
  • Food and craft beer pairings
  • Sales, marketing & branding
  • Craft beer events and experiences
  • Social media trends & opportunities
  • Craft beer tourism
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Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place
105 Princes' Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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