Little Creatures founders Howard Cearns and Nic Trimboli, leading PR figure Angie Bradbury and Woolworths national merchandise manager Ian Kingham are among the presenters for the inaugural CBIA Australian Craft Brewers' Conference.
The conference will be held in Melbourne during Good Beer Week on Wednesday May 22 and Thursday May 23. The programme has been curated by CBIA director Dave Bonighton and is designed to 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 conference will include topics such as selling to the trade, running tourist venues, brewery finances and brand architecture.
Tickets for the conference, to be held at the Melbourne Lithuanian Club at 45-50 Errol Street, North Melbourne, 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 tomorrow (April 23rd) and to the general public on Friday April 26.
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