Australian Craft Brewers Conference 2015


And we’re back for 2015!

Now in its third year the Australian Craft Brewers Conference is the Australasian craft beer industry’s premier event for building knowledge, networks and your business.

This year the conference venue is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

What do we have in store for ACBC2015?

The programme

22 presentations in all.

2 presentation streams. This year the programme is separated into 2 streams (Brewery Operations and Sales & Management) allowing delegates to control their own conference experience.

Keynote address delivered by Steve Hindy. Steve is the co-founder, chair and president of Brooklyn Brewery, one of the US’s top 20 breweries. Steve has over 25 years experience in the craft beer industry including being heavily involved in the US Brewers Asssociation and the Beer Institute.

A Brewery Operations special presentation by Ryan Hopkins. Ryan is the Strategic Account Manager from key hop supplier Yakima Chief. If you want to know how the market for US hops is looking into the future then few can give a better insight then Ryan.

A Sales and Management special presentation by Mazen Hajjar. With the opening of Hawkers Beer in Melbourne Mazen has now operated breweries in two countries. Add to this his experience running airlines in the Middle East and you have somebody with a unique perspective on running a business.

19 other presentations from some of the best in the business in Australia and New Zealand.


The Trade Expo

The ACBC Trade Expo is going to another level in 2015. Over 20 key suppliers from the industry will be on hand to talk to you about malt, hops, insurance, labels, brewhouses, packaging lines… You get the idea. This is the best chance this year to talk to this number of suppliers in one place.

New in 2015 will be a dedicated Trade Expo period each afternoon from 3 till 5. Once presentations conclude in the main rooms delegates will be encouraged to spend some time in the expo area chatting with friends over a beer, networking, speaking to the exhibitors or popping into one of the special presentations curated by our sponsors in the breakout rooms.

The Art Of Selling Craft

This one day symposium will be a must go to for anybody serious about selling craft beer on premise. You can find out all about it here.


Members $280 (including Brewers Guild of New Zealand members)
Non-members $445
You can purchase tickets here.

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Good Beer Week and the Australian International Beer Awards

And don’t forget that the Australian Craft Brewers Conference is only one of the great events that are happening in Melbourne that week. Make sure that you check out the Good Beer Week guide for all of the great events happening as a part of it and book your ticket to the Australian International Beer Awards Presentation Evening on the Thursday. Truly Australia’s number one week for good beer.

 Our ACBC2015 Sponsors



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