ABOUT THE EVENT
The Florida Brewers Conference will provide brewery personnel and industry trades with a high quality educational experience, plus an opportunity to network and share delicious Florida craft beers during the two-day trade show.
Once again, the Florida Brewers Guild will offer a sensory course as an additional component to our conference. We will cover a multitude of aromas found in beer, not just limited to off-flavors! Covering twenty (possibly more) flavors, split between commonly encountered off-flavors and positive attributes. We will look at each aroma's origins in beer, and then wrap up the course with practical application of the information we have covered (how to troubleshoot, setting up a panel at a brewery, general considerations for conducting/maintaining a panel). This course requires additional registration.
The training will be held on Monday, August 5th from 9am until 4pm.
The 2019 conference will return to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Located directly across the street from SeaWorld, and close by to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Discovery Cove, this resort hotel in Orlando will be our home for the conference, as well as providing a great place for those who want to bring their families along for a vacation.
Sponsoring or advertising at the Florida Brewers Conference will provide your company with an increased level of exposure in front of brewery owners, managers, brewers and other industry leaders. Opportunities at all levels are available.
Sponsorship opportunities are now open to all Guild members for the event. We have a *lot* of new members this year, many of whom are excited to participate. If you are interested in a particular level of sponsorship, I encourage you to act quickly. Preference has been given to last year's sponsors, some some are already sold out. Only FBG Allied Trade members in good standing are now invited to submit, but it will be open to non-members on a first-come first serve basis after May 1st.
This year, exhibitors will be limited to three (3) individuals at their booth. Additional tickets may be purchased at the member rate. This is very important because it becomes a significant factor in our cost.
(NOTE: Sponsorship availability subject to change. Please contact the organizer if you have any questions).
Rooms at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld are available at a special conference rate, starting at $149 per night. This includes the resort fee, free self-parking,
The Resort Fee includes:
Scheduled shuttle service for Orlando Premium Outlets, Disney World, and Universal Studios. (Reservations must be made the day prior before 9pm at the Navigator Desk)
Enhanced wireless internet in guestroom & meeting spaces
Welcome resort beverage - 2 coupons per room, per stay (beer/wine)
Breakfast for children - Two children (ages 12 & Under) per one adult entree purchased
Breakout Sessions are the heart of the Florida Brewers Conference programming. We invite industry professionals and anyone with a passion for the brewing industry to share that passion through a conference breakout session.
The session tracks at the conference will be broken out into the following topics:
Sales & Marketing
Ownership & Management
Tasting Room Operations
2019 Session Formats
Speaker: One or more presenters speaking on one topic, audience Q&A optional. Sessions are 45-55 minutes.
Panel: Multiple speakers discussing relevant brewery industry topics, audience Q&A optional.
Workshop: Interactive session focused on a specific skill or series of skills for the brewing industry. Audience Q&A included.
April 2, 2019 - Call for presentation open
May 31, 2019 - Call for presentation closes
June 14, 2019 - Tentative date to notify accepted presentations
Requirements of Session Presenters
All presenters must:
Advise if their presentation includes a product or products for sale.
Identify audio-visual and Internet availability needs.
Provide their own hard copies of materials to be distributed if not using an electronic means of distribution. Digital and electronic copies are preferred.
Provide any other materials necessary to make their presentation.
All presentations must fit a 45-55 minute time frame
If selected, presenters will receive one (1) registration for the full conference. Travel and lodging will NOT be covered. The Florida Brewers Guild board of directors will make the final decision on all presenters and topics.
Thank you to our sponsors! We could not do this without you!