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Posted October 15, 2012

OCB Conference agenda updated + last day to vote

An updated and finalized agenda is available the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference in Markham this Friday, October 19.

In additiona, today is the final day of voting for First Annual Ontario Craft Brewing Centre of Excellence Awards. Vote now.


7:30 – 8:15Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking
8:15 – 8:30Introduction/Welcome – John Hay, President, Ontario Craft Brewers;
Gary McMullen, President Muskoka Brewery & Chair, Ontario Craft Brewers
8:30 – 9:00State of the Industry Report – Robert Rubenstein, Target Marketing Research
9:00 – 9:55Keynote speaker #1: Dr. Roland Folz, VLB Berlin
Modern Brewing Technology: Innovation and Trends
10:00 – 11:00Speaker #2: Danielle Wedral, Pall, (GeneDisc)
Advanced Microbiology Detection Technology for the Craft Brewing Industry
11:00 – 11:30Morning coffee break – Suppliers’ marketplace & networking
11:30 – 12:30Speaker #3: Uwe Janssen, ROLEC
Flexible Brewhouse Design for the Craft Brewing Industry
12:30 – 2:00Buffet lunch – Suppliers’ marketplace & networking
2:00 – 3:00Speaker # 4: Sebastian Delgado, Krones
Packaging Technology for the Craft Brewing Industry
3:00 – 3:30Afternoon coffee break – Suppliers’ marketplace & networking
3:30 – 4:30Speaker #5: Ken Belau, former head brewer, Bell’s Brewery
Making a Berliner Weisse Style Beer
(includes guided tasting of a test batch produced by Ken Belau & Jon Downing, Niagara College)
4:30 – 5:00Speaker #6: Kevin Jones, President and CEO, The Bloom Centre for Sustainability
Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy and Operations to Build Long-Term Success for the Craft Brewing Industry
5:00 – 5:30Pre-dinner break
5:30 – 6:30Craft Beer & Cheese Reception (cheeses sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada)
6:30 – 7:30Dinner
7:30 – 8:00Centre of Excellence Awards
8:00 – 9:30Musical entertainment & networking

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