BrewCon19

BrewCon19

The 7th annual BrewCon and Trade Expo is being held in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday 3rd September through to Friday 6th September 2019 at the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre. 

Presented by the Independent Brewers Association (IBA), the Conference and Trade Expo exists to build excellence and best-practice in the Australian Beer Industry. The conference is the Australian Brewing Industry’s keystone event and is growing to be an education and trade event of international significance.

The Thursday evening of the conference celebrates with the Indies, a night where the industry gets together, beer in hand, to support and celebrate the Independent Beer Industry. The Indies is a national competition organised by the IBA to celebrate the art and science of brewing and build greater consumer awareness of the excellence within Australian Independent Brewing. 

This year’s schedule

Download a detailed PDF of the BrewCon19 Program here.

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Trade Expo Setup
Brewery Tours
Bintani Delegates Reception
BrewCon19 Check-in Open

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
West and South of Melbourne
Cargo Hall, South Wharf Precinct
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

6:00am – 11:59pm
11:00am – 6:00pm
6:30pm – 9:30pm
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 4 September 2019

7:30AM:
7:30AM:
9:00AM:
9:15AM:
10:00AM:
10:30AM:
10:30AM:

11:00AM:
11:00AM:
11:45AM:
11:45AM:
11:45AM:
12:30PM:
12:30PM:
12:30PM:

1:00PM:
1:15PM:
1:15PM:
1:30PM:
1:30PM:
2:00PM:
2:00PM:
2:30PM:
2:30PM:
2:30PM:
3:00PM:
3:00PM:
3:45PM:
3:45PM:
4:45PM:
4:45PM:

6:30PM:

Registration Open
Lallemand Brewers Lounge Open (Breakfast + Coffee)
Welcome from IBA
Keynote Speaker: Pete Brown: Author
IBA Marketing Update: Dereck Hales IBA
Morning Tea
Trade Expo Open

WORKING WITH FRUIT: Topher Boehm, Wildflower 
MANAGING EXPANSION: Corinna Steeb, Prancing Pony Brewery
MEASURING HOP QUALITY PARAMETERS: Simon Whittock, HPA
WHAT’S YOUR WELL BEING PLAN? Dr. Jo Mitchell, The Mind Room
THE FINE PRINT – START UP BREWERY PANEL: Panel Discussion
MUCH ADO ABOUT SAFETY: IBASAFE UPDATE
HOSPITALITY STILL RULES: Justin Joiner, Stomping Ground
BEER LAW 101: James Omond, Omond & Co.

Lunch Break
THE SCIENCE OF BEER: Sarah Dower, Hanna Instruments
QC ACCURACY: BIRA AS A TOOL: Thomas Parker & Clare Clouting
A GLOBAL HOP INDUSTRY UPDATE: Owen Johnston, Hop Products Australia
MAXIMIZING BREWHOUSE OUTPUT WITH MINIMUM CAPITAL OUTLAY: Justin Fox, Bintani and Sian Yon-Miaw. DSM Food Specialties
TURNING THE LOGISTICS OF BEER KEGS ON ITS HEAD: Michael Burton, Binary Beer
BECOME MORE FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE: Christopher Dean, Choice Energy and Callum Reeves, Kaiju
MICROBE MANAGEMENT: Jim Withee, Giga Yeast
IS CROWD FUNDING RIGHT FOR YOU? Panel discussion 
HOP SENSORY WITH YAKIMA CHIEF HOPS: Ryan Hopkins, Yakima Chief Hops
HOW TO IMPROVE CONSUMER PACKAGE EXPERIENCE: Matt Morisey, Gage Roads
PROPER COSTING FOR BEER: Maria Pearman, Perkins & Co.
T90 VS CRYO PELLETS: A LOT TO LOT ANALYSIS AT PFRIEM FAMILY BREWERS: 
BUSINESS OF SELLING BEER: Jon Ward, Brick Lane, Dan Hampton, Young Henrys
SUSTAINABILITY AND VALUE DRIVEN SOLUTIONS FOR BREWERY BY-PRODUCT:
DEMYSTIFYING THE ANZ FOOD STANDARD CODE: Diarmaid O’Mordha, Endeavour 

INDIES NETWORKING NIGHT

MCEC
Upstairs Mezzanine
Bintani Room
Bintani Room
Bintani Room
Expo Hall
Expo Hall

Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room 
Courtyard Room
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Courtyard Room

Expo Hall
IBA Trade Hub
IBA Trade Hub
Courtyard Room
Courtyard Room
IBA Trade Hub
IBA Trade Hub
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Courtyard Room
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
IBA Trade Hub
IBA Trade Hub

EXPLORE MELBOURNE

Thursday 5 September 2019

7:30AM:
7:30AM:
9:00AM:
9:00AM:
9:30AM:
10:00AM:
10:30AM:

11:00AM:
11:00AM:
11:00AM:
11:30AM:
11:30AM:
12:15PM:
12:15PM:
1:00PM:

1:15PM:
1:15PM:
2:00PM:
2:00PM:
2:30PM:
2:30PM:
3:15PM:
4:00PM:
4:15PM:
4:30PM:

6:30PM:
6:30PM:
10:30PM:

MCEC
Upstairs Mezzanine
Expo Hall
Bintani Room
Bintani Room
Bintani Room
Expo Hall

Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Courtyard Room
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Expo Hall

IBA Trade Hub
IBA Trade Hub
IBA Trade Hub
IBA Trade Hub
Bintani Room
Cryer Malt Room
Bintani Room
Bintani Room
Bintani Room
Main Rooms

Expo Hall
Showtime Events Centre
Hopscotch

Friday 6 September 2019

Trade Expo: DAY THREE
Indies Awards Medal Tasting
Trade Expo Pack-Down

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

10:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Contact

Sponsorship
Kate Paterson
Head of Industry Development
e: kate.paterson@iba.org.au

Programming
Siobhan Kerin
Head of Events
e: siobhan.kerin@iba.org.au

Indies Entries and Judging
Jason Sommers
Event Manager
e: events@iba.org.au