Speakers 2018-02-07T12:33:21+00:00

First Speakers

at BOEF 2018

Tim Webb

Executive member, European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU) & Author, The World Atlas of Beer -

Carlos Brito

Chief Executive Officer - ABinBev

Sam Holloway

President - Crafting A Strategy

Mikkel Borg Bjergsø

Founder and CEO - Mikkeller

Christina Schönberger

Technical Manager - Barth-Haas Hops Academy

Susanne Hecht

Beersommelier and Sales Director National and International - Schneider Weisse

Frank Boon

CEO - Brewery Boon

Steve Hindy

Co-founder & Chairman - Brooklyn Brewery

Daiane Colla

Beer Sommelier - Comer, Beber, Harmonizar


Adeline Farrelly

Secretary General - FEVE (European Container Glass Federation)

Alexandros Kouris

Owner - NISSOS Beer, Cyclades Microbrewery at Tinos Island

Ana Perdomo-Spinola

CEO - Cervecera Casasola

André Thix

Group Sales Manager - Micro Matic

Carsten Zufall

Corporate Head of Technology & Innovation - Cerveceria Polar

Cees ‘t Hart

CEO - Carlsberg

Cees-Jan Adema

General Manager - Dutch Brewers

David Castro

President - AECAI (Asociación Española de Cerveceros Artesanos Independientes)

David Claeys

Co-founder - OTOMAT Heavenly Pizza

David Cunningham

Programme Director - "There's a beer for that"

Dr Jörg Zacharias

Technical Expert Process Technology R&D - Krones AG

Eskild Andersen

Group Environmental Manager - Carlsberg

Fernanda Meyboom

Beer Sommelier/Professor - Escola Superior de Cerveja e Malte

Floor van Aerde

Communications Manager - Dutch Brewers Association

Gabriela Maria Straka

Head of PR & CSR - Brau Union Österreich

Henri Reuchlin

Coordinator - StiBON Beer Education

Hugo Hanselmann

Founder & CEO - HuHeHa

Jan van der Kaaij

Co-Founder and Managing partner - Finch & Beak

Jasper Cuppaidge

Founder and CEO - Camden Town Brewery

Jeroen Welten

Founder - Van Bieren

Johan Swinnen

Professor Economics KULeuven - President Beeronomics Society

Johan Van Dyck

Founder - Antwerp Brewing Company

Jürgen Ebert

Docent - University of Zurich

Karl Zuser

Beer Sommelier - Biergasthof Riedberg

Katharina Kurz


Kathryn D’Arcy

Corporate Affairs Director - Heineken Ireland

Kevin Verstrepen

Professor VIB-KULeuen Center for Microbiology - Director Leuven Institute for Beer Research

Krishan Maudgal

Managing Director - Maudgal International

Lene Bech

Chair EBC Analysis Group and Senior Laboratory & Regulatory Manager - Carlsberg Breweries A/S

Leonardo Di Vincenzo 

Brewmaster - Birra del Borgo

Luc De Raedemaeker

Director Brussels Beer Challenge –Chief editor Bier Grand Cru- International Bier Sommelier - Co–author Belgian Beer Book -

Marco Philipsen

General Manager - Mitra Retail

Mathieu Duyck

CEO - Brasserie Duyck

Michel Moortgat

CEO - Duvel Moortgat

Michel Ordeman

Head of Church - Jopenkerk Brewery

Mike Benner

President - Small and Independent Brewers Association

Nicolas Billard

Co-founder and Head Brewer at Vadia Brewery&Brewpub - Vadia Brewery & Brew Pub

Pat Fahey

Content Director - Cicerone Certification Program

Pavlos Photiades

President of The Brewers of Europe & Managing Director - Photos Photiades Breweries

Peter Bouckaert

Co-owner & Brewmaster - Purpose Brewing and Cellars

Peter Johannes Wutte

Energy & Project Manager - Göss Brewery

Peter Klosse

Founder - Academy for Gastronomy

Reiner Gaub

Business Manager Beer Emerging Countries - Pall Life Sciences

Richard Fuller

Corporate Affairs Director - Fuller's

Rod White

Assistant Professor - University of Nottingham - School of Biosciences

Roger Ryman

Brewing Director - St. Austell Brewery

Sara Gysen

Business Manager Public Services - GfK Belgium

Selma Seddik

Co-founder - Instock Restaurant

Stefan Hanke

Chief Brewmaster Pilot Brewery - Bitburger

Stefan Meulemans

General Manager - Fermentis

Sturlaugur Jón Björnsson

Brewmaster - Olgerdin

Tiago Brandao

President - European Brewery Convention

Vasja Golar

CEO - Bevog

Wolf-Dietrich Herberg

Head of Filtration - GEA