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The Brewers of Europe Forum 2018

Programme 2018

Opening Plenary
  • Welcome & official opening, by Pavlos Photiades, President of The Brewers of Europe & Managing Director – Photos Photiades Breweries
  • Increasing the value of beer, by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, by Founder and CEO – Mikkeller
  • The craft beer revolution is going global, Steve Hindy, Co-founder & Chairman – Brooklyn Brewery
  • Panel Discussion – The renaissance of beer: managing growth and authenticity
    • Olly Wehring (Moderator), Managing Editor – Just Drinks
      Katharina Kurz, CEO – BRLO Beer
    • Jasper Cuppaidge, Founder and CEO – Camden Town Brewery
    • Eduardo Riaza, Director & master brewer – Cerveza Goose
    • Frank Boon, CEO – Brewery Boon
Plenary 2
  • Small Brewing, Big Impact, Michel Ordeman, Head of Church – Jopenkerk Brewery
  • A passionate journey to sustainable growth: an interview with Carlos Brito, CEO of AB InBev
  • Key dynamics in the beer sector: the impact of international and new brewers
    • Olly Wehring (Moderator), Managing Editor – Just Drinks
    • Willem van Waesberghe, Global Master Brewer – Heineken
    • Alexandros Kouris, Owner and CEO – Cyclades Microbrewery
    • Benet Fité, Director of Quality – Mahou San Miguel
Closing Plenary
  • From 1970 to 2020: fifty years of misreading consumer preferences, Tim Webb, Co-author “World Atlas of Beer” and Executive Member – EBCU”
  • How to brew for tomorrow’s consumers, Cees’t Hart, CEO – Carlsberg
  • Panel Discussion – The future of beer
    • Tim Webb (Moderator), Co-author and Executive Member – “World Atlas of Beer -The Pocket Beer Book – EBCU”
    • Mathieu Duyck, CEO – Brasserie Duyck
    • Spiros Malandrakis, Head of Alcoholic Drinks Euromonitor International
    • Michel Moortgat, CEO – Duvel Moortgat
    • Grant Caunter, Global Manager Craft and Variety – Heineken
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