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The Brewers of Europe Forum 2018

Track sessions

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Brewing & Beer quality

Breakout session 1

  • Using state-of-the-art systems biology to generate superior beer yeasts, Kevin Verstrepen, Professor VIB – KU Leuven for Microbiology and Director Leuven Institute for Beer Research
  • Innovations in centrifugation – Fernando Jimenez, Global Sales Brewery & Beverage – Alfa Laval
  • Hops – facts, figures and flavours of the green gold, Christina Schönberger, Technical Manager – Barth-Haas Hops Academy
  • Yeast solutions today & practical brewing tips

Breakout session 2

  • Trappist Beer, Philippe Henroz, CEO – Brasserie Orva
  • Cara malts vs kilned malts, Bruno Bonacchelli, Co-owner Brasse&Vous Brewery
  • Brewing with various raw materials – a technical challenge?, Frédérique Harmegnies, R&D Manager Meura

Breakout session 3

  • Simple methods for craft brewers to preserve aroma, Peter Bouckaert, Co-owner & Brewmaster Purpose Brewing and Cellars
  • The craftmanship of brewing ale & lager
    • Bruno Bonacchelli (Moderator), Co-owner Brasse&Vous Brewery
    • Roger Ryman, Brewing Director – St. Austell Brewery
    • Václav Berka, Senior Trade Brewmaster – Plzeňský Prazdroj
  • Alcohol free beer market & dealcoholization technologies, Martin Jörg, Sales & Project Manager – Centec
Markets & Innovation

Breakout session 1

  • Small Breweries: How to grow and stay small, Sam Holloway, President – Crafting A Strategy
  • Global trends in beer consumption and production, Johan Swinnen, Professor Economics KULeuven and President Beeronomics Society
  • Panel discussion – Growth and value creation in the beer business
    • Sam Holloway (Moderator), President Crafting A Strategy
    • Nicolas Billard, Co-founder and Head Brewer at Vadia Brewery&Brewpub – Vadia Brewery & Brew Pub
    • Leonardo Di Vincenzo, Brewmaster – Birra del Borgo
    • Richard Fuller, Corporate Affairs Director – Fuller’s
    • Grant Caunter, Global Manager Craft and Variety, Heineken

Breakout session 2

  • Crowd funding your brewery
    • Erwin Vanmol, General Manager Vrijstaat Vanmol Brewing
    • André Janssens, General Manager Hof ten Dormaal
    • Anke Frencken, Good Idea Manager – Ulule
    • Peter De Bruyne, Business development manager KBC – Bolero Crowdfunding

Breakout session 3

  • What’s your strategy for authenticity?
    • Krishan Maudgal (Moderator), Managing Director – Maudgal International
    • Johan Van Dyck, Founder – Antwerp Brewing Company
    • Susanne Hecht, Beersommelière and Sales Director National and International – Schneider Weisse

Breakout session 4

  • Brand & Products – Stories & Styles
    • Hugo Hanselmann (Moderator), Founder & CEO HuHeHa
    • Grant McKenzie, Director Marketing and Strategy – Asahi Breweries Europe
    • Giovanni Campari, Brew Master and Co-Founder Birrificio del Ducato

Breakout session 5

  • Start local, go global
    • Vincent Bayer (Moderator), Agency Director – Agency Director Sopexa Benelux
    • Steve Parr, Export Development Program Manager – Brewers Association
    • Krishan Maudgal, Managing Director Maudgal International

Breakout session 6

  • Consumer oriented innovations that might drasticly impact your business
    • Hugo Hanselmann (Moderator), Founder & CEO – HuHeHa
    • Karim Choueiri, Co Founder and CEO – HiKaMi Digital
    • Edwin Blom, CEO – MiniBrew
    • Ricardo Texeira, General Manager & Co-founder – Virtusai
    • Andrew Reeve, CEO and Founder – Honestbrew

Breakout session 7

  • No alcohol and low alcohol: product innovations and forecasts of a fast growing product category
    • Sam Holloway (Moderator), President Crafting A Strategy
    • Ronald van de Streek, Founder & General Manager, vandeStreek bier
    • Spiros Malandrakis, Head of Alcoholic Drinks Euromonitor International
    • Yiannis Evokiadis, Global Manager Low & No Alcohol – Heineken
Brewpub & Food Pairing

Breakout session 1

  • Making Sense of Taste, by Peter Klosse, Founder – Academy for Gastronomy
  • Panel Discussion – New Culinary delights made with brewery products
    • Henri Reuchlin (Moderator), Coordinator – StiBON Beer Education
    • Selma Seddik, Co-founder – Instock
    • Bernard Sironval, Co-founder – OTOMAT Heavenly Pizza
    • Karl Zuser Junior, Beer Sommelier – Biergasthof Riedberg

Breakout session 2

  • Building a brewpub
    • Luc De Raedemaeker (Moderator), Director Brussels Beer Challenge – Chief editor Bier Grand Cru – International Bier Sommelier -Co–author Belgian Beer Book
    • Vasja Golar, CEO – Bevog

Breakout session 3

  • Better beer sells better, by André Thix, Group Sales Manager – Micro Matic

Breakout session 4

  • Beer & Food Pairing
    • Pat Fahey (Moderator), Content Director – Cicerone
    • Daiane Colla, Beer Sommelier – Comer, Beber, Harmonizar
    • Fernanda Meyboom, Beer Sommelier/Professor – Escola Superior de Cerveja e Malte
    • Marco Philipsen, General Manager – Mitra Retail
Changing consumer & Societal needs

Breakout session 1

  • Showing the natural beauty of beer: how labelling and packaging can help you do it
    • Dr Allison Dunne (Moderator), Business Consultant , GfK Social and Strategic Research
    • Lene Bech, Chair EBC Analysis Group and Senior Laboratory & Regulatory Manager – Carlsberg Breweries A/S

Breakout session 2

  • Beer’s untapped potential: the growing consumer appetite for environmentally-friendly products
    • Jan van der Kaaij (Moderator), Co-Founder and Managing Partner – Finch & Beak
    • Peter Johannes Wutte, Energy and Project Manager – Göss Brewery
    • Eskild Andersen, Group Environmental Manager – Carlsberg
    • Gabriela Maria Straka, Director Corporate Affairs & CSR – Diplom Beersommeliere – Brau Union Österreich
    • Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General – FEVE (European Container Glass

Breakout session 3

  • Time to team up: stop reinventing the wheel
    • Cees-Jan Adema (Moderator), General Manager – Dutch Brewers Association
    • David Castro, President – AECAI (Asociación Española de Cerveceros Artesanos Independientes)
    • Mike Benner, President – Society of Independent Brewers
    • Ana Perdomo-Spinola, CEO – Cervecera Casasola

Breakout session 4

  • Making beer the number one choice
    • David Cunningham, Programme Director – “There’s a beer for that”
    • Kathryn D’Arcy, Corporate Affairs Director – Heineken Ireland
    • Jeroen Welten, Founder – Van Bieren
    • Cees-Jan Adema, General Manater Dutch Brewers Association
    • Floor van Aerde, Communications Manager – Dutch Brewers Association

Breakout session 5

  • The market of gluten-free beer, by Theo Wijsman, Product Application Expert for Beverages – DSM Food Specialties
EBC Symposium : Filtration

Breakout session 1

  • Welcome and introduction, by Tiago Brandao, President – European Brewery Convention
  • Filtration in Brewery Supply Chain, by Stefan Lustig, Supply Chain Expert
  • Panel Discussion – Cross-flow filtration: future developments and current solutions
    • Carsten Zufall (Moderator), Corporate Head of Technology & Innovation – Cerveceria Polar
    • Wolf-Dietrich Herberg, Head of filtration – GEA
    • Rod White, Assistant Professor – University of Nottingham – School of Biosciences
    • Stefan Lustig, Supply Chain Expert

Breakout session 2

  • Important factors in precoat filtration with alternative filter aids, by Jörg Zacharias, Technical Expert Process – Technology Corporate R&D – Krones
  • Panel discussion – Filtration and traditional beers
    • Steve Livens (Moderator), Policy Manager, Product Assurance & Supply Chain British Beer & Pub
    • Sturlaugur Jón Björnsson, Brewmaster – Olgerdin
    • Roger Ryman, Brewing Director – St. Austell Brewery

Breakout session 3

  • Depth filtration during beer production, by Dr Jürgen Ebert, Docent – Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Panel discussion – The future of filtration
    • Carsten Zufall (Moderator), Corporate Head of Technology & Innovation – Cerveceria Polar
    • Reiner Gaub, Business Manager Beer Emerging Countries – Pall Life Sciences
    • Pierre Adam, Global Brewing Process Development Specialist – ABInbev
    • Gert De Rouck, Brew Master, KULeuven
    • Esko Pajunen, Former President EBC

Breakout session 4

  • Closing & conclusions from the EBC Symposium 2018, Tiago Brandao, President European Brewery Convention

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