ONTARIO CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE & SUPPLIERS MARKETPLACE 2016

Ballroom A - 9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions & Housekeeping
Cass Enright, Bar Towel & OCBC 2016 MC. 
Sponsor Remarks
Rob Smith, VP, Sales & Marketing, TNG
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Ballroom A - 9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Keynote - Perspectives on Craft Beer
Neil Kavanaugh, President, Consumer’s Beverages Inc., Buffalo, NY
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Ballroom A - 9:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.
OCB Industry update 
Cam Heaps, Steam Whistle Brewing & chair, OCB & John Hay, OCB
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Ballroom A - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Road to Draught Beer Excellence
Roger Mittag, Professor of Beer, Thirst for Knowledge Inc. &
 Pour Sizes: There Is No Longer a Standard
Frank Vecchiarelli, Brand Concepts
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Room 206A - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Regulatory Updates
Martha Otton, Chief Strategy Officer
& Rebecca Castillo, Manager - Liquor Eligibility, AGCO
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Room 206B - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saisons, Sours & Yeasts, Oh My! 
Dirk Bendiak, Senior Microbiologist at Laporte Consultants & Lecturer,
Niagara College; Nate Ferguson and Richard Preiss, Escarpment Labs
& (moderator) Mark Benzaquen
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Room 206C - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Financing and Funding Options for your Brewery:-
Brian Rump and Mike Janke, Fairtax
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Room 206D - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Keeping Quality: Controlling Beer Oxidation
Jelena Whittington, Anton Paar & Peter Bulut, Great Lakes Brewery
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Ballroom A - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Aluminum Canned Craft Beer Technical Presentation 
by David Scheuerman, Ball Canning Corp
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Room 206A - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Doing Business with LCBO
Mark Wilson, Category Manager, Neal Boven, Product Manager
& Karen Carter, Category Administrator, LCBO

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Room 206B - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Making Your Sales Team Rock!  Lessons from the Trenches
Rob Morra, Beau's; David Bieman, Great Lakes Brewery,
Scotty Bough, Wellington Brewery, Fabian Skidmore, The Only Cafe,
Katy Brown, Side Launch Brewing
& (Moderator) Troy Burtch, Great Lakes Brewery
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Room 206C - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Basic Beer Tax 101
Ken Woods, Black Oak Brewing
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Room 206D -11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LCBO Planogram Update
Randy Long & Andy Dowhal, LCBO Supply Chain Dept.,
Chris Robertson, Director, Beer & Cider,
Sean Brown, District Manager, John Tyler, Product Manager, LCBO
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Ballroom A -1:30 p.m.- 1:55 p.m.
OCB Quality Update: NC Shelf Life Study, QMS & Health and Safety Manuals:
Dirk Bendiak, Niagara College; Hugo Patino, First Key Consulting;
Moderator: Mark Benzaquen, Henderson Brewing and OCB Technical Committee Chair.
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Room 206A -1:30 p.m.- 1:55 p.m.
Overview of the Ontario Deposit Return Program & Producer Responsibilities
Ryan Convery, Ontario Deposit Return Program Coordinator, Ministry of Finance
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Ballroom A - 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Staying Small, Staying Strong
Ron Keefe, Granite Brewery; Bruce Halstead, County Durham;
Ken Woods, Black Oak Brewing; Val Stimpson, Neustadt Brewery
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Room 206A -2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Doing Business with The Beer Store
with Ted Moroz, The Beer Store
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Room 206B - 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Tapping into the Taproom Trend
Rob Engman, Sawdust City Brewing, Mandie Murphy, Left Field Brewery,
Lon Ladell, Big Rig Brewery & (Moderator) Troy Burtch , Great Lakes Brewery
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Room 206C - 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Beer & Cheese & Glassware Tasting
Wayne Bentley Speigelau Glassware; Debbie Levy, Dairy Farmers of Canada
& Caleb Gilgan, Sawdust City;
Tim Charters/Daniel Pattison, Muskoka Brewery;
Paul Corriveau, Railway City Brewing
and Jason Britton, Cameron's Brewery
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Room 206D - 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
C02 Safety, F&B Industry's Silent Threat
Damien O'Flaherty, Praxair
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Ballroom A - 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Social Media & Brewery Community Management
Jean George, Digital/Social Media Strategist & U of T instructor;
Micki Rivers, Falcon Brewing; Heather Mundle, Amsterdam Brewing,
Moderator: Troy Burtch, Great Lakes Brewery
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Room 206A - 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Doing Business with the LCBO's Grocery Operations
Leanne Rhee, Manager, Beer Wholesale, LCBO
& James Fazekas, Financial Supervisor, Grocery Operations, LCBO
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Room 206B - 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ontario is Hopping! Update on Hops Market & Sensory Rub
Hugh Brown, President, Ontario Hops Growers Assoc. (OHGA),
Mehdi Sharifi, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Agriculture at Trent University
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Room 206C - 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
From Contract to Bricks & Mortar Brewery
Sam Corbeil, Sawdust City Brewing, Steve Himel, Henderson Brewing,
Mark Murphy, Left Field Brewery,
Moderator: Jamie Mistry, Common Good Brewing Co.
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Room 206D -3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
QA/QC Primer: Working with Third Party Analytical Laboratories
Louis Savard, St Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences;
Mario Bourgeois, Cassel Brewery;
Moderator: Mark Benzaquen, Henderson Brewing and OCB Technical Committee Chair
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Ballroom A -4:45 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
OCB PIONEERS PANEL: Brewers of the 90s
Bruce Halstead, County Durham Brewing; Peter Bulut Jr., Great Lakes Brewing;
Gary McMullen, Muskoka Brewing; Jeff Carefoote, Amsterdam Brewing;
Moderator: Cass Enright, Bar Towel
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Thank you to our generous sponsors

TNG
Province of Ontario
MacDonald Steel

In-Kind Sponsors

Ace Bakery
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Bullfrog Power
Spiegelau
Prospero Equipment"
PTI Packaging Technologies