ONTARIO CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE & SUPPLIERS MARKETPLACE 2019
~ COLLABORATING THROUGH COMMUNITY ~

Canada's largest craft brewing conference and tradeshow features the industry’s top brewers, decision-makers, thought leaders and supporters gathering in Niagara Falls, Ontario for two+ days of education, networking, Suppliers Marketplace with 200+ exhibitors and delicious craft beer & food.

SCHEDULE:
Monday, Oct. 28: Registration, Supplier Registration & Load-in, Pre-Conference enhanced learning sessions & events (add ons/separate tickets required) including: Brewery Tours (Niagara & US), Full Level 1 Prud'homme Beer Certification Program for $175 ($350 value), Cicerone Off-Flavour Training, Micro Matic Beer Dispense Best Practices, sensory, technical sessions and more TBA.
Tuesday, Oct. 29: Registration, OCBC19 conference keynote and sessions, Suppliers Marketplace (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and CanAm Festival.
Wednesday, Oct. 30: Registration, OCBC19 conference keynote and sessions, Suppliers Marketplace (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and OCBC After Party.
2019 SUPPLIERS MARKETPLACE: 200+ trade show exhibitors (10’x10’ booth spaces or larger) in 54,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space featuring equipment, demos, interactive displays, networking, swag, beer and more. Interested in exhibiting at OCBC 2019?
Exhibitor registration info coming soon. Sign up here for email updates.
60+ EDUCATION SESSSIONS/TRACKS/TOPICS, including:
ADVANCED ENHANCED LEARNING: Beer & Technical Education/Certification Programs (separate registrations required)
KEYNOTE SESSIONS: Quality edutainment from amazing keynote guests to kick off sessions each day
OCBC GENERAL EDUCATION SESSIONS:
  • SALES/MARKETING/RETAIL: Marketing, Branding, Packaging, Sales Training, Brewing Education, Diversity, Online Sales, Data Analysis
  • BUSINESS/OPERATIONS: HR, Financing, Legal, Export, Interprovincial Trade
  • REGULATORY/RETAIL: LCBO, TBS, GROCERY, E-Commerce & More
  • BREWING/PRODUCTION: Technical Sessions, Barrel Management, Keg Maintenance, Wastewater Management, QA & QC, Yeast, and more...
HOSPITALITY EVENTS:
CanAm Craft Beer Festival (details TBA); hospitality suites, beer dinners, brewery/bus tours (cross border!), & more!
PRE-OCBC ENHANCED LEARNING WORKSHOPS for OCBC ATTENDEES
Monday, Oct. 28; separate ticket required
1. Prud’homme Beer Certification Program – Level 1 Beer Enthusiast with Roger Mittag
SPECIAL workshop price for OCBC conference attendees only: $175 + tax + fees

Date: Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 from 9 – 5 p.m.
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON

This full day, introductory course in beer education is designed for participants interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in beer. The focus will be on brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts (including an introduction to draught systems) and food and beer pairings. Tickets available at OCBC Registration.

Prud’homme exam will take place on Tuesday, October 29 at OCBC, timing TBD.
2. Cicerone ® Off Flavour Training Course with Crystal Luxmore, The Beer Sisters
SPECIAL workshop price for OCBC conference attendees only: $79+tax+fees

Date: Monday, Oct. 28 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON

Join Advanced Cicerone® Crystal Luxmore (one of 11 in Canada) for a live off-flavours training course created by the Cicerone Certification Program.

Familiarization with common beer off flavours is an important key to success on the Certified Cicerone Tasting Exam, but is extremely helpful to those working with beer from the brewhouse, to sales, to the retail floor / bar / restaurant.

At each class, six different common off flavours will be tasted. You must be 19 years old to attend. The seminar lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Off flavours presented will be LightStruck, DMS, Diacetyl, Trans-2-Nonenal, Infection, and Acetaldehyde.

3. Micro Matic - Beer Dispense Best Practices with Scott Zuhse, Corporate Trainer, Micro Matic USA
SPECIAL workshop price for OCBC conference attendees only: $150+tax+fees

Date: Monday, Oct. 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON

Attendees will acquire the essential knowledge for dispensing beer with systems types such as direct draw, remote and special event . Knowledge required to assure beer is dispensed from keg to glass while protecting image of brands, encouraging resale and ensuring performance. Topics covered are system cleaning, kegs, impact of temperature, pressure systems, components, types of systems, system balance and troubleshooting.

OCBC TICKET PRICES
Early bird, member and group discounts apply to full and single day ticket options, as follows:
Full (two day) Conference/Suppliers Marketplace Admission: $475 + HST + 5% service fee. Includes Tuesday and Wednesday conference sessions, two keynotes, all access to trade show, CanAm festival, meals & beverages, and more…
Single (one day) Conference/Suppliers Marketplace Admission: $275 + HST + 5% service fee. Includes Tuesday OR Wednesday conference sessions, one keynote, all access to trade show, (Tuesday) CanAm festival, meals & beverages, and more…
Ticket Prices & Discounts:
FULL Conference & Suppliers Marketplace $475 + HST + Reg. Fees
Early Bird Discounts: Not Available
• OCB Members (25%):
• Non-OCB Members (15%)
Summer Prices: (July 1 – Sep. 30, 19)
• OCB Members (20%): $380 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Members (10%) $428 + HST + Reg. Fees
Bulk Ticket Discounts: (May – September 30, 19)
• OCB Members - 5+ Tickets (30%) $333 + HST + Reg. Fees
• OCB Members - 10+ Tickets (35%) $309 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Member - 5+ Tickets (20%) $380 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Member - 10+ Tickets (25%) $356 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Student Tickets (35%) $309 + HST + Reg. Fees
General Price (Oct. 1 – Oct. 30, 19)
• Full Conference (No Member or Group Discounts) $475 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Student (35%) $309 + HST + Reg. Fees
ONE Day Conference & Suppliers Marketplace 275 + HST + Reg. Fees
Early Bird Discounts: (May – June 30, 19)
• OCB Members (25%): $206 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Members (15%) $234 + HST + Reg. Fees
Summer Prices: (July 1 – Sep. 30, 19)
• OCB Members (20%): $220 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Members (10%) $248 + HST + Reg. Fees
Bulk Ticket Discounts: (May – September 30, 19)
• OCB Members - 5+ Tickets (30%) $193 + HST + Reg. Fees
• OCB Members - 10+ Tickets (35%) $179 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Member - 5+ Tickets (20%) $220 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Member - 10+ Tickets (25%) $206 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Student Tickets (35%) $179 + HST + Reg. Fees
Suppliers Marketplace Only: (May – Oct. 30, 19)
• Trade Show Only - no keynote or meals $150 + HST + Reg. Fees
Full Price: (Oct. 1 – Oct. 30, 19)
• Full Conference (No Member or Group Discounts) $275 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Student (35%) $179 + HST + Reg. Fees
NO TICKET REFUNDS (minus non-refundable deposits) WILL BE ISSUED AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2019