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 Toronto for two days of education, networking, Suppliers Marketplace with 200+ exhibitors and delicious craft beer & food.

SCHEDULE:
Monday, Oct. 28: Registration, Supplier 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), 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...
REQUEST FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS:

OCBC is seeking presentation proposals from potential guest speakers for keynote, plenary and panel sessions on the latest topics in the world of craft brewing.

Presentations/panel discussions will be approximately one hour in length, including Q&A. Presentations must be non-commercial, impartial and educational. No direct sales pitches for a product or service (please feel free to take a table in our Suppliers Marketplace). All submissions will be reviewed by the OCBC 2019 planning committee and speakers will be notified directly if they are chosen.

OCB reserves the right to edit, adapt or circulate presentation materials or handouts. Potential topic areas include (but are not limited to):

  • QC/QMS guidelines
  • Retail update - LCBO, TBS, Grocery, Tap Rooms/Tied Houses
  • Regulatory systems update - AGCO, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment, etc.
  • Water management, treatment, sustainable practices, etc.
  • Brewing processes, equipment, trends
  • Brewing ingredients - updates & trends
  • Draught systems - quality and maintenance
  • Packaging, production & operations
  • Financing and grants
  • Investor relations
  • Hops rub
  • Cask, barrel aging, sours
  • Yeast management
  • Contract brewing
  • Brewery mentoring
  • Food and craft beer pairings
  • Sales, marketing & branding
  • Social media trends & opportunities
  • Craft beer tourism
  • Craft beer events, tastings & trends
  • Import/Export
  • More....
To submit a presentation proposal, please fill out the Call for Proposals form by May 31, 2019
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
Prud’homme Beer Certification Program – Level 1 Beer Enthusiast with Roger Mittag
SPECIAL workshop price for OCBC conference attendees only: $175 + tax + fees

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.
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: (May – June 30, 19)
• OCB Members (25%): $356 + HST + Reg. Fees
• Non-OCB Members (15%) $404 + HST + Reg. Fees
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)
• One Day 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