CBC Export Seminars Washington DC

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We invite you to join us at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference for 4 Export Development Program (EDP) seminars and the EDP Awards Ceremony for 2012 Winners in international competitions.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28
Rooms 209 A, B & C
The TTB and Exporting – What You need to know
Missy Keller, David McCaleb – The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Wednesday, March 27
1:40 pm – 2:40 pm
A two-part presentation consisting of technical information (e.g., rules, regulations, procedures) regarding the exportation of American craft beer, plus background on resources available from TTB and how the agency can assist industry members looking to export.
Canada Market – British Columbia
Kimberly Giesbrecht, Acting Portfolio Manager – Liquor Distribution Branch British Columbia

Wednesday, March 27
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
U.S. craft beers have seen solid growth in British Columbia through the government-run liquor stores and private retail. British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch category manager Kim Giesbrecht will speak about the performance of American craft beers in the province and market opportunities.
American Craft Beer in the Crowded European Drinks Market
Michel Jamais, Consultant: wines, beers and spirits of the world.

Wednesday, March 27
4:20 PM – 5:20 PM
Join Swedish sommelier, chef, writer and educator Michel Jamais as he presents on the gains being made by American craft beer in Sweden and his recommendations to ensure American craft beer continues to receive attention in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe going forward.
The Growing Market for U.S. Craft Beer in Australia
James Smith, Crafty Pint Founder – Guide to Australian Craft Beer

Thursday, March 28
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The craft beer movement is taking hold in Australia with the formation of new craft beer associations and specialty bars and retailers. The U.S. industry is already taking advantage of opportunities created by these developments. James discusses Australia’s turn towards craft beer and what lies ahead for suppliers to the market.
Export Development Program Awards Ceremony at Craft Brewers Conference for 2012 Winners
Thursday, March 28
Rooms 209 A & B
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
At the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C. the Brewers Association Export Development Program will recognize the wining Export Development Program brewery members who won awards at the following international competitions:
* 2012 Australian International Beer Awards
* 2012 European Beer Star (Germany)
* 2012 Brussels Beer Challenge
* 2012 Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival
For a list of award winning breweries in 2012, please go to Export Development Program Competition Results page.

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