Export Program announces Presentations and Reception at GABF

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The Brewers Association will again hold export presentations and a reception at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The BA has planned for discussions covering Japan with Albert Kuwano Bakonyvari, AQ Bevolution and Mexico with Jaime Andreu Galván, Primus Cervezas. Following the presentations, there will be a reception which will provide an opportunity for networking and socializing.

The presentations and reception is open to brewers international craft beer importers, distributors, retailers as well as members of the media attending GABF. Those wishing to attending the GABF. Brewers attending are requested to RSVP.


Albert Kuwano BakonyvariAlbert Kuwano Bakonyvari, AQ Bevolution

Albert will talk about recent trends in the Japan trade and the growing demand among consumers for specialty products. The discussion will include promotional plans, sales information, how tax increases are affecting sales of imported and/or domestic craft beers, and other facets of the growing exposure American craft beers are receiving in Japan.

Jaime Andreu GalvánJaime Andreu Galván, Primus Cervezas

In 2013, the Mexican Federal Competition Commission determined that the use of exclusivity contracts by beer suppliers must be limited. The removal of these barriers to entry in many on-premise and off-premise retail locations will open up sales opportunities for craft brewers. The U.S. industry is staring to take advantage of opportunities created by these developments. Jaime will discuss Mexico’s turn towards craft beer including a detailed overview of the craft beer market, price and tax structures, distribution, obstacles and what lies ahead for suppliers to the market.


Friday, Oct. 3rd 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Brewers Studio Pavilion, Colorado Convention Center

Go to the Brewers Registration Area (Hall F/Upper Lobby). You will be directed or escorted to the reception. It is best if you are there no later than 1:45pm.

Please RSVP.

Social Reception

This year, the presentations will run 20 minutes each followed by Q & A to allow more time for networking and socializing. A selection of beer along with some light appetizers will be on hand following the discussion. This will be a great opportunity to meet brewers interested in the export market and international importers/distributors who will be in attendance.


Please RSVP to Mark Snyder if you plan to attend.

Brewers Association Export Development Program

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