2020 Export Development Program Activity Calendar

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Brewers Association Export Development Program (EDP) activities work to assist member breweries in identifying opportunities to sell and promote their beers in international markets, and to educate international trade & media about proper storage and handling and the collective quality and diversity of styles created by small & independent American craft brewers.  EDP programs are funded with support of grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture.

EDP members can also access a live calendar of activites open for registration in the EDP Members-Only area on BrewersAssociation.org alongside resources including market research, Importer Directory, translated educational materials, and export FAQ. 

Upcoming activities include the following:

CompetitionsCountryEvent DatesConsolidation Deadlines
Australian International Beer AwardsAustraliaPostponedTBA
Copa Cervezas de AméricaArgentinaAugust (judging)April- Registration Opens
July- Consolidation of beer for shipment
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival CompetitionSwedenSeptember/OctoberAugust- Consolidation Deadline TBA
International Beer CupJapanOctober (judging)September- Consolidation Deadline TBA
European Beer StarGermanyOctober (judging)September- Consolidation Deadline TBA
Brussels Beer ChallengeBelgiumNovember (judging)September- Consolidation Deadline TBA
Events Promoting American Craft BeerCountryEvent DatesConsolidation Deadlines
China Shipment for American Craft Beer Seminars & PresentationsChinaJuly-SeptemberJune 17
2020 Korea International Beer ExpoSouth KoreaJuly 29-Aug 1July 7
Great British Beer Festival & UK Marketing ActivitiesUnited KingdomAugust 4-8TBA
Russian Educational Seminar ProgramRussiaAugustTBA
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey FestivalSwedenSeptember/OctoberTBA
China Trade MissionChinaOctober 2020TBA
France Trade Mission & Planète BièreFranceOctober 18 & 19TBA
Cerveza Mexico ExpoMexicoOctober 23-25TBA
BrauBevialeGermanyNovember 10-12TBA
American Craft Beer ExperienceJapanNovember TBA
Educational & Trade OutreachRegionActivity Dates
Seminars, tutored tastings, and importer warehouse visits by Craft Beer Ambassadors in Europe (Lotte Peplow) and China (Yandong Lu)China & EuropeTBA
Technical & quality best practices education MexicoTBA
Beer & food pairing dinners with BA Executive Chef Adam DulyeTBATBA
International Chef Participation in PAIRED at Great American Beer FestivalUSAOctober
Additional translations of EDP educational materials and guidesFranceTBA
Member EducationCountryActivity Dates
Export Seminars at Craft Brewers ConferenceSan Antonio, TXApril 19-22

Additional activities may also be considered as the year progresses and will be announced to EDP members by email and on the EDP calendar. EDP activities are only available to members. If you are not a member of the EDP but would like to join, please contact BA Export Development Program manager Steve Parr.