Starting a business in the craft beverage industry takes more than just knowing how to brew a great beer or cider. There are moving parts that may not be understood or are overlooked. Join us for two days of education targeted at the business behind the craft beverage industry. This event is here to help you and your team take your dream to the next level with sessions on accounting, marketing and building an effective space.

Whether you are starting your business or are looking to grow and expand, this event will have something for you. Bring your co-founder, managers or come by yourself. There will be time to connect with other founders while walking the event floor. With over 400 booths showcasing labeling, machinery, and sanitation to name a few, you will have access to all of them!

Registration & more details available here: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/d3214347-d342-41ec-ae15-ec4e44c95643

AGENDA – MONDAY, JANUARY 9
*This is a work in progress as we secure more speakers and add sessions!
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Registration

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Keynote Speaker and Breakfast – Peter Skrbek, CFO Deschutes Brewery. ($40 additional ticket required to attend)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Welcome

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Distribution. What it is and why you need it

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location! Location! Location!

11:45 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Regulations and Compliance

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Banks? Money? How do I navigate it all?

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Break

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Managing the Numbers – Accounting 101

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Software & Accounting

4:30 PM
Day 1 is done!

AGENDA – TUESDAY, JANUARY 10
*This is a work in progress as we secure more speakers and add sessions!
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Your mom always said to keep it clean – Sanitation 101

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Product tampering and staying safe in your facility

10:00 PM – 10:30 AM
Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Starting off with a bang – Understanding your brand from the start

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Less with more – Marketing and PR

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
How to not lose shirt over an HR issue

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
GOTCHA! Things you don’t know…

3:30 PM
Beer time!

Questions about this event? Contact kirsten@nwfpa.org.