The Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference is a multi-faceted event that combines a traditional conference, tradeshow, and other virtual and live events for a comprehensive industry gathering. While other alcohol industry events are more all-encompassing, this conference focuses on small-batch beverage brands and the unique challenges they face when it comes to everything from obtaining the right equipment to securing placement on store shelves. It is the perfect networking and educational event for small-batch brewers and distillers. Learn more about what to expect from the 2021 Craft Beverage Expo.
For small-batch brands, the Craft Beverage Expo provides attendees with access to industry experts. You can learn exactly how to develop a distribution plan from professionals in the industry. Other classes and sessions will cover topics that include: how to launch new products, best practices for working with different size distributors, obtaining distribution in control states, figuring out when is the right time to expand, staying ahead of the curve with distribution plans, demand planning for distribution, sales territory management, and much more.
Those who are looking for new ways to streamline production will be able to speak with companies that offer turnkey solutions. There are plenty of companies out there that cater specifically to small-batch beverage brands and they would love your business. You can learn about new technology that will help you source fresh ingredients, manage labels and shipping, and optimize your finances. Whether you operate as an on-premise, off-premise, or third-party organization, the expo is a great way to discover new solutions for branding, packaging, creative distribution, retail marketing, and other areas that are specific to small-batch brands.
Dates for the Craft Beverage Expo 2021
The Craft Beverage Expo has already hosted two virtual events. The first took place on March 9-10 and the second was a Women in Craft event on April 21. The next virtual event will be held on June 21-22. The live portion of the expo will take place October 18-21 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Costs for Attending the Craft Beverage Expo 2021
Costs for Virtual Events
- June 21-22, 2021 – Producer / Distributor / Retailer Full Conference Pass: $99
- June 21, 2021 – Single Day Conference Pass: $75
- June 22, 2021 – Single Day Conference Pass: $75
- Cost for Vendor Showcase Pass: Free
- Cost for Vendor Showcase Pass – Non-Showcase Supplier/Vendor: $750
The ticket prices include access to all the conference sessions, sponsored webinar sessions, product directory, speakers, conference attendees, live text chat, 1:1 video meetings with vendors, personalized agenda building, and algorithm-driven matchmaking. As an added bonus, you will be able to take part in the Craft Beverage Expo’s monthly webinar series.
Cost for Live Event
Women in Craft: October 21, 2021
- Starting rate $150; the price increases by $10 each week. The ending rate will be $390.
Producer/Distributor/Retailer – October 19-20, 2021
- Full Conference: Starting rate $250; the price increases by $10 each week. The ending rate will be $470.
- 1-Day: Starting rate $150; the price increases by $10 each week. The ending rate $370
Non-Exhibiting Supplier – October 19-20, 2021
- Full Conference: Starting rate $375; the price increases by $10 each week. The ending rate will be $595.
- 1-Day: Starting rate $200; the price increases by $10 each week. The ending rate will be $420
Non-Exhibiting Supplier Expo – October 19-20, 2021
Expo Only – October 19-20, 2021
- Onsite price of $75
How to Become an Exhibitor at the Craft Beverage Expo
If you provide products or services that could benefit those in the craft beverage industry, the expo provides a great way to promote your own company and connect with decision-makers. You can generate and cultivate meaningful ideas and gain valuable exposure that will provide an excellent return on your investment. The first step is to take a look at the available Vendor Showcase packages. These provide different interactive experiences at different price points so that you can find something that meets your needs and fits your budget. Packages range from $1,550 to $2,500. To purchase a spot as a Webinar Title Sponsor you can choose from packages that cost between $2,500 to $5,000.
Once you have decided on a package, you will want to check the Event Calendar. Take a look at the current availability and select an ideal slot. Next, email Annmarie Kennick at [email protected] with your package selection, time slot preferences, and any questions you might have.
To become an exhibitor at the live event, start by studying the event floorplan and choosing an available booth space. Next, complete an Exhibit Contract that includes your company details and booth preferences.
How to Become a Sponsor at the Craft Beverage Expo
As an official sponsor, you will be able to gain valuable exposure to your target customers. This unique trade event is completely focused on producers of beer, cider, wine, and spirits, which means that your brand will be able to reach a large, national audience at a single event. To become a sponsor, take a minute to review the sponsor packages and then contact Annmarie Kennick at [email protected].
Although there are many other conferences and tradeshows within the alcohol industry, the Craft Beverage Expo provides a unique opportunity for small-batch brands to learn more about their craft, gain valuable exposure, and connect with other companies who may be able to provide solutions in the form of products and services. Be sure to learn more about the expo and secure your spot for October.
The Craft Beverage Expo is a special event that combines a conference and tradeshow along with virtual events that are all aimed at the small-batch beverage industry.
There will be a live Women in Craft event on October 21, 2021. The full live conference is October 19-20, 2021. You can also sign up for virtual events that will be held June 21-22, 2021.
How much does it cost to attend the Craft Beverage Expo?
Costs for the virtual events: June 21-22, 2021 – Producer / Distributor / Retailer Full Conference Pass: $99, June 21, 2021 – Single Day Conference Pass: $75, June 22, 2021 – Single Day Conference Pass: $75, cost for Vendor Showcase Pass: Free, cost for Vendor Showcase Pass – Non-Showcase Supplier/Vendor: $750.
For the live event, retailers and producers can attend the fill conference for a starting price of $250. A pass is $150. An expo-only ticket costs $75. Supplier and non-supplier costs will vary and most ticket prices will increase by $10 per week.
How do I become an exhibitor at Craft Beverage Expo?
Choose a vendor showcase package and email Annmarie Kennick at [email protected].
How do I become a sponsor of the Craft Beverage Expo?
Choose a sponsorship package and contact Annmarie Kennick at [email protected].