Beer makers and industry professionals from across Europe will gather in Brussels on June 7 and 8 when the Brewers of Europe organisation stages its Forum.

Beer and Beyond will be the central theme of the event programme, featuring some 50 top speakers from Europe and beyond. The conference programme provides strategic and practical sessions covering various aspects of the brewing business: brewing and beer quality; marketing and innovation; beer pubs and food pairing; changing customers and societal needs; and the 2018 EBC Symposium on filtration.

The Brewers of Europe Forum will bring together more than 1,000 professionals from Europe’s diverse family of brewers and their stakeholders. An exhibition floor with more than 40 companies will demonstrate the latest innovations in the industry and include tastings of beers from around Europe.

Uniting 29 national associations, the Brussels-based Brewers of Europe provides a voice in Brussels to promote beer and represent the interests of Europe’s 7500-plus breweries. Promoting the sustainable growth of the category is core to its mission.

Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, secretary general of the organisation, said: “Europe is the cradle of modern beer. I am greatly encouraged by the inventive ways European brewers are contributing to the vitality of the sector.

“As a result, the European brewing landscape is experiencing something of a renaissance, with the opening of more than 1,000 breweries in the last five years. It represents a unique and exciting opportunity to connect with these new breweries and create a real community of European brewers and suppliers.

“With the ambition to transfer knowledge, expertise and experience, we created this new Brewers Forum conference. It is a one-of-a-kind project for Europe.”

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