Burghard Meyer (VLB) speaking at the 12th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium Brewing & Filling Technology (Photo: VLB)

Practical approach | Since 2008, VLB Berlin organizes this technical conference, especially focused on the Iberoamerican beer sector. The 13th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium Brewing & Filling Technology (IBS) 2023 will take place on this occasion in Bogotá, Colombia at Hotel Cosmos 100 from September 4 to September 6, 2023. The symposium will be held in English and/or Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Entrance to the Brew & Spirits Expo 2022 (Photo: PDA Ventures Pvt Ltd)

India | The 4th edition Brews & Spirits Expo 2023 will be held 13–15 September 2023 at the Manpho Convention Centre, Bangalore. This trade fair and conference is designed to cater to the beer, wine, and spirits industries.

Two people in business suits shaking hands, close-up (Photo: Gerd Altmann on Pixabay)

Germany | Two of the most important international trade fairs for the beverage and liquid food industry, drinktec from Munich and Nuremberg's BrauBeviale, have joined forces to form the joint venture "Yontex", effective as of 1 July 2023, in order to strengthen their positions in the world market.

Jury member at the European Beer Star tasting (Photo: Private Brauereien/Volker Martin)

European Beer Star | In its 20th edition, the European Beer Star once again proves its importance for the international brewing industry. Breweries interested in taking part at the competition have time until 12 July 2023 to register their beers in order to compete with the world's best breweries.

View over the Grote Markt in Turnhout (Photo: Brussels Beer Challenge)

Belgium | This year’s Brussels Beer Challenge will take place in Turnhout, which is regarded the capital of the Antwerp Kempen, with its many tourist attractions and beautiful natural surroundings. The city is famous for its history, rich folklore and cultural life – the perfect setting for hosting Belgium’s leading beer-centric event.

Impressions from the 1st Africa Brewing Conference 2019 in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (Photo: Mekbib Tadesse)

Practical approach | The 4th VLB Africa Brewing Conference (ABC) will take place in Douala, Cameroon, from 12–14 June 12 2023. The conference is specially tailored to African brewers, dealing with current issues and taking on a practical approach, as is characteristic of VLB conferences.

A row of differently coloured craft beers in different glasses (Photo: Jon Parry on Unsplash)

Online event | The 3rd VLB International Craft Brewing Conference (ICBO) is an online conference addressed at all stakeholders of the global craft brewing industry. It takes place from 24 to 25 May 2023 in the exceptional environment of the VLB Virtual Campus online venue.

Shanghai skyline (Photo: hbieser on Pixabay)

Community meeting | The 8th Craft Beer China Conference & Exhibition (CBCE 2023) will be held at Hall E7, Shanghai New International Expo Center on May 30-June 1, 2023. It has gotten back to the pre-epidemic magnitude - nearly 300 industry-leading companies will attend the CBCE 2023 that spans 13,000 sq m.

EBC Symposium Info banner (Photo: EBC)

The call for abstracts for the EBC Symposium will be open for another 5 weeks, closing on Sunday, 19 May in the late evening.

People in business suits talking to each other at a booth at interpack (Photo: Messe Düsseldorf)

Packaging trends | Exhibitors and visitors from all over the world will be coming together at the interpack from 4 to 10 May 2023 to present their premières, and celebrate the long-awaited reunion of the global packaging industry. The focus is on packaging materials, packaging machines and related process technology for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors.

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