03 March 2023

Kibex 2023 to take place in April

Korean Beer Exhibition l The Korea International Beer Expo (Kibex) 2023 will be held for three days, from 6–8 April 2023, at the COEX Hall C, Seoul, Korea. Kibex is the only beer-specialized exhibition in Korea where attendees can see and experience all the businesses of the beer industry value chain, from beer production to distribution, packaging, and consumption, in one place. It is co-hosted by GMEG, an exhibition and convention company specializing in the beer and spirits industry, and is sponsored by Fermentis, BrauKon.

Kibex 2022 was evaluated to have solidified its position as an industrial exhibition that contributes to the beer business. A total of 9,772 participants visited the exhibition hall while 120 companies from 8 countries set up 200 exhibition booths and displayed a variety of exhibits.

This year’s edition will showcase the most popular technologies such as unmanned store systems or robot serving technologies. Retail tech companies that can be adopted by major participating companies and buyers to improve productivity and efficiency are also located in the exhibition hall.

Kiba, Kibcon and Widex

The 2023 edition includes the Korea International Beer Award (Kiba), the first and only competition for commercial beers in Korea. This year’s Kiba is the first to be held after Covid-19. Beers from all over the world were judged in 103 categories according to international guidelines, by 30 international and 10 Korean judges. In the first round, 44 breweries submitted entries in 79 categories, and the award rate was 32.2 percent.

Another highlight will be the Korea International Beer Conference(Kibcon), Korea’s only annual international conference for the beer industry, which deals with new trends for the global beer industry in various seminars held by local and international speakers.

Parallel to Kibex, the Wine & Local Drink Expo (Widex) takes place, where other alcoholic beverages and beverage companies such as premium wine and traditional liquor, craft spirits, and beverages can market industrially. Widex is also co-hosted by GMEG.

More information is available at the beerexpo-website.

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