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Virtual conference | The postponed 36th Convention of the Asia Pacific Section of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling will be held Tuesday, 23rd February and Wednesday, 24th February 2021.

American Society of Brewing Chemists | This year's ASBC meeting will be fully virtual. Taking place from June 7–9 2021, it will include:

Key growth markets | In spring 2021 three Beviale Family events are planned around the globe: in Mexico, Russia and Korea. In addition to BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, the Beviale Family is active in around ten countries worldwide in the key growth markets. Now it’s time to prepare the post Covid-19 era.

Rescheduled | The Brewers Association announced that the 38th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America® (CBC) will return to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA, from 9–12 September 2021.

Brewing it Differently | The EBC Symposium, originally scheduled for this year, has been postponed to 18-20 April 2021. The call for abstracts is now open and available on the EBC Symposium website. Only abstracts submitted via the abstract submission tool will be considered. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Sunday, 17 January 2021.

Messe München | Due to the rampant spread of Covid-19 in the country and the consequent travel restrictions imposed by the Government of India, show organizer Messe München India has announced the postponement of the Mumbai edition of drink technology India to October 20-22, 2021.

Complex challenges | The Brussels Beer Challenge (BBC) took place for the eighth time in 2019 and is one of the most established and renowned beer competitions in the world. The organizers have steadily increased the number of entries over the years and, in 2019, it reported over 1650 beers sent to Belgium for tasting from breweries in 35 different countries. BRAUWELT International author Sandra Ganzenmüller, kommunikation.pur, Munich, Germany, talked with BBC organizer Luc De Raedemaeker about the challenges the competition faces this year.

New website | The world’s longest-running international beer and cider competition, The International Brewing and Cider Awards, has unveiled a new look ahead of the 2021 event.

Live on site and digital | Can the BrauBeviale remain true to itself during the Covid-19 pandemic while still daring to do something new? The simple answer is yes, it can. Over the past few years, the trade fair’s diverse supporting program has been a valuable addendum to the presentations given by exhibitors in the halls. At the Special Edition 2020, event manager Andrea Kalrait’s team will go one step further and move the industry’s Stammtisch (regulars’ table) into the digital world.

Restart | China Brew China Beverage 2020 held from 13-16 October 2020 will inherit successful experiences to showcase diverse technologies of sustainability, innovation and digitalization in beverage and liquid food industry.

BrauBeviale 2020 | This year (almost) everything is different... On July 14th 2020 Andrea Kalrait, Executive Director of the BrauBeviale, and Heinz Prießmann, Executive Director of Logistics and Security Management for NürnbergMesse, spoke to the press via live stream about the “coronavirus-compatible” concept for the Special Edition of the BrauBeviale 2020.