View of Nuremberg’s old town with Sebaldus church and castle (Jonathan Wolf, Unsplash)

BrauBeviale suspended | The Covid pandemic continues to shake up the international event calendar in the global beverage technology sector in 2022. After intensive consultation with the companies and associations represented on the BrauBeviale exhibition advisory committee, the event organiser, NürnbergMesse, has decided to suspend BrauBeviale 2022, from 8 – 10 November 2022.

Visitor at a booth at the Kibex trade exhibition in Korea (Photo: Kibex)

Korean trade fair | The 4th Korea International Beer Expo, Kibex 2022, will be held at COEX C Hall in Samseong-dong, Seoul, for three days from 31 March to 2 April 2022.

Russian trade fair | upakovka – Processing and Packaging will once again offer a presence platform for personal exchange within the industry from January 25 to 28, 2022, at the AO Expocentre Krasnaya Presnya exhibition center in Moscow. As in the past, it will be held in parallel with interplastica – International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. A total of about 600 companies from 26 countries have announced their participation in both trade fairs. In 2021 the trade fair duo had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Indian flag (Naveed Ahmed on Unsplash)

Trade fair | The “Brews & Spirits Expo” organized by PDA Ventures (Craft Drinks India (CDI) Trade Fair & Conference) will be held on 6 and 7 July 2022 at the Manpho Convention Centre, Bangalore.

View of St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow, Russia, with its onion domes (Photo: Michael Parulava on unsplash)

Getting ready | It’s that time again, and Beviale Moscow is getting ready to launch. Russia’s first trade fair to cover the entire beverage production chain will take place from 29 to 31 March 2022 in Pavilion 57 at the VDNH Exhibition Centre in Moscow.

The first International Workshop on Brewing Yeasts (Iwoby), Bariloche, Argentina, 2018, was well attended

Hybrid format | The first edition of the International Workshop on Brewing Yeasts, also known as Iwoby, took place in 2018 in Bariloche in northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. The 2nd edition was initially planned for 2020, but due to the pandemic it had to be rescheduled and will take place from 20–21 November 2021, both online and on site.

Roberto Biurrun, Coordinator of the 2nd VLB International Brewing Web Conference (Photo by VLB Berlin)

Digital events are here to stay, says the Managing Director of the VLB Institute, Dr. Josef Fontaine. After more than one year of pandemic, the digital event format has yielded very good results and will be incorporated as a complement to the successful VLB portfolio of events.

Open books cover the whole surface (Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash)

Still open | The call for abstracts for both poster and oral presentations for the 38th EBC congress (to be held 29 May to 2 June 2022, at IFEMA / Madrid) will remain open until 24 October 2021.

Man tasting beer at the European Beer Star 2019 (photo: Private Brauereien Bayern e.V.)

End of registration | A total of 2395 beers are competing in the European Beer Star 2021, one of the most important beer competitions worldwide. The number of beers entered is 17% higher than in 2020 and mirrors the upward trend of the brewing industry. An international jury of experts will judge the submitted beers in a blind tasting at the beginning of November. Only one award each in gold, silver and bronze will be presented in a total of 71 categories. The winning beers of the European Beer Star will receive their awards on November 9 in Nuremberg.

Roberto Biurrun, Coordinator of the 11th Ibero-American VLB Symposium (Photo by VLB Berlin)

Online only | Finally, and after weighing the situation of the pandemic and mobility limitations, especially in Latin America, VLB Berlin has decided to hold the 11th Ibero-American Symposium in digital format.

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