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Beer Attraction, staged by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and held at Rimini Exhibition Centre, is growing and attracting the supply chain’s top events. In fact, from 16th to 19th February 2019, the trade show leader for speciality and craft beers will be taking place alongside Italgrob’s International Ho.Re.Ca. Meeting, BB Tech Expo – the professional trade fair for beer and beverage technologies – as well as Food Attraction, dedicated to products and technologies for the Ho.Re.Ca. sector.

With its third edition, the trade fair for the food, beverage and packaging industry in South Africa has established itself on the market. As a networking event, food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) offered a platform for the industry to exchange views on current and future trends.

The 12th Technical Meeting of the EBC Brewing Science Group (BSG) was held on June 5th to 6th, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.The BSG represents a research network of brewing scientists and technologists working at universities, institutes and, of course, also breweries.

Returning for its fourth edition on June 21 and 22, 2018 to Manila, the Philippines, the Southeast Asia Brewers Conference (SEA Brew) has continued its growth from previous years mirroring the rapid development of the regions’ brewing industry. After visits to Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), this year Manila hosted the annual conference and associated trade fair. SEA Brew attracts brewers, distributors and investors from across the Asian region; they come together to exchange ideas and gain insights from global experts into the latest technological innovations to keep up with the fast-paced developments of the industry.

Brighton based beer writer and radio broadcaster Emma Inch has been named Beer Writer of the Year 2018 at the Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards ceremony, staged on 22 November 2018.

Multifaceted program | The 8th Ibero-American Symposium, organized by VLB Berlin, was held from October 23rd to 25th of 2017 in Guatemala City. The conference program included presentations on a wide range of topics, starting with the raw materials used in beer production, moving on to bottling and packaging, and culminating in a more global note with topics such as sustainability. VLB Berlin was supported by Cervecería Centro Americana and by the market researchers at Euromonitor International.

Comprehensive program | As Atlanta is headquartering The Coca Cola Company, it is usually known for its importance of soft drink production. But, from 12th to14th October 2017, Atlanta moved to the biggest meeting point for brewers in the U.S. when the MBAA Master Brewers Conference took place in the famous Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. About 650 participants travelled to this event, most of them from the U.S., but also a significant number from all over the world, especially from the supplier’s side.

Beers and beverages as an aggregator of the food and beverage supply chain. This is the feature that distinguished Beer Attraction and BBTech Expo 2019, which took place from 16-19 February at the Rimini Expo Centre.

The Small and Independent Greek Brewers’ Association (S.M.A.Z.E.) was founded in 2003 by seven privately owned breweries in Greece.

A sustainable success | VLB Berlin welcomed around 200 participants to the ninth Iberoamerican Symposium which took place from September 24th to 26th 2018. Held in the conference room of the Sheraton Reserva do Paiva near Recife, Brazil, current topics in brewing technology filled the two days of lectures.

As of 3 April 2019, Korea International Beer Expo (KIBEX) has been part of the Beviale Family. At the premiere of Korea’s first international trade fair for the beer industry towards the end of March 2019, NürnbergMesse Group and the organiser GMEG (Global MICE Experts Group) signed a cooperation agreement. Alongside SEA Brew in Bangkok, KIBEX is the second partner to the Beviale Family in Asia and the tenth event overall in NürnbergMesse’s global network for the international beverage industry.