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Join us in Oakland, California for the Craft Beverage Expo (May 18-20)

Please join me – along with Dave Engbers from Founders Brewing Company and Fred Bueltmann from New Holland Brewing Company – for the 2016 CRAFT BEVERAGE EXPO, May 18-20 in Oakland, California.

WHO should attend? Wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, meaderies and businesses that provide goods and services to those craft beverage producers!

What about those THINKING about starting a craft beverage business (or those just starting the process? YES…there are plenty of opportunities to get detailed information about how to get started in this industry!

WHAT kind of sessions will be offered? Dozens of breakouts focused on everything from production to distribution to financing to marketing (and so much more).

Is there a “Trade Show”? YES…dozens of suppliers will be on hand to share information about their goods and services. Vendor space is still available as well.

Anyone from MICHIGAN who registers can save $25 per person by entering the promo code MICH.

Information about the host hotel, the Oakland Marriott City Center, can be found here.

I’m excited to be attending this event to share the Pure Michigan story about our thriving craft beverage industry. Be sure to join me in my session, “Community Collaborations: How Craft Beverage Producers Benefit from Partnering with Local, State and National Organizations,” on Thursday, May 19 from 9:30-10:45am.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Dianna Stampfler, CTA
President – Promote Michigan
Executive Director – Michigan Craft Distillers Association