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The Beer Innovation Summit 2014

Following the success of this year's inaugural event. The Beer Innovation Summit organised the The Publican's Morning Advertiser will return to home of the Football Association, St. George's Park, Burton upon Trent on Wednesday 26th February 2014.

The summit will provide insight into the innovative world of the beer sector and is open to major, regional and craft brewers, beer brand owners, drinks company executives and anyone with a commercial interest in the industry. The summit will highlight innovation in the beer category from a range of perspectives, debate the key issues facing the market and provide some pointers as to what the future might hold.

5 reasons why you should attend:

• Hear from leading industry figures on the latest trends and developments

• Network with senior pub and beer industry professionals

• Exclusive research into what consumers want from the beer category

• Insight into buying decisions at leading tenanted and managed pub companies

• Get a US perspective from a leading American craft brewer

 To book you place at the summit click here. Scroll down to view the agenda.


9.30am - 10.00am - Registration

Andrew Griffiths, All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group chair and MP for Burton welcome delegates and gives a Westminster view on the beer industry. 


Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, examines the impact on the category of new macro-trends and changing consumer behaviour.  


Let There Be Beer Panel - Senior figures behind the industry campaign provide an update on progress and aims for the future.

  • Simon Cox, managing director, Molson Coors
  • Emma Reynolds, corporate affairs director, AB InBev
  • Jonathan Neame, chief executive, Shepherd Neame
  • Mike Benner, chief executive, CAMRA


Stuart Howe, head of craft brewing and innovation, Molson Coors, talks about hopes for his new role and approaching innovation within a big brewer.


Luke Lang, co-founder, Crowdcube presents a case-study on crowdfunding and its benefits for brewers. 


Roger Protz, the award-winning beer writer, gives his take on what's new and exciting in world beer. 


Buyers' panel - A panel of top drinks buyers provide insight into purchasing decisions at leading pub companies.


Damian Symons, managing director at Clear Europe, discusses the importance of building resilient brands with 'personality'. 


David Bremner, director of marketing at Robinson's, discusses the keys to success from collaborative beers following the launch of Trooper with Iron Maiden


Sara Barton, founder of Brewster's Brewery, on Project Venus and the positive impact the increasing number of women in the industry is having.


Katy Moses, business development director at him! research and consulting, unveils exclusive research into what consumers want from the beer category. 


Chris Lennert, vice president of operations at Colorado's Left Hand Brewing, gives a US persepctive on innovation and the craft beer market. 


State of the nation panel - Top beer writers and brewers debate the challenges facing the industry.


4.50pm - Close

For further information on the event, please email Rachael Cannon on or call 01293 610396.

For sponsorship ooportunities, please email Chris Duffett on or call 01293 846546