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Brewery in Planning Summit 2020

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Kick-off from Texas Craft Brewers Guild leadership
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The State of Craft in 2020: What's the Same, What's Changing | Bart Watson (Chief Economist, Brewers Association)
Statistics and trends driving craft growth pre-COVID and what has changed this year. Gain insight into short term disruptions vs. long term shifts.
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Brewery Financing Solutions through the SBA Loan Programs | Gary Henderson (Allegiance Bank)
An overview of SBA programs available for Brewery financing and overall bank requirements.
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Planning For Profit | Justin Sisley (Digidern Bookkeeping & Accounting)
In this talk we’ll discuss all the areas a brewery needs to spend money and how a new brewery can best set itself up for fast profitability.
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Ask the Pros Panel I: Sourcing Equipment & Ingredients, Supply Chain, & Hidden Costs
With Michael Duckworth (True Anomaly Brewing Company) Matt Couch (Lazarus Brewing), David Racino (American Canning), & Amy Oxenham (Brick Vault Brewery & BBQ).
· Networking
Optional Friday Night Roundtable Session
Not ready to log off? Hop into an optional virtual breakout session for casual on-screen networking with fellow attendees.
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Welcome to Day Two
Day two kick-off from Texas Craft Brewers Guild leadership
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Architectural Considerations for Breweries | Conner Gilfillan ( Meanwhile Brewing Co.) & Stephen Oliver (OPA Design Studio)
Designing, building and bringing your dream to life.
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So You Want To Be a Brewery or Brewpub? | Kyle Hill (Martin Frost & Hill PC)
Overview of the TABC and TTB permitting process - preparing, filing, and shepherding applications with regulatory agencies to permit issuance.
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Planning to Adapt to Changing Consumer Preferences | Casey Motes (Eureka Heights Brew Co) & John Holler (Holler Brewing)
Two brewers--one taproom focused & one distribution focused--present the different approaches they have taken in adapting to changing consumer preferences.
· Expo
Visit the Expo Hall
During our break before the afternoon presentations, visit the Expo Hall for demos and conversations with industry suppliers.
· Sessions
Roundtable Sessions
During our break before the afternoon presentations, consider entering a session for a casual on-camera roundtable will fellow attendees.
· Networking
Speed Networking
During our break before the afternoon presentations, try some one-on-one networking. Get randomly matched for short, on-camera chats.
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Beyond the Logo: The Importance of Investing in Brand | Ryan Thompson, Mike Tabie, and Hannah Young (Guerilla Suit)
In a crowded craft beer market, creating a distinct brand identity is crucial to standing out on-shelf, on-premise and online.
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Ask the Pros Panel II: Taproom vs. Distribution Business Models, Location Hunt & Buildout, etc.
With Josh Hare (Hops & Grain Brewing), Dustin Baker (Roadmap Brewing Co.), Jennifer Mathis (4J Brewing Company) & Dominique Van Ausdall (False Idol Brewing).
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Can Supplier

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