Alcobev industry leaders to share insights, help elevate industry profile during Conference, Expo and Competitions
Bengaluru is set to host India’s leading beverage alcohol trade and technology show, ‘Brews&Spirits Expo 2023’, at the Manpho Convention Centre, from 13 to 15 September this year.
The 4th edition of the 3-day Expo and Conference will bring together top brands and finest minds in the alcohol beverage production, distribution, education and marketing sectors, to create a hub of innovation and industry networking.
This year’s Conference, ‘Grain to Glass 4.0: Disruptive Innovation: The Shape of Things to Come’, is being organised with Tulleeho as Conference Partner, Euromonitor International as the Knowledge Partner, and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust as the Education Partner.
Brews&Spirits magazine, published by PDA Trade Media, is the official media partner. The synergy between the magazine and the event will play a catalysing role in the success of the Expo.
Participants include technology providers, component manufacturers, brand owners, influencers, raw material suppliers, brewers, winemakers, distillers, food and beverage experts, as well as connoisseurs of spirits and wine.
The insightful panel discussions and technology presentations will involve senior bureaucrats, academics, research establishments and industry leaders. Among them are:
- Sukhinder Singh, founder of the London-based The Whisky Exchange;
- Narayan Manepally, Founder, Geist Brewing Co.;
- Rakshay Dhariwal, Founder of PCO Hospitality;
- Vikram Damodaran, Chief Innovation Officer at Diageo India;
- Charlie McCarthy, WSET Spirits Educator;
- Pankaj Balachandran, Co-Founder of Short Story and Countertop India;
- Ashok Chokalingam, Head of Distilling & International Sales at Amrut Distilleries;
- Michael D’Souza, Master Distiller with John Distilleries;
- Bharat Bhagnani, Founder of Living Root Distilling Co.;
- Jason Holway, Senior Consultant with the IWSR.
An exclusive workshop on ‘Process Control for Brewing’ by VLB Berlin is scheduled to take place on 14 September. Process control is a critical aspect of various industries, including brewing, where consistent and high-quality results are desired.
In the realm of brewing, process control involves precise management of various factors such as temperature, time, pH levels and ingredient ratios. By maintaining tight control over these parameters, you can fine-tune the brewing process to achieve desired flavours, aromas and overall quality.
According to industry estimates, there are more than 300 micro-breweries and brewpubs across the country. The craft beer segment is projected to continue its upward trajectory, driven by the rising demand for unique and flavourful beer options among urban consumers.
There will be Masterclasses conducted by senior professionals and brands such as Sonal Holland Wine Academy, Karnataka Wine Board, Lallemand. These have been specially tailored to provide participants with advanced knowledge, practical skills, and insights into various aspects of alcohol brands and beverage production.
As in previous editions of the show, the national Flair Bartending Challenge, organised on 15 September, is sure to attract the bartending community and electrify the atmosphere with stellar performances.
PDA Ventures Pvt. Ltd., the event organiser, believes that the Indian beverage alcohol industry has tremendous potential for growth and innovation. ‘Brews&Spirits Expo 2023’ provides a platform to connect the finest minds and significantly promote knowledge-sharing.
Businesses involved in the production, packaging, labelling, storage and flavouring are experiencing increased demand for their services as beverage alcohol brands seek to enhance their offerings to meet evolving consumer preferences.
The Expo enjoys unwavering support from influential industry and business associations and organisations, including the All-India Distillers’ Association, All-India Wine Producers’ Association, Apex Wine Club of India, India Bartenders’ Guild, Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies, Craft Brewers’ Association, Distillers’ Association of Maharashtra, and the Ethanol Manufacturers’ Association.
Other industry organisations who have vouched for the event are Fragrances & Flavours, Gin Explorers’ Club, Grape Growers’ Federation of India, Indian Flair Bartenders’ Association, International Spirits & Wines Association of India, Karnataka Brewers’ and Distillers’ Association, Karnataka Wine Board, Single Malt Amateur Club, UP Distillers’ Association, Wine & Spirits Club of India, and many more.