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THE PREMIER GATHERING OF THE NEW YORK STATE CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRY

MARCH 20-22, Albany Capital Center

NYS BREWERS

CONFERENCE

2024

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Overview

Overview

2 Days of Sessions • 106 Exhibitors • Wellness Area

The NYS Brewers Conference is the fastest growing state-level brewers conference in the country, over 700 people are expected to attend this year. There is plenty of opportunity to learn, gather resources and connect with industry professionals. We look forward to seeing you at the Albany Capital Center in downtown Albany March 20-2022, 2024.

 

Registration is now open exclusively through MembershipWorks. NYSBA allied & brewery members receive discounted registration (breweries $229 / $279, allieds $299 / $349).

 

Exhibitor Showcase registration is separate from Attendee registration. $699 members / $999 nonmembers.

 

Not a current member? Join the NYSBA as a brewery or allied today. 

*Your Conference registration can be managed and updated at anytime by logging into your MembershipWorks account.

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100+
Exhibitors

Discover New Partners, Products & Solutions.

Meet face to face with more than100 companies from across the country that can help your business save time, save money, and grow. Located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Albany Capital Center, the exhibit hall is easily accessible by elevator or escalator from the breakout sessions. Discover innovative products and solutions to help your business thrive.

Keynote

THURSDAY

Keynote
Address

Kathleen Chiavetta

CEO, Chiavetta's Catering and Chicken BBQ

Crack open a cold one, and meet Kathleen Chiavetta: a true Buffalonian, a master of marinades, and a fierce believer in family and flaming grills. Learn the history of a multi-generational family business that has, for decades, been a key thread in Buffalo’s culinary tapestry. Kathleen is committed to stewarding this beloved brand into the future, melding tradition with forward-thinking strategies, culture cultivation, leadership development, and yes, a spicy side of succession planning.

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FRIDAY

Keynote
Address

Audra Gaiziunas

CEO, Brewed For Her Ledger

Join Audra Gaiziunas, owner of Brewed For Her Ledger, a consultancy specializing in strategic financial guidance for the craft alcohol community, as she reflects on the challenges faced by the craft beer industry in 2023. 

 

Despite the hardships, Audra will emphasize the positive stories and "aha" moments discovered in the face of change, sharing success stories of breweries that not only survived, but thrived. Departing from technical jargon, excel sheets and formulas, you’ll be taken on an inspiring journey through the voices and actions of her brewery partners, offering a unique and relatable perspective.

40 Educational Sessions

Learn & Grow

Industry professionals share their expertise on a wide range of content providing an enriching experience for all members of your team. From the taproom to the brewhouse, marketing to accounting - all are sure to learn something new. Select 1 session during each of the four time slots per day. 

Session topics include:

  • The Importance of Trace Minerals in Brewing

  • Low and No Alcohol Beer Production in Craft Breweries

  • Patching Your Leaky Sales Pipeline: Improving the Efficiency of the Sales Team

  • Effectively Communicating with the Media

  • Branded Merch: What Sells and What Doesn’t

  • The Brewery & On-Premise Retailer Relationship

  • How to Get More Done by Doing Less

  • Calling All MacGyvers – Creative Temperature and Pressure Hazard Controls

  • Succession Planning & Ownership Transition

  • HR & Payroll Made Easy

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Safer Bars
Workshop

4-6PM WEDNESDAY

Creating a Safer Nightlife Environment for Patrons & Staff

Throughout this workshop, participants will elevate their understanding of sexual violence prevention strategies, examine the intricate links between physical environments and safety, and acquire practical bystander intervention tools. The learning experience will be dynamic and engaging, featuring a mix of informative presentations, small group exercises, and discussions designed to actively involve participants in the crucial aspects of creating secure and empowering nightlife spaces. There is no fee to attend, RSVP by opting in at time of Conference registration.

Beers & Bonding

Share Beer & Conversation

Networking is an important part of the NYS Brewers Conference. Get to know peers, suppliers, and icons on a personal level…it’s what makes the NY craft beer community so strong.

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Sponsorship

Connect with Breweries

There are a myriad of ways to get involved with the Conference. Position your brand to stand out and show your support of the NYS craft beer industry. Packages available at all investment levels. Contact meghan@newyorkcraftbeer.com.

Advertising

Showcase your brand with digital advertising.

We no longer print a physical Conference Program but there are still ways to get your brand in front of Conference attendees. There are a myriad of display screens throughout the interior of the venue and a large screen visible to those passing by the exterior of the venue.

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Key Dates

November 10

Attendee Registration Open

January 19

DEADLINE: Digital Ad Submission

February 24

Renaissance Hotel Discount Ends

March 16

DEADLINE: Attendee Registration

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Accommodations

Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of the Albany Capital Center:

 

Renaissance Hotel (connected to ACC)

144 State St, Albany, NY

(518) 992-2500

  • Room block with discounted rates is sold-out.

  • Standard rate rooms still available.

 

Hilton Albany (0.2 mi.)

40 Lodge St, Albany, NY

(518) 462-6611

  • Starting at $209/night

 

Fairfield Inn (0.3 mi.)

74 State St, Albany, NY

(518) 434-7410

  • Starting at $234/night

  • Doubles sold-out

Hampton Inn and Suites (0.4 mi)

25 Chapel Street, Albany, NY

(518) 432-7000

  • Starting at $189/night

 

Four Points by Sheraton Albany (1.64 mi.)

3 Mount Hope Way, Albany, NY

(518) 949-2220

  • $149/night discounted rate available until 3/1 or until sold-out.

  • Click here to reserve a room.

Accomodations
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Places to Eat

Fine Dining:

 

Wellington’s (0.0 mi. - inside Renaissance Hotel)

144 State Street
 

Yono’s (0.3 mi. - inside Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown-Albany)

25 Chapel Street

dp An American Brasserie (0.3 mi. - inside Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown-Albany)

25 Chapel Street

 

Cafe Capriccio (0.3 mi.)

49 Grand Street

 

677 Prime (0.6 mi.)

677 Broadway

 

Pub Fare:

The City Beer Hall (0.1 mi.)

42 Howard Street

 

The Hollow Bar & Kitchen (0.3 mi.)

79 N. Pearl Street

 

Hill Street Cafe (0.3 mi.)

180 Madison Avenue

 

The Skinny Pancake (0.4 mi.)

1 Stuben Street

 

McGeary’s (0.6 mi.)

4 Clinton Square

 

The Olde English Pub and Pantry (0.6 mi.)

683 Broadway

 

El Loco Mexican Cafe (0.8 mi.)

465 Madison Ave

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