OCBC, Canada’s ultimate craft brewing networking and education event will make a big splash in Niagara Falls during its 10th annual conference this October 25-26, 2022.
“We are thrilled to be back at the beautiful Niagara Falls Convention Centre again, for the first time after a long three-year hiatus due to Covid 19,” says Scott Simmons, President, Ontario Craft Brewers. Craft brewers are a community that inspires and embodies this year’s theme of ‘Essentially Craft.’ We hope this year’s conference will provide opportunities to build new partnerships, strengthen existing ones and further solidify the amazing community that defines Ontario’s craft beer industry.”
Bringing craft brewers and industry suppliers together from across North America, brewery principals, staff and suppliers will meet, connect, network, learn and conduct more business in two+ days than could be possible in several months.
After three long years of separation and disruption, OCBC22 is the first opportunity for Canada’s craft brewing industry to connect face-to-face and an ideal environment to facilitate collaboration and revitalization of the industry. The event gives attendees an opportunity to connect, share information and network with industry members, suppliers, and stakeholders.
What’s new and awesome in 2022?
BIGGER VENUE: Niagara Falls Convention Centre is just steps from North America’s most famous waterfall, driving distance from major Canadian and U.S. cities and airports, walking distance to hotels and easy access to wine AND BEER country.
BETTER TRADE SHOW: The OCBC Suppliers Marketplace has grown into a marketing powerhouse – with 125+ exhibitors from around the globe offering special deals, large-scale equipment displays such as tanks and packaging lines, contests, and giveaways, and, most importantly, re-connection. This year’s new TNG Demo Stage will feature suppliers and entertainment, bringing you the latest and greatest in the craft beer industry.
LOADS OF LEARNING: There’s lots to learn and see at OCBC but this year’s range of breakout sessions is off the charts. Kicking off with awesome national and international keynote guests sponsored by Vessel, Adam Brož (Day 1) and Andrew Oland (Day 2), there are over 60 presentations, workshops, and demos. More than enough content for every member of the brewery staff, at any level.
WE’RE HERE FOR THE BEER: Everyone loves OCBC for the famous OCB bars, stocked with fresh, cold OCB craft beer and sponsored by Swiftpost. Attendees will also be able to sample tasty offerings from several of OCBC’s exhibitors.
CZECH IT OUT! OCB is thrilled to welcome a big delegation from the Czech Republic, led by our keynote attraction, Adam Brož, Czechvar and including various consulate staff and suppliers related to brewing, hops, equipment and more.
INDUSTRY SOCIALS: Blackburn Brewhouse in Niagara Falls is hosting OCBC’s Day 1 after party; sponsored by Criveller. Also, the official on-site closing party cask fest is a spotlight on women brewers brought to you by the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies.
THANK YOU OCBC22 SPONSORS: Without the generous support of these companies, we couldn’t bring you such an awesome event. Vessel, Swiftpost, Hart Print, Hops Connect, MNP, TNG, BMO, Carefoote Solutions, FCC, LRI, Prospero, Prologix & The Growler.
Register now at www.ocbconference.com