Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68Overseas Exhibitions: We have booked blocks of space at two major exhibitions next year: Craft Brewers Conference & Trade Expo, 10-13th April 2017, Washington D.C, USA. A very important show for those looking to the US market. We have a block of stands, adjacent to the entrance walkway and a beer station where we hope that British brewers will, once more, be able to showcase their beers. Drinktec, September 11th – 15th 2017, Munich, Germany. Drinktec is the global exhibition, showcasing the entire supply chain, held every four years. We have been working with drinktec in order to create an opportunity for beverage manufacturers to exhibit and source potential distributors/wholesalers. Drinktec have recently announced a partnership with PRO FachHANDEL the leading fair for German drinks and convenience retailers. We are currently lobbying for funding for both events. Anybody interested in exhibiting at either of these events please contact me on BevExpo 2018: We have provisionally booked a venue and dates for BevExpo 2018. Further details will be announced following consultation with the membership. Anybody interested in BevExpo, please visit the website, where you can become a virtual visitor; browse the exhibition hall, view the seminar presentations and sign up as a potential 2018 visitor or exhibitor. National Luncheon, 26th April 2017, Guildhall, City of London, UK: Next year’s National Luncheon again plays host to the International Brewing & Cider Awards. The winning brewers and cider makers from around the world are invited to attend to collect their medals and, perhaps, one of the 10 coveted trophies. Attendees get the opportunity to sample the wide range of winning beers and ciders (over 90 brands in 2015), many which you will not have an opportunity to sample easily on UK soil. Anybody interested in booking their place now please contact Trade Committees: BFBi hosts a number of industry trade committees covering sectors such as dispense; gas supply and installation within the pub cellar; keg and cask; brewers’ grains/yeast/ullage. The work of these committees goes un-noticed for most of the time – until there is an issue. It is at this point that the expertise of committee members from throughout the supply chain comes into its own, with industry working together to ensure a successful outcome (most of the time). A very big quick vote of thanks to everybody who has participated on these committees during the past year. A myriad of other events/issues have been and will be taking place but, in essence, BFBi is here to support you. Contact us for more information, help and support and – look forward to seeing you next year. Ruth Evans M.B.E. BFBi CEO Welcome TO We believe that we are unique in that we represent an entire value chain - from seed merchants, barley growers, maltsters, hop merchants, suppliers of raw materials through to production and packaging machinery manufacturers and suppliers and dispense/point of sale suppliers, manufacturers and installers. Our core values are sustainability of the value chain; fraternity; promotion of our Members, enabling them to act together in all areas relating to their trade or professional interests. Today, our strength and depth of membership expertise continues to help manage the opportunities and challenges facing our modern industry. 6 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS Ruth Evans Representing the entire value chain supplying the Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Brewers - the BFBi is open to you too! - Telephone 01902 422303 for more information Another year flies by! As we near the end of the year, I could swear time is moving faster with every passing second. As well as a number of regional tours, visits, lunches, dinners, seminars and Trade Talks etc , what has BFBi got in the pipeline for the coming year? For a full calendar of events visit: 6_Layout 1 30/10/2016 18:06 Page 1