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2017 Mississippi Craft Brewers Conference:
September 21st and 22nd

The Mississippi Brewers Guild will host its first annual Mississippi Craft Brewers Conference September 21st and 22nd in Jackson, Mississippi.

The opening reception will be held on September 21st at the Iron Horse Grill. The reception is open to brewery members, friends of the Mississippi brewing industry, affiliate members, and retail members.

The conference will be held on September 22nd at Lucky Town Brewing Company and is open to anyone interested in the brewing industry in Mississippi. Registration begins at 8:30 and the conference will conclude at 3:00.

Lucky Town is located at 1710 North Mill Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202.

AGENDA

Thursday, September 21st

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Opening Reception

Friday, September 22nd

8:30am
Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00am – 9:45am
State of the Industry, Matthew McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Mississippi Brewers Guild

9:45am – 10:00am
Coffee Break

10:00am – 10:45am
Finance: The Other F Word,
Kate Smith, a specialized brewery lender, covers available lending programs to start-ups and expanding breweries. Discuss loan structure, cash flow analysis, a real customer case study, and risk factors.

10:45am – 11:00am
Snack Break

11:00am – 11:45am
Update on the Brewers Association Quality Control Initiative, Lucas Simmons of Lucky Town Brewing Company

11:45am – 1:00pm
Lunch

1:15pm – 2:00pm
Technology and the Beverage Industry, Josh Sahib and Wesley Eldridge of Brewery Buddy and David Nelson, BrewFund

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Craft Beer and Food Pairing, Chef Jesse Houston of Fine & Dandy