Presented by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association, the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) offers concentrated brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance, it says. The conference brings together 13,000 brewing industry professionals for more than 70 different educational seminars led by the top minds in the beer world and access to BrewExpo America, the largest brewing trade show in the U.S. featuring more than 700 vendors.

For 2019, the annual tradeshow and expo will take place April 8-11 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

As small and independent craft brewers face unique opportunities and challenges in the marketplace, the CBC allows them to connect with their colleagues and comrades to share ideas and learn about relevant topics ranging from brewery operations to sustainability and government affairs, while shopping for the products and services they need to run their breweries, the association says.

The event will feature 84 educational seminars and attendees can choose from 12 educational tracks to personalize their schedules.

Attendees also will get a chance to hear from keynote speaker Bruce Dickinson. Dickinson is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, brewmaster, entrepreneur and creative business thinker. He was a pilot and marketing director for Astraeus Airlines, a company that leased aircraft to other carriers, and is the chairman and founder of Cardiff Aviation, which specializes in heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft. Dickinson will share the parallels between his music and business careers, and the lessons you can take away from both success and failure, it says. BI