News Craft Beverage Expo Hosts ‘Women in Craft’ Forum

The Craft Beverage Expo & Conference presents the Women in Craft Forum on March 29, 2023, to encourage female-identifying attendees to activate their most treasured ambitions in craft and in life. The theme of this year’s forum, “It’s Time. You’re Ready. Let’s Go.” illuminates pathways for women who want to ignite their post-pandemic energy and rewrite the old rules in ways that can create a fresh new paradigm for the future.

Keynote speaker Lori Ajax (Executive Director, California Craft Brewers Association) and emcee Tara Nurin (Beer and Spirits Journalist, Author, Educator) join other prominent women from across the craft beverage industry to engage in self-defined explorations into personal branding, empowerment, and allowing oneself to dream.

“One roadblock to success in the industry is feeling like you aren’t on the right path or that you aren’t on that path soon enough,” said Ajax, who led California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control before taking her current position with the CCBA. “But what I’m here to tell them is that you can still be successful in the industry – and in life- by taking a non-traditional road to your passions and dreams.”

The CBE takes place from March 30-31, 2023, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg, PA with two days of educational sessions, networking happy hours and a trade show. According to the CBE “the conference is for the entire craft beverage industry, with the primary goal of bringing various vertical beverage markets together to exchange ideas and foster a community of collaboration based on common goals. Whether it is beer, wine, spirits, mead or cider, Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference focuses on small-batch beverages and the issues that producers face, from finding the right technology and equipment for their operations to getting their beverages onto stores’ shelves.”

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