Developed for the community of craft spirits producers, the ACSA Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show brings together distillers and suppliers to harness the energy of the industry. In the past years, ACSA has educated 1000s to strengthen the safety and prosperity of the trade and has provided a platform to network and explore products and services from our suppliers. See what convention is upcoming and take a peek at what you might have missed.
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To ensure the health and safety of all registrants for ACSA’s Annual Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show, ACSA is moving its convention from the summer dates of July 25-27 in Louisville, Kentucky. It will now take place December 4-6, 2021.
All prior exhibitor and attendee registration fees will automatically roll over and apply to the new dates. We will contact each registrant with additional options, however, should conflicts in the December schedule prevent participation. Registration and hotel bookings will open in the coming weeks. If you have any immediate questions, please contact Teresa McDaniel at (502) 807-4249 and/or email@example.com.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we pivot once again. We look forward to gathering to network, learn and celebrate our industry’s grit, determination and drive.
When: December 4-6, 2021
Where: Kentucky International Convention Center
Host Hotel: The Galt House Hotel
Details to follow!
|SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH|
|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET||TBA|
|12:00-2:00 PM ET||TBA|
|3:00-3:55 PM ET||Increasing Yield, Throughput and Quality of Production – Lallemand||TBA||TTB Overview: Recordkeeping, Operational Reports, and Tax Returns|
|4:00-4:55 PM ET||Enzymes to Improve Profitability – Lallemand||TBA||TTB Bootcamp: Labeling|
|5:00-5:55 PM ET||Fermentation Optimization to Increase Profitability and Quality – Lallemand||TBA||TTB Bootcamp: Formulas|
|6:00 PM ET||TBA|
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH|
|8:00-8:55 AM ET||TBA|
|9:00-9:55 AM ET||The Science of Whiskey Maturation – Jason Parker (Copperworks Distilling)||Work Life Balance in the Distilling Industry – Johnny Jeffery (Bently Heritage), Mark A. Vierthaler (Tenth Ward Distilling Co.)||What to do When You Have an Unusual Product – Chris Thiemann (TTB)|
|10:00-10:55 AM ET||Tips and Tricks – Johnny Jeffery (Bently Heritage), John McKee (Headframe Spirits and Manufacturing), other panelists TBD||2020 Spirits Industry M&A Year in Review: Factors Driving Robust Investment Activity – Kevin O’Brien (Zepponi & Company)||Developing a Strategy to Operate your Distillery Safely – Gary Yurt (ISTS)|
|12:00-1:00 PM ET||TBA|
|1:00-1:55 PM ET||Microbiological and Biochemical Considerations for Optimized Distillery Operations – Pat Heist (Ferm Solutions)||Panel presentation on distribution led by Karen Hoskin (Montanya Distillers)||The Fire Protection and Life Safety Challenge – Michael Reardon (Reardon Fire Consulting)
|2:00-2:55 PM ET||Rye Study – Mike Swanson (Far North Spirits)||TBA||Effective Brand Marketing & Trademark Compliance – Aaron Wais/Daniel Hayes (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp), David Bourne (Ignite Beverage Branding)
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH|
|9:00-9:55 AM ET||TBA|
|10:00-10:55 AM ET||Making The Rounds With Gin- Where Are We Headed Next? – Gary Spedding (BDAS LLC) and panel||Enhancing Your Digital Transformation Strategy – Emily Pennington (Park Street)||IMMINENT ARRIVAL: Building and Fire Code Changes Coming to your Town – Colleen Moore (Dalkita)|
|11:00-11:55 AM ET||TBA||Craft Spirits Data Project – Harry Kohlmann (Park Street)||Cannabis Today – Paul Hletko (FEW Spirits), Austin Stevenson (Vertosa), Adam Stites (Mirth Provisions), Ryan Malkin (Malkin Law)|
|3:00-3:55 PM ET||TBA – Andrew Fratianni (DuPont)||TBA||Living in Excess: The Business and Legal Considerations for Turning Unused Capacity into Revenue – Corey Day/Claire Mitchell (Stoel Rives, LLP), Casey Newman/Cris Steller (Steller Newman Consulting)|
|4:00-4:55 PM ET||TBA||TBA||A Distillery Disaster: How to be Prepared – Rob Pinson (Waller Law), Paul Steele (Martin & Zerfoss)|
*Tentative schedule as of February 26, 2021
PAST ACSA CONVENTIONS
Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 14–16, 2015
Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
March 14, 2014