Brewers and beer industry representatives alike will have the opportunity to elevate their craft through a variety of talks and panel discussions at the 2018 Montana Brewers Conference and Trade Show happening September 27-28, 2018 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Missoula-Edgewater in Missoula. Presented in partnership by the Montana Brewers Association and Fermentana, the conference will feature plenary talks, as well as breakout sessions covering three topic-focused tracks – technical brewing, business, and front-of-house operations - over the course of the two days. Several networking activities for attendees will also be held during the event. Over 150 attendees are expected at the seventh annual event, including over 15 businesses exhibiting in the trade show. The keynote speaker for the event is John Holl, Author and Editor of Craft Beer & Brewing. To cap off the week, the Montana Brewers Association will host the 2018 Montana Brewers Fall Rendezvous at Caras Park in Missoula. The festival will feature samples of Montana made craft beer, including special festival release beers that will be hard to find anywhere else in the state.
Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufactures (NAM), will speak at the 2018 Montana Manufacturing Jobs Summit in Kalispell. NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector. The Summit, co-sponsored by US Senator Steve Daines and the Montana Manufacturing Association, will take place in Kalispell on November 8-9. The Summit will bring manufacturing leaders from around the country together to discuss ways to grow manufacturing jobs, showcase technology, and explore and open new exporting markets.