Craft Beverage Expo (CBExpo) — a trade expo and conference for the entire artisan beverage industry – recently wrapped up its third annual meeting at the Oakland Convention Center, attracting professionals from across the craft beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits market.
This year’s theme — The Elements of Craft — brought together the four elements of a successful craft beverage operation: quality, branding, loyalty and relationships. These elements were woven into the education sessions and presentations from hand-chosen experts throughout the three-day conference. CBExpo also provided invaluable networking opportunities — bringing together artisan beverage masters from all segments to connect and learn.
In addition to a full education program, CBExpo enjoyed a sold-out expo floor with exhibitors showcasing products and services to the rapidly expanding craft beverage marketplace. Networking events, including the renowned Garagiste Festival — dubbed “one of wines premier events” by the Los Angeles Times — allowed attendees from all sectors of the artisan beverage community to mingle.
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