LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 19, 2021) – Bourbon is an $ 8.6 billion industry in Kentucky and has over 21,000 jobs, accounting for one-third of all distillery jobs in the United States. The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits, in collaboration with the Kentucky Distillers Association, will offer the third annual Bourbon Industry Conference March 14-16 at the University of Kentucky Lexington campus.
The Beam Institute, led by the British College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has a vision to educate the next generation of distillers through a program and events that develop skills for success for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals in the distilled spirits industry.
âWe look forward to being back in person for the 2022 conference,â said Seth DeBolt, director of the Beam Institute. “We are anticipating a very solid and informative event for those involved in all aspects of the bourbon industry.”
Conference sessions will address key industry topics. Participants will also receive a continuing education certificate for their participation.
Early registration is $ 300 until January 20. Starting January 21, registration will increase to $ 350. One-day registrations are $ 200. Student registration is $ 25. The prize includes educational sessions, exhibits, lunch and snacks, and plenty of networking opportunities. The organizers always accept suppliers. To register as a participant or provider, visit the conference page at https://beaminstitute.ca.uky.edu/2022JBBIIndustryConference.
The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits ensures the well-being and prosperity of the Kentucky spirits industry. Through education, research and awareness, the institute promotes economic sustainability, environmental stewardship and responsible consumption. The Beam Institute is a multidisciplinary effort of experts in the British College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences and Gatton College of Business and Economics. For more information, visit the Beam Institute website at http://beaminstitute.ca.uky.edu.