Craft Beverage Expo (CBE), the only show dedicated to independent beverage producers, announced today that it is expanding this year’s Craft Beverage Expo to be held December 3-5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Women in Craft Forum on December 5th offers education, collaboration, and networking shared by female craft beverage pioneers and thought leaders.
According to Kellie Shevlin, Executive Director of the Craft Beverage Expo, “Our goal with this forum is to encourage greater collaboration among women in the craft beverage industry to take on a larger role in shaping its direction. In doing so, we hope to also develop a community that fuels positive change and growth in our industry, illustrating what’s possible for women who enjoy working with craft wine, beer, cider, and spirits.”
Industry Pioneer, Peggy Noe Stevens to be Forum Moderator
The forum’s moderator is Peggy Noe Stevens, the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster. As a craft beverage industry pioneer, she also founded Bourbon Women, the first women’s consumer organization in the beverage industry. The organization is transforming the industry and the role women take in it, growing exponentially since its inception and garnering significant corporate support from the top brands in bourbon. In commenting on her role in the Women in Craft forum, Stevens noted, “This event has been a long time in the making. It’s the catalyst we need for changing perceptions in an industry that has been previously dominated by men. I am honored to watch more female executives, founders, and thought leaders join our ranks. This forum not only celebrates the incredible transformation within the craft beverage industry, but it also paves the way to generate more career opportunities and success for women.”
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