Combine thousand of craft brewers, hundreds of industry suppliers and some of Australia’s best beer, and you’ve got all the elements for a serious hospitality event. That was the scene at the 6th annual Australian Brewers Conference & Trade Expo held at the historic Carriageworks in Sydney on 26-28 June 2018.

Presented by the Independent Brewers Association (IBA), the conference is the Australian brewing industry’s keystone event and is growing to be to be an education and trade event of international significance. The three days of the conference were jam-packed with business, technical brewing and supply chain seminars, international speakers, brewery tours, workshops and the largest brewing trade expo in Australia.

The Trade Expo is the premier trade event for brewers in Australia, and connects suppliers, innovators and leaders of the national and international brewing community. It provides a platform for the latest and best products and services on the market and enables the growing brewing industry in Australia to build strong networks and develop profitable businesses.

The IBA offered six brewery tours for attendees throughout Sydney. These provided an opportunity to meet start-ups brewers and existing well established brewers. I was fortunate enough to attend the Inner City Tour in Marrickville visiting;

Each brewery was vastly different with such a diverse offering, setup and business focus from mass distribution to bottle shops and bars, to boutique cellar-door like operations.

It was an exciting experience for our team, the conference provided valuable insights for our team to take into the market full of budding entrepreneurs looking to fund their dream or expand. The trade show structure allowed brewers serious about starting up or expanding access to a one stop shop for all brewing needs, it was a wonderful opportunity for Silver Chef to be a part of. Silver Chef is proud to partner with the IBA to provide the industry with multiple pathways to ownership with a variety of flexible funding solutions through our Rent-Try-Buy and Advantage products offering low weekly payments and a 6 month payment holiday to help their start up or expansion plans.

If you are looking at funding your:

  • Brew house
  • Canning/Bottling/Kegging Equipment
  • Taphouse setup
  • Other equipment

Please give our Silver Chef team a call today:

Matt Johnston NSW/ACT 0427 020 624

Sean Kennedy QLD/NT 0459 876 007

Mark Carey VIC/TAS/WA/SA 0437 750 018