THANK YOU to last year’s great lineup of speakers, listed below.
Stay tuned as we update this page with the confirmed speakers for #BCBeerCon 2024!

Keynote Speaker

Mandy Farmer

Mandy Farmer

The first thing you need to know about Mandy is that she LEADS WITH LOVE. She is the owner and CEO of Accent Inns which has eight hotels across two brands, Accent Inns and Hotel Zed. Plus, her latest venture, a 180 seat live fire restaurant in Tofino, BC named ROAR. Mandy was named RBC…
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Speakers List

Andreas Furukawa

Andres Furukawa

CEO & Founder of Macken Bryggeri AB and the Brewmaster & Brewing Technologist at AEB Group

Avi Shayevitz

Research Scientist at Lallemand Inc

Christine Comeau


Christine Dawson


Connor Galway

Founder & President, Junction Consulting

Daniel Sturgess

Daniel Sturgess

Partner, Valuations Practice Leader, Crowe MacKay LLP

Dave NIcholls - Fobi AI

Dave Nicholls

VP of Liquor Beverage, Fobi AI

Devon Huber

Devon Huber

Partner, Tax, Crowe MacKay LLP

Dr. Euan Thomson

Co-Founder, Each + Every / EO, Raft Brew Labs

Isaiah Archer

Co-founder & Marketing Director, Whistle Buoy Brewing

Jason Laronde

Market Development Manager, Vitalis

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor

Founder and CEO, Benchmark Sixty Restaurant Services

Jorden Foss

Co-founder , Steel + Oak Brewing

Kate Walker

CEO, Nelson Brewing Co

Ken Beattie

Executive Director, BC Craft Brewers Guild

Leif Miltenberger

Managing Partner, Hired Guns Creative

Leila Farmer

Director, Global Public Affairs

Mandy Farmer

Mandy Farmer

CEO, Accent Inns + Hotel ZED

Mark Hicken

Executive Director, Canadian Alliance for Responsible Drinking.

Mark von Schellwitz

Mark von Schellwitz

Vice President Western Canada, Restaurants Canada

Mathias Schuetz

Mathias Schuetz

TEACHER & SCIENTIST, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Matt Phillips

Owner, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co

Ren Navarro

Owner & Operator, Beer. Diversity/B.Diversity.Group

Richard Hatter

Creative Director, Hired Guns Creative

Samin Saadat

Samin Saadat

Executive Director, Jalapeno Employee Engagement

Shanleigh Thomson

Educator & Founder, Shan Ferments

Stacey Forrester

Education Director & Co Founder, Good Night Out Vancouver

Thom Riley

General Brewery Manager, Vancouver Island Brewing

Wesley Peterson

General Manager, BC BTAC (BC Beverage Technology Access Centre)