Summit Hosted Buyer Program

The California Craft Brewers Association is proud to introduce the Summit Hosted Buyers Program at the 2019 California Craft Beer Summit in Long Beach, September 12-14.

The Summit Hosted Buyers Program is geared towards out-of-state buyers, connecting them with CA Craft Beer Summit exhibitors and sponsors over the course of the three-day event.

Participants in the Summit Hosted Buyers Program will receive one complimentary Summit VIP weekend pass to the California Craft Beer Summit with full access to the Summit Expo, Summit educational seminars, Summit Beer Festival, and associated Summit networking events. This is a great opportunity for those looking to build relationships within the beer industry, whether that is meeting over 150 new vendors or suppliers from across the U.S., expanding business equipment or operations, or building relationships with hundreds of brewery owners from the industry. This is also a great opportunity for education on topics including marketing, hospitality, HR, finance, and California’s brewery-specific business and regulatory environment at dozens of educational seminars.

Summit Hosted Buyer Benefits:

  • (1) complimentary three-day Summit VIP pass
  • Access to private hosted buyer lounge for water, seating and 1 on 1 meetings at Summit Expo
  • Opportunity to receive pre-event email introductions to targeted exhibitors and sponsors by request from Summit Hosted Buyer only
  • Access to discounted lodging rates at head quarter hotel during Summit week

Summit Hosted Buyer Requirements

  • Must be first-time attendee of the CA Craft Beer Summit (maximum of 2 representatives per company)
  • Complete Hosted Buyer application
  • Be a decision maker for the company represented
  • Attend Hosted Buyer Orientation in the late afternoon on Wednesday, September 11, from 5pm-6pm before the Industry Welcome Reception. (tickets to Welcome Reception included)
  • Attend at least one full day of Summit Expo
  • Must complete Summit Hosted Buyer post-event survey (5-10mins)
  • Confirm participation on or before August 30th

With questions about the Summit Hosted Buyer Program, please email

You can reach us in the office by phone at 916-228-4260.

We hope to see you this September in Long Beach!





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