Brewing Conference Bangkok 2017

Event Venue Bangkok, Thailand
Event Date 11. Jun 2017 - 13. Jun 2017

A joint project of the Thailand Beer Industry Guild (TBIG) and VLB Berlin

Conference venue
The Brewing Conference 2017 will be staged at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Main building, Level 1.

Address: 88 Bangna-Trad Road (Km.1), Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand, www.bitec.co.th

The easiest ways to reach BITEC are by taxi or by BTS Skytrain. Visitors travelling to BITEC can get off the train at "Bang Na Station" Exit 1. From there, it is just a short walk to the skywalk leading directly to the Welcome Hall.

Sunday, 11 June 2017
Technical visits: Thai Bev Can / (TAP) Heineken

Monday, 12 June 2017
Technical Sessions / Evening Event "Art & Craft"

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Technical Session / Farewell party at the BITEC

For detailed information scroll down


The registration will be handled via the website of the Thailand Beer Industry Guild.

Registration fee (Early booking until 24 May):
Delegate from beer & beverage producers: 3000 THB/100 US-$ (4150 THB/120 USD until 24 May)
Delegate from the supply industry and consultants: 9900 THB / 300 US-$ (12,100 THB/350 USD until 24 May)

Contact: Olaf Hendel

See our report about the Brewing Conference Bangkok 2015.

Info Material
  • Sunday, 11. June 2017
    Show Program
    08:30 - 16:00
    Bangkok 2017, Sunday
    Technical Visits
    Start Program & Speakers
    Technical Visits
    7:30
    Registration for the technical visits at the BITEC Bangna
    8:30
    Bus departure
    10:30
    Technical visit: Thai Asia Pacific Brewery, TAP (fully booked)
    10:30
    Technical visit: Thai Bev Can (limited to 150 persons)
    15:00
    Return to the BITEC
    subject to change
  • Monday, 12. June 2017
    Show Program
    08:00 - 22:00
    Bangkok 2017, Monday
    Technical Sessions, Evening Event
    Start Program & Speakers
    7:30
    Registration at the BITEC Bangna
    Opening Session
    Chair: Dr. Deniz BILGE (VLB Berlin)
    9:00
    Welcome
    Chonlada Manakul, Ms. (Thailand Beer Industry Guild - TBIG / Boon Rawd Brewery, Thailand ) / Dr. Josef Fontaine, Mr. (VLB Berlin)
    9:15
    Beer in Southeast Asia: Trends and opportunities
    Andrea Lianto, Ms. (Euromonitor International, Singapore)
    10:00
    Craft Beer in Asia: Trends, success factors & prospects from the viewpoint of an US-American brewer in China
    Carl Setzer, Mr. (Great Leap Brewing, Beijing, China)
    Session 1: Brewing Technology and Process Optimization - Brew House
    Chair: Dr. Deniz BILGE (VLB Berlin)
    10:30
    Rediscovering husk seperation
    Marc Eckert, Mr. (Buehler, Switzerland)
    11:00
    The transformation of old tradition – A novel brewhouse concept
    Konstantin Ziller, Mr. (Ziemann-Holvrieka, Germany)
    11:30
    Lautering systems: Aspects regarding flexibility
    Roberto Biurrun, Mr. (VLB Berlin, Germany)
    12:00
    Lunch break
    Session 2: Brewing Technology and Process Optimization - Fermentation & Filtration
    Chair: Dr. Gerd Baur (Boon Rawd Brewery)
    13:00
    “Poseidon” – Flexibility in fermentation and storage
    Felix Burberg, Mr. (Krones AG, Germany)
    13:30
    Active dry yeast: Demystification, concept and illustration of beer diversification
    Krishna Rajiv, Mr. (Fermentis, France)
    14:00
    Pitching multiple brews versus first brew pitching – Advantages and disadvantages and its influence on beer quality parameters
    Narathip Thong-ngok, Mr. (Boon Rawd Brewery, Thailand)
    14:30
    Membrane filtration for a flexible, reliable brewing process
    Dr. Roland Folz, Mr. (Pentair, The Netherlands)
    15:00
    Break
    Social Program
    15:30
    Keep it craft - How to increase productivity while maintaining genuine quality
    Eric Borremans, Mr. (Alfa Laval China)
    16:00
    Diversity through filtration – An overview about current and advanced technologies
    Robin Brister, Mr. (Pall)
    16:30
    End of lecture programme
    17:30
    Departure of the busses
    18:30
    Evening Event: Welcome party “Art & Craft” at the “Tha Maharaj” at the bank of the Chao Phraya river
    22:00
    End
    subject to change
  • Tuesday, 13. June 2017
    Show Program
    09:00 - 21:00
    Bangkok 2017, Tuesday
    Techical Sessions / Farewell Party
    Start Program & Speakers
    Session 3: Diversity & Sustainability – A Contradiction?
    Chair: Mrs. Pavinee KARDASZ (Thai Asia Pacific Brewery, TAP)
    9:00
    Further use of PVPP regeneration caustic for CIP applications – A significant step to enhance an environmental friendly beer production
    Dr. Deniz Bilge, Mr. (VLB Berlin)
    9:30
    A holistic approach to address the hygiene & sustainability challenges facing the Asian brewing industry
    Subhajit Sinha, Mr. (SealedAir)
    10:00
    Identifying hidden opportunities in your brewery operations: Benefits of a total plant approach
    David Andrews, Mr. (Ecolab)
    10:30
    Coffee break
    11:00
    Enabling brewers for future challenges and opportunities
    Jaydeep Chatterjee, Mr. (Dupont)
    11:30
    Sustainability brings diversity to the brewing industry
    Thomas Zimmermann, Mr. / Hendrik Rosenthal, Mr. (BASF, Singapore)
    12:00
    Lunch break
    Session 4: How to handle Diversity in Filling & Packaging
    Chair: Mr. Sarunyoo SONGKRAM (Boon Rawd Brewery)
    13:00
    Modular machines and new concepts for data-driven services in filling and packaging lines
    Karsten Vollmer, Mr. (KHS, Germany)
    13:30
    “Flying changeover”: A successful approach to reduce changeover times
    Timo Frankl, Mr. (KRONES AG, Germany)
    Session 5: Product Development & Quality Aspects
    Chair: Mr. Sarunyoo SONGKRAM (Boon Rawd Brewery)
    14:00
    From leaf hops to special products – Various aspects of the resulting beer
    Frank Peifer, Mr. (Hopsteiner)
    14:30
    Go for Gluten-free beer – Production of perfect beer from malted barley beer without gluten
    Siaw Yon-Miaw, Mr. (DSM)
    15:00
    Coffee break
    Chair: Dr. Nils RETTBERG (VLB Berlin)
    15:30
    Microbiological risk assessment in beers with different quality parameters
    Sorrasit Chatwatthanakun, Mr. (Boon Rawd Brewery, Thailand)
    16:00
    Sensory Analysis: Hidden information – Visually unlocked
    Johannes Fuchs, Mr. (VLB Berlin)
    16:30
    The language of hops – How to implement and apply a common description for hop flavours
    Dr. Christina Schönberger, Ms. (Barth-Haas Group, Germany)
    17:00
    Product diversity from a laboratory's perspective – Nobody said It would be easy
    Dr. Nils Rettberg, Mr. (VLB Berlin)
    17:30
    Closing remarks
    Social Program
    18:30
    Farewell party
    BITEC
    21:00
    End of conference
    subject to change