8th Ibero-American VLB Symposium 2017 in Guatemala

Event Venue Guatemala City
Event Date 23. Oct 2017 - 25. Oct 2017

In October 2017 VLB invites one more time to a Symposium of brewing and filling technology dedicated to the Ibero-American brewing and beverage industry.

After six years (Mexico 2011), the VLB congress returns to Central America. In this eighth edition, Guatemala has been chosen as the venue, which will allow – through the geographical proximity - to enhance ties between the Central American and the Caribbean breweries and industries.

Topics

  • Raw materials: Market situation, quality
  • Brewing process optimization
  • Brewhouse, fermentation & filtration: Current, actually issues
  • Sustainability: Energy saving & environmental aspects
  • Filling, packaging & logistic optimizations
  • Cleaning & disinfection

Contact: Roberto Biurrun

Technical visit to Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.

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  • Monday, 23. October 2017
    Show Program
    11:00 - 23:30
    Program Monday, 23rd October 2017
    Start Program & Speakers
    11:00
    Registration at conference hotel Intercontinental
    15:30
    Start of busses to Antigua, Guatemala
    Virtual visit and welcome party (Courtesy of Cervecería Centroamericana C.A.)
    22:00
    Start of transport back to the Hotel Intercontinental
    Subject to change
  • Tuesday, 24. October 2017
    Show Program
    Tuesday, 24th October 2017
    Start Program & Speakers
    9:00
    Welcome and introduction
    Josef Fontaine (VLB Berlin)
    Session 1: Raw materials
    Chair: Roberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin)
    9:15
    Overview of the beer market in Latin America
    Carlos Otero (Euromonitor International)
    9:45
    Quality evaluation of malting barley varieties – Trends and developments
    Henrike Vorwerk (VLB Berlin)
    10:15
    Rediscovering husk separation
    Marc Eckert (Bühler)
    10:45
    Glyphosate & Co.: Current results on the behaviour of pesticides during malting and brewing
    Henrike Vorwerk (VLB Berlin)
    11:15
    Coffee break with accompanying exhibition
    Session 2: Brew House Technology
    Chair: Claudia Ronquillo (Cervecería Centroamericana)
    11:45
    Mash filters optimization : Malt equivalent and filtration coefficient concept
    Rafael Tigel (Landaluce)
    12:15
    Wort boiling: Time and Costs vs. Quality aspects; Interdependence and trends
    Roberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin)
    12:45
    The transformation of old tradition – a novel brewhouse concept
    Natalia Svedlund (Ziemann-Holvrieka)
    13:15
    Lunch break with accompanying exhibition
    Session 3: Fermentation Technology
    Chair: Nils Rettberg (VLB Berlin)
    14:15
    Monitoring beer fermentation by refractometry
    Helga Gschwind (Anton-Paar)
    14:45
    Shelf-life and consistency of active dry yeast for breweries
    Marcelo Cerdán (Fermentis-Lesafre)
    15:15
    CO2 Recovery Plant Technologies
    Gabriel Dominguez (Pentair)
    15:45
    Coffee break with accompanying exhibition
    17:00
    Bustransfer to “Casa del Àguila”
    17:30
    “Come together” at “Casa del Àguila”
    Courtesy of Cervecería el Príncipe Gris
    21:30
    Bustransfer back to Conference Hotel
    Subject to change
  • Wednesday, 25. October 2017
    Show Program
    Wednesday, 25th October 2017
    Start Program & Speakers
    Session 4: Beer Filtration: Innovations & process aspects
    Chair: Iliak Castro (Cervecería Centroamericana)
    8:30
    Hop aroma in beer, influenced by filtration?
    Frank Peifer (Hopsteiner)
    9:00
    Smart Filtration and Stabilization – The Future starts now
    Andreas Zeller (KHS)
    9:30
    New beer filtration trends by Krones
    David Alegre (Krones)
    10:00
    PVPP-caustic re-use in CIP-applications
    Deniz Bilge (VLB Berlin)
    10:30
    Coffee break with accompanying exhibition
    Session 5: Components in Beer: Significant aspects
    Chair: Deniz Bilge (VLB Berlin)
    11:00
    Lipids in Beer
    Nils Rettberg (VLB Berlin)
    11:30
    Nisin and its uses in a brewery: Possible use of brewing byproducts for Nisin production?
    Fabiola Grijalva (Cervecería Centroamericana)
    12:00
    Practice Evaluation of de use of gallotannins as part of a project for beer shelf life extension in the market.
    Pedro Beomont (Cervecería Regional)
    12:30
    Lunch break with accompanying exhibition
    Session 6: Packaging, quality management & process optimization
    Chair: Agustin Perez (Cerveceria Modelo)
    13:30
    Product diversity meets quality control – Nobody said it was easy
    Nils Rettberg (VLB Berlin)
    14:00
    Unlocking profit through draught beer & one way kegs
    Ricardo Leonel Vieira (Petainer)
    14:30
    Extract losses and simple approaches to their reduction
    Deniz Bilge (VLB Berlin)
    15:00
    Coffee break with accompanying exhibition
    Session 7: Water management & environmental aspects
    Chair: Roberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin)
    15:30
    New approaches to conservation of water resource in breweries
    Stefan Reimann (VLB Berlin)
    16:00
    Aluminum containers, the best ecological option
    Rafael Ramírez (ECA
    16:30
    Corrosion: Causes, consequences and associated costs
    Stefan Reimann (VLB Berlin)
    17:30
    Final words, closing toast
    Jose Alemán (Cervecería Centroamericana)
    18:00
    End of the conference
    Subject to change