108 International Brewing & Engineering Congress 2024
13.03.2024 - 15.03.2024

Groningen, Niederlande


About the Congress

Brewing Industry is moving towards Net Zero – Status and Prospects

Our 108th International Brewing & Engineering Congress takes place from March 13-15, 2024, in Groningen, The Netherlands.

One of the highlights will be the Grand Opening of Holland Malt's emission-free malthouse in Eemshaven on March 14, 2024.

Conference language: English

With accompanying exhibition


Wednesday, March 13, 2024


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End of conference day

Thursday, March 14, 2024

from 7:30

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Exhibition (8:00 - 15:00)



End of conference day

Friday, March 15, 2024

from 8:30

Start registration
Exhibition (8:30 - 13:30)

9:00 - 14:30


End of conference


Useful Information

Convention site

MartiniPlaza Leonard Springerlaan 2
9727 KB Groningen

Registration fees

  • Breweries, Beverage producer, Malthouses
    Full conference ticket, 990 €*
    Dayticket Thursday, 790 €*
    Dayticket Friday, 660 €*
  • Supply industry, Service provider, Consultants and others
    Full conference ticket, 1350 €*
    Dayticket Thursday, 990 €*
    Dayticket Friday, 850€*

all prices plus VAT, 10 % dicsount for VLB members

Travelling to Groningen

By train
There is a direct IC connection from Berlin to Amsterdam. From there you can continue your journey by IC to Groningen. 
From almost all other major German cities such as Cologne, Munich and Dortmund, the train journey leads via Leer in East Frisia. Due to ongoing bridge damage, the onward journey must be continued by bus 645 to Groningen (approx. 60 minutes journey time).

By car
If your hotel does not have parking spaces, you can park your car just outside the city centre and use a P+R shuttle bus service to the city centre.

By plane
The nearest airport in the Groningen area is Groningen Airport (GRQ), 10 km from the city centre. However, few German cities fly to this airport. The airports of Bremen (BRE) (149.2 km) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) (158 km) are easier to reach. The onward journey from Bremen takes around 2.5 hours by train and bus. There is a direct train connection from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Groningen (approx. 2 hours).

Further information is available at www.visitgroningen.nl

Hotel recommendations

Directly at the convention site:
Mercure Hotel Groningen MartiniPlaza
Expositielaan 7, 9727 KA Groningen, NL

In walking distance:
Leonardo Hotel Groningen
Laan van de Vrijheid 91, 9728 GA Groningen


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I will be attending (please specify):
Get-together Wednesday Evening
Technical Session Thursday
Visit to Holland Malt & Opening Event Thursday
Technical Session Friday
If you have an invitation by Holland Malt please change to their event website to register: 4 The Future Holland Malt
Choose your Ticket (BR)
990 €* *all prices plus VAT (NL)
790 €* *all prices plus VAT (NL)
660 €* *all prices plus VAT (NL)
Choose your Ticket (SUP)
1350€* *all prices plus VAT (NL)
990€* *all prices plus VAT (NL)
850€* *all prices plus VAT (NL)
Supporting Programme
Included supporting program (please select):
Get-together (Wednesday, 18.00)
Networking evening with beer & bufett at MartiniPlaza/Springerfoyer
Visit & Grand Opening of Holland Malt's Zero Emission Malthouse in Eemshaven (Thursday)
15:30 Bus transfer from Groningen to Eemshaven. Return from 21:30 to 23:00

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