Asia Pacific Section


Historically our conventions are held every two years. During recent years, the conventions have been held in Wellington in 2018, Sydney in 2016, Ho Ch Minh City in South Vietnam in 2014, Melbourne in 2012 and Gold Coast in 2010.

Due to COVID restrictions our 36th Biennial Convention, originally scheduled for Perth in 2020 was held virtually in 2021. This complete virtual convention saw 380 delegates, 62 Technical Presenters and 125 Exhibitors/Sponsors all contributing to a successful 2 day online event. 

At our usual face-to-face conventions, held over 3-5 days, delegates enjoy a comprehensive technical programme of papers and posters; an exhibition of supplier’s services and goods; technical tours and an outstanding social programme. Delegates come from all over the world to attend these Conventions, which provide a great opportunity for brewers, distillers, research institutions and suppliers to network with a wide cross-section of the international community. Conventions are open to members and non-members of the IBD.

For full details on our next Convention please head to our Convention page or go to our Facebook page – IBD Asia Pacific Section Facebook for more information.

Regional Meetings

Each Australian state has a Regional Co-Ordinator who is responsible for arranging regular meetings for local members and non-members. The regions represented currently are VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, WA, TAS and key cities around New Zealand.

These meetings are designed to enable members and non-members to get together for presentations and demonstrations on technical topics, as well as providing an opportunity to network over a couple of cold beers or fine spirits.

For information on upcoming meetings in your region please go to our Facebook page – IBD Asia Pacific Section Facebook  alternatively you can email to be added to our events database.

If you do not currently have a regional meeting set up in your area and you are interested in helping to organise one, please contact us.