Conventions & Symposia

Celebrating 70 Years, Embracing our History and Innovating for a Sustainable Future

37th Asia Pacific IBD Convention: Adelaide, March 20 – 23 2023

The Asia Pacific Section of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) invites you to be part of this memorable event in Adelaide. 

For an industry with its very foundations in sociability and learning, it has been too long since we all came together face to face! Adelaide 2023 is our big comeback, and we know that the industry is counting down the days! 

For the first time since Wellington 2018, we will finally reconnect with old friends and colleagues and create new friendships among members of our brewing and distilling communities, whilst being enlightened with the latest knowledge and new technologies developing in our industry.

Why this Convention is Special

This convention has special meaning as it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Asia Pacific Section, which was inaugurated here in Adelaide the capital city of South Australia back in August 1953.

For the first time, our three-day technical programme will feature a full day of parallel sessions for brewers and distillers. Including both brewing and distilling focussed panel sessions.

Our main agenda is to deliver a technical and social programme for local, national, and international delegates involved in the brewing, distilling and associated industries.

Calling for Abstracts

If you would like to be a part of this historic convention’s technical programme by presenting a paper or poster, then now is your chance!
We are now calling for abstracts for oral presentations and posters that support the convention theme in areas such as:

  • Raw Materials,
  • Operations, Processing and Packaging
  • Quality and Sustainability,
  • People Development, Education, Diversity
  • Product Innovation and Marketing


The Deadline for abstract submission is 26 August 2022.

An abstract of approximately 250 words, together with author contact information, is required. 

Further inquiries should be to: Jeff Potter, Executive manager, IBD Asia Pacific Section at e-mail: jeff.potter@ibdasiapac.com.au

Sponsor this Convention

This Convention is a great opportunity to revitalise and showcase once again the value and enjoyment of meeting face to face and the business and learning opportunities that it generates whilst being enlightened with knowledge and new technologies associated with our industry.

For detailed information about how to become a sponsor for this Convention please download this prospectus.

About Adelaide

The last Adelaide convention was held in 2002 and since then our city has grown and developed a vibrant scene of craft brewing and distilling that is on par if not the best Australia can offer.

Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia for those of you who wish to experience the charms of our wine regions before or after the convention. Also known as the festival state, Adelaide is rich in arts and cultural venues that is surrounded by scenic parklands as well as offering some of Australia’s best pristine beaches and coastal towns.

There are several arts and musical events happening before the convention, including WOMADelaide (10th – 13th March 2023) and The Adelaide Festival (3rd – 19th March 2023) not to mention the Fringe Festival, that delegates may wish to see during their visit.

The Venue

We have chosen the world-renowned sporting venue of Adelaide Oval to hold the convention as this historic ground offers not only the facilities for lectures and supplier exhibitions but other unique experiences of Stadium tours, a thrilling RoofClimb and the best dining experience a top restaurant can offer whilst overlooking the hallowed turf of Adelaide Oval.

Where to Stay

We have secured rooms at the Oval Hotel for guests to stay during the convention to offer convenience but there are other suitable accommodations in the city centre, which is only within walking distance of Adelaide Oval.