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Call for Speakers at Women in Craft Forum at Sommcon Conference & Beverage Expo


San Diego, CA (May 28, 2024) SommCon is partnering with Women in Craft Forum to bring a powerful new dimension to the conference. A cultivated community of producers, owners, distributors, retailers, and media, Women in Craft Forum brings forward conversations about the challenges and nuances of being a woman in the craft beverage industry, encompassing wine, beer, spirits, sake, cider, mead, and non-alcoholic beverages. The program features educational sessions, mentorship, and networking opportunities, empowering attendees through shared stories, practical advice, and celebrating achievements.

Are you a women in the field of wine, beer, or spirits who is a trailblazer, disruptor and/or founder?

Apply to speak at the 2024 Women in Craft Forum during SommCon Conference & Beverage Expo. (Select Women in Craft when submitting the application)

Women in Craft Forum kicks off on Friday, October 4 with a welcome meet up at a local brewery or distillery followed by a full day of workshops on Saturday, October 5. The forum takes place ahead of SommCon’s educational programming, giving attendees the ability to participate in both experiences and maximize their time in market.

Craft beverage producers participating in Women in Craft Forum have the opportunity to showcase their products in the Craft Producers Pavilion at SommCon Beverage Expo. The Beverage Expo connects wineries, breweries, distilleries, and brands in the emerging low and no alcohol category with on- and off-premise buyers, importers, and distributors, allowing producers to facilitate valuable business relationships and propel business growth.

Access to Women in Craft Forum is included with a SommCon All Access pass and available for purchase a la carte.

Registration for SommCon Conference & Beverage Expo is now open. Access to Women in Craft Forum is included with a SommCon All Access pass and available for purchase a la carte.


SommCon® is the premier gathering for professionals in the wine, beer, and spirits industry, offering unparalleled opportunities for education, networking, and career development. SommCon Conference & Beverage Expo offers a comprehensive program of wine and spirits education, professional development, mentorship and networking opportunities, and a vibrant marketplace showcasing domestic and international producers of wine, beer, spirits, and brands in the low and no alcohol category. SommCon produces Concours d’Spirits and Concours d’Vin, impartial competitions of domestic and international wines and spirits, in partnership with The SOMM Journal, and SommGo, an on-demand streaming service featuring educational content for the global wine, beer, and spirits industry. SommCon is produced by Fast Forward, an event production house that specializes in consumer and business events in wine, beer, spirits, culinary, and hospitality.


Craft Beverage Expo & Conference is a leading industry event that provides craft beverage producers with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed. It serves breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, and other craft beverage producers by offering educational sessions, networking opportunities, and access to industry suppliers.