Beam Conference Save the Date

Conference Information at a glance

  • The Conference will take place for the 4th time from March 13 to 15, 2023 at the University of Kentucky's Gatton Student Center in Lexington, KY
  • Parking, meals and refreshments will be included in your registration fees
  • The conference schedule will be published in late November and conference registration will go live in early December
  • Check back here for conference hotel rates in October/November
  • For the vendor fair and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ilka Balk,

The 4th Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

The James B. Beam Institute Annual Conference brings Kentucky’s spirits industry together to share best practices, explore new discoveries and advance the global growth and sustainability of the American Whiskey Industry. Conference topics range from innovation and technical research, workforce education, environmental sustainability, community and social responsibility.

The annual conference will be held on the University of Kentucky’s campus. Such a venue creates an opportunity for industry partners to network and build collaborative partnerships that further advance the growth and sustainability of Kentucky’s signature industry.

Vendor and Partner Registration is now open

You can view the information sheet for rates and information on vendor tables at the conference expo as well as partnership options to increase your organization's visibility among conference attendees. You can reserve a vendor table and/or partnership by completing the vendor/partner request form.

Attendee Registration will open in early December

Starting in early December, you can purchase conference tickets for yourself and/or your colleagues. We will use the conference app, Whova for ticket sales as well as for the conference agenda, which will be available at the start of registration. Check back here for information on registration rates and how to register.

Photo courtesy of Beam Suntory, Josh Dugan