About the BMTC
The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference (BMTC) provides hard information about the important and growing functions of beer marketing and beer tourism that you can bring home to both grow and improve your local offerings. Attendees include breweries, brewery guilds, Destination Management Organizations, tour operators, bloggers and media, and others. We expect from 250 – 350 people at the 2019 conference, making it large enough to be valuable networking and small enough to meet your peers.
Idaho has 58 breweries, which puts it 10th in the US in terms of breweries per capita by state. And like many smaller cities, the craft beer scene in Boise is booming.
You will have the opportunity to sample this beer culture via the following events:
- Optional evening party at Payette Brewing
- Dinner, tour, and tasting at Gooding Farms hop farm
- Lunch and beer tasting courtesy of the Idaho Ag
- Optional post-conference Ski With the Brewers reception and night skiing
Our host hotel is The Riverside Hotel (2900 Chinden Blvd.) in Boise, Idaho. We have a room block with rates of only $129, including free WiFi and airport shuttle. Individuals seeking reservations should call The Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871. Request reservations under the group name: “Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference” with the dates desired. Make sure to call before Saturday, February 23, 2019, to receive the special group rate.
The Boise Airport is, of course, the main airport of the state of Idaho with direct flights to all major west coast cities plus Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, and Chicago. Major airlines serving the city include Alaska, Allegiant, America, Delta, Southwest, and United. The hotel provides free airport shuttles.
The BMTC started in 2017 in Asheville, NC. Click on the links below for archives of previous years.
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The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference is organized by Zephyr Conferences, organizer of the:
- Beer Now Conference (formerly the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference)
- International Food Blogger Conference
- Wine Media Conference
- Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference
But in truth, we are simply a bunch of active travelers who have been running tours around the world for 20 years as part of Zephyr Adventures and Taste Vacations. We love beer, wine, and food in addition to travel so, about ten years ago, started running active tours that focused on these aspects of our culture. That got us into conference organizing in the same industries. But everything we do is still all about doing what we love.
For information about our conferences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, please email email@example.com. If you are in a region interested to host one of our conferences, please complete a Host Application.