CraftCon 2023 Thursday 13th - Friday 14th April

Welcome to the Third TCCPA Trade Conference

 
Two days of interactive workshops and seminars aimed at aspiring and existing cidermakers in the UK and beyond
Over 20 speakers and panelists presenting on a range of topics covering orcharding, cidermaking and business
Hosted at the Royal Agricultural University in Circencester

LEAD SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

Three Counties Cider & Perry Association

The association represents, supports and promotes the interests of cider and perry producers primarily based in the Three Counties region of the UK (Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire).

Orchard

Techniques, ideas and discussion on growing cider apple and perry pears

Cidery

From crush to finished product, talks to inspire, inform and educate

BUSINESS

Presentations on the nitty gritty of the business side

2023 Conference Schedule The 2023 schedule is being confirmed and as talks are confirmed they will be added here.

THURSDAY

9.00AM

Registration, tea & coffee, meet the sponsors!

9.45AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dave Sanders, Chair, Three Counties Cider & Perry Association

10.00AM
from chickens to cider:
Growing a cider business & reaching your audience

Barny Butterfield, Owner and Founder, Sandford Orchards

11.00AM

Trade & Sponsor Stands Time

12.00PM

What the Funk?! – identifying and preventing faults!

Gabe Cook, Ciderologist

 

Cider & Wine, Terminology & Meaning: marketing your cider

Ellen Doggett, The Sourcing Table
Roddy Kane, Cider is Wine
Tom Tibbits, Artistraw Cider
Elizabeth Pimblett, The Museum of Cider

1.00PM

Lunch & Sponsor Stands

2.30PM

Perry across Europe – inspiration and lessons

Adam Wells, Cider Review

– Tasting Session¬† –

Apple Coppice Systems

Chris Evans, Applewood Permaculture Centre

Cider is for everyone: how to expand your target market

Cath Potter, Cider Women
Lydia Crimp, Artistraw Cider
Hiranthi Cook, Cidentro Cider House, Emma Jordan, Blue Barrel Cider

3.30PM

Visit our Trade Sponsors

4.00PM

THE lens of the publican: maximising your opportunities for draught ciders

Alison Taffs, The Hop Inn, Hornchurch

Duty reforms 2023 – from 7000L to where?

Tony Lovering, Halfpenny Green Cider Company

Keg Conditioned cider – how to and why

Albert Johnson, Ross on Wye Cider & Perry

– Tasting Session –

5.00PM – Late

Cider Share & Social – bring a bottle!

FRIDAY

9.00AM

Event Opens – Trade Stands & Sponsors

9.30AM
Cider in the uk: The next 10 years
planning for the future of our industry

Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist

10.30AM

Trade Stands & Sponsors

11.30AM

Cornish apples, climate change and the seedling tree

James Fergusson, Vagrant Cider

Terroir Talks: Sense of Place
-Tasting-

James Forbes & Laurence Cocking, Little Pomona

12.30PM

Lunch & Trade Stands & Sponsors

2.00pM

What is Tradition? – the language of cider & marketing

Helen Anne Smith & Rachel Hendry, Burum Collective

Duty reforms 2023 – what and how

Lorraine Boddington, The National Association of Cidermakers

Terroir Talks: Pippins, Place and Process: An experiment
-Tasting-

Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist

3.00PM

Break

3.30PM

Cider in sheffield? growing the cider world

Mike Pomranz The Cider Hole & Exemption Ciderhouse

The [future] Tax definition of cider (workshop)

Tom Tibbits, Artistraw Cider (Moderator)

4.30PM

Last chance to chat!

4.45PM
Closing Address

Dave Sanders, Chair, Three Counties Cider & Perry Association