Australian Distillers Association

20th Anniversary Conference.  

The Premier Event for 500+ Australian Craft Distillers and industry partners.

28 - 30 April 2024.
Brisbane Showgrounds.

2024 celebrates 20 years of the Australian Distillers Association.

In 2004 the first formal meeting of the Association was held. The objects  were:

  • to represent an advance the interest of the community of Australian distillers
  • to provide education to the general public on the distillation
  • to promote and encourage the science of the distillation
  • to promote the responsible consumption of alcohol
  • to lobby and work with established government and non-government units with similar goals and philosophies.

When the founders first met, they did not ever imagine that 20 years later more than 500 distillers would descend on Brisbane for a two-day conference.

This April, we will gather at the historic Brisbane Showground to hear from industry experts, thought leaders, policy makers, business leaders, operational experts, educators and influencers, and peers with the common goal of a stronger craft sprits industry.

We have curated sessions for experiences and emerging distillers, providing fantastic learning experiences for all. There will be practical professional development, industry seminars, workshops, industry insights, and much more.

There is more networking time and an extended Trade Show to allow you to engage more with our partners and exhibitors, and to catch up with friends – old and new.

Take your place in history by being part of this memorable and impactful experience.

Register today – and see you in Brisbane!

Paul McLeay
Chief Executive

Dive into a Tailored Agenda for Elevating Your Daily Experience!

We understand the importance of choice, which is why we are introducing two full conference days of content, including plenary and breakout sessions.

Responding to your invaluable feedback, we're introducing content for the not-so-newbies and the seasoned pros in our breakout sessions. It's all about meeting you where you are, ensuring each attendee discovers sessions that resonate with their interests and expertise.

Our sessions come in diverse formats, ranging from immersive educational deep-dives to interactive discussion groups and thought-provoking panels.

Get ready to connect with industry experts, draw inspiration from compelling keynote speakers, and tap into the wealth of knowledge brought to you by the Australian Distillers team. It's time to customize your conference experience like never before!

Program Overview.

Here's what you need to know.

Sunday 28th April : Distillery Tours - SOLD OUT!
Monday 29th April : Trade show, Conference and Drinks
Tuesday 30th April : Trade Show, Conference and Gala Dinner

Ticket Price: $600 +gst
Location : Brisbane Show Grounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006

Countdown to the 2024 Annual Conference.



Join Conference Sponsors in the trade show.
Talk directly to industry suppliers and supporters about how to improve your business and work safer, smarter and more sustainable.


We are delighted to announce the main hotel for the conference is Rydges Hotel Fortitude Valley. It is recommended you book promptly as there are only a limited amount of rooms at this special price.

Further details of the conference hotel and accommodation details can be accessed via the link below.

Exhibitor packages.

Interested in supporting the 2024 Australian Distillers Conference?

New opportunities for industry exposure, brand alignment and to connect and engage with over 500 Australian craft distillers, global producers and industry partners.

Please contact us by clicking the link below and we will be happy to share our 2024 opportunities with you!

Frequently Asked Questions.

Want to know more about the event, how to buy tickets, what to wear and what's happening. 

Click the link below to access our frequently asked questions (FAQs).


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