Hāpi is working to create opportunities to connect New Zealand craft beer and hop industry participants to markets. Our goal is to create events that connect New Zealand craft brewers to international distributors and New Zealand growers to international craft brewers. Our signature event is the Hāpi Symposium.
This annual event is a gathering of craft beer and hop industry participants from across the globe, for a half day of talks covering the latest research from the hop world, brewing techniques, and experiences from breweries and other industries. This event creates opportunities to build stronger, direct relationships, share best practices, and hear about the latest in hop research, brewing techniques, and market tastes and trends. The Hāpi Symposium is a great opportunity for domestic and international craft brewers, scientists, hop breeders and growers to engage in collaborative discussions, information sharing, and networking.
The first annual Hāpi Symposium took place in April of 2019 and was a great success. We had an overwhelming response and the event was well attended by a wide range of craft beer and hop industry participants. This year the symposium focused on new developments in craft brewing