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KEYNOTE SPEAKER Day 1
Lager: a Craft, or an Industry? A Czech Perspective
Adam Brož, brewer of Czechvar and head brewmaster of the Czech Republic's Budweiser Budvar National Corp was born in 1976 in České Budějovice (Budweis), Czech Republic. He studied Brewing and Malting at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Department of Biotechnology (back then named Department of Fermentation Chemistry and Bioengineering). Immediately after graduating in 1999, Adam started working for Budweiser Budvar, National Corporation brewery of the Czech Republic, as a brewhouse master - first as a technologist and a deputy brewmaster respectively. In 2009, he became the tenth head brewmaster of Budweiser Budvar in history.
Adam also continued his education with doctoral studies of Biotechnology at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, professional studies of MBA at the University of Economics in Prague, Logistics Technologies at the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice and LL.M. programme in Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law at the Masaryk University in Brno. He is an active author of Brewing scientific papers, collaborator of the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague and the Research Institute of Brewing and Malting in Prague.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Day 2:
Turning Obstacles into Opportunity
Andrew Oland is President and Chief Executive Officer of Moosehead Breweries Limited. He is the sixth-generation member of his family to lead the Oland brewing business started by his great-great-great-grandmother Susannah Oland in 1867.
Mr. Oland received his business degree in 1989 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia, and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997.
After several years’ experience in the heavy manufacturing industry, Mr. Oland joined his family’s business in 1992 as a foreman in the Company’s bottleshop. Since then, he has held a number of increasingly senior positions within Moosehead including Sales Manager for Nova Scotia, Sales Director for New Brunswick, Alpine Lager Marketing Director, and President of Moosehead Quebec. He was appointed President April 1, 2008, and assumed Chief Executive Officer responsibilities in 2013.
As President and CEO, Mr. Oland has direct responsibility for the performance of Moosehead Breweries and its subsidiary operations.
Mr. Oland serves on the Boards of Beer Canada, The Beer Store, and EPC Industries Limited and is past Chair of Economic Development Greater Saint John (EDGSJ). He is also an Advisory Board member of the Faculty of Business at UNB Saint John.
Mr. Oland is a passionate believer that immigration is essential to the long-term prosperity of New Brunswick and volunteers his time mentoring new Canadians.