Champs Fleurs, Trinidad, W.I. Carib Brewery Ltd, makers of world famous Carib Beer recently hosted the annual Caribbean Breweries Association(CBA)
Technical Conference at its Hospitality Suite, Carib Brewery Compound.
Over 40 members and guests from the Caribbean Diaspora attended the two day seminar which was opened by Allen Chu Fook, CBA’s Chief Executive Officer. Calvin Cable, General Manager- Carib Breweries (St. Kitts & Nevis) was the conference facilitator of the event, with Delano Pasea and Atiba Rique as moderators.
The conference included spirited presentations from several areas in the industry including: – Introducing New Process Automation Systems into an
Operation Brewery by Rampaul Persad of Carib Brewery Ltd, Yeast Plant Design for Optimum Yeast Health by Mike Cholerton of Alfa Laval(Sweden-
manufacturers of yeast propagation equipment); Guinness Quality and nnovation by Patrick Parson of Diageo (UK); Filtration Basics and Micro filtration for Microbial Stability and Product Quality by Lisa Madsen of all Corporation (Mexico); Integration of Quality Management into Container Glass Manufacturing by Cyril Coomansingh of Carib Glassworks; Quality for Cleaning and Sanitizing by Neil Rawlins of Ecolab (Barbados Office) and The WHO Mandate on Public Health Problems caused by Alcohol- A Regional rsponse by Dr. Patrick Antoine of ANSA McAL Ltd
A technical panel comprising of the speakers was assembled on the second day nd there was great participation during the question and answer period.
The conference was officially closed by Virginia Clarke, the Brewing Director at Carib Brewery Trinidad who expressed delight at the record
attendance at this year’s conference, and thanked the delegates for their tremendous participation.
Other highlights of the conference included tours of Carib Brewery and Carib Gassworks. The delegates were also treated to a sample of great Trinidadian
culture with an evening of Tassa drumming and Steel pan music at the Tripolians pan yard in St. James.