Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits would like to announce the following changes the venues and times for the 2017 Alcohol Schools: Next year’s Spring session will be held in Thailand on 16th-18th May, 2017 at The Westin, Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok. This session follows the great success of the Alcohol School Concise that was held in Bangkok (July 2015) and will replace the session normally held each year in Toulouse, France. The Alcohol School spring edition will return to Toulouse in 2018. The Fall edition of the Alcohol School will continue to be held annually in Montreal, Quebec. (Sept 10-15, 2017)
We hope that you find this change exciting as we continue to bring top notch education to all corners of the world. For example, our new Distilled Spirits oriented course will take place in Scotland in the fall of 2017. Look for more details on this soon.
For more information on The Alcohol School Concise in Bangkok, please visit http://www.lallemandbds.com/education/ethanol-technology-institute/
Based on the feedback from the initial event in 2015, there have been a number of changes:
- The School has been extended to three full days, compared to the 2.5 days in 2015, this has enabled us to expand the content.
- There is more emphasis on Far Eastern specific feedstock and processes
- The breakout group content has been expanded with more focus on practical topics
- New expert speakers from the region have been invited.
The strongest feedback we received was that the talks with practical and technical content were the most favorable. Based on this, we are introducing an optional workshop that will take place on Friday 19th May, 2017 that will be solely focused on Optimization and Troubleshooting.
The workshop will be based on both practical lectures as well as some interactive role play covering real life experiences. There will also be the opportunity to ask a panel of experts to address / advise on relevant issues within the attendees’ facilities. We are calling this session BYOP! (Bring Your Own Problem)
Our expectation is that we are able to continuously improve the educational experience of our various schools and we are confident that the changes made will benefit all attendees.