Meetings and Conventions

December 1933

21st Amendment Ratified, Prohibition Ended

 

December 5, 2014 marks 81 years since the United States ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and paved the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system.

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Throughout the year, WSWA hosts a number of events and meetings for wholesaler members, including the January Executive Committee Meeting, Fly-In and "Toast to Congress," CLD Meeting, Fall Membership Meeting, and State Policy Conference.

74th Annual Convention & Exposition

April 18, 2017

The WSWA Convention & Exposition is where distributors seek out new and exciting beverage products for U.S. consumers, meet with existing portfolio partners and look for services to enhance internal operations. This event will provide you with THE opportunities you need to introduce new products or simply grow your brands, products or services in the U.S. marketplace.

74th Annual Convention & Exposition
Grande Lakes Orlando
Orlando, FL
April 18-21, 2017

2017 Legislative Fly-In

June 6, 2017

WSWA hosts an annual legislative "Fly-in" for member companies to visit Washington, DC to speak directly with lawmakers, attend briefings and share the industry's position on how federal policies impact their businesses.

This year's Fly-in will take place June 6-8, 2017. For more information, contact Ali Prolago Gormley.

2017 Fly-In & “Toast to Congress”
June 6-8, 2017
The Mandarin Oriental
Washington, DC
The “Toast to Congress” will be held at Eastern Market

2017 CLD Leadership Skills Conference

July 16, 2017

CLD Leadership Skills Conference (CLD) is WSWA’s annual executive training program for the next generation of industry leaders. It was developed to help build an educational foundation of crucial legislative, public policy, marketing and trend information needed to advance careers in the beverage alcohol industry. The conference also helps to develop connections among the wholesalers as well as suppliers and service providers, peers and current industry leaders.

For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

2017 CLD Leadership Skills Conference
July 16-18, 2017
Hotel Van Zandt
Austin, TX

2017 Fall Membership Meeting

October 16, 2017

The annual Fall Membership Meeting (FMM) is WSWA’s primary annual governance meeting where Board members start determining next year’s agenda and provide direction on legislative, legal and regulatory matters. FMM also offers members the opportunity to network with fellow wholesalers and state association executives as well as engage with a host of interesting speakers.

For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

2017 Fall Membership Meeting
The Ritz-Carlton
Washington, DC
October 16-17, 2017

2017 Winter State Policy Conference

December 6, 2017

The Winter State Policy Conference provides an opportunity for wholesaler state association leaders to discuss the political and legal issues facing wholesalers across the country. By comparing notes and discussing strategy, the meeting increases the effectiveness of state associations and allows wholesalers to speak with a unified voice. The WSWA staff use this as an opportunity to receive input from state associations leaders and the implementation of national legislative and legal goals.

2017 Winter State Policy Conference
The Ritz-Carlton
San Francisco, CA
December 6-8, 2017

For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

2017 Winter State Policy Conference

December 6, 2017

The Winter State Policy Conference provides an opportunity for wholesaler state association leaders to discuss the political and legal issues facing wholesalers across the country. By comparing notes and discussing strategy, the meeting increases the effectiveness of state associations and allows wholesalers to speak with a unified voice. The WSWA staff use this as an opportunity to receive input from state associations leaders and the implementation of national legislative and legal goals.

2017 Winter State Policy Conference
The Ritz-Carlton
San Francisco, CA
December 6-8, 2017

For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

Upcoming Meetings and Conventions

May 1, 2018

Mark Your Calendars:

75th Annual Convention & Exposition
May 1-3, 2018
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

76th Annual Convention & Exposition
March 31 - April 3, 2019
Grande Lakes Orlando
Orlando, FL

77th Annual Convention & Exposition
April 21-23, 2020
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV