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.

2016 CLD Leadership Skills Conference

July 10, 2016

One of WSWA’s most popular and successful programs is the Council for Leadership Development (CLD) Leadership Skills Conference, an executive training conference where we help equip the next generation of industry leaders with the tools, skills and resources they need to succeed. CLD helps ensure that the next generation of wholesaler leaders is prepared to handle the varied challenges that await them and the industry in the coming years. MORE INFO

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For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

2016 CLD Conference
The Omni Hotel
Nashville, TN
July 10-12, 2016

2016 Fall Membership Meeting

September 19, 2016

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.

2016 Fall Membership Meeting
September 19-21, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Washington, DC

2016 Winter State Policy Conference

December 7, 2016

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 meeting also allows WSWA staff to receive input from state associations leaders that is then used in the implementation of national legislative and legal strategy.

December 7-9, 2016
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
St. Pete Beach, FL

For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

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

Save the Date: Upcoming Meetings and Conventions

October 16, 2017

Mark Your Calendars:

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

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

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