Meetings and Conventions

December 1933

21st Amendment Ratified, Prohibition Ended


December 5, 2017 marks 84 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.

75th Annual Convention & Exposition

April 30, 2018

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.

75th Annual Convention & Exposition
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
April 30 - May 3, 2018

2018 Legislative Fly-In

June 12, 2018

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 12-13, 2018. For more information, contact Arielle Broussard.

2018 Fly-In & “Toast to Congress”
June 12-13, 2018
Trump Hotel
Washington, DC
The “Toast to Congress” will be held at Eastern Market

2018 CLD Leadership Skills Conference

July 15, 2018

Please note, due to a change in our hotel location, CLD registration is temporarily offline and will open again Thursday, May 24, 2018. For more information, contact Kari Langerman at

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.

2018 CLD Leadership Skills Conference
July 15-17, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Upcoming Meetings and Conventions

March 31, 2019

Mark Your Calendars:

2018 WSWA Women’s Leadership Conference
September 20-21
W Hotel
Washington, DC

2018 WSWA Fall Membership Meeting
October 8-9, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton
Washington, DC

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

2019 Fall Membership Meeting
October 14-15, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Washington, DC

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