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.

72nd Annual Convention & Exposition

April 12, 2015

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. Mark your calendars for April 12-15 2015 in Orlando, Fla.

2015 CLD Leadership Skills Conference

July 12, 2015

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.

Click here to learn more about this year's outstanding conference, which will be held July 12-14, 2015 at The Nines Hotel in Portland, OR

For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

2015 Fall Membership Meeting

October 12, 2015

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.

2015 Winter State Policy Conference

December 9, 2015

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.

The 2015 Winter State Policy Conference will be held at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, N.M.

For more information, contact Kari Langerman.

Save the Date: Upcoming Meetings and Conventions

April 18, 2016

Mark Your Calendars:

73rd Annual Convention & Exposition
April 18-21, 2016
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

2016 Fall Membership Meeting
October 10-12, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Washington, DC

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

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