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.

73rd Annual Convention & Exposition

April 18, 2016

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.

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

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

Save the Date: Upcoming Meetings and Conventions

September 19, 2016

Mark Your Calendars:

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

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

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