(Washington, D.C.) - The industry's leading event uniting distributors and suppliers will mark its 75th anniversary at Caesars Palace Las Vegas this year; registration for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 75th Annual Convention & Exposition is open and the event's interactive registration and information website is live at wswaconvention.org.
Wholesalers seeking portfolio partners or suppliers in search of U.S. distribution or market expansion--the WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition is designed to deliver business results.
The event will take place April 30 - May 3, 2018 with the theme, "The Big Deal." Visit wswaconvention.org for complete exhibitor and attendee information and pricing.
Highlights for the 75th Anniversary Convention will include:
WSWA will also recognize two industry giants: Rob Sands and Bobby Harmelin.
The WSWA Educational Foundation will present Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands with the Sidney Frank Innovation Award, given annually to a person who has made exceptional industry and philanthropic contributions. The award is named for Sidney Frank, an industry innovator and philanthropist.
Bobby Harmelin, Executive Vice President of New Jersey-based Allied Beverage Group, will receive WSWA's Lifetime Leadership Award, presented annually to a wholesaler whose contribution to the association, the beverage industry, and the community, defines excellence, inspires loyalty, and exemplifies leadership.
"WSWA is excited to return to Las Vegas where our 75th Anniversary event will continue its long tradition of connecting suppliers with distributors and showcasing the beverage alcohol industry's newest brands, exciting competitions and that unique fun and value for which WSWA is known," WSWA President and CEO Craig Wolf said.
"This year, we've provided even more value for wholesalers and suppliers with our popular and successful Brand Battle, where wholesalers can spot the next big trend and new brand, and product suppliers can learn from a panel of top industry experts what it takes to succeed in today's market," Wolf added.
To register, view exhibit information, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or view current program information, please visit wswaconvention.org, or contact the convention hotline at 202-371-5682.