The NBWA Annual Convention provides valuable education programs and networking opportunities for the beer industry. Held each year in the fall, the NBWA Convention takes place in a different city within the United States during even-numbered, non-trade show years. Every odd-numbered year, the convention is held in conjunction with the biennial Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Trade Show introduces distributors to new brewers and products, innovative technologies and vendors who supply the materials needed to run their operations.
The NBWA Next Generation Group brings together future leaders in the beer distribution industry and helps members learn more about the beer business, get more involved with the association and network with other distributors from all areas of the country representing all brands. Each year, the Success in Leadership Conference helps member develop leadership skills, foster new relationships and learn more about the industry and NBWA. Based on overwhelming distributor member feedback, we are moving the Success in Leadership Conference from August to November.
The annual NBWA Legislative Conference is held each spring at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Beer distributors from across the country join in Washington, D.C., to discuss the industry's legislative goals and priorities with members of Congress and their staffs.