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.
The Legislative Conference gives distributors the opportunity to educate members of Congress about the importance of effective state-based alcohol regulation, the role of independent beer distributors and the regulatory, economic and commercial value that distributors deliver in their communities.