Annual Convention | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

October 4 - 7, 2020

We are excited to be delivering NBWA’s 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase to you virtually!

Join us October 4 - 7 for a virtual experience that will bring the beer industry together for keynote speakers, valuable education seminars and important industry discussions. Our virtual platform provides the added benefit and increased accessibility of on-demand access. That means you can re-watch or catch up on sessions, connect directly with vendors on the interactive Product Showcase and more – all on your own schedule!

NBWA is committed to providing opportunities to beer distribution employees to learn the latest tools and insights to keep the industry strong, especially amid these uncertain times. Stay tuned for more details and information, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

"I look forward to seeing you virtually in October! As we navigate this difficult time, you won't want to miss the chance to hear from industry experts, join education seminars and more."

- Brian Gelner, Heart of America Beverage Co. & NBWA Chairman
Virtual and Interactive

Education seminars and industry updates will be housed on an interactive virtual platform.

Flexible and Accessible

All of the content will be available on-demand following the Convention so you can rewatch or catch up on sessions you missed!


Michel Doukeris

CEO | Anheuser-Busch

Michel Doukeris is the CEO of Anheuser-Busch. Michel is a proven leader in the CPG industry, consistently leveraging his sales and marketing expertise to drive category and top line growth. He champions a consumer-first mindset, fully leveraging data and analytics and front-line experience to innovate and bring to market the world’s highest-quality and most enjoyable brands.

Mark Brown

President & CEO | Sazerac Company, Inc.

Mark Brown is a veteran of the beverage alcohol industry and got his start back in 1971 when he began working in his family’s pub business in the U.K.. He then joined British alcohol cider-maker H.P. Bulmer where he then made his way to the United States. Brown has held various roles with Sazerac, Select Brands Group, Advancing Markets Group, but then returned back to Sazerac in June 1997 to his current role as President and CEO.

Brian Gelner

NBWA Chairman of the Board | Heart of America Beverage Co.

Brian Gelner will welcome attendees and give an update on NBWA's work to strengthen the beer distribution industry.

Craig Purser

President & CEO | NBWA

Craig Purser will provide an industry update and discuss the policy issues impacting beer distributors. Purser continues to be recognized as a leading advocate in Washington. He was again honored as one of the nation's top lobbyists by The Hill newspaper.

Pat Blach

Incoming NBWA Chairman of the Board | Blach Distributing Company

Incoming NBWA Chairman Pat Blach will share his priorities for the organization over the next year as we build on our work with policymakers and share the industry’s value in local communities.

Program & Education Seminars

This year’s convention will feature an exciting line-up of dynamic speakers who will cover topics ranging from best practices in the era of COVID-19 to tips for strengthening your business. Stay tuned for more details on programming and education seminars that are all included with your registration rate.

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As an emerging leader, the NBWA Convention is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders and learn helpful tips on how to grow my business.

- Robbie Maletis, Maletis Beverage

With all of the disruption happening in the marketplace, this year's NBWA Convention will be a can't miss event.

- Brittney Webber, CheyenneMetz Beverage Group