Annual Convention | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

The Event

NBWA's 83rd Annual Convention is the beer distribution industry's premier event. It features exciting keynote speakers, valuable educational programs, important industry discussions and networking opportunities for beer distributors and other beer industry leaders. Stay tuned for additional details!

"I look forward to seeing you in October! As we navigate this difficult time, you won't want to miss the chance to learn best practices from industry experts & share a beer with friends."

- Brian Gelner, Heart of America Beverage Co. & NBWA Chairman
Multi-day Meet Up

October 4-7 will be packed with networking, educational opportunities and more.

Orlando, FL

Join us in sunny Florida for a trip to Orlando to connect with your industry peers.


Michel Doukeris

Chief Sales Officer | Anheuser-Busch InBev

For over 20 years, Michel has driven change and growth throughout the AB InBev organization. Under his leadership as Chief Sales Officer, AB InBev outperformed the industry in several key metrics. Including growth in volumes and earnings, over five years.

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 and 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 & Educational 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 educational seminars that are included free of charge with your registration rate.


Hyatt Regency Orlando

9801 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819


The Hyatt Regency in Orlando is the official hotel for the 83rd NBWA Annual Convention. Reserve your room online or call The Hyatt Regency Orlando and reference NBWA to receive the group rates of $239 per night. Don't delay. Once the block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.


Last day to book is September 11, 2020!

Product Showcase

Distributor Members, Don't Forget to Check Out the Product Showcase

During NBWA’s 83rd Annual Convention you won’t want to miss the Product Showcase featuring companies providing important products and services to beer distributors. Take a look at the participating companies here.

Associate Members, Get Your Product in the Hands of America's Beer Distributors

Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your product or service to the over 1,600 highly qualified Distributors from across the country exhibiting at the Product Demonstration Showcase.

Exhibit Space Offerings






New/Renewing Member






Includes one year of Silver Membership and Media Package





Exposed Corner


$125 each


$125 each

The Product Demonstration Showcase exhibit hall is intentionally smaller than the biennial Trade Show in Las Vegas, but sees the same number of attendees, making the Product Demonstration Showcase a more intimate event and, ultimately, giving you more exposure to the Beer Distributors in attendance.

Exhibiting is an exclusive opportunity for NBWA Members. If you are not currently a Member, there is an option to add Membership while reserving your exhibit space. 

For questions, please contact:
Chuck Wagner, Exhibit Sales | 312.265.9657 

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Checkout the highlights from last year's Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas!

As an emerging leader, the NBWA Convention is a great opportunity to network, 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