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NBWA's 79th Annual Convention will take place September 25 - 28, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. 

Register

Register online using the link above, or complete a hard copy registration form.

Hotel Reservations

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is the official hotel for NBWA's 79th Annual Convention. Make reservations online or call the hotel at 1-888-421-1442 and refer to the NBWA Annual Convention. The discounted room rate is $269 + tax for single/double occupancy.

The last day to make hotel reservations and receive the discounted room rate is August 31, 2016. The NBWA guest room block can sell out prior to this date. Don't delay! Once the NBWA room block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.

Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 25
 
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Education Seminars
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Distributor Member Meeting
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Next Generation Group Happy Hour
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Monday, Sept. 26
 
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
Registration Desk Open
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Education Seminars
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Opening General Session
12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Product Demonstration Showcase Open
Evening
Supplier Meetings and Hospitalities
Tuesday, Sept. 27
 
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Registration Desk Open
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Education Seminars
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
General Session
12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Product Demonstration Showcase Open
Evening
Supplier Meetings and Hospitalities
Wednesday, Sept. 28
 
Departures
 
 

Convention News

 

Education Seminars

A total of 18 education seminars will be presented on Sunday afternoon, Monday morning and Tuesday morning. With topics ranging from warehousing and operations, management trends, sales coaching, recruiting, content marketing and social media, trade practices and cyber security, there is guaranteed to be a session that will help your business.

Don’t wait! Seminars can sell out. View the schedule of seminars and seminar descriptions, and purchase seminar tickets as part of your convention registration.

If you have any questions about NBWA’s education seminar program, please contact NBWA Coordinator, Member Programs and Meetings Maggie Moreland at mmoreland@nbwa.org.

Product Demonstration Showcase

Media Registration

Registration for members of the “working press” (reporters and editors actively covering the event for a recognized news gathering organization) is complimentary for up to two registrants per publication.

To request complimentary media registration for NBWA's 79th Annual Convention, complete the media credentials application form. Requests for media credentials and registration must be made no later than Friday, September 16. Requests for complimentary media registration cannot be accommodated on site.

NBWA will provide designated space for display of trade publications. To display copies of your publication at the convention, please complete the publication display request form. After submitting the form, you will receive an email confirmation from NBWA staff within one to two weeks with shipping dates and instructions.

Please contact NBWA Editorial Assistant Sara Neiman at sneiman@nbwa.org with any questions.

Sponsors

View a list of sponsorship opportunities. For information about customized sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Michalik at mary@corcexpo.com or 312-265-9650 or Matt McLaughlin at matt@corcexpo.com or 312-265-9655.

Watch NBWA-TV 2015 Convention Highlights

Tune in to NBWA's YouTube channel  or click on the links below to watch NBWA-TV's coverage of the 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas:

 

For more information about NBWA’s Annual Convention, contact the NBWA Membership & Meetings Department at 800-300-6417.

2015 NBWA Annual Convention and Trade Show: Las Vegas