2017 NBWA Legislative Conference LogoThe 2018 NBWA Legislative Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., April 22 - 25, 2018.
Each year, the Legislative Conference provides distributors with the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and 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.
The 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference was held April 30 - May 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

2017 Schedule of Events

For additional details, consult the conference brochure and download the NBWA Advocacy App for the full schedule with speaker information.

Sun., April 30    
12:00 - 6:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open Regency Foyer
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Next Generation Group Happy Hour

By invitation only

Kelly's Irish Times
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Co-hosted with the Brewers Association

Regency Ballroom
Mon., May 1    
7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open Regency Foyer
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Columbia Ballroom and Foyer, Regency Foyer
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Industry Session Regency Ballroom
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon Ballroom Level: Columbia Ballroom, Lexington, Bunkerhill & Concord Rooms
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Next Generation Group Luncheon

By invitation only

Thornton Room
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Distributor Member Meeting

NBWA distributor members only - Ticket required

Regency Ballroom
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. State Coordination Meetings  
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Toast to Washington Reception

Co-hosted with the Beer Institute

Conference badge required for entrance

Charlie Palmer

101 Constitution Ave. NW

Tues., May 2    
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open Regency Foyer
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Columbia A/B and Foyers
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Legislative Briefing Regency Ballroom
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits Capitol Hill
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NBWA PAC "Beer & a Bite"

PAC ribbon required for entrance

Tortilla Coast

401 First St. SE

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Chairman's Circle Reception

By invitation only

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cheers: A Celebration of Beer & Food

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building Great Hall

101 Independence Ave. SE

Wed., May 3    
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open Regency Foyer
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits Capitol Hill

2017 Conference Issues

Issues discussed during the 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference include: 

Download the NBWA Advocacy App!

Consult the app for a detailed conference schedule, including speaker information; talking points; and a congressional directory. After your meetings on the Hill, relay information to NBWA using the app's meeting feedback survey.

To download the app, visit the App Store or Play Store on your mobile device and search "NBWA Advocacy." Or, download the app on your mobile device using the links below.


For further information, please contact the Membership and Meetings Department at 800-300-6417. 

2017 NBWA Legislative Conference