2017 NBWA Legislative Conference LogoThe 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., April 30 - May 3, 2017.
Online registration has closed, but registration will be available on site at the NBWA Registration Desk located in the Regency Foyer of the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Please contact NBWA Manager, Member Programs and Meetings Maggie Moreland at mmoreland@nbwa.org with any questions.
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 beer distributors and the regulatory, economic and commercial value that distributors deliver to their communities.


The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is the official hotel for NBWA’s 2017 Legislative Conference. Reserve your room online or call 888-421-1442. The hotel will sell out. Don’t delay! 

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 that will be discussed during the 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference include: 

Media Registration

To request media credentials, please complete the media registration form. 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. Requests for complimentary media registration cannot be accommodated on site.

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

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. 

2016 NBWA Legislative Conference