Legislative Conference | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Legislative Conference being held March 29 - April 1, 2020.

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Tentative Schedule

Hyatt Regency Washington
March 29 – April 1, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
12:00 – 6:30 p.m.          Registration Desk Open

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.            Welcome Reception - Hosted by Brewer Partners.
Come enjoy a cold beer and catch up with fellow distributors. Elite 8 games will be broadcast. 
Monday, March 30, 2020
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    Registration Desk Open

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  General Industry Session 
Hear firsthand from political leaders and industry partners about policy issues that are important to you. 

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.          Networking Lunch

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.          Breakout – How to Lobby (Lunch Served) - Hosted by NBWA's Next Generation Leadership Program. 
Ideal for first-time attendees or industry veterans, this lunch will feature Congressional staffers and NBWA's advocacy team as you learn how to be a more effective advocate. 

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.            Distributor Member Meeting (NBWA Distributor Members Only)
This includes the issues briefing in advance of Hill visits. The closed-door session is a great opportunity to better understand some of the policy and legal challenges and opportunities facing distributors. 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.            State Coordination Meetings 
Coordinate, prepare and plan your Hill meetings with your state's fellow distributors. 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.            Chairman’s Circle/Company Honor Roll Reception (By Invitation Only)
This event recognizes those members and companies that provide the maximum support for the association's Political Action Committee (PAC). 

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.            Cheers: A Celebration of Beer & Food
NBWA's signature event held in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. You won't want to miss it!
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.             Breakfast Buffet

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.             Legislative Briefing

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Capitol Hill Visits

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.             That's a Wrap Reception
Wednesday, April 1
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Registration Desk Open

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Capitol Hill Visits

Hotel Information

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is the official hotel for the 2020 NBWA Legislative Conference. The address is 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Call the Hyatt Regency Reservation Department at (800) 233-1234 and identify yourself as an NBWA participant, or book your stay online. The room rate is $316 + taxes per night

NBWA encourages you to make hotel reservations early, as the hotel will sell out quickly. The last day to make reservations is Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Don’t delay. Once the block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.

Check out some of the highlights from last year's conference!

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.
This video takes a look at why it's so important to bring beer distribution employees to Washington, D.C., to meet their members of Congress and learn about the importance of alcohol regulation, especially first-time attendees.

Download the NBWA Advocacy App!


Become an advocacy all-star with the NBWA advocacy app! Distributors can use the app year-round for important advocacy resources. 

During NBWA's Legislative Conference, distributors can consult the app for schedule information, talking points and a congressional directory. After meetings on the Hill, distributors can use the app to provide NBWA with critical meeting feedback.

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 or info@nbwa.org



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