NBWA's Fifth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference will take place August 6 - 8, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. 



The Hyatt Regency Boston is the official hotel for the Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference. Reserve your room online or call the Hyatt Regency Reservations Department at (888) 421-1442 and identify yourself as an NBWA participantThe room rate is $259 + tax per night.

NBWA encourages you to make hotel reservations early. The last day to make reservations and receive the group rate is July 10, 2017; however, the NBWA guest room block at the Hyatt can sell out prior to that date. Don’t delay. Once the block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 6  
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Next Gen Jam Band Performance
Monday, August 7  
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Operational Breakouts
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Leadership Workshops
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Session
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. An Evening with New Belgium Brewing
Tuesday, August 8  
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. General Session
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Leadership Workshops
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Operational Breakouts
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Operational Breakouts
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. General Session


Featured Speakers

Curt CroninThis year’s keynote speaker will be former Navy SEAL Curt Cronin. During his 16 years as a SEAL, Cronin deployed 13 times and eventually led the nation’s premier SEAL assault force. As a SEAL leader, he maximized his team’s effectiveness by forging unique and unlikely alliances. Cronin believes that the competitive edge for any organization in the information age is neither technology nor information, but the unparalleled power of an aligned team. He creates teams empowered to act decisively in any environment because they embody both the content and the context of a leader’s vision.

Cronin is passionate about teaching business leaders how to be seen, be heard and be understood, especially when the next generation begins to lead the previous generation.

Benj-SteinmanNext gen leaders also will hear from Benj Steinman, president of Beer Marketer’s INSIGHTS, Inc. and publisher and editor of the company’s flagship newsletter, INSIGHTS Express. In business since 1970, Beer Marketer’s INSIGHTS, Inc. is a family business with the third generation of the Steinman family, David Steinman, now employed as the senior editor of Craft Brew News.

Steinman will offer a historical perspective on the beer industry, and his take on where it is headed, from the unique perspective of an independent beer journalist whose family has covered and communicated with beer distributors for half a century.

About the Conference

NBWA’s Next Generation Group brings together future leaders in the beer distribution industry. The group focuses on learning more about the beer business, getting more involved with the association and networking with other distributors from all areas of the country representing all brands.

Read a recap of the 2016 Next Gen Success in Leadership Conference, and stay tuned for more information on this year's conference coming soon.

For more information or to join the Next Generation Group, please contact NBWA Manager, Member Programs and Meetings Maggie Moreland at mmoreland@nbwa.org.



2016 Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference