NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention to Offer 20 Education Seminars | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

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Press Releases| Jul 27, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will offer 20 education seminars at its 77th Annual Convention to be held September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“In addition to an outstanding lineup of speakers during the general session and more than 100 exhibitors at the Product Demonstration Showcase, NBWA is excited to offer a diverse selection of education seminars taught by the industry’s leading experts,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser. “From sales tips and business strategies to technology solutions and social media, this dynamic seminar lineup features something for everyone.”

The education seminars offered during this year’s convention include: 

  • Developing a Social Media Plan
  • Employee Benefits, Trends and Strategies Tailored to Retain Key Employees
  • How to Recruit Distributor Employees in Today’s Competitive Market
  • Inspiring Ownership at Work
  • Total Logistics: From Receipt to Delivery
  • How Do You Measure Up? Save Money on Your Insurance Premium
  • Draught Beer Quality: History, Economics and Best Practices for the Best Quality 
  • Back to the Future (Examining Industry Indicators)
  • Making the Switch to Natural Gas: What to Consider, When to Act and How to Do It
  • Effective Sales Meetings
  • “Match and Snatch” and the Impact on Prices
  • Beer Goggles and Bar Offerings: Helping On-Premise Accounts Do More With Less
  • Maximizing the Health and Function of an Aging Workforce, or Keeping the Oldies… Goodies
  • The Transaction Triathlon: Structuring the Transaction, Negotiating the Terms and Cooperating to Achieve Closing
  • Looking Ahead: Beer Distribution Forecast
  • Outside the Box Thinking for Warehouse Design
  • Recent Developments in Beer Franchise Law: Distributor Agreements,  Terminations, Proposed Sales and Other Supplier/Distributor Disputes
  • Creating a 100% Electronically-Paying Customer Base
  • Protecting Your Family’s Wealth: Family-Owned Business Succession Planning
  • Anatomy of an Incentive: Beyond the Shiny Carrot 

Registration is available online at www.nbwa.org. Hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans can be made online, or by calling 1-888-421-1442. Reference the NBWA Annual Convention to obtain the special negotiated room rate ($240 plus tax per night) when you reserve your room before September 3. Don’t delay. The NBWA guest room block can sell out prior to that date. Once the block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed. 

For more details, please visit the convention page of NBWA’s website at http://nbwa.org/convention. Follow #NBWANOLA on Twitter for additional updates. 


 The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer  and visit www.facebook.com/NBWABeer.