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Press Releases| May 10, 2017

Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 AwardALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Product Demonstration Showcase was honored with two Grand Awards at Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, an annual forum where show managers of both small and large shows in the United States and abroad salute leaders of the fastest-growing trade shows worldwide. Trade Show Executive is a publication that provides news, views and tools for trade show and event executives.

The NBWA Product Showcase was recognized in two categories: “The Fastest Growing Non-Annual Show by Percentage Growth in Exhibitors in 2016” and “The Fastest Growing Non-Annual Show by Percentage of Growth in Net Square Feet in 2016.”

The NBWA Product Showcase takes place in even-numbered years during the association’s annual convention, with the 2016 showcase held last fall in conjunction with NBWA’s 79th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

“It is an honor for NBWA to be singled out for its record growth among a wide range of national and international trade shows,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser.

Purser continued, “The growth of the NBWA Product Demonstration Showcase is a reflection of the tremendous excitement that exists in the beer industry, which continues to exhibit robust competition and innovation to meet consumer demand. NBWA is fortunate to have the participation of so many associate members who support the needs of independent distributors as they build beer brands and deliver choice and value to retailers and consumers. Cheers to NBWA Vice President of Membership & Meetings Patti Rouzie and NBWA’s partner, Corcoran Expositions.”

In odd-numbered years, the NBWA Trade Show takes place in conjunction with NBWA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas. NBWA’s 80th Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place October 8-11, 2017.

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