Statement from NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser Regarding the Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

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Press Releases| Oct 2, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – We are all saddened and shaken by the tragedy that took place in Las Vegas last night. 
This horrific act took place down the strip and across Las Vegas Boulevard from Caesars Palace, which has been the home of NBWA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show since 2009.
Las Vegas has been NBWA’s partner for more than 25 years, and we are taking measures to ensure safety remains paramount at NBWA’s 80th Annual Convention and Trade Show. NBWA is in contact with security officials and the management team at Caesars Palace. They are working to make sure that visitors will not be inconvenienced as they implement increased safety measures.
Las Vegas has some of the most highly trained security and law enforcement professionals in the country, and safety is the city’s highest priority every day.
We look forward to being with some 4,000 members of the beer family in a few days and show our support for the great city of Las Vegas.


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