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Registration Available Now for NBWA’s 73rd Annual Convention October 3-6 in Chicago

August 31, 2010


ALEXANDRIA, VA – Registration is now available for the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 73rd Annual Convention to be held October 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Visit www.nbwa.org to register today! 

“It’s certainly been an eventful year since we last met for the 2009 NBWA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “With all of the dynamics in the beer industry, industry members do not want to miss NBWA’s 73rd Annual Convention.  NBWA is excited to offer a dynamic program packed with great speakers, 20 educational seminars and the return of the Product Demonstration Showcase filled with innovative products and services to assist distributors. I encourage all beer distributors to arrive in time for the Distributor Member Meeting, which will feature candid conversation between distributor members and NBWA leaders about the most important issues facing our industry.”

The Distributor Member Meeting will take place Sunday, October 3, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. This meeting provides a forum for off-the-record conversation about the issues affecting distribution businesses and the beer industry.

This year’s General Session will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers including former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, who will give an in-depth look at the upcoming midterm elections in November and the potential for change in the political landscape. In addition to this political update, NBWA is excited to have a presentation by Afterburner Inc., which will explain how fighter pilots plan for a mission using the “Five Steps to Effective Combat Mission Planning” and how their flawless sales execution can apply to your business.  The General Session will also feature a presentation by Rich Lozyniak, CEO of North American Breweries, Inc., along with two panel discussions.

After a successful debut in 2008, the Product Demonstration Showcase is back by popular demand!  The Showcase offers the opportunity to learn about exciting new services and products from a variety of exhibitors.  You can discover new resources to help improve your business in a relaxed atmosphere, while enjoying a cold beer delivered by America’s beer distributors. Members of every sales and operations team will want to take full advantage of this year's Showcase. Click here for the most up-to-date list of exhibitors.
 
Visit www.nbwa.org and send your completed registration form to NBWA today! Be sure to reserve your room today to take advantage of the discounted room rate for NBWA Convention attendees. The Hyatt Regency Chicago reservation department can be reached at (888) 421-1442 or online by clicking here. The deadline for the discounted rate is September 9, 2010. The NBWA guest room block can sell out prior to that date, so don’t delay.
 
For more details, please visit the Annual Convention Web page at http://nbwa.org/convention.


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