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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Thank you for attending the WSWA
75th Annual Convention & Exposition!

Please join us NEXT YEAR for the 76th Annual Convention & Exposition
March 31 - April 3, 2019 at Grande Lakes Orlando.

75th Annual Convention & Exposition

Highlights

Our General Sessions are MUST
ATTEND highlights of the Convention.

Grab a cup of complimentary coffee
and a comfortable seat; meet new
people and see old friends. Check
back in February for keynote
speaker information.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Opening General Session

8:30 am – 10:00 am | Palace Ballroom

  • WSWA Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
  • Keynote Speaker: Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State (1997-2001)
  • Presentation of the Sidney Frank Innovation Award

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

General Session

8:30 am – 10:30 am | Palace Ballroom

  • WSWA President’s Remarks
  • Presentation of the Lifetime Leadership Award
  • Keynote Speaker: Rich Karlgaard, Forbes Publisher and Global Futurist, Economic Leader, Entrepreneur and Author

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Opening General Session

8:30 am – 10:00 am | Palace Ballroom

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

General Session

8:30 am – 10:30 am | Palace Ballroom

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Forum Ballroom

Sponsored by: The Presidents’ Forum

This two hour reception is one of the primary social events of the convention. A great opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones as this reception is historically attended by nearly 100% of all registered convention participants.

Brand Battle

Thursday, May 3, 2018

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

(During USBAF)

Brand Battle, is a selective competition in which companies with a compelling story and strong business and marketing plan have the opportunity to pitch their brand to a WSWA panel of industry insiders in front of a live audience. Six brands will be pre-selected to compete. For more information and entry instructions, Click Here.

The fee to attend the USBAF is included in the WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition registration fee or can be purchased as a one day registration.

USBAF

Thursday, May 3, 2018

8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Palace Ballroom

The U.S. Beverage Alcohol Forum (USBAF) offers attendees timely information on important industry topics. Two educational sessions along with WSWA’s unique Brand Battle competition will round out this year’s USBAF schedule.

Brand Battle, which takes place during the USBAF,
is a selective competition in which new brands with a
compelling story and strong business and marketing
plan have the opportunity to pitch their brand to a
WSWA panel of industry insiders in front of a live
audience. Six brands will be pre-selected to compete.
For more information and entry instructions,
click here.

The fee to attend the USBAF is included in the WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition registration fee or can be purchased as a one day registration.
Click here for the USBAF program.

 

CLICK HERE

for details about
Brand Battle and the
U.S. Beverage Alcohol Forum

USBAF SCHEDULE

 

CLICK HERE

for details about the Wine and
Spirits Tastings and Mixology
Competitions

TASTINGS & COMPETITIONS

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Tastings & Competitions

Enter your brands(s) in our popular Wine & Spirits Tasting Competitions or
feature your brand(s) in our Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition. Participation in
our competitions are a cost effective way to increase your visibility at the Convention, and
ultimately with distributors. Wholesalers are encouraged to enter their mixologist into our
dynamic Wholesaler Iron Mixologist Competition. Mixologists and/or brand ambassadors
participating in either of the competitions are offered complimentary registration.

Competitions are sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine and The SOMM Journal.