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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Be the Big Deal!

Join the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary

The WSWA Annual Convention & Exposition is the largest gathering of America’s wine and spirits
distributors, as well as suppliers from around the world, who want to enter or grow their brands in
the U.S. marketplace. This event offers distributors the unique opportunity to: seek out new and
exciting beverage products for U.S consumers; meet with existing portfolio partners; look for
services to enhance internal operations; and attend educational sessions on industry hot topics.

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 December 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: TBA
  • Presentation of the Sidney Frank 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: TBD
  • Presentation of the Hot New Now Media Award

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Forum Ballroom

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.

USBAF

Thursday, May 3, 2018

8:30 am – 11:30 am | 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.
Look for programming updates, coming soon!

Brand Battle

Thursday, May 3, 2018

8:30 am – 11:30 am

(During USBAF)

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.

Look for programming updates, coming soon!

Attendees

Ready to register now?

Click on the ATTENDEE REGISTRATION button below

General information for Attendees
is accessible via the main navigation bar above

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

Not sure if you should register as an Attendee?
CLICK HERE FOR DEFINITION

Exhibitors

Ready to register now?

Click on the EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION button below

General information for Exhibitors
is accessible via the main navigation bar above

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

Not sure if you should register as an Exhibitor?
CLICK HERE FOR DEFINITION

Schedule of Events

Click VIEW SCHEDULE button below for the full WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition schedule. Check back for frequent updates to the Schedule of Events.

VIEW SCHEDULE

Sponsors

Increase your brand exposure and return on your convention participation by participating as a sponsor
 
 

BE A SPONSOR

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 encourage 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.