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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
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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 seek 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 and look for services to enhance internal operations.

73rd Annual Convention & Exposition

Highlights

Sponsored by: DISCUS

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 late October for keynote speaker information.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Opening General Session
8:30 am – 10:00 am / Forum Ballroom

  • WSWA Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
  • Keynote Speaker: TBA
  • Presentation of the Sidney Frank Award

Aron Ralston

Thursday, April 21, 2016

General Business Session
9:00 am – 11:00 am / Forum Ballroom

  • WSWA President’s Remarks
  • Presentation of the Lifetime Leadership Award
  • Keynote Speaker: Aron Ralston
    Fearless Adventurer and Subject of the Film, 127 Hours
  • Presentation of the Hot New Now Media Award
  • Presentation of the Attendee’s Choice Award

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Forum Ballroom

Sponsored by: The Presidents’ Forum
of the Distilled Spirits Industry

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.

 

U.S. Beverage Alcohol Forum
Thursday, April 21, 2015

11:30 am – 3:30 pm / Augustus Ballroom
Attendees are offered a wide array of educational sessions on important industry topics. From trends in craft to information on how to launch or expand your brands in a highly competitive market – the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Forum is the place to be.
The fee to attend the USBAF is included in the WSWA 73nd Annual Convention &  Exposition registration fee or can be purchased as a one-day separate registration. Look  for programming updates, coming soon.

 

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Schedule of Events

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Tasting & Competitions

Enter your brands(s) in our popular Wine and 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 can participate in our dynamic Wholesaler Iron Mixologist Competition. Mixologists and brand ambassadors are offered complimentary registration.

All competitions are sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine and The SOMM Journal.