WSWA 77 Annual Convention & Exposition - April 20-23, 2020, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

Registration will open early November

Where the industry goes to...

Take brands
center stage
Meet with
industry partners
Mix it up with
taste makers
Discuss
hot topics

Schedule of Events (As of 10/29/2019 Subject to Change)

Monday, April 20, 2020

7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Convention & Exposition Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lower Level and Traditional Suite Move-in

(Sunday move-in based on availability)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Move-in

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Executive Committee Meeting with Breakfast

(Executive Committee Only)

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

WSWA Board Meeting

(Member Wholesalers Only)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Wholesaler Refuel Break

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

WSWA Wholesaler Leadership Series

(Wholesalers and Invited Guests Only)

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Joint WSWA/ADSA Joint Meeting

(By Invitation)

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

WSWA Women's Leadership Council Reception

(By Invitation)

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Media Briefing

(By Invitation)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening Night Reception

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Advisory Council Dinner

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Convention & Exposition Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Non-member Wholesaler Breakfast

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Load-in

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

WSWA Chairman's Remarks
Danny Wirtz

Vice Chairman

Breakthru Beverage Group

Keynote Speaker
Presentation of the Lifetime Leadership Award
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition

10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Official Opening Traditional And Lower Level Suites

10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Official Opening Exhibit Hall

(WSWA TV/Bar Studio Open)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Advisory Council Meeting

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

M. Shanken Communications Hot Brands Awards

(Tentative)

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Champions of Responsibility Awards Dinner

(Separate Ticketed Event)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Convention & Exposition Registration Open

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Exhibit Halls Open

(Retailers Invited)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Traditional and Lower Level Suites Open

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Wholesaler Iron Mixologist Competition

4:00 PM

Preliminary Exhibit Hall Breakdown

(Hand Carry Out Only)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Brand Battle

(Immediately followed by the Taste of the Industry)

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Taste of the Industry

Thursday, April 23, 2020

(One-day registration available for retailers and suppliers)

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Convention & Exposition Registration Open

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Breakdown

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

President & CEO's Remarks
Michelle Korsmo

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

Keynote Address
Presentation of the Sidney Frank
Innovation Award
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lower Level and Traditional Suites Open

10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Supplier Leadership Series

Keynote Address
Concurrent Breakout Sessions for
Retailers and Suppliers
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Master Mixology Class

(Open to all Wholesalers, Suppliers and Retailers)