Legislative Conference

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2012 legislative Conference

The 2014 NBWA Legislative Conference will take place April 27-30, 2014. NBWA members may register online using the link below.

You may also register by completing the registration form. Please contact NBWA Sr. Manager, Registration Diane Mahoney at dmahoney@nbwa.org with any registration questions.


Please click here to download the Legislative Conference brochure.


Make your hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill online by clicking here, or call 1-888-421-1442 and indicate you will be attending the NBWA Legislative Conference. The special negotiated room rate is $299 per night. Don't delay. Once the NBWA guest room block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.


Sun., April 27
Noon - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open  
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Seminar: The Perfect Pitch: Selling the Value of Alcohol Laws (NBWA Distributor Members, State Association Executives and Retained Professional Consultants Only)  
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception  Hyatt Regency Ballroom
Mon., April 28
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open  
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. - Noon General Session Conversation with Industry Leaders (John Bodnovich, American Beverage Licensees; Dolf van den Brink, Heineken USA; Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc.; Greg LaMantia, L&F Distributors, LLC) and Political Pundits Panel (ABC News Political Director Rick Kelin, The Washington Post's Jackie Kucinich, POLITICO's Anna Palmer)
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon  
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Distributor Member Meeting (NBWA Distributor MembersOnly)  
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. State Delegation Meetings  
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Distributor Reception  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill - Article One
Tues., April 29
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open  
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Final Legislative Briefing and Political Speaker House Speaker John Boehner
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits  
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. NBWA PAC Chairman's Circle Reception (By Invitation Only) The National Portrait Gallery: The Luce Foundation Center of American Art, 8th & F Streets NW
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cheers! A Celebration of Beer & Food (Conference Registration or RSVP Required) The National Portrait Gallery: Kogod Courtyard Atrium, 8th & G Streets NW
Wed., April 30
7:30 a.m. - Noon Registration Desk Open  
8:00 a.m. - Noon Employee Benefits and Safety Workshop  
9:00 a.m. - Noon Capitol Hill Visits  



Registration for members of the “working press” (reporters and editors actively covering the event for a recognized news gathering organization) is complimentary for up to two registrants per publication. Read media guidelines and event information here.

To request press credentials and a complimentary press registration for the NBWA Legislative Conference, contact NBWA Communications Assistant Gabrielle Gosselin at ggosselin@nbwa.org.  Please provide your name, publication, title and contact information. Requests for media credentials and registration must be made no later than Monday, April 21.  

Each year, the Legislative Conference provides a great opportunity for distributors to hear from industry leaders and to educate members of Congress about the importance of effective state-based alcohol regulation, the role of beer distributors and the regulatory, economic and commercial value that distributors bring to their communities. 

View photos from the 2013 NBWA Legislative Conference below.

For further information, please contact the Membership and Meetings Department at 800-300-6417.


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