Legislative Conference

Now’s the time to make your voice heard and to share the story of why your business is essential to your community. During the conference programming, you’ll learn the strategic skills you need to advocate for your business in legislator meetings, local warehouse tours and beyond. Plus, you will hear insider political analysis and gain a deeper understanding of how federal policies affect your business from our team of experts.

What is Legislative Conference? The beer distribution industry’s opportunity to cut through the noise and bring your key issues directly to Capitol Hill through meetings with legislators and their staff on both sides of the aisle.

Where is it? The Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington and the U.S. Capitol. Attendees can book their room via this link.

When should I arrive? If you’re attending the BREW Leadership Forum, the action starts first thing in the morning on Monday, April 15. Later that day, Legislative Conference programming starts at 1pm, with the Distributor Member Meeting kicking off at 3 pm.

We’ll hold our welcome reception the evening of Sunday, April 14 for those who have arrived by then. See the full schedule.

Why should I attend? From taxes on Main Street businesses to the importance of independent beer and beverage distribution, this is your chance to educate federal lawmakers who vote on issues that impact you and your businesses. Don’t sit on the sidelines — make your voice heard!

Thank you to our 2024 Legislative Conference Sponsors!


Registration for Legislative Conference is $400 and can be completed via the link below. If your company has an active membership with NBWA and you have an individual account set up, your username will be your work email address. Scroll down to receive a login link via email. If you need assistance logging in or need an account set up please contact info@nbwa.org.


If you would like to attend the BREW Leadership Forum, taking place during the Legislative Conference on Monday, April 15, it can be added for a $125 fee in the “Sessions” portion of the registration.

If you would just like to attend the BREW Leadership Forum, standalone registration costs $200 and can be found here.


Cancellation Policy: NBWA must receive written notice of cancellations by email no later than March 22, 2024 to issue a 100% refund. From March 23 – April 8, 2024, a $100 per person administrative fee will be assessed for all cancellation notices received in writing. After April 8, no refunds will be issued. Please email jsugg@nbwa.org for cancellation requests and include your order number in the subject line.



Our hotel for the event will be the Hyatt Regency Washington at Capitol Hill.

Room Rate:

$315.00 + taxes per night single/double occupancy

$340.00 + taxes per night triple occupancy

$365.00 +taxes per night quadruple occupancy

Cut-Off Date:

Friday, March 22, 2024.


Schedule Overview

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception — Sponsored by Rehrig Pacific
8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. BREW Leadership Forum
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Advocacy Education Workshop
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Distributor Member Meeting — Sponsored by Cirrus Tech
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Toast to Washington Reception — Co-Hosted with the Beer Institute
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Next Generation and Emerging Leaders Group Reception — Sponsored by Texas Capital Bank
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. General Industry Session — Sponsored by Bickers Consulting
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NBWA Members Hill Hospitality — Sponsored by PDC/KPI
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Next Generation and Emerging Leaders Lunch — Sponsored by Draftline Technologies & Encompass
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. NBWA PAC Chairman’s Circle Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cheers: A Celebration of Beer & Food — Sponsored by Encompass & Draftline Technologies
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits

2023 Legislative Conference Highlights

NBWA's 2023 Legislative Conference

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