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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced that it will host its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase virtually, October 5-6, 2020.
NBWA will welcome CEOs of some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch, and Mark Brown, President and CEO of Sazerac Company, Inc., who will discuss the current state of the beverage alcohol industry.
The speaker line-up will also include General Stan McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, co-founder of the McChrystal Group and author.
Attendees will also hear from two highly respected former bipartisan members of Congress – the Honorable Joe Crowley (D-NY) and the Honorable Bill Shuster (R-PA). Representatives Crowley and Shuster will share the stage to provide their behind-the-scenes analysis of 2020 campaigns up and down the ballot. They will discuss their insights on what to expect in the homestretch of this election season.
“As COVID-19 continues to impact our way of life in communities across the country, we as an industry must work together to ensure America’s independent beer distribution network remains the strongest and safest in the world,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser. “This year’s virtual Annual Convention and Product Showcase offers a unique opportunity for our members to come together to hear from influential leaders and share ideas and tools that will help their businesses adapt and prosper in this challenging environment.”
Details on the conference here.
The Brewers Association is now accepting proposals for educational seminars for the 2021 Craft Brewers Conference, scheduled to take place in San Diego, California on Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 1 – if it is allowed to take place due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The CBC 2021 Seminar Subcommittee has curated a list of suggested topics that they would like to see covered at this year’s event. Interested speakers are encouraged to read the full list of suggested topics, as well as the proposal submission guidelines before filling out the proposal application in order to have the best chance of being selected.
More details and the list of suggested topics can be seen here.