NBWA To Host Industry, Political Leaders In Orlando
The National Beer
Wholesalers Association will hold its 69th Annual Convention Sept. 17-20 at
the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. Anheuser-Busch President
August A. Busch IV, Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report
and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will address the convention.
The event will feature two panel discussions on issues
facing the beer industry, including the continued growth of the craft beer
category, and a panel titled “Competition and Regulation: A Delicate
Balancing Act.” The meeting also will include 24 educational breakout
seminars. Sessions include:
Image Matters: Rebranding
Distributors: Highlighting the modern
efficiencies of the beer distribution system and how it benefits the
industry and public.
Importing Value: The Continued Growth of Imported
Beers in the U.S. Marketplace: What the popularity of imports means for the
Building a Winning Sales Team: How
Become Great Leaders: How to build a winning sales.
Building the Family Business: One Block at a Time Estate and business succession “building blocks.”
Can Embracing Technology Improve Your Bottom Line? You
Betcha! Insights on how to use information technology to improve
Establishing Your Key Account Department to Win Ensure
your Key Account Department is set up to win.
Financial Myths: A Discussion of Fair Market Value and
Other Financial Myths Valuing your distribution rights in this era of
consolidation and re-alignment.
How to Maximize Value of Brand Transactions in a
Climate of Ongoing Supplier Consolidation Assessing the impact of supplier
consolidations/ strategic partnerships and brand introductions.
Human Resource Management System (HRMS) Technology
Overview Addressing issues such as finding and keeping the best employees,
online recruiting, managing payroll, training and curtailing benefits
Comprehensive Planning Structures: Is Your Future
Protected? Core estate planning, asset protection, estate tax minimization,
income tax minimization and more.
Liquor Regulation and the Role of Beer Distributors:
History, Policy and the Future The history of liquor regulation and current
challenges to those regulations.
The Perfect Storm – The Pending Credit Crisis in
the Beer Distributor Sector Are you positioned
to sink, swim or prosper?
Wow! Can It Get Any Better? A discussion of the three
trends affecting the future of distributors.
Beer Industry Benchmarks and Rules of Thumb: Common
Problems and How to Avoid Them Performance benchmarks and valuation rules
Case Picking for Today’s Beverage
Warehouse… and Tomorrow’s! Addres-sing the progression from
conventional case picking to fully automated solutions.
Employee Theft: How Vulnerable is Your Company? The
“Seven Deadly Sins of Security” and techniques to protect the
Passing Your Business to the Next Generation Learn
about structuring the human side of your transition.
Professional Negotiation Skills Negotiation planning
ideas and concession management techniques.
U.S. Retailing – Past, Present and Future Trends
in consumer packaged goods retailing.
Uncommon Solutions to Strengthen the Balance Sheet Hedging fuel costs, interest rate risk and insurance services, and other
Capital from the Ground Up: New Ways to Finance Your
Future Growth and Increase Long-Term Profitability
Tapping into real estate value for profitable
Integrating Craft Brands into Your Business A
panel discussion on integrating high-margin craft brands into a
Six Inevitable Problems in a Family Business and How
to Successfully Eradicate Them Six problems that can generate conflict in
The Future of Beer Wholesaling How the middle-tier can
remain relevant to the beer industry supply chain.
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