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2014 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita

  • Friday, October 10, 2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35, 549 S Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67207


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This price is available to Kansas retailers / members.
  • Exhibits will be at Conference Center Saturday - 11-5. Includes listing in the Meeting Program, display table and registration for one representative.
  • This form is for Industry Hosts to indicate which events their representative(s) will attend. Fees are collected separately. Please get the Industry Host Form from Amy Campbell or Jeff Grantham.
  • Individual tickets available for those who do not pay full conference registration fee.
  • For KABR members or invited guests who do not pay the full conference registration.
  • For invited legislators and guests, please RSVP for the Legislative Luncheon - 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. Please feel free to come late or leave early according to your schedule.
  • Please note that only invited industry suppliers, wholesalers and vendors are eligible for this category. Fees range from $250 to $500. Please contact Jeff Grantham at 1-316-312-7646.
  • This Training is for liquor licensees and employees of ABC licensed businesses. Improve compliance with State and local laws and regulations. Promote the safe and legal sale of adult beverages,
    -prevent harmful and expensive illegal sales,
    - earn mitigation for future violations.
    Members are entitled to two free registrations. $20 for each additional registration.
    Certificate is earned by passing a test. Please bring a pen or pencil.
    We recommend retailers and employees attend training every two years.

Registration is closed

Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35

549 S Rock Road, Wichita, KS  67207



2014 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections –

and Legislative Luncheon - Wichita


Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers – P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604 – 785-266-3963

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

October 10-12


Friday – October 10

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Reception/ Fundraiser for Senate President, Susan Wagle - Lakeside Club, 2121 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS  67206  (This event is hosted by KABR, KARLL, and individual retailers.  Contributions are limited to $1000.)

7:30 p.m.    Retailer Dinner / Outing - Meet at Abuelo's Restaurant, 1413 N. Waterfront Pkwy. Wichita, KS 67206 - separate checks.   

Saturday – October 11    

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Registration & Morning Coffee - Pre-Function Lobby  


9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.     Retailer Education Seminar:  North Ballroom - Earn your certificate for completing certified retailer education.  Seminar educates licensees and clerks to prevent underage and other illegal sales - and teaches you to find answers to your day to day questions. 

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Vendor Exhibits (Pre-Function Lobby) and Silent Auction (North Ballroom)  (Setup 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - South Ballroom - Fighting Liquor Sales by Big Box, Grocery and Convenience Stores... and other issues from the State Legislature - An Informal Roundtable with State Legislators. Key to the KABR's efforts to represent Kansas liquor stores at the Kansas State Capitol are one on one conversations with current legislators.  Perhaps the most important role of KABR each year - our Association continues to keep harmful legislation at bay - bills are introduced every year to deregulate liquor sales for the Big Box Coalition (strong beer, wine and spirits).  Don’t miss this critical opportunity!

1:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  Retailers RoundTable and Product  Seminars – GOLD:   North Ballroom

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  -  Special Guest Dean Reynoldson, Director of the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, will share an update on the agency, followed by open Q and A.

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  -  This hour is members only - KABR members GOLD roundtable for discussing current policies and strategic planning re: Big Box Liquor, the Legislature, industry relationships, ABC, includes discussion of issues expected to arise in 2015.   GOLD stands for Goals of Liquor Dealers. 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Business Briefings and Sampling:

Product Seminar - Jeremy Horn, Wichita Brewing Company

6:30 p.m. KABR Kansas Industry Dinner                 South Ballroom

Join industry partners and fellow retailers to celebrate a very successful year with our annual dinner and awards presentations. 

9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite  -  #308 Two Bay Suite

Sunday – October 12

9:00 a.m.  Buffet Breakfast - Center Ballroom

9:30 a.m. KABR Annual Meeting and Elections - Center Rm    Stacey Harlow, President      Print Agenda Here     

- Elections for Board of Directors

- Report on the 2014 Kansas Legislature

- Policy positions on 2015 Legislation

o Wine, Beer and Spirits in Big Box Stores

o Issue of direct sales for microbreweries

o ABC Funding

o more

- Strategies and Next Steps

- 2015 Schedule

  12:00 noon - adjourn





Special thanks to our industry partners – IMA Processing, LLC, Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association, Standard Beverage Corporation, Glazer’s of Kansas, Worldwide Wine and Spirits, Kansas Beer Wholesalers Association.  We appreciate your support! 




Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers       P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604      Email KABR  

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