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KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita

  • Friday, October 16, 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 18, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hotel at Old Town, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202 - 1-316-267-4800


  • This price is available to Kansas retailers / members for the full weekend. Choose convention registration for all meals and events, and indicate which events you will attend. You can add a guest after completing your own registration.
  • 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. (KABR will have to adjust your invoice.) $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.
  • Exhibits will be at Conference Center Saturday - 11-5. Includes listing in the Meeting Program, display table and registration for one representative.
  • For Industry members such as wholesalers, suppliers, or other licensees who are not an exhibitor, product seminar host, or other sponsor.
  • 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.
  • Individual tickets available for those who do not pay full conference registration fee above.
  • For retailers or invited guests who did not pay the full conference registration above.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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KABR Annual Meeting and Elections - 

Legislative Luncheon - Wichita


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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

October 16-18, 2015

 Hotel at Old Town

First & Mosley, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202   1-316-267-4800

Request KABR Group - Make your reservations NOW.


Friday – October 16

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Reception/ Fundraiser for Senator Ralph Ostmeyer and Senator Rob Olson

Lakeside Club, 2121 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS  67206

7:30 p.m.    Retailer Dinner / Outing - Group is reserved for separate checks at AVI Seabar and Chophouse, 135 N. Waco, Wichita, KS 67202 (inside the Drury Inn)

Saturday – October 17    

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration & Morning Coffee -  Lobby  - Old Town Conference Center


9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Retailer Education Seminar:   - 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 and Silent Auction   (Setup 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - Fighting Liquor Sales by Big Box, Grocery and Convenience Stores... and other issues from the State Legislature - An Informal Roundtable with State Legislators, Featuring Guest Jeanne McEvoy, President of the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association.      

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Retailers RoundTable: GOLD Mtg, 2015 Liquor Law Review and Product  Seminars  

1:45 p.m.  Introduce Exhibitors  

1:55 p.m.  GOLD Meeting - Goals of Liquor Dealers member group discussion, breakdown of legislative issues and strategy.  Learn about proposed constitutional liquor ballots in Oklahoma and Colorado. Review Liquor Control Act amendments from 2015.

2:30 p.m.    Product Seminar:  Bourbon Tasting

   Adam Clary, Standard Beverage and Jim Beam Brands

3:10 p.m.  Break 

3:25 p.m.    Product Seminar: Craft Beer Tasting   Steven Haines, House of Schwan

6:30 p.m. KABR Kansas Industry Dinner  

We can't be successful without our industry partners!  Join industry partners and fellow retailers to celebrate  with our annual dinner and awards presentations. 

9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite  -  Hotel 1st Floor

Sunday – October 18

Hotel Guests Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.   KABR will have coffee, fruit and breakfast breads.  

9:30 a.m. KABR Annual Meeting and Elections  Stacey Harlow, President - Members Only          

- Report on the 2015 Kansas Legislature

- Policy positions on 2016 Legislation

- Strategies and Next Steps

- KABR Budget and Proposed Dues Increase

- Elections for Board of Directors

- 2016 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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