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KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita

  • Friday, October 07, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 09, 2016
  • 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 Conference and Legislative Events - Wichita


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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

October 7-9, 2016

Friday – October 7

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - 

Kansas Retailers meet and support the Legislators and Candidates who will be voting in Topeka next session.  Dress is casual.

Blarney Stone Pub, 2120 N. Woodlawn, Ste. 300
Wichita, Ks. 67208  
Map It

7:00 p.m.    Dinner - immediately following reception - please RSVP - separate checks 

Saturday – October 8    

Hotel at Old Town

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

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. – 6:00 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,  

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

1:45 p.m.  GOLD Meeting - Goals of Liquor Dealers member group discussion, breakdown of legislative issues and strategy.  Learn about proposed constitutional liquor ballot in Oklahoma and changes in Colorado. Review Liquor Control Act amendments.

2:30 p.m.    Product Seminar:  Cheers POS

3:00 p.m.    Break 

3:10 p.m.    Product Seminar:   Jeremy Sholtz, Standard Beverage - Malt Whisky Around the World

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite  -  Hotel 1st Floor

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 9

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 - Brian Davis, President - Members Only          

- Report on the Kansas Legislature

- Policy positions on Legislation

- Strategies and Next Steps

- KABR Budget 

- Elections for Board of Directors

- 2017 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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