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KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market

  • Friday, October 05, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 06, 2018
  • 8:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport, 2098 Airport Road, Wichita, KS, 67209-1941, 316-945-5272


  • 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.
  • Members may register two people at this link at no charge.
  • 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. 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: Planning for a New Retail Market

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

Friday and Saturday

October 5-6, 2018 -  Wichita, KS

Contact DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport for KABR room block 316-945-5272


Friday – October 5

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - Sedgwick Room (by restaurant)    Network with state policymakers and industry members.  Dress is business casual or casual.  

7:00 p.m.   Hospitality Suite  -  Control Tower Suite

Saturday – October 6   

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration & Seminars - Registration Hallway near Consulate II-III


9:00 a.m. - 10:45 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.  This seminar is useful for retailers and employees.     - Consulate II-III

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.   ABC Forum:   -  Debbi Beavers, Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control   What you need to know about new rules and regulations for retailers.  Opportunity for Q & A with the state licensing agency for liquor retailers.    - Consulate II-III

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Vendor Exhibits and Silent Auction   (Setup 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)   Exhibits in hallway. Silent Auction in Consulate II-III.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - Annual Roundtable with State Legislators    - Consulate I

Savvy retailers know that it is imperative to spend time with our elected policymakers on a regular basis.  This annual luncheon is one of the most important opportunities of the year to educate the officials who control the laws that regulate the liquor industry.

1:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Retailers RoundTable: GOLD Meeting and Educational Seminars   - Consulate II-III

1:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Seminars: Transition Rules for the April 1 2018: Lessons

Heartland Payment Systems Association Endorsement Program

Digital Marketing and Data Driven Product Strategies - 3x3 Insights

3:10 - 4:00 p.m.  Goals of Liquor Dealers (GOLD) Strategy Meeting:  Retailers form recommendations for the Association policy platform.  (Members)

What law/rule changes are important to our members?

Legislation to require carriers to report wine deliveries to Kansas customers.

Should KABR pursue new laws to allow retailer delivery to customers?  What is happening with third party and direct delivery in other states?

Retailers sell craft beer growlers and growler refills?


4:15 - 5:30 p.m.  KABR Annual Meeting  

Brian Davis, President - Members Only          

- Report on the Kansas Legislature and 2018 Elections

- Policy positions on Legislation

- Strategies and Next Steps

- KABR Budget & Website

- Elections for Officers and Board of Directors

- 2018 Schedule

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. 

Thank you to our industry partners!

Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association
Kansas Beer Wholesalers Association

Vendors: Heartland Payment Systems

3x3 Insights

Cheers POS




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

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