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