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KABR Annual Conference: Elevate Your Retail Game

  • Friday, October 04, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 05, 2019
  • 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 did not pay full conference registration fee above or for dinner guests.
  • 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:

Elevate Your Retail Game

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

Friday and Saturday

October 4-5, 2019 -  Wichita, KS

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

Friday – October 4

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - Control Tower Suite  Kansas independent retailers must engage with state policymakers and industry members to succeed.  Dress is business casual or casual.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

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

Saturday – October 5   

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:   - Certified retailer and employee 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.  - Consulate II-III

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.   Professional Education:  Hiring and Retaining a Strong Team  Tools for retailers, industry members and managers   - Anne Obarski, CPBA, Merchandise Concepts - 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 - 1:15 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - Annual Roundtable with State Legislators  This annual luncheon is one of the most important opportunities of the year to educate elected officials who control the regulation of the liquor industry.  - Consulate I

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  - Consulate II-III

  • ABC Forum: Kansas Industry Report  -  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
  • Professional education: Elevate your Retail Game to Compete in the Big Box World - Anne Obarski, CPBA, Merchandise Concepts
  • Digital Marketing and Data Driven Product Strategies - Emily Newton, Director of Retail Partnerships, 3x3 Insights
  • Hosting a Tasting for your Customers - with actual product tasting...
  • Goals of Liquor Dealers (GOLD) Strategy Meeting:  Retailers make decisions for the KABR policy platform.  What do you want to see?   (Members)

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.  KABR Annual Meeting & Dinner with Industry  - Brian Davis, President         

Official Voting for

- Policy positions on Legislation

- Strategies and Next Steps

- Elections for Officers and Board of Directors

- 2020 Schedule

Awards Presented

Thank you to our industry partners!

Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association
Kansas Beer Wholesalers Association

Vendors: Heartland Payment Systems

3x3 Insights

Boot Hill Distillery

Monarch Inventory




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

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