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KABR Annual Conference: The Value We Make

  • Friday, October 08, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 09, 2021
  • 5:30 PM
  • Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town, 820 E. 2nd St. N., Wichita, KS, 67202


  • 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:

The Value We Make

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

Friday and Saturday

                                              October 8-9, 2021 -  Wichita, KS

Contact Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town, 820 E. 2nd St. N., Wichita, KS, 67202 for KABR room block 316-264-5300

Friday – October 8

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - Larkspur Bistro & Bar - 904 East Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202  For Kansas independent retailers and state policymakers.  Dress is business casual or casual.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

Saturday – October 9   -  Courtyard Wichita at Old Town, 820 E. 2nd St. N., Wichita, KS  67202

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration & Seminars 

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Retailer and Employee 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.  

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.   Professional Education:  Hiring and Retention - An updated view - Phil Hays, SPHR, The Arnold Group

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 changing liquor industry.  

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

  • Division of ABC Report - Debbi Beavers, ABC Director
  • What I've Learned as an Elected Representative and Kansas Retailer in the Statehouse - Representative Tom Kessler
  • Kansas Industry Report - What you need to know about the recent changes to Kansas law that have opened additional competition and opportunities for Kansas retailers.  And the further changes being proposed in the Statehouse.
  • Professional education: The Value We Make  
  • ...Attracting and Inspiring Customers - more than your products
  • ...Making the most of our vendor partnerships
  • KABR Annual Meeting:  There are serious challenges on the horizon for the retail liquor industry.  Board elections and decision-making for addressing the 2022 Kansas Legislature.  Recommendations for the new year.  (Members Only)


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

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