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The Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers sponsors a number of events each year.  The Annual Business Meeting and Board Meetings are open to all members in good standing.  We encourage member participation in all events.

Conferences have become even more important as KABR establishes policies and sets strategies for fighting for Kansas small businesses against the Big Box Liquor proposals and many other proposed changes to Kansas liquor laws.  We also provide updates relating to State laws and regulations regarding retail sales, tastings, and other regulatory issues.

Education seminars are very important to keep you and your employees abreast of current laws and regulations pertaining to operating a Kansas licensed retail liquor store.  KABR recommends that all licensed retailers attend training every two years and be certain that their employees have earned their certificates of training. 

For information about any of the events listed below, feel free to contact us.



Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 04, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 05, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town, 820 E. 2nd St. N., Wichita, KS, 67202

    KABR Annual Conference:

    24 Hours of Kansas Retailer Education, Policy and Strategy Development & Networking with Policymakers


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


    Friday and Saturday

                                                  October 4-5, 2024 -  Wichita, KS



    Friday – October 4

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

    Saturday – October 7   -  Location: 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.    Industry Education and Hot Topic


    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. Your attendance shows them we care what happens in Topeka.  

    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Afternoon Sessions and Decision Making  

    • 1:30 p.m. Division of ABC - Annual Kansas Update - 
    • 2:15 p.m.  Kansas Industry & Legislative Reports and Q&A 

    • 3:45 p.m.  KABR Annual Meeting:  There are serious challenges on the horizon for the retail liquor industry.  Board elections and decision-making for addressing the 2023 Kansas Legislature.  Recommendations for the new year.  (Members Only)

       

    Past events

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024 KABR Legislative Lunch - Burger Bar
    Wednesday, February 21, 2024 KABR Members Legislative Lunch and Meeting
    Monday, February 05, 2024 KABR Online Meeting and Legislative Briefing
    Monday, January 22, 2024 KABR Online Meeting and Legislative Briefing
    Friday, October 06, 2023 Legislators RSVP for KABR Reception and/or Luncheon in Wichita
    Friday, October 06, 2023 KABR Annual Conference: Surviving or Thriving?
    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 KABR Legislative Lunch and Meeting
    Friday, January 27, 2023 Retailer Briefing - Kansas Off-Premise Liquor Licenses: Who can apply?
    Friday, October 07, 2022 KABR Annual Conference: Build Your Brand
    Friday, October 07, 2022 Legislators RSVP for KABR Reception and/or Luncheon in Wichita
    Monday, May 16, 2022 2022 Legislative Session - Update and Discussion
    Monday, April 18, 2022 2022 Legislative Session - Update and Discussion
    Friday, February 11, 2022 2022 Legislative Session - Update and Discussion
    Friday, October 08, 2021 KABR Annual Conference: The Value We Make
    Friday, October 08, 2021 Legislators RSVP for KABR Reception and/or Luncheon in Wichita
    Monday, September 20, 2021 Retailer Action Meeting
    Monday, August 23, 2021 Selling Growlers in Retail Liquor Stores - What You Need to Know
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 Selling Growlers in Retail Liquor Stores - What You Need to Know
    Thursday, July 15, 2021 Retailer Opportunity to WIN - Selling Non-Liquor Cocktail Accessories
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021 The 2021 Legislative Session - Update for Retailers
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 The 2021 Legislative Session - Update for Retailers
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 The 2021 Legislative Session - Update for Retailers
    Wednesday, March 03, 2021 The 2021 Legislative Session - Update for Retailers
    Monday, March 01, 2021 KABR Board Regular Check-In
    Friday, February 12, 2021 The 2021 Legislative Session - Update for Retailers
    Monday, February 08, 2021 KABR Board Teleconference
    Monday, February 01, 2021 KABR Board Teleconference
    Monday, January 25, 2021 KABR Board Teleconference
    Monday, January 18, 2021 The 2021 Legislative Session - Update for Retailers
    Monday, December 14, 2020 Alcoholic Beverage Control - Update for Retailers
    Friday, October 04, 2019 KABR Annual Conference: Elevate Your Retail Game
    Friday, October 04, 2019 Legislators RSVP for KABR Reception and/or Luncheon in Wichita
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 Board Meeting
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 Legislators RSVP for KABR Spring Luncheon
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 Kansas City Retailers Roundtable and Legislative Luncheon and Board Meeting
    Sunday, February 10, 2019 Board Meeting
    Friday, October 05, 2018 KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market
    Friday, October 05, 2018 Legislators RSVP for KABR Reception and/or Luncheon in Wichita
    Sunday, August 12, 2018 Board Meeting
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 Kansas City Retailers Roundtable and Legislative Luncheon
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 Legislators RSVP for KABR Spring Luncheon
    Sunday, February 11, 2018 Board Meeting
    Friday, October 06, 2017 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Wichita
    Friday, October 06, 2017 KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market
    Saturday, August 12, 2017 KABR GOLD and Board Meetings With Social at Defiance Brewery & Dinner at Al's Chickenette
    Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Liquor Store Tastings Discussion for Industry Members
    Friday, April 21, 2017 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
    Friday, April 21, 2017 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Kansas City
    Monday, February 13, 2017 Public Hearing on HB 2282 & Legislative Luncheon
    Saturday, February 11, 2017 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
    Friday, October 07, 2016 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
    Friday, October 07, 2016 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Wichita
    Friday, August 12, 2016 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Events
    Friday, August 12, 2016 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Kansas City
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
    Saturday, February 27, 2016 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
    Friday, October 16, 2015 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
    Friday, August 21, 2015 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Hearing on SB 298
    Sunday, March 15, 2015 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting - DATE TENTATIVE
    Monday, February 23, 2015 Commerce Committee vote on HB 2200
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 House Tax Committee Hearing on HB 2306
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Public Hearing on HB 2200 & Legislative Luncheon
    Friday, October 10, 2014 2014 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
    Friday, August 15, 2014 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Public Hearing on HB 2556 & Legislative Luncheon
    Saturday, October 12, 2013 2013 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
    Saturday, August 24, 2013 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
    Saturday, April 20, 2013 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
    Thursday, March 07, 2013 Public Hearing on HB 2206
    Monday, February 04, 2013 KABR Presentation to KLEAR
    Monday, January 28, 2013 KABR Board of Directors Meeting
    Monday, January 28, 2013 KABR Legislative Breakfast Reception
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 KABR GOLD Strategy Meeting
    Saturday, October 13, 2012 2012 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
    Saturday, August 25, 2012 Kansas City Retailers Conference
    Sunday, March 06, 2011 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
    Saturday, October 16, 2010 2010 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
    Saturday, August 21, 2010 KABR Overland Park Meeting
    Saturday, October 10, 2009 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections - Wichita at Old Town
    Saturday, August 08, 2009 KABR Overland Park Meeting

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