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Are you looking for a list of shows in the USA to showcase your brand in front of influential trade representatives? In this article, we outline some of the top wine, beer and spirit events in the USA.
Leading Wine, Beer and Spirits Events and Trade Shows in the USA
Wine Bloggers Conference
Held annually, the Wine Bloggers Conference is the must attend event for wine writers in North America. The conference visits a different wine region every year in its attempt to connect wine writers with the heart and soul of new and old traditions alike.
With over 300 professional and amateur writers in attendance, the Wine Bloggers Conference gives participating wineries an incomparable chance to connect with influential media that can help build brand recognition in new markets. Learn from experts in technology, social media and writing about how to generate an authoritative online presence.
Another annual event that travels from city to city, the Craft Brewers Conference is one of the most important events in the craft beer industry. Focused on educating craft brewers on sales and distribution, CBC is host to 10,000 visitors and their Brew Expo America platform helps breweries connect with distributors from around the country.
The event is produced by the Brewer’s Association and services both brewpub and packaging breweries. Sharing ideas on affordable brewing and innovative business ventures, the event explores important industry information with visitors looking to learn from successful fellow craft beer trades people.
Distiller’s Convention and Trade Show
Considered the largest gathering of craft distillers in the US, The Distiller’s Convention and Trade Show delivers attendees an inside look at actionable strategies to improve business and expand their offering.
The trade show hosts over 100 different exhibitors and runs concurrently with the convention. Both the trade show and convention are hosted by the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), a national non profit organization whose mission is to provide a wide spread sense of community and establish sustainable growth for the craft spirit industry in the USA.
Nightclub and Bar Show
The Nightclub and Bar Show attracts on-premise professionals and suppliers specializing in nightlife entertainment and is an important trade show for brands looking to generate brand awareness through on-premise accounts.
From bar management to marketing, hundreds of meetings with professionals around the US take place at this event. The Nightclub and Bar Show is the perfect spot to connect with the industry and prepare your restaurants, nightclubs and bars for a new year of trending themes and brands.
National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association hold a number of events throughout the year to encourage members on adopting new practices in areas such as: improving supply chain issues; cyber security; workforce engagement; marketing; innovation in the marketplace; food quality; and much more.
Supporters of education and activation in Public Policy, the NRA also works towards bringing solutions to restaurant owners and employees through responsible advocacy. To see a full list of the services and events they offer, please visit their events calendar here.
San Diego Spirits Festival
A major culinary and cultural staple of southern California, The San Diego Spirits Festival top highlights include bartender competitions, tastings, and seminars – all of which showcase some of the country’s best spirits to an excited consumer base from around the country.
The festival is a must attend for all cocktail lovers. Network with exciting mixologists, connect with bar owners, and take your spirits to one of the most exciting spirit markets in the USA.
WSWA Convention & Exposition
The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association Convention & Exposition is held for WSWA member distributors to meet with existing portfolio partners and seek out new services and products.
The event gives brand owners a chance at connecting with important distributors and also showcases high profile keynote speakers from across various American business sectors.
Sponsored by The Tasting Panel and The SOMM Journal, WSWA tasting competitions in wine, mixology, and spirits also offer trades people the opportunity to showcase their products and skill in front of some o the biggest names in the alcoholic beverage industry.
USA Trade Tasting
USA Trade Tasting is a trade only tasting event and business conference for representatives from wineries, breweries, distilleries, importers, distributors, retailers and media. The event takes place at the Metropolitan Center in New York City on May 16-17, 2017.
With over 200 exhibitors, the event host to over 500 agents from industry buyers that are open for business. USATT is a trade only B2B event connecting exhibitors with new buyers from leading importers, distributors and retailers in the US industry.
If you are a wine, beer or spirits producer or an USA importer/distributor looking to grow, USATT is the perfect platform to help you build your network and grow your company.
The event is also a host to a full day business conference with speakers from some of the most important companies and organizations doing business in the US. The conference is a one of kind opportunity for beverage professionals to connect and learn about best practices currently being used in the marketplace.