NBWA Convention to Feature Panel Discussion on ‘Main Street Fueling Wall Street’

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 — October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

During the general session on Tuesday, September 30, President of G&M Distributors, Inc. Adam Vitale will moderate the panel, “Main Street Fueling Wall Street.” Participants include:

This panel of beer industry experts and observers — ranging from a Wall Street analyst to an advocate of Main Street beer distribution businesses — will address the globalized, yet intensely local beer industry from all angles.

“NBWA is excited to bring together this panel of veteran beer industry observers to discuss the current risks and opportunities that exist in today’s marketplace,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser. “From Wall Street attempts at guessing the next big merger to understanding the industry landscape on Main Street and across state capitols, this promises to be a provocative and exciting discussion.”

Will there be more global brewery mergers? What will the market do with thousands of new brewers? How do global politics and state alcohol regulations intersect? The panel will address these questions and more.

For full convention details, please visit the convention page of NBWA’s website at http://nbwa.org/convention. Follow #NBWANOLA on Twitter for additional updates.


The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer and visit www.facebook.com/NBWABeer.