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The Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference Announced

Beverage Trade Network launches a major conference (ABID) dedicated to small and medium-sized importers and distributors of the USA in New York City on May 15-16, 2018.


The Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference (ABID Conference) is a business conference dedicated to small and medium wine, beer and liquor importers and distributors of United States.


The Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference has been designed specifically to serve the needs of small and medium-sized wine, beer and liquor importers and distributors of USA.
The ABID is two-day event to discuss day to day challenges, network with fellow importers and distributors from all over the country, find new ways to grow and collectively address regulatory issues. It consists of TEDx-style short talks with real insights on solutions that importers and distributors can apply in their business and achieve profitable growth.
ABID has been designed to help small and medium wine, beer and liquor distributors and importers of the United States grow their bottom-line.


Continued consolidation in the US distribution sector presents an issue for the wine, beer and spirits wholesalers in the country. It has become increasingly difficult for small and medium distributors and importers to gain traction in the market as larger distributors either buy out smaller ones or figure out ways to create mini divisions to compete with and win over retail shelves. There is an additional pressure from online retailers like Amazon and direct-to-consumer online platforms and apps which are constantly watching every regulatory move and how they can capitalize on these.
Small to medium distributors or importers are constantly fighting these day to day challenges. ABID is a platform for conversation and debate about how small and medium distributors can find their own channels to grow. It is an opportunity for attendees to hear from other small and medium distributors and importers, share their stories and learn from key personalities on how to build a successful import and distribution business.

ABID is about finding opportunities within your own market; to collaborate, not compete. It's time for small and medium producers to start partnering with other small and medium distributors to maximize market opportunities, see the real side of distribution and support them in building brands.

Subjects and Schedule
ABID speakers and subjects will be announced soon.

May 15 & 16, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City.
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