BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it will hold the 2023 ABL Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on June 10-11, 2023. The meeting will be held at Live! by Loews – St. Louis and will feature speakers, networking opportunities and hospitality for on- and off-premise beverage licensees and members of the beverage alcohol industry.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring the ABL Annual Meeting to the Heartland with the iconic backdrop of America’s Pastime just steps away,” said ABL Executive Director John Bodnovich. “This year’s annual meeting will focus on how beverage retailers can ‘swing for the fences’ in a rapidly changing alcohol industry and retail business environment.”
The annual meeting program will cover a range of topics facing beverage retailers with insights shared by top practitioners in the beverage alcohol, regulatory, legal and policy fields. Key issues will include industry competition, workforce and labor issues, inflation and economic pressures, supply chain shifts, enforcement and regulation of alcohol laws and much more. Meeting attendees will be able to bring insights and information back from the conference to their states to help them be stronger advocates for themselves and their businesses.
“ABL turns 21 years old this summer, marking a familiar number for bar, tavern and package liquor store owners. We’re excited to celebrate this milestone for the trade association and our members and emphasize the important place independent beverage retailers have in the American economy,” said Bodnovich.
With the annual meeting taking place in Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis, meeting attendees will have easy access to sports and entertainment – in addition to soon-to-be-announced hospitality events at the ABL Annual Meeting.
Additional information – including sponsorship opportunities, registration and room rates, speakers, schedule, and hospitality events – will be announced in the coming weeks. For the latest updates and information on the 2023 ABL Annual Meeting, be sure to visit www.ablusa.org.