American Beverage Licensees Returns to Las Vegas for 2019 Annual Meeting

BETHESDA, MD – MAY 23, 2018 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it is returning to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2019 ABL Annual Meeting, taking place March 24-26, 2019. The meeting will be held at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and will include a program full of informative speakers, topical issue discussions, industry networking and a series of hospitality events.

Marking the association’s 17th anniversary, the 2019 ABL Annual Meeting will bring together beer, wine and spirits retailers from across the country – as well as representatives from the three tiers of the beverage alcohol industry. The meeting program will examine the key issues of the day facing independent beverage retailers and explore what lies ahead in the ever-evolving beverage alcohol marketplace.

“We’re excited to bring the ABL meeting back to Las Vegas” said ABL Executive Director John Bodnovich. “It is a great hospitality industry backdrop for discussing and learning more about the important issues that face America’s bars, taverns and package stores.”

Additional information – including registration and room rates, speakers, schedules, and hospitality events – will be announced in the coming weeks and months. For the latest updates and information on the 2019 ABL Annual Meeting, be sure to visit the ABL website ( The latest updates can also be found by following the #ABLMeeting19 hashtag on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


American Beverage Licensees is the preeminent national trade association for beverage alcohol retailers. Direct retail beverage alcohol sales in the United States generate as many as 1.77 million well-paying jobs. ABL’s thousands of on-premise and off-premise licensee members are independent and often family-owned establishments. The beverage retailing industry pays over $19.3 billion in federal taxes and $16.9 billion in state and local taxes. To learn more about ABL, visit