RELEASE: ABL Announces 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, July 10-11

BETHESDA, MD – February 16, 2022 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it will return to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2022 ABL Annual Meeting on July 10-11, 2022.  The meeting will be held at the Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Avenue and will feature a range of speakers and opportunities for attendees to network with their fellow retailers and others in the beverage alcohol industry.

“After the last two years and what everyone has been through with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to return to New Orleans to rekindle old friendships and renew the shared sense of purpose that drives hardworking, independent bar, tavern and package store owners,” said ABL Executive Director John Bodnovich.

“ABL will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this July, which will give us a chance to look back on the lessons of the past, but more importantly look forward to how beverage licensees can best shape the future of their industry.”

The meeting program will examine key issues facing independent beverage retailers including short-term and long-lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the retail alcohol market; competition issues within the alcohol industry; legal, regulatory, and legislative developments in Congress and the states; and a host of other important topics that are shaping the beverage alcohol marketplace.  Meeting attendees will be able to bring insights and information back to their states and businesses to help them build on their success.

Additional information – including registration and room rates, speakers, schedule, and hospitality events – will be announced in the coming weeks and months. For the latest updates and information on the 2022 ABL Annual Meeting, be sure to visit