Save the Date: American Beverage Licensees Will Return to New Orleans for Annual Meeting March 29-30, 2020

BETHESDA, MD – SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it will return to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2020 ABL Annual Meeting, taking place March 29-30, 2020. The meeting will be held at the Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Avenue and will include a range of speakers and networking opportunities for attendees and feature the latest news and trends in the beverage alcohol industry from leading industry experts.

As with previous ABL conferences, the 2020 ABL Annual Meeting will once again 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 including what can be expected in the wake of the Tennessee Wine Supreme Court case; regulatory and legislative developments in states; the evolving cannabis market and a host of other important topics that affect beverage retailers’ business and are shaping the beverage alcohol marketplace.

“New Orleans is synonymous with the beer, wine, spirits, and hospitality that have come to define a ‘golden age’ of beverage alcohol in the United States,” said ABL President J.J. Moran. “We look forward to welcoming bar, tavern and package store owners, as well as industry leaders, to the Big Easy as we examine the challenges, opportunities and emerging trends facing America’s independent beverage retailers.”

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 2020 ABL Annual Meeting, be sure to visit the The latest updates can also be found by following the #ABLMeeting20 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 more than a 2.03 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 $27.9 billion in federal taxes and $20.0 billion in state and local taxes. To learn more about ABL, visit