Meetings

2018 Meetings

October 15-17 – ABL Fall Board Meeting & Industry Advisory Meetings – Washington, DC

Omni Shoreham Hotel | 2500 Calvert St NW | Washington, DC 20008

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

2:00 - 3:15 PM          Industry Advisory Board - Meeting 1* - Beer Institute

3:30 - 4:45 PM          Industry Advisory Board - Meeting 2* - Distilled Spirits Council

   * Executive Committee & Invited Guests Only


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM    Congressional Visits

9:00 - 10:15 AM        Industry Advisory Board - Meeting 3* - NBWA

10:30 - 11:45 AM      Industry Advisory Board - Meeting 4* - WSWA

        * Executive Committee & Invited Guests Only

12:15 PM                     Executive Committee Meeting

3:00 - 4:00 PM          Guest Speakers

Laura Thrift, Legislative Director - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); Executive Director, Congressional Cannabis Caucus

Paul Pisano, SVP - Industry Affairs & General Counsel - National Beer Wholesalers Association

4:00 PM                      ABL Report - John Bodnovich, Executive Director

All Board Members Are Encourage to Attend

4:30 - 6:00 PM         Committee Breakouts

       Annual Meeting & Fundraising (Location: Director's Room)

      Communications & Membership (Location: Committee Room)

      Finance (Location: Executive Room)

      Government Affairs (Location: Forum Room)


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

9:00 AM                  Board Meeting - General Business

Guest Speaker: Matt Dogali, CEO, American Distilled Spirits Association

12:00 PM                Working Lunch

12:30 PM                Board Meeting - General Business

Guest Speaker: Jack Walsh, CPA (John C. Walsh & Co., PC)

                                                                        State Alcohol Issues

2:00 PM                   Advisory Council Meeting

                                                                        Guest Speaker: Leslie Kimball, VP - Communications & Educational Programs, Responsibility.org

4:00 PM                    Adjourn

4:30 - 6:00 PM        Congressional Visits


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM   Congressional Visits