Kansas Association
of Beverage Retailers

 

 

 

 

Events

The Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers sponsors a number of events each year.  The Annual Business Meeting and Board Meetings are open to all members in good standing.  We encourage member participation in all events.

Conferences have become even more important as KABR establishes policies and sets strategies for fighting for Kansas small businesses against the Big Box Liquor proposals and many other proposed changes to Kansas liquor laws.  We also provide updates relating to State laws and regulations regarding retail sales, tastings, and other regulatory issues.

Education seminars are very important to keep you and your employees abreast of current laws and regulations pertaining to operating a Kansas licensed retail liquor store.  KABR recommends that all licensed retailers attend training every two years and be certain that their employees have earned their certificates of training. 

For information about any of the events listed below, feel free to contact us.



Upcoming events

    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport, 2098 Airport Road, Wichita, KS, 67209-1941, 316-945-5272
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    KABR Annual Conference:

    Elevate Your Retail Game


    Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers – P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604


    Friday and Saturday

    October 4-5, 2019 -  Wichita, KS


    Contact DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport for KABR room block 316-945-5272

    Friday – October 4

    5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - Control Tower Suite  Kansas independent retailers must engage with state policymakers and industry members to succeed.  Dress is business casual or casual.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

    7:00 p.m.   Hospitality  -  Control Tower Suite


    Saturday – October 5   

    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration & Seminars - Registration Hallway near Consulate II-III                                                   

    9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Retailer Education Seminar:   - Certified retailer and employee education.  Seminar educates licensees and clerks to prevent underage and other illegal sales - and teaches you to find answers to your day to day questions.  - Consulate II-III

    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.   Professional Education:  Hiring and Retaining a Strong Team  Tools for retailers, industry members and managers   - Anne Obarski, CPBA, Merchandise Concepts - Consulate II-III

    11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Vendor Exhibits and Silent Auction   (Setup 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)   Exhibits in hallway. Silent Auction in Consulate II-III.

    12:00 - 1:15 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - Annual Roundtable with State Legislators  This annual luncheon is one of the most important opportunities of the year to educate elected officials who control the regulation of the liquor industry.  - Consulate I

    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  - Consulate II-III

    • ABC Forum: Kansas Industry Report  -  Debbi Beavers, Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control   What you need to know about new rules and regulations for retailers.  Opportunity for Q & A with the state licensing agency for liquor retailers.    - Consulate II-III
    • Professional education: Elevate your Retail Game to Compete in the Big Box World - Anne Obarski, CPBA, Merchandise Concepts
    • Digital Marketing and Data Driven Product Strategies - Emily Newton, Director of Retail Partnerships, 3x3 Insights
    • Hosting a Tasting for your Customers - with actual product tasting...
    • Goals of Liquor Dealers (GOLD) Strategy Meeting:  Retailers make decisions for the KABR policy platform.  What do you want to see?   (Members)

    5:30 - 8:00 p.m.  KABR Annual Meeting & Dinner with Industry  - Brian Davis, President         

    Official Voting for

    - Policy positions on Legislation

    - Strategies and Next Steps

    - Elections for Officers and Board of Directors

    - 2020 Schedule

    Awards Presented

    Thank you to our industry partners!

    Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association
    Kansas Beer Wholesalers Association

    Vendors: Heartland Payment Systems

    3x3 Insights

    Boot Hill Distillery

                                                 

                  

     

Past events

11 Aug 2019 Board Meeting
27 Apr 2019 Kansas City Retailers Roundtable and Legislative Luncheon and Board Meeting
27 Apr 2019 Legislators RSVP for KABR Spring Luncheon
10 Feb 2019 Board Meeting
05 Oct 2018 KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market
05 Oct 2018 Legislators RSVP for KABR Reception and/or Luncheon in Wichita
12 Aug 2018 Board Meeting
21 Apr 2018 Kansas City Retailers Roundtable and Legislative Luncheon
21 Apr 2018 Legislators RSVP for KABR Spring Luncheon
11 Feb 2018 Board Meeting
06 Oct 2017 KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market
06 Oct 2017 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Wichita
12 Aug 2017 KABR GOLD and Board Meetings With Social at Defiance Brewery & Dinner at Al's Chickenette
07 Jun 2017 Liquor Store Tastings Discussion for Industry Members
21 Apr 2017 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
21 Apr 2017 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Kansas City
13 Feb 2017 Public Hearing on HB 2282 & Legislative Luncheon
11 Feb 2017 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
07 Oct 2016 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
07 Oct 2016 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Wichita
12 Aug 2016 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Events
12 Aug 2016 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Kansas City
23 Apr 2016 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
27 Feb 2016 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
16 Oct 2015 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
21 Aug 2015 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
25 Apr 2015 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
31 Mar 2015 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Hearing on SB 298
15 Mar 2015 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting - DATE TENTATIVE
23 Feb 2015 Commerce Committee vote on HB 2200
18 Feb 2015 House Tax Committee Hearing on HB 2306
11 Feb 2015 Public Hearing on HB 2200 & Legislative Luncheon
10 Oct 2014 2014 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
15 Aug 2014 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
26 Apr 2014 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
19 Feb 2014 Public Hearing on HB 2556 & Legislative Luncheon
12 Oct 2013 2013 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
24 Aug 2013 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
20 Apr 2013 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
07 Mar 2013 Public Hearing on HB 2206
04 Feb 2013 KABR Presentation to KLEAR
28 Jan 2013 KABR Board of Directors Meeting
28 Jan 2013 KABR Legislative Breakfast Reception
27 Jan 2013 KABR GOLD Strategy Meeting
13 Oct 2012 2012 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
25 Aug 2012 Kansas City Retailers Conference
06 Mar 2011 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
16 Oct 2010 2010 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
21 Aug 2010 KABR Overland Park Meeting
10 Oct 2009 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections - Wichita at Old Town
08 Aug 2009 KABR Overland Park Meeting

Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers       P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604      Email KABR  

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