Kansas Association
of Beverage Retailers





KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market

  • 05 Oct 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • 06 Oct 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport, 2098 Airport Road, Wichita, KS, 67209-1941, 316-945-5272


  • This price is available to Kansas retailers / members for the full weekend. Choose convention registration for all meals and events, and indicate which events you will attend. You can add a guest after completing your own registration.
  • Members may register two people at this link at no charge.
  • This Training is for liquor licensees and employees of ABC licensed businesses. Improve compliance with State and local laws and regulations. Promote the safe and legal sale of adult beverages,
    -prevent harmful and expensive illegal sales,
    - earn mitigation for future violations.
    Members are entitled to two free registrations. (KABR will have to adjust your invoice.) $20 for each additional registration.
    Certificate is earned by passing a test. Please bring a pen or pencil.
    We recommend retailers and employees attend training every two years.
  • Exhibits will be at Conference Center Saturday - 11-5. Includes listing in the Meeting Program, display table and registration for one representative.
  • For Industry members such as wholesalers, suppliers, or other licensees who are not an exhibitor, product seminar host, or other sponsor.
  • For invited legislators and guests, please RSVP for the Legislative Luncheon - 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Please feel free to come late or leave early according to your schedule.
  • Individual tickets available for those who do not pay full conference registration fee above.
  • For retailers or invited guests who did not pay the full conference registration above.
  • This form is for Industry Hosts to indicate which events their representative(s) will attend. Fees are collected separately. Please get the Industry Host Form from Amy Campbell or Jeff Grantham.
  • Please note that only invited industry suppliers, wholesalers and vendors are eligible for this category. Fees range from $250 to $500. Please contact Jeff Grantham at 1-316-312-7646.


KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market

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

Friday and Saturday

October 5-6, 2018 -  Wichita, KS

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


Friday – October 5

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  

Network with state policymakers and industry members.  Dress is business casual or casual.  

Hospitality Suite  

Saturday – October 6   

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration & Seminars  


9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Retailer Education Seminar:   - Earn your certificate for completing certified retailer 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.  This seminar is useful for retailers and employees.

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.   ABC Forum:   -  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.

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Vendor Exhibits and Silent Auction   (Setup 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - Annual Roundtable with State Legislators 

Savvy retailers know that it is imperative to spend time with our elected policymakers on a regular basis.  This annual luncheon is one of the most important opportunities of the year to educate the officials who control the laws that regulate the liquor industry.

1:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Retailers RoundTable: GOLD Mtg and Educational Seminars

Retail sales and digital marketing education and more.

KABR Annual Meeting   

Brian Davis, President - Members Only          

- Report on the Kansas Legislature

- Policy positions on Legislation

- Strategies and Next Steps

- KABR Budget & Website

- Elections for Officers and Board of Directors

- 2018 Schedule

Times and order of seminars may change.

6:30 p.m.  KABR Kansas Industry Dinner  

We can't be successful without our industry partners!  Join industry partners and fellow retailers to celebrate  with our annual dinner and awards presentations. 




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

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