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Sid Patel
Beverage Trade Network
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Alcohol Beverage Importers & Distributors Conference Announced


Beverage Trade Network launches a major conference (ABID) dedicated to small and medium sized importers and distributors of USA in New York City on May 15 -16, 2018.

It has been increasingly difficult for small and medium distributors and importers to gain traction in the market as larger distributors either buy out smaller ones or figure out ways to create mini-divisions to compete with and win over retail shelves.

There is additional pressure from online retailers like Amazon and direct-to-consumer online platforms and apps which are constantly watching every regulatory move and how they can capitalize on these.  As a small to medium distributor or importer, your business is constantly fighting these day to day challenges.

This May, we will host hundreds of small and medium importers and distributors from all over the states at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on May 15 – 16, 2018.

What Is the ABID Conference?

The Alcohol Beverage Importers and Distributors Conference has been designed specifically to serve the needs of small and medium sized wine, beer, and liquor importers and distributors in the USA.

The ABID is a two day event to discuss day-to-day challenges, network with fellow importers and distributors from all over the country, find new ways to grow and collectively address regulatory issues.  It consists of TEDx-style short talks with real insights on solutions – that importers and distributors can apply in their business and achieve profitable growth.

In short, ABID has been designed to help small and medium wine, beer, and liquor distributors and importers of the United States grow their bottom line.

Why Does the Industry Need ABID?

Continued consolidation in the US Distribution sector presents ‘an issue’ for the wine, beer, and liquor wholesalers in the country.  It has made it increasingly difficult for small and medium distributors and importers to gain the traction in the market as larger distributors either buy out smaller ones or figure out ways to create mini-divisions to compete with and win over retail shelves.  There is an additional pressure from online retailers like Amazon and direct-to-consumer online platforms and apps which are constantly watching every regulatory move and how they can capitalize on these.

As a small to medium distributor or importer, your business is constantly fighting these day-to-day challenges.  ABID is a platform for conversation and debate about how small and medium distributors can find their own channels to grow.  It is an opportunity for attendees to hear from other small and medium distributors and importers sharing their stories and learning from key personalities on how to build a successful import and distribution business.

ABID is about finding opportunities within your own market; to collaborate, not compete.  It’s time that small and medium producers start partnering with other small and medium distributors to maximize market opportunities, see the real side of distribution, and support them in building brands.

Subjects & Schedule

ABID speakers and subjects will be announced soon.

When & Where

May 15 – 16, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City.
More information available at www.abidconference.com.