Convention & Trade Show
IBWA and NAMA 2014 Conferences – Same Dates and Same Location
November 10-14, 2014 – Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) will again conduct two of their conferences over the same dates and at the same location. The 2014 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show will be held on November 10-14 and the 2014 NAMA CoffeeTea&Water show will be held November 11-13. Both conferences will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas.
The two organizations met together in 2012 and 2013. Feedback from conference attendees indicated that the co-locations were successful. In 2013 joint attendance reached 1000 registrants, an increase over 2012. Attendees were able to experience a new level of networking and education through access to 142 exhibiting companies during the trade show and by participating in the 33 educational sessions that were offered. IBWA and NAMA plan to continue to build on this success for their 2014 conferences in Dallas.
The IBWA registration fee includes access to all NAMA events.
Plan to Attend
“Many bottled water companies, particularly those in the home and office delivery (HOD) business, also offer coffee and tea to their customers. Co-locating the IBWA and NAMA conferences will enable attendees and exhibitors to achieve a greater return on their investment by providing expanded educational programming, exposure to a broader range of products and services, and increased networking opportunities.”
— Joe Doss, IBWA President and CEO
The IBWA Annual Business Conference is the only national bottled water-centric event held in the United States. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, bottled water sales increased by 4.0% in 2013, now totaling $12.3 billion. With sales on the increase again, and new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) being rolled out by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), attendance at the IBWA conference will provide the networking and educational opportunities you need to leverage and ensure a return-on-investment for you and your company.
IBWA and NAMA educational seminars, business sessions, and networking events will be held throughout the meeting dates, and the combined IBWA and NAMA trade show will be held on Wednesday, November 12. Plan to attend the 2014 IBWA Annual Business Conference, November 10-14, in Dallas, Texas and select among the many components:
- 30+ Education Sessions offering 15.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) (inclusive of NAMA sessions)
- 150 Exhibitors at the Trade Show (inclusive of NAMA exhibitors)
- Network Meetings between bottlers and IBWA supplier members
- Keynote Presentations
- IBWA General Session and Annual Business Meeting with Awards Ceremony
- IBWA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
- Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) Casino Night Fundraiser at Gilley's Dallas
- Welcome Reception
- CPO Exam
…and last, but certainly not least—a $199 room rate at the Hyatt Regency Dallas
For Conference and Trade Show Information: Contact Patrice Ward at 703-683-5213 or Michele Campbell, Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings at 703-647-4606 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Membership Information: Contact Dennis Carpenter, Manager of Member Services at 703-647-4615 or via email email@example.com.