Convention & Trade Show

IBWA and NAMA 2015 Conferences – Same Dates and Same Location
November 2-5, 2015 – Gaylord National Hotel, Washington, D.C.

 

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 2015 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show will be held on November 2-5 and the 2015 NAMA CoffeeTea&Water show will be held November 3-5.  Both conferences will be held at the Gaylord National Hotel, located in National Harbor, Maryland, which is just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, and 8 miles from Ronald Regan National Airport.

The two organizations have met together annually since 2012. Feedback from conference attendees indicated that the co-locations are successful. In 2014 joint attendance reached 1200 registrants, an increase over 2013.  Attendees were able to experience a new level of networking and education through access to 150 exhibiting companies during the trade show and by participating in the 30 educational sessions that were offered. IBWA and NAMA plan to continue to build on this success for their 2015 conferences.

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 6.4% in 2014, now totaling $13 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 Tuesday, November 3. Plan to attend the 2015 IBWA Annual Business Conference, November 2-5, and select among the many components:

  • 35+ Education Sessions offering 20 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 $229 room rate at the Gaylord National Hotel which overlooks the Potomac River at National Harbor and is conveniently located 8 miles from Ronald Regan National Airport.

For Conference and Trade Show Information: Contact Michele Campbell, Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings at 703-647-4606 or via email conventioninfo@bottledwater.org.

For Membership Information: Contact Dennis Carpenter, Manager of Member Services at 703-647-4615 or via email dcarpenter@bottledwater.org.