Convention & Trade Show

IBWA and NAMA 2016 Conferences – Same Dates and Same Location
November 7-11, 2016 – Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN


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 2016 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show will be held November 7-11 and the 2016 NAMA CoffeeTea&Water show will be held November 8-10.  Both conferences will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

The two organizations have met together annually since 2012. Feedback from conference attendees continues to support that this co-location is a successful and beneficial partnership. Joint attendance in 2015 reached 1100 registrants.  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 33 educational sessions that were offered. IBWA and NAMA plan to continue to build on this success for their 2016 conferences in Nashville.

The IBWA registration fee includes access to all NAMA events.



“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 8.9% in 2015, now totaling $14.2 billion (wholesale). With sales on the increase again, and new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) being rolled out by the U.S. 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.

Represent the bottled water industry and register with IBWA to attend the 2016 IBWA Annual Business Conference, November 7-11, in Nashville, Tennessee, and select among the many components:

  • 28+ Education Sessions offering 18.25 continuing education credits (CEUs) (inclusive of NAMA sessions)
  • 150 Exhibitors at the Trade Show on Wednesday, November 9  (inclusive of NAMA exhibitors)
  • Network Meetings between bottlers and IBWA supplier members
  • Keynote Presentations
  • IBWA General Session and Annual Business Meeting with Awards Ceremony and keynote presentation by Brian Moran, CEO and founder of "The 12 Week Year"
  • IBWA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
  • Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) Casino Night Fundraiser at B.B. King’s Blues Club
  • IBWA/NAMA Welcome Reception
  • CPO Exam

…and last, but certainly not least—a $189 room rate at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

For Conference and Trade Show Information: Contact Patrice Ward at 703-683-5213/703-647-4610 or Michele Campbell, Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings at 703-647-4606 or via email

For Membership Information: Contact Cheryl Bass, Manager of Member Services at 703-647-4615 or via email