Convention & Trade Show

IBWA and NAMA 2017 Conferences – Same Dates and Same Location
November 6-9, 2017 – Gaylord Texan Hotel, Grapevine, Texas

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 2017 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show will be held November 6-9 and the 2017 NAMA CoffeeTea&Water show will be held November 6-8. Both conferences will be held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine, Texas, just 6 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW).

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 2016 reached 1300 registrants. Attendees were able to experience a new level of networking and education through access to 163 exhibiting companies during the trade show and by participating in the 28 educational sessions that were offered. IBWA and NAMA plan to continue to build on this success for their 2017 conferences in Grapevine.

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 10% in 2016, now totaling $16 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 2017 IBWA Annual Business Conference, November 6-9, in Grapevine, Texas, and select among the many components:

  • 23+ Education Sessions offering 18.25 continuing education credits (CEUs) (inclusive of NAMA sessions)
  • 160 Exhibitors at the Trade Show on Tuesday, November 7  (inclusive of NAMA exhibitors)
  • Keynote Presentations
  • IBWA General Session and Annual Business Meeting with Awards Ceremony with a Keynote Presentation
  • IBWA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
  • Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) Fundraiser at Topgolf - fun for everyone!
  • IBWA/NAMA Welcome Reception
  • CPO Exam

…and last, but certainly not least—a $213 room rate at the Gaylord Texan Hotel.

For Conference and Trade Show Information: Contact Michele Campbell, Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings at 703-647-4606 or via email [email protected].

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