Wine Retailer Summit Set for May 8-9, 2024, in New York

—National Association of Wine Retailers Summit Examines Pressing Political,
Legal, Economic, Technology, and Regulatory Issues Key to American Wine Retailers—

(White Plains, NY)—Technological advancement, legal tests to state alcohol regulations, economic challenges, and retailer marketing will be front and center at the National Association of Wine Retailers 8th Annual Summit. The two-day event is set for May 8-9 in White Plains, New York, and will play host to many of the most prominent and forward-looking wine retailers in America.

Attendance at the Summit is limited with the intent of keeping the event an intimate affair at which robust and candid discussions occur. The Summit consists of a day and a half of panels and seminars featuring experts and commentators from a variety of fields speaking on issues of particular interest to independent wine and spirit retailers. Particular attention is paid to attendee discussion and debate with an aim of creating both a full and relevant hearing of issues presented by speakers and panels.

The NAWR Summit is by invitation only. Invitations may be requested by contacting Tom Wark, NAWR executive director: [email protected]. Additional Information about the 2024 NAWR Wine Retailer Summit is available at

“The NAWR Annual Retailer Summit is the high point of the year for many NAWR members and invited guests,” notes David Parker, president of the Association. “There are very few opportunities for retailers to gather to examine their sector of the industry alongside their peers. And given the rapid legal, legislative and industry changes occurring, we expect the 2024 Summit to be of particular importance.”

The 2024 NAWR Retailer Summit will take place at the KANOPI in downtown White Plains, New York, just outside and easily accessible from Manhattan and surrounding airports. In addition to the seminars and panels, the Summit hosts a festive BYOB dinner on May 8th that features the sharing of special wines and vintages contributed by attendees, making this networking time a particular highlight of the Summit

The Platinum Sponsor of the 2024 NAWR Summit is WeShip Express, the leading logistics and shipping company in the alcohol space. Additional sponsors of the Summit include Hinman & Carmichael, Maze Row Wine Merchants, Skurnik Wine & Spirits, Studio Beverage Group, VinoShipper, Wine Business Media, and Wine-Searcher. We value the contributions of all our sponsors and appreciate their support in keeping the price of the Summit well below its actual value to allow smaller retailers to attend — a key objective of NAWR.

About NAWR
The National Association of Wine Retailers is the leading advocate for a twenty-first-century approach to alcohol regulation that doesn’t punish consumers based on where they live and for fostering a wine marketplace in which retailers can do business unencumbered by an archaic deference to an oligopoly of politically connected middlemen wholesalers. NAWR represents licensed brick-and-mortar retailers, online retailers, wine clubs, and auction houses across the country. For more information see

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