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.
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
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
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the only national association that focuses on the current and specific needs of the bottled water industry. Because of its history (the association began in 1958), IBWA and its member companies are skilled at anticipating industry trends and outcomes. Your company has the knowledge and solutions that attendees need now! Take the opportunity now to demonstrate to attendees at the 2015 IBWA Annual Business Conference what your company can do to support and enhance the success of their businesses.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters.
Founded in 1958, IBWA's member companies include U.S. and international bottlers, distributors, and suppliers. IBWA unifies the bottled water industry and represents uncompromising commitment to the safety and availability of bottled water worldwide. While IBWA represents companies of all sizes, the vast majority of our 640 members are small, locally owned companies, with 60% reporting $2 million in annual gross sales and 90% reporting less than $10 million in annual gross sales.
Co-located Events: NAMA Coffee Tea & Water / IBWA Annual Business Conference