ACSA CONVENTION

Developed for the community of craft spirits producers, the ACSA Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show brings together distillers and suppliers to harness the energy of the industry. In the past years, ACSA has educated 1000s to strengthen the safety and prosperity of the trade and has provided a platform to network and explore products and services from our suppliers. See what convention is upcoming and take a peek at what you might have missed.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

WHAT: ACSA’s 10th Anniversary Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show

WHEN: February 10-12, 2023

WHERE: Oregon Convention Center

HOST HOTEL: Hyatt Regency Portland

BETTER WITH AGE is the theme for ACSA’s 10th Annual Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show this February 10-12 in Portland, Oregon. We listened to your ideas and feedback and truly plan to make this show Better with Age, from the layout of the expo hall to ensuring education is only 100 steps from the trade show floor!

Whether you need a pick-me-up, fresh ideas to distribute your product, a technical boost, or simply want to reward your team while also benefiting your business, we’ve got it all covered! As we celebrate 10 years of ACSA, you’ll enjoy new social and networking events with opportunities to meet new and old friends.

** Must be 21 to attend **

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

**** CLOSES JANUARY 24TH – ON SITE WILL BE AVALABLE ****

Rates

Members*: $650

Additional Members: $450

Non-Members: $875

Additional Non-Members: $625

Feb. 9th – Pre-convention Tours and Education

Feb. 10th – Committee mtgs, Vendor Trade Show opens, Town Hall, PAC event

Feb. 11th – Education, Vendor Trade Show, General Session, 10th Anniversary Party

Feb. 12th – Education, Keynote, Closing Party

*ACSA members must be logged into ACSA’s website to receive discounted attendee pricing. If you have trouble logging into your ACSA account please email membership@americancraftspirits.org.

Cancellation Policy –

Registration cancellations received on or before January 30th, 2023 will be accepted and all fees refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received after January 30th will not be refunded. No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

In the unlikely event that the Conference is cancelled, travel and accommodation costs will not be refunded.

** Substitutions only accepted within same business entity **

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

**** CLOSES JANUARY 25TH ****

Rates

10×10 Single Booth with up to 2 booth attendants: $2,300

10×20 Double Booth with up to 4 booth attendants: $3,500

Additional booth attendants is an additional cost: $500

Setup – Thursday February 9th 9 am – 5 pm & Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Show Hours – Friday February 10th 1 pm – 6 pm (Happy Hour from 5 pm – 6 pm) & Saturday February 11th 9 am – 4 pm

Break Down – Saturday February 11th after 4 pm or Sunday February 9 am – 12 pm

Want to see who will be there? Click Here

Cancellation Policy –

Registration cancellations received on or before January 30th, 2023 will be accepted and all fees refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received after January 30th will not be refunded. No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

In the unlikely event that the Conference is cancelled, travel and accommodation costs will not be refunded.

** Substitutions only accepted within same business entity **

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PRE-CONVENTION DISTILLERY TOUR – SEPARATE TICKETED EVENT
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PRE-CONVENTION WILAMETTE TOUR – SEPARATE TICKETED EVENT
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PRE-CONVENTION EDUCATION: DISTILLERY 101 – SEPARATE TICKETED EVENT
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM VENDOR SET-UP
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM REGISTRATION DESK
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM VENDOR SET-UP
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM PRE-CONVENTION EDUCATION: DISTILLERY 101 – SEPARATE TICKETED EVENT
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM COMMITTEE MEETINGS – AMERICAN SINGLE MALT, GIN ASSOCIATION, WOMEN OF THE VINE, STATE GUILDS, BOD MEETING
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM VENDOR TRADE SHOW OPEN/RIBBON CUTTING
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM TTB BOOTCAMP – FORMULAS AND LABELING
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 1ST TIME ATTENDEE GATHERING
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM HAPPY HOUR IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GENERAL SESSION: BETTER WITH AGE FOUNDERS FORUM
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PAC RECEPTION – WESTWARD WHISKEY
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM HOSPITALITY SUITE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM RISE AND REGULATE : COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH TTB
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM VENDOR TRADE SHOW OPEN
9:30 AM – 12:25 PM EDUCATION – 3 CONCURRENT TRACKS (BUSINESS/FINANCE, SALES/MARKETING, TECHNICAL/SAFETY)
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM AWARDS LUNCHEON
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM VENDOR TRADE SHOW OPEN : DESSERT & COFFEE
2:30 PM – 6:25 PM EDUCATION – 3 CONCURRENT TRACKS (BUSINESS/FINANCE, SALES/MARKETING, TECHNICAL/SAFETY)
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM VENDOR BREAKDOWN
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM STEPUP FOUNDATION GRADUATION : INVITATION ONLY
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT CRYSTAL BALLROOM : ALL ATTENDEES WELCOME
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
9:00 AM -11:55 AM EDUCATION – 3 CONCURRENT TRACKS (BUSINESS/FINANCE, SALES/MARKETING, TECHNICAL/SAFETY)
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCHEON WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER & MEMBERSHIP TOWN HALL
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDUCATION – 3 CONCURRENT TRACKS (BUSINESS/FINANCE, SALES/MARKETING, TECHNICAL/SAFETY)
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM NETWORKING & SUPER BOWL SOCIAL AT PIPS & BOUNCE
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CLOSING RECEPTION AT ROGUE EASTSIDE PUB

HOST HOTEL

Book your hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Portland just steps away from the convention center here. The cut-off is January 15, 2023.

OVERFLOW HOTEL

We have an overflow block at the Hotel Eastlund if you would like to experience a Portland Boutique property. Eastlund is right across from the Hyatt and catty corner to the Convention Center. Make online reservations at www.Hoteleastlund.com. Cut off is January 20th.

Please use Group Code: CRAFTSPIRITS for online reservations, $189 rate.

DISTILLERY, WINERY, & BREWERY TOURS

Winery & Brewery tour info coming soon, to get on the waiting list email stephanie@americancraftspirits.org

Join us for the Distillery Tour [SOLD OUT] on February 9th where you will get to experience New Deal Distillery, McMenamins Edgefield Distillery, Westward Whiskey, Freeland Spirits, Stone Barn Brandyworks and Pilot House Distilling. Bus leaves hotel at 8:30 am and returns buy 5:00 pm. Space is limited so register today!

*ACSA members must be logged into ACSA’s website to receive discounted attendee pricing. If you have trouble logging into your ACSA account please email membership@americancraftspirits.org.

Distillery 101 Class (Pre Convention)

Just entering the craft spirits industry, or have a new hire on your team? Check out ACSA’s Distillery Start-Up 101 Pre-Convention Class! This 1.5-day course is presented by seasoned industry veterans and will cover equipment selection; material selection; flavor chemistry and biochemistry; distillery safety; pros and cons of tasting rooms; working with distributors; building a sales team; distillery finance; general business management; and MUCH MORE!

*ACSA members must be logged into ACSA’s website to receive discounted attendee pricing. If you have trouble logging into your ACSA account please email membership@americancraftspirits.org.

PAST ACSA CONVENTIONS

2022 Convention

Craft in the Quarter
New Orleans, LA
July 21-24, 2022

2021 Convention

Legacy + Grit
Louisville, KY
December 4–6, 2021

2020 Summit

Craft Spirits Virtual Summit: A New Journey
August 11-12, 2020
Summit Education

2019 Convention

Distillers’ Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 10-12, 2019
The Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN

Convention Education

2018 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
March 5–6, 2018
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Convention Education

2017 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 16–17, 2017
Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville TN

Convention Education

2016 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 29–March 2, 2016
Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

Convention Education

2015 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 14–16, 2015
Austin, TX

2014 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
March 14, 2014
Denver, CO

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