2018 Distributor Productivity Summit – San Antonio, TX

Join us for our Distributor Productivity Summit this summer. Come on down to our hometown of San Antonio, TX July 30-31 and enjoy all that the newly renovated La Cantera Resort & Spa has to offer.



Because the sharing of best practices at the distributor tier is falling behind the type of benchmarking brewers and retailers are doing. Despite innovations like the KEG groups and A-B's Wholesalers of Excellence, there's been precious cross pollination between distributors of different brands, sizes, market shares and markets. While you may think a 20 million multi-market case distributor may not have anything to learn from a million case distributor who operates in one contiguous market, we've surprisingly found the opposite.

Saving money in the warehouse, delivery, sales structures, merchandising, draft line cleaning and management, fleet management, cooperage management, POS management, human resources and talent retention, the latest in technology management, allocating resources to the right places to gain the best ROI are just a few of the topics we'll be exploring at our inaugural event. We will bring together the top experts in each field – in addition to top performing wholesalers – to present the types of things that make them more money, retain quality talent, and structure a company properly to make it better for the next generation.


Do you have P&L responsibilities? Are you responsible for the amount of shrinkage in a warehouse (like talk to pick)? Do you manage the fleet, including GPS? Do you perform driver check-in and make the deposit each day? Are you an area manager doing routing and running EFT payments for each account? Are you responsible for your firm's route accounting system? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you need to attend, because we will have key learnings and best practices for you.


The Distributor Productivity Summit will begin on Monday July 30th with a reception. Tuesday July 31st will include an entire day of general session with networking opportunities at breakfast, lunch and a closing reception.


The Summit will take place at the newly renovated La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX. To book a room with our group rate of $205, please call the resort directly at 1-855-499-2960 and reference the Distributor Productivity Summit group code BWS0718A or click here to make your reservation.


The closest airport is the San Antonio International Airport which is about 25 min from the hotel.


Interested in speaking? Please fill out this form


Interested in being a sponsor? Please reach out to Rena Van de Putte rena@beernet.com or 210-860-3596 for information.


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