A new look and format for the ALSA Conference
By Andy Young
The Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) has reformatted its annual conference and renamed it as The Australian Retail Drinks Conference.
ALSA CEO Terry Mott told TheShout that the changes have come following feedback from delegates and will be in place for this year’s conference, which will run from 15-17 August, taking place at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Canberra.
“The Conference this year has taken into account feedback from delegates and the business sessions have been programmed into two days,” Mott said.
“Registration will be on Tuesday 15 August, allowing retailers to tidy up after their weekend trade, place orders and be confident in leaving their business for a few days.”
As well as two days of business sessions that will discuss the challenges and opportunities currently facing Australia’s liquor retail sector, Mott told TheShout that there are other aspects of the conference that this year’s delegates can look forward to.
“Exciting and ‘once in a lifetime experience’ events have been booked, including an inspiring closing dinner to be held in ANZAC Hall of the Australian War Memorial, under the wing of the huge WWII Australian Airforce Lancaster bomber ‘G for George’,” Mott said.
"Delegates of the Australian Retail Drinks Conference will also receive a ticket to the inaugural Alcohol Beverages Australia event, the Celebration of Industry Dinner, which will take place in the Great Hall of Parliament House, on Tuesday 15 August."
Mott added that he hoped the new two day format for the Australian Retail Drinks Conference will mean that more retailers and industry will be able to benefit from the opportunity to participate.
Those interested in attending the conference can head to the ALSA website to download the registration brochure or call ALSA on (02) 8335 3250 to register.