By Amy Looker

The Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) will celebrate its 20th consecutive annual conference later this year at Hobart's Wrest Point Hotel.

Widely regarded as the "retail liquor industry benchmark", the first ever ALSA conference to be held in Tasmania is estimated to attract 200 delegates from across Australia, including independent liquor retailers, key suppliers, representatives from the chains and industry stakeholders.

ALSA chief executive officer, Terry Mott, said this year's conference will have a new format, kicking off on Sunday 25 August with a cruise and welcome dinner at MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art). 

"The business sessions for the 2013 ALSA conference will commence on Monday where we will focus on retailer practice issues, including some hard hitting sessions on liquor retailing," Mott told TheShout. 

"Tuesday will commence with a market insight report led by Nielsen’s Michael Walton, while on Wednesday, delegates will hear on regulatory issues impacting on the industry. This will include a panel discussion with some significant retail and supplier CEOs and an economic overview from Peter Switzer."

The 2013 ALSA conference will run from Sunday 25 to Friday 30 August.

Earlybird registration packages are still open – click here for more information.

The Shout Team

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