Discus Announces Inaugural Conference Date

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), an advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced it will host its Inaugural Conference on Feb. 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, KY.

“For the first time in our history, we’re bringing together America’s spirits industry leaders, decision makers and supply chain partners under one roof to set the future of our sector,” said Chris Swonger, DISCUS president and CEO.  “We are thrilled to host this marquee industry event where spirits executives and key industry stakeholders can share their ideas to drive innovation and succeed in the modern distilled spirits marketplace.”

The conference theme is, “Forging a Modern Distilled Spirits Marketplace,” and attendees will hear the latest on mission-critical policies directly from high-profile lawmakers and elected officials, connect with spirits business executives at premiere networking events, learn from industry legends at exclusive dinner experiences and walk away with tangible insights to help boost their businesses.

Conference registration is now open here.

To receive “early bird” pricing, register before November 15. Registration pricing is detailed below:

  • Early Bird (DISCUS Member): $450
  • Early Bird (Non-Member): $775
  • Standard (DISCUS Member): $600
  • Standard (Non-Member): $925

To register, reserve your hotel accommodations, become a sponsor and learn more about the DISCUS Inaugural Conference, please visit www.distilledspirits.org/conference.


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