Convention & Trade Show

Convention & Trade Show

IBWA and NAMA 2018 Conferences – Same Dates and Same Location
November 12-15, 2018 – Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, Louisiana

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) will again conduct two of their conferences over the same dates and at the same location. The 2018 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show will be held November 12-15, and the 2018 NAMA CoffeeTea&Water Show (CTW) will be held November 12-14.  Both conferences will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The two organizations have met together annually since 2012. Feedback from conference attendees continues to support that this co-location is a successful and beneficial partnership. Joint attendance in 2017 reached 1,100 registrants. Attendees were able to experience a new level of networking and education about bottled water and coffee products through access to 151 exhibiting companies during the trade show, and by participating in the 25 educational sessions and 3 plenary sessions that were offered. IBWA and NAMA plan to continue to build on this success for their 2018 conferences in New Orleans.

The IBWA registration fee includes access to all NAMA/CTW events.



“Many bottled water companies, particularly those in the home and office delivery (HOD) business, also offer coffee and tea to their customers. Co-locating the IBWA and NAMA conferences will enable attendees and exhibitors to achieve a greater return on their investment by providing expanded educational programming, exposure to a broader range of products and services, and increased networking opportunities.”

—   Joe Doss, IBWA President and CEO

The IBWA Annual Business Conference is the only national bottled water-centric event held in the United States. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, bottled water sales increased by 8.8 percent in 2017, now totaling $18.5 billion, and is the No.1 packaged beverage in the United States (by volume) for a second consecutive year. With sales increasing again, and new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) being implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), attendance at the IBWA conference will provide the networking and educational opportunities you need to leverage and ensure a return-on-investment for you and your company.

Represent the bottled water industry and register with IBWA to attend the 2018 IBWA Annual Business Conference, November 12-15, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and select among the many components:

  • 24+ Education Sessions offering 17.25 continuing education credits (CEUs) (inclusive of NAMA sessions)
  • Bottled Water Plant Tour
  • 160 Exhibitors at the Trade Show on Tuesday, November 13  (inclusive of NAMA exhibitors)
  • Keynote Presentations
  • IBWA General Session and Annual Business Meeting with Awards Ceremony and a Keynote Presentation by Former NBA Player and Coach Byron Scott and Former IBWA Chairman Charlie Norris
  • IBWA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
  • Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) Casino Night Fundraiser
  • IBWA/NAMA Welcome Reception
  • CPO Exam

…and last, but certainly not least—a $249 room rate at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

For Conference and Trade Show Information: Contact IBWA Executive Assistant Patrice Ward at 703.647.4610 or 703.683.5213; or IBWA DIrector of Conventions, Trade Shows and Meetings Michele Campbell at 703.647.4606 or via email

For Membership Information: Contact Cheryl Bass, Manager of Member Services at 703.647.4615 or via email