IBWA to Hold 2024 Annual Business Conference and Trade Show November 4 – 7 in Chicago

International Bottled Water Association | NEWS RELEASE AND CALENDAR NOTICE | June 28, 2024

IBWA to Hold 2024 Annual Business Conference and Trade Show November 4 – 7 in Chicago

Registration Now Open

Alexandria, VA –– Bottled water professionals from across the United States and around the world are planning to travel to Chicago this November to attend the International Bottled Water Association’s (IBWA) 2024 Annual Business Conference and Trade Show, held in conjunction with the PACK EXPO International Trade Show. The dates of the IBWA meetings are November 4 – 7.

Networking events, educational sessions, and a trade show with cutting-edge innovations are among the exciting offerings designed to provide industry professionals with the knowledge, products, and services needed to meet the increasing consumer demand for the No.1 packaged drink in the United States: bottled water.

At the IBWA conference, experts on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), emerging contaminants, filtration, and other critical issues will lead discussions on the key challenges and opportunities facing the bottled water industry. Speakers will also delve into the latest sales trends and business practices and their potential impact on the growth of bottled water. IBWA’s educational program consists of two tracks—a technical track and a business track—to ensure conference offerings cover all aspects of producing bottled water. Plan to attend this event to learn more about these important topics and more.

A bonus of attending the IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show is that registration and attendance at IBWA’s event grants you complimentary access to PACK EXPO International Trade Show, taking place at McCormick Place.

Early bird registration is now open. To register and learn more about, housing, schedule, and other events, visit the conference website, https://conference.bottledwater.org/.

“This is the only national conference in the United States where bottled water is the sole focus. Attendees have a chance to discuss industry issues with their peers and discover new products and services from our trade show exhibitors, who provide innovative solutions to help bottlers keep up with the demand for safe, healthy, and convenient bottled water products,” says IBWA President and CEO Joe Doss.

“IBWA is very proud that U.S. consumers have made bottled water their favorite packaged drink (by volume) for the eighth year in a row,” says Doss. “The strong demand for bottled water will ensure that consumption continues to grow and exceed carbonated soft drinks and fruit beverages for the foreseeable future.”

Attendees will have time to network face-to-face informally with their peers—learning about the challenges and successes from the best in the business. Structured networking opportunities are also available via the Welcome Reception and Trade Show.

The IBWA event is an all-important opportunity to get together with your peers to celebrate the successes in the bottled water industry, network, gain targeted knowledge, and strategize on how to help bottled water keep its title as the favorite packaged beverage in the United States.

“We hold this conference and trade show annually to discuss industry issues and discover new innovations that help attendees keep up with consumer demand for healthy hydration bottled water products,” says Doss.

Whether you’re a first-time attendee looking to learn and establish new business relationships, or you have years of experience and are hoping to capture new sales and strengthen existing relationships, this is the event for you.


For more information contact:

Claire Crane, IBWA
Manager of Conferences, Meetings, and Programs
703-647-4612, [email protected]

Amy Witt, IBWA
Coordinator of Conferences, Meetings, and Programs
703-647-4606, [email protected]