ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 8, 2017) -- NABCA’s 24th Annual Legal Symposium on Alcohol Beverage Law and Regulation offers attorneys as well as government and industry professionals the chance to learn about the latest legal issues in alcohol beverage management. The Symposium will be held March 12 – 14 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

“The Symposium’s twelve sessions will allow attendees to learn about issues and challenges that impact the work they do,” said Jim Sgueo, NABCA president & CEO. “It will also provide an important opportunity for valuable discussions with colleagues from across the country.”

The two-day conference includes session topics such as:

  • Opening Pandora’s Box (of alcohol regulation)--With several administrators reviewing alcohol laws and opening regulations to conduct a review and overhaul, does this process offer potential pitfalls?
  • Trade Treaties--The Brexit vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has many unanswered questions about the impact of British alcohol sales and international alcohol distribution. Also covered will be the Trans Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
  • Craft Conundrum--What is the continuing impact on alcohol regulators and industry stakeholders as craft alcohol companies continue to drive policy change at the state level?
  • The 21st Century Wholesaler--This session will look at alcohol distribution in today’s legal environment and where it might be headed in the future.

A planning committee of attorneys, regulators and industry stakeholders created an educational agenda that qualifies for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in several states.

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Margaret Barchine, APR
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Established in 1938, NABCA is the national association representing the Control State Systems - those jurisdictions that directly control the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol within their borders. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, NABCA’s mission is to support member jurisdictions in their efforts to protect public health and safety and assure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales. For more information about the NABCA, visit