August 21 - 23, 2024

Midwest Wholesale Distributors Conference

Belterra Casino Resort


August 21 - 23, 2024

Belterra Casino Resort
Florence, Indiana

One of the industry's favorite regional events for CEO's, buyers and top management of retail/c-store wholesalers who operate in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and the Midwest region. A must attend event for wholesalers, manufacturers, brokers and others engaged in the industry! 

News & Brews: Industry & Business Sessions
Golf Tournament • Cigar Dinner  Bourbon Pull
Garry Adams Memorial Award • 
State Association Meetings
Connecting, Networking and Fun!

Presented by
Indiana Wholesale Distributors Association
Ohio Wholesale Marketers Association
Kentucky Wholesale Distributors Association

Conference Details and Registration

Reserve your Room
Room block cutoff date is July 28th

Belterra Casino Resort

Reserve online or call 1-812-427-7777 ext. 7602 and use code IMWH241L.
Room Rates at Belterra are $159.00 per night + tax.

Reserve your room online

Cigar Dinner Bourbon Pull

The Cigar Dinner Bourbon Pull fun is back! This is your chance to win a great bottle for your bar or to gift! Please donate a bottle of your favorite bourbon to make it a well-stocked event! 

Can't join us? You can make a $$ donation and OWMA will buy the bottle[s] to donate in your name. $$ donations for OWMA to buy the bottle to donate on your behalf should be payable to OWMA and mailed to OWMA, 88. E Broad Street, Suite 1240, Columbus OH 43215. You can also donate thru the payment portal on the OWMA website [login in with your user ID and password and select 'pay invoice'; Invoice Number: bourbon; use the 'Other Amount' box to indicate your donation amount].


From the 1998 Tri-State Convention welcome ...
“What started a few years ago as an idea to explore has finally evolved into a
tri-state partnership of which we can all be proud.”
Garry Adams, 1998 Tri-State Convention Chairman
President, Dittman-Adams Company

The joint convention of the industry associations from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky was the vision of the leadership of the three states, with the first Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention held in 1998. Garry Adams was actively engaged in the associations of all three states and was part of the team that took the Tri-State Convention, now the Midwest Wholesale Distributors Conference, from a vision to reality. He never stopped believing in the opportunities that the future holds for the convention, the tobacco industry and the c-store distribution channel.

Garry passed away in 2010 and the annual Garry Adams Memorial Award was created with the encouragement and support of many of Garry’s friends and colleagues from all levels of the industry to recognize an individual who shares some of Garry’s strongest and most admirable traits … 

Industry Involvement    Political Involvement    Community/Charitable Involvement

The Garry Adams Memorial Award will be presented on the evening of Thursday, August 22nd during the Midwest Wholesale Distributors Conference Cigar Dinner. Nominations will be accepted until August 9th and will be reviewed by a panel of Midwest Conference representatives.

Award Nomination Form


Wednesday, August 21st ι 4:30pm

Updates and discussion about politics, policy and association programs, plus Trustee elections.


Check out the 2023 Midwest Wholesale Distributors Conference recap HERE.

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