The Virtual Public Policy Conference, hosted by the American Craft Spirits Association and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, provides distillers, owners or operators of DSPs, sales or front of the house teams, investors, and suppliers to our spirits industry the opportunity to engage directly with lawmakers in the nation’s capital and advocate for parity with beer and wine on FET relief, trade support, and other critically important issues. Given the unprecedented challenges affecting the country, we must not get lost in the pressing matters before Congress. There is no more important time for our collective voices to be heard in Washington D.C. This year we've made it easy for you to "attend" from the comfort of your distillery, home, park, or wherever you might have a quiet spot. All you'll need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer to connect with your industry peers and those on Capitol Hill.
Tuesday, September 15
12:30pm EST- 3:30pm EST / 9:30am-12:30pm PST (3 hours)
Issues Impacting the Industry
Join Jim Hyland (Public Policy Counsel, ACSA) and Kelly Poulsen (Vice President of Federal Government Relations, DISCUS) for a discussion on the latest on the federal excise tax, issue background, and talking points.
Interact with Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) officials as they provide an update on the Bureau’s operations with an opportunity to ask questions of TTB officials.
Discussions on other emerging issues
Wednesday September 16
12:30pm-3:30pm EST/ 9:30am-12:30pm PST (3 hours)
Join virtual meetings with other distillers from your state and with your elected officials as you seek their support on tax policies and other matters impacting the industry!