2018 – Exhibitors Information

Thank you for being part of the largest and most exciting Distilling Industry Convention. We have included on this page the main resources you will need

 

EXHIBITORS & ATTENDEES :
Please note: access to our hotel room block is only available via the links on our sites. Sham housing companies might try to contact our attendees claiming they can offer better rates at our hotels. Please note that by switching you will lose all benefits of staying in our block, and risk falling prey to a scam; extra fees, bait and switch, loss of your room. If you are contacted by one of those imposter companies, please note the contact information details and name of the company and contact us immediately so we can pursue immediate legal action.

 

  • Click for 2018 the EXHIBITOR KIT (online ordering)
    • search for ANNUAL CRAFT SPIRITS CONFERENCE & VENDOR EXPO
    • Click and enter Username 10201 and password Dynamic (case sensitive)
    • Logistics and shipping questions can be addressed directly to our decorator TRIUMPH at 503.417.8000
  • HOTEL INFORMATION
    We have arranged for two distinct hotels of the same luxury level, in order to allow you to satisfy your location preference (downtown vs Convention center). The Convention center is accessible via a 10-12min MAX light rail ride from the Hilton, and a 7-10min walk from the DoubleTree (Max light rail also available).

    • Hilton Downtown Portland
    • DoubleTree Convention Center Portland
      • both hotels are at our negotiated $169 + tax rate
      • attendees staying within our block will receive a MAX Pass for the duration of the show
        • STAFF REGISTRATION
          Staff registration is available via our general registration system. Your access password is included in your confirmation email.

         

        Feel free to contact matt@distilling.com or annesophie@distilling.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

         


        High Level Schedule:

        Saturday 3/28 – Gin Summit (Edgefield Distillery, Troutdale, OR) 10am-5pm

        Saturday 3/28 – TOAST OR Distillers Guild Public Tasting downtown Portland 7-10pm

         

        Monday March 26
        Check-in for Workshops

        Bus Departs for Workshops

        Hands-On Workshops

        Exhibitor Move In (OR Conv. Center)

        Women Summit (DoubleTree)

        ​Trade Tasting (invitation only)

        Welcome Tasting (all attendees)

        8:15 am

        8:30 am – 8:45 am

        9am- 5pm

        noon – 7pm

        1pm  – 5pm

        5pm – 6:30pm

        6:30pm – 8:30pm

        Distillery Tours 2pm-5:00pm
        Exhibitor registration / Exhibitor move-in noon – 5:00pm
        Early Attendee registrations 1:00pm-5:00pm
        Badge Pick up (for early sessions) noon – 5:00pm
         

        Tuesday March 27

         

        Registrations 7:30am – 5:00pm
        Conference Day 1 8:15 am – 5:15pm
        Expo Floor open 9:00 am – 6:45pm
        Exhibitor Happy Hours  05:00 pm – 06:45pm
        ADI Awards Gala (ticket required) 7:00pm – 9:30pm
         

        Wednesday March 28

         

        Registrations 7:30am – 5:00pm
        Conference Day 2 8:15 am – 5:15pm
        Expo Floor open 9:30 am – 4:00pm
        Exhibitors move-out 4:00pm – 8:00pm
         

        Thursday March 29

         

        Check-in for Workshops

        Bus Departs for Workshops

        Hands-On Workshops

        8:15am

        8:30am – 8:45am

        9am- 5pm

        Distillery Tours 09:00am -1:00pm