The 11th annual Responsible Retailing Forum national conference is scheduled for Tuesday - Wednesday, April 16-17, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. The conference will be hosted by the State of Wisconsin alcohol regulator, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
Electronic registration for the 2013 RRForum is available now. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to register.
7:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcoming remarksRoger Johnson, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Tobacco and Alcohol Enforcement, our host, will launch the 2013 RRForum and showcase its underage sales prevention efforts.
9:15 am Session #1 The Current Retail Environment
Retailers representing large chains and independently owned and operated licensees will discuss the current retail environment and the challenges in complying with tobacco and alcohol sales laws.
Panelists: Eric Cartier, CVS Pharmacy; David Jabour ; Scott Wexler, Ostroff, Hiffa & Associates; Doug Anderson, WE CARD
10:30 am break
10:45 am Session #2 The Case for Responsible Retailing
Responsible Retailing has been seen as a way of reducing risks─risks of fines, licenses suspensions and, for alcohol, the potential liability for harm caused by intoxicated persons. This session will address Responsible Retailing as a value-added benefit for retailers and their providers
Panelists: Matt Indre, Total Wines & More; Rob Frederick, Brown-Forman
11:15 am Session #3 New technology
An examination of a new product that allows customers to determine if their BAC exceeds the legal limit for driving, and the implications of its use
12:00 pm lunch
1:30 pm Session #4 A New paradigm for Responsible Retailing
Brad Krevor, Ph.D, RRForum
2:15 pm Session #5 The Current Enforcement Environment
Moderator: Mark Willingham, Alcohol Solutions LLC
Panelists: Rebecca Reynolds-Ramirez, PIRE; Bill Hubbard, NM Special Investigations Division; Erika Mazur, AZ Office of the Attorney General; Bill Bongle, Green Bay PD
Examinations of the current enforcement issues; a new model in alcohol enforcement in New Mexico; new research on compliance check protocols; and a national effort to address fake IDs
3:45 Session #6 Issues in regulation
Panelists: Kathie Durbin, Montgomery County (MD) Dept of Liquor Control; Pam Erickson, Public Health Management; Patrick Gagliardi; Roger Johnson, Wisconsin Dept of Revenue; Rudy Williams, Oregon Liquor Control Commission;
5 - 9 pm Reception and Dinner
Community- and State-based Responsible Retailing Systems
9:00 am "Great Beer, Great Responsibility"
Nehl Horton, MillerCoors
9:30 am Session #6 Perspectives on the community-based Responsible Retailing model
Panelists: Capt. William Bongle, Green Bay (WI) Police Dept; Christopher Ladwig, City of Milwaukee; Shannon Pogones, Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division; Diane Wagner, MillerCoors; Steve Waldo, Vermont Dept of Liquor Control; Mark Woulf, City of Madison
11:30 am Session #7 Next steps
12 noon Conference ends
Governmental, university, public and non-profit participants:
$295 before March 10 ($395 after March 10)
Private sector participants:
$395 before March 10 ($495 after March 10)
Conference registration fees include program materials, reception and some meals
Make checks payable to RRForum (federal ID# 06-1781789) and send to:
95 Algonquin Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(Sorry: no credit card charges are available. RRForum can prepare an invoice for your organization.)
Lodging Stipends and Registration Waivers
RRF awards a limited number of lodging stipends and registration fee waivers to defray the costs of attending the meeting. These lodging stipends and registration fee waivers will be available only to governmental, university and public and non-profit agency participants. Award of lodging stipends and registration waivers will be based on submitted justification.
You may apply for a lodging stipend or registration fee waiver at the time of registration.
The Hilton Milwaukee Center will be the conference hotel. Room rates for the conference are $120 per night plus taxes. A government rate for city/state/federal participants is $97.
The hotel website is: http://www.hiltonmilwaukee.com/
Phone reservations: 414-935-5940
Please note: You are responsible for making your own lodging reservations.
When placing your reservation by phone, please make sure to reference “RRForum National Meeting" to receive the group rate of $120 per night (and mention that you are a government employee for the rate of $97). The rooming block and this conference room is will be held until March 29, 2013.
Questions and special requests:
Please contact Laurie Malcom, RRF event planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 529-5466.