Associate Membership

 

Associate non-voting membership in WSWA is available to suppliers, vendors and other entities that provide goods and services directly to licensed wine and spirits wholesalers.

WSWA associate membership is the best way to connect wine and spirit wholesalers across the country. Suppliers, brokers, importers, and other industry vendors are encouraged to participate in the future of the industry by becoming WSWA Associate Members. With four levels of membership ranging from $1,500-$10,000 per year, Associate Membership is a great benefit for any company.

 

To qualify for Associate Membership, your firm must be one of the following:

  • Producer or importer of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Marketer of products that are used by suppliers or wholesalers/distributors of beverages
  • Consultant to suppliers or distributors of beverages
  • Trade/professional association serving suppliers or distributors of beverages
  • Member of industry print or trade media

 

Associate membership is a corporate membership and runs annually from January 1 through December 31.

2022 Silver Associate Level Benefits Package: $1,500
PROFESSIONAL BRANDING

- Recognition in Associate Member section of WSWA’s website – company name listed.

- “SILVER Associate Member of WSWA" electronic logo.

- Associate member pricing opportunities for WSWA education programming webinar sponsors.

- Recognition in printed and digital WSWA's Annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

- NEW: Special sponsorship opportunities at WSWA events ONLY available to Associate Members.

2022 WSWA EVENTS

- NEW: Early access AND discounted pricing for registration and the grand tasting experience at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022: Limited Grand Tasting opportunity - only 125 spaces available; Limited spaces for industry vendors.

- Special recognition as an Associate Member at all events!

- Discounted pricing for the 2022 Brand Battle Competition.

CORE BENEFITS

- Excel file of WSWA wholesaler members.

- Member-only access to WSWA’s online membership directory of wholesaler and associate members.

- One (1) copy of the WSWA Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

2022 Gold Associate Level Benefits Package: $3,000
PROFESSIONAL BRANDING

- “GOLD Associate Member of WSWA" electronic logo.

- Associate member pricing opportunities for WSWA education programming webinar sponsors.

- Recognition in printed and digital WSWA's Annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

- NEW: Special sponsorship opportunities at WSWA events ONLY available to Associate Members.

- +NEW: Recognition in Associate Member section of WSWA’s website – includes company name and company logo

2022 WSWA EVENTS

- Special recognition as Associate Member at all events!

- Discounted pricing for the 2022 Brand Battle Competition.

- NEW: Early access AND discounted pricing for registration and the grand tasting experience at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022: Matched Meetings with Distributors;Grand Tasting Event- limited to 125 tables total; Limited Industry vendor spaces available.

EDUCATION AND AMPLIFICATION

- +NEW: Access to WSWA industry-centric skills development workshops.

- +NEW: Access to WSWA webinars on the industry topics featuring expert panelists.

- +NEW: Access to Industry reports on trends and forecasts with leading analysts through WSWA programming.

- +NEW: WSWA social media engagement for Gold Level Associate members.

CORE BENEFITS

- Excel file of WSWA wholesaler members.

- Member-only access to WSWA’s online membership directory of wholesaler and associate members.

- +NEW: Sample of latest quarterly report of WSWA’s State Law Database (SLD).

- +Two (2) copies of the WSWA Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

2022 Platinum Associate Level Benefits Package: $6,000
PROFESSIONAL BRANDING

- +Recognition in Associate Member section of WSWA’s website – includes company name and linked company logo to member company website.

- “PLATINUM Associate Member of WSWA” electronic logo.

- Associate member pricing opportunities for WSWA education programming webinar sponsors.

- Recognition in printed and digital WSWA's Annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

- NEW: Special sponsorship opportunities at WSWA events ONLY available to Associate Members.

2022 WSWA EVENTS

- NEW: Early access AND discounted pricing for registration and the grand tasting experience at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022: Matched Meetings with Distributors; Grand Tasting Event - limited to 125 tables total; Limited Industry vendor spaces available.

- Special recognition as Associate Member at all events!

- Discounted pricing for the 2022 Brand Battle Competition.

EDUCATION AND AMPLIFICATION

- NEW: Access to WSWA industry-centric skills development workshops.

- NEW: Access to WSWA webinars on the industry topics featuring expert panelists.

- NEW: Access to Industry reports on trends and forecasts with leading analysts through WSWA programming.

- NEW: WSWA social media engagement for PLATINUM Level Associate members.

- +NEW: Inclusion in WSWA’s The Weekly Buzz Newsletter.

- +NEW: Member Discount on WSWA Access Distribution Playbook Advertisement (up to $500 value).

- +NEW: Your product will have prime placement at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022.  

CORE BENEFITS

- +NEW: National Year End Report of WSWA’s State Law Database (SLD).

- +NEW: Sample of latest SipSource quarterly report.

- Excel file of WSWA wholesaler members.

- Member-only access to WSWA’s online membership directory of wholesaler and associate members.

- Two (2) copies of the WSWA Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

2022 Diamond Associate Level Benefits Package: $10,000
PROFESSIONAL BRANDING

- +Recognition in the Associate Member section of WSWA’s website - includes top level listing of company name and hyperlink to company website with company logo.

- “DIAMOND Associate Member of WSWA" electronic logo.

- Associate member pricing opportunities for WSWA education programming webinar sponsors.

- Recognition in printed and digital WSWA's Annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

- NEW: Special sponsorship opportunities at WSWA events ONLY available to Associate Members.

2022 WSWA EVENTS

- NEW: Early access AND discounted pricing for registration and the grand tasting experience at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022: Matched Meetings with Distributors; Grand Tasting Event- limited to 125 tables total; Limited Industry vendor spaces available.

- +NEW: Get your commercial or promotional video played at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022! (Valued at $2,000)

- Special recognition as Associate Member at all events.

- Discounted pricing for the 2022 Brand Battle Competition.

- +NEW: Premium Placement at Grand Tasting at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022.

- +NEW: Complimentary Display Case at the NEW WSWA Industry Experience in September 2022.

EDUCATION AND AMPLIFICATION

- NEW: Access to WSWA industry-centric skills development workshops.

- NEW: Access to WSWA webinars on the industry topics featuring expert panelists.

- NEW: Access to Industry reports on trends and forecasts with leading analysts through WSWA programming.

- NEW: WSWA press release announcement of DIAMOND Level Associate membership and social media announcement.

- +NEW: One-time highlight in The Weekly Buzz, distributed exclusively to all WSWA wholesaler member contacts.

- +NEW: One-time highlight in WSWA Daily News Clips, distributed to over 10,000 wine and spirits industry subscribers.

CORE BENEFITS

- +NEW: Full access to WSWA's State Law Database (SLD) access and reports. – DIAMOND ONLY

- +NEW: Sample of latest SipSource Year End Report.

- +NEW: A printed copy of WSWA’s Access Distribution Playbook for the craft wine and spirits community.

- Excel file of WSWA wholesaler members.

- Member-only access to WSWA’s online membership directory of wholesaler and associate members.

- +Four (4) copies of the WSWA Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

- +NEW: Member Discount on WSWA Access Distribution Playbook Advertisement. (Up to $500 Value)

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

- +NEW: Consideration to participate in WSWA’s widely attended webinars as an industry expert panelist or host.

Resources
Associate Membership Application Form
Membership Contacts
Bob Wiggans
Senior Director, Membership
202.371.9792
Catherine McDaniel
Senior Vice President, Member Advocacy
703.307.8087