Register now for the only business conference in America that focuses solely on the bottled water industry!

At IBWA’s Annual Business Conference and Trade Show, you’ll learn all about best practices and stay up-to-date on industry trends. We’ll also discuss issues that are important for the future of the bottled water industry, including retail forecasts, business solutions, policy insights, cybersecurity, AI, and more!


Why You Can’t Miss This Event

  • Unparalleled Networking: Connect with key decision-makers across the bottled water industry, from established brands to family-owned companies.
  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Get insights into the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of bottled water.
  • Spark New Ideas: Participate in interactive sessions and workshops designed to spark creativity and inspire new strategies.
  • Grow Your Business: Build valuable relationships and discover new partnerships to expand your reach and distribution channels.

Registration Prices

If your company would like to exhibit, please go to the Exhibit & Sponsor tab for pricing and registration link.

*Please note: to register as an attendee online, you must log in to your MemberClicks profile to receive the member rate.*


Bottlers & Distributors

Until 10/4/2024:

After 10/4/2024

Non-Exhibiting Supplier

Until 10/4/2024:

After 10/4/2024:


Bottlers & Distributors

Until 10/4/2024:

After 10/4/2024

Non-Exhibiting Supplier

Until 10/4/2024:

After 10/4/2024:

PACK EXPO International

IBWA is holding our conference in conjunction with PACK EXPO International, which enables IBWA registrants to receive a complimentary registration for attendance at PACK EXPO. Once registered, IBWA attendees will be provided a link to register for PACK EXPO.

With packaging and processing solutions for every industry, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, PACK EXPO is the most comprehensive packaging event in 2024. See the world’s largest showcase (2,500+ exhibitors) of technology, including many product launches, for more than 40 vertical markets, experience the wonder, and collaborate with experts (40,000+ attendees).

Frequently Asked Questions


Cooler temperatures begin to settle in early November in Chicago. The average high is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 38, so you may want to pack layers for chillier temperatures. The average rainfall for October is 3 inches so you also may want to pack an umbrella – just in case.


Be comfortable in business casual attire, and good walking shoes.  Temperatures may at times be cool in public areas of the hotel and in the meeting rooms.  We suggest you bring a sweater, jacket, or wrap as a “just in case” for the times you find yourself in those locations.


Membership Questions: Contact Cheryl Bass, Director of Membership Services at 703-647-4615 or [email protected]

Conference or Trade Show Questions: Contact Claire Crane, Manager of Conferences, Meetings, and Programs at 703-683-5213 or [email protected].

Air Travel & Ground Transportation

Depending on time of day the travel time from Chicago O’Hara International Airport (ORD) to the hotel is about 35-45 minutes (18-25 miles), from Midway Airport (MDW) it is 20-30 minutes (12 miles). provides information on a variety of transportation options between the airports and downtown Chicago.

CPO Exam

The Certified Plant Operator (CPO) exam will be held on Thursday, November 7 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Only IBWA members can take the CPO exam and the charge is $80.