​​Garry Adams Tri-State Memorial Award The Tri-State Convention and the industry as a whole lost a true friend and advocate in 2010 with the passing of Garry Adams, President of the Dittman Adams Company. Garry was part of the team that took the Tri-State Convention from a vision to reality. He never stopped believing in the opportunities that the future holds for the Tri-State Convention, the tobacco industry and the c-store distribution channel.

The annual Garry Adams Tri-State Memorial Award has been created with the encouragement and support of many of Garry’s friends and colleagues from all levels of the industry to recognize an individual who shares some of Garry’s strongest and most admirable traits …

Click here to download Garry Adams award.

19th Annual Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention

August 10 - 12, 2016

The Marriott Renaissance - Columbus, Ohio

Presented by

Ohio Wholesale Marketers Association

Indiana Wholesale Distributors Association

Kentucky Tobacco & Candy Association

The Tri-State Tobacco & Candy Distributors Convention is the premier networking event for CEO's, buyers and other top management of convenience store wholesalers who operate in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and the Midwest region. 2016 marks the 19th Annual Tri-State Convention and with so many industry events scheduled throughout the year, we are proud of the feedback that always ranks our event as a favorite among attendees.

Registration Brochure coming soon.

Registration Form coming soon.

Download the Garry Adams award here.

(read more about the Garry Adams Memorial Award below).

​If you have any questions, call us at 614-224-3435.

Tri-State Convention

Tobacco and Candy Distributors




Altria Group Distribution Company


ITG Brands, Commonwealth-Altadis

Reynolds American


BIC Consumer Products USA

JT International USA

Swisher International

The Hershey Company


National Tobacco Company

​​Swedish Match North America

Tantus Tobacco LLC


Farmers Tobacco of Cynthiana