THANK YOU

2018 Sponsors

​​Platinum Sponsors

Altria Group Distribution Company

ITG Brands LLC

Reynolds American

​Swisher International


Gold Sponsors

JT International USA

The Hershey Company

Silver Sponsors

Swedish Match North America


 Bronze Sponsors

Farmers Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana

                                     Juul Labs, Inc.        

                  Scandinavian Tobacco Group                        






21st Annual
​Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention

August 15-17, 2018


Marriott Griffin Gate Resort - Lexington, Kentucky

Presented by


Kentucky Tobacco & Candy Association

Ohio Wholesale Marketers Association

​Indiana Wholesale Distributors 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. 2018 marks the 21st 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.


Download Convention Schedule of Events here


Download Convention Registration Form here


Download the Garry Adams Award here.

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


​If you have any questions, call us at 502-243-9280.



Tri-State Convention

Tobacco and Candy Distributors

​​​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.