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.

22nd Annual
​Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention

August 7-9, 2019

Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square - Columbus, Ohio 

Presented by

Ohio Wholesale Marketers Association

​Indiana Wholesale Distributors Association

Kentucky 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  Deal Book Form  here

Download the Garry Adams Memorial Award here

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

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

2019 Tri-State Video

​​Platinum Sponsors

Altria Group Distribution Company

ITG Brands LLC

Reynolds American

​Swisher International

Gold Sponsors

Juul Labs, Inc.

National Tobacco Company

The Hershey Company

Silver Sponsors

Global Widget

Swedish Match NA

Xcaliber International

Bronze Sponsors

Farmers Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana



ABL Wholesale Distributors     Altria Group Distribution Company     Eby-Brown Company     Farmers Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana     Global Widget     H.T. Hackney Company  

  Hardec's     ITG Brands LLC     Juul Labs, Inc.     Liggett Vector Brands    

National Tobacco Company     Premier Manufacturing     Reynolds American     Republic Tobacco     Richmond Master Distributors     S. Abraham & Sons     Smokey Mountain Snuff  

  Swedish Match NA     Swisher International     The Hershey Company      Xcaliber International