​​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 .

Tri-State Convention

Tobacco and Candy Distributors

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

Registration Form

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.





Platinum Sponsors

Altria Group Distribution Company

ITG Brands LLC

R.J. Reynolds 

Gold Sponsors​

The Hershey Company

JT International USA

Swisher International 

Silver Sponsors

Swedish Match North America

Xcaliber International

Bronze Sponsors

Farmers Tobacco of Cynthiana