It’s GAME ON for ALIA Sport 2013


The Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA), hosted by Australian HotelierNational Liquor Newsbars&clubs and TheShout, are the leading awards for the liquor industry in Australia.

The race to the finish line is on for the 2013 Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA).

Hosted by Intrust Super and NILWA, ALIA 2013 will be taking on all things ‘Sport’ in its 20th year when it revs up on Wednesday 23 October at Luna Park Sydney.

Voting is now officially open to the Australian on and off-premise liquor trade as the search begins to single out and reward the industry’s best brands, products, people and venues.

This year will also see the introduction of a new major award – On-Premise Liquor Supplier of the Year, which will specifically seek to recognise those liquor suppliers who have excelled within the on-premise sector.

“This award was created to recognise the hard work and effort of those suppliers who invest a great deal of their time and resources to building strong relationships with the on-premise channel,” said the editor ofbars&clubs magazine, Sacha Delfosse.

“This includes providing bartenders and bar and pub staff with the opportunities to engage with their brands through competitions, training sessions, promotions, events and other innovative activations.”

The On-Premise Liquor Supplier of the Year award will be open to liquor suppliers servicing on-premise venues around Australia, from inner-city bars to country pubs.

“Twenty years of ALIA have created far greater awareness in the liquor industry of the different priorities of venues and retailers,” said Clyde Mooney, editor of Australian Hotelier.

“We decided it was time to acknowledge the focused efforts of suppliers that have paid special attention to the needs of the on-premise.”

Returning for a record sixth round, Larry Emdur has been named as referee of ALIA Sport 2013, which promises to be a highly-charged night of good times as the industry comes together to cheer itself on with fine food and wines, beers, networking and entertainment.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Shane T Williams for more information on 02 8586 6205 or email