Major Keynotes, Special Sessions and More at the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show

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On March 25, 2019, it begins. The 34th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, the nation’s longest-running gathering of bar, nightlife and restaurant professionals, will take over Las Vegas for three days.

Thousands of hospitality industry pros—owners, managers, bartenders, chefs, servers, CEOs, suppliers, distributors, and more—will descend upon the city to network, discover the latest products and services, attend workshops and education sessions, be inspired by passionate keynotes, and party together at the hottest nightclubs and bars in the country.

This year’s Nightclub & Bar Show educational lineup is loaded with the absolute best in the business tackling topics ranging from employee retention and guest psychology to sustainability, low-ABV cocktails and cannabis in the on-premise space. In-depth workshops will be hosted by award winners and experts like Dushan Zaric of Employees Only and Bob Brown, whose systems have been implemented by industry icons such as Disney and Waldorf Astoria.


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Our exciting and informative education sessions and certifications feature such revered experts as Erick Castro, Natalie Migliarini of Beautiful Booze, William Grant & Sons’ Charlotte Voisey, Beam Suntory West Coast Bourbon Ambassador Megan Breier, Jessica Stafford of Bacardí, Master Cicerones Jason Pratt and Pat Fahey, chefs Brian Duffy, Kayla Robison and Keith Breedlove, Jason “JROC” Craig and Ryan Labbe of Clique Hospitality, Michael Tipps and Homan Taghdiri from Invictus Hospitality, and Claire Sprouse and Chad Arnholt of Tin Roof Drink Community.

Bartender, bar owner and author Jim Meehan will share his passion and tips for leadership during a keynote on Monday, March 25. BrewDog CEO Tanisha Robinson and David Kaplan, co-founder of the famed Death & Co., will deliver a fireside chat-style keynote on Wednesday afternoon. Tuesday’s keynote will be delivered by none other than the star of Bar Rescue and chairman of the Nightclub & Bar Show, Jon Taffer.

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This year’s back-of-house tours and bootcamps are nothing short of stunning. Ticketed attendees will learn firsthand from operations such as TopGolf, Wynn Nightlife, Jewel Nightclub, The Palms, Caesars Palace and cannabis dispensary MedMen. And speaking of nightlife…

It wouldn’t be the Nightclub & Bar Show if it was all education and no play. Our famous Platinum Party lineup delivers three days of unparalleled Las Vegas nightlife. Ticketed attendees will party at Jewel Nightclub with Steve Aoki on Monday night, the newly opened nightclub and speakeasy—complete with double-decker bus and private karaoke rooms—On the Record on Tuesday night, and the breathtaking 14,000-square-foot Intrigue Nightclub on Wednesday night. Parties at Hakkasan, Marquee, XS, TAO, Apex Social Club and TopGolf are open to all badge holders, as is the can’t-miss bourbon experiential event Bourbon is My Boyfriend, hosted by Megan Breier.

Join us this March in Las Vegas. You won’t be disappointed. See you there!

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