The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show recently wrapped its 27th annual gathering on March 12-14, but is already getting ready to make the 2013 show bigger and better. This year’s show saw a record number of 662 exhibiting companies and brands, up 8% from 2011. Following the immense success of the show, more than 125 of this year’s exhibitors have already confirmed to re-book their booth space — a total of more than 25,000 square feet — for the 2013 convention. These companies include American Beverage Marketers, Arclite Inc., BarLuxe, Click Clack US LLC, Beverage Metrics, Excel Dryer, Incredible Technologies Incorporated, Lava Heat Italia, Le Grande Saint, MillerCoors, Modern Line Furniture, Muerto Spirits Inc., Rush Flyers, Sunkist Foodservice Equipment, Western Exterminator Company, Zing Zang Inc. and many more.
“This was one of our most successful shows ever, and with almost 20% of this year’s exhibitors already committed to their booth space, this is great a start for next year,” says Jon Taffer, president of the Nightclub & Bar Media Group. “When compared with last year’s number of 75 companies at the same time period, this early retention rate is quite impressive.”
Several vendors who have decided to re-book for next year’s show provided the following comments:
“The NCB show continues to get bigger and better every year. This allows companies like MillerCoors to showcase innovation and sample new products to thousands of key decision makers from throughout the country! The brand exposure and trial we receive is well worth our time and investment,” offers Daniel Parr, Pacific Region - On-Premise Chain Sales Manager at MillerCoors.
“This was our first NCB Show and it definitely lived up to the hype. I can’t imagine where else we could have met so many key decision-makers in just a few short days,” says Jill Connelly, Director of Operations at BarLuxe. “The post-show response has far exceeded our expectations. We can’t wait for next year.”
“The 2012 Nightclub & Bar Show continues to be a very productive and engaging event for us,” offers Tom Cohn, Sales & Marketing Manager for Sunkist Foodservice Equipment. “The NC&B concept works well. It brought a large number of high-quality domestic and international customers who were prepared to buy and interacted with us throughout each day. It is an excellent method of reaching the majority of decision makers throughout a key trade channel in an economical manner. For these strong reasons, I have already taken steps to return again in 2013.”
“Modern Line Furniture, year after year, continues to thrive at the Nightclub & Bar Show. This premier industry event draws in the type of buyers that will potentially become our clients,” says Vlad Spivak, CEO of Modern Line Furniture. “We love showcasing our products to this industry because we have seen the value that our products bring to nightclubs and bars. Our nightclub and bar clients are extremely satisfied with the versatility and quality that we offer. We will most certainly return next year in hopes to continue to make a presence in this industry and of course grow our business. The Nightclub & Bar Show continues to support our brand and has a sincere and vested interest in our success."