VIBE Conference 2020 Updates

Next week we’ll be ready to roll and here are the numbers:

This year, the VIBE Conference will attract more than 200 operator attendees from over 150 companies, and more than 400 sponsor attendees from 100-plus companies. With another 75-plus attendees including speakers, industry notables and attendees from industry associations, distributors and agencies, the conference will welcome more than 700 on-premise beverage industry folks who matter.

Details of the many VIBE Conference seminars and workshops are set. For example, we kick off the conference with a welcome from Paul Miller, CEO of Questex, and we’ll hear from Rick Berman of the American Beverage Institute before we hand it over to our emcee, Evan Goldstein. Then we hear from Colleen Brennan of Rodney Strong Wine Estates on behalf of Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE). 


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For those who would like to participate in midday table discussions on either technology trends or Control States topics, be sure to sign up at the VIBE registration desk as these are reservation-only sessions.  

And as a reminder, here are the finalists in the VIBE Vista Awards, which will be presented along with Supplier Awards and the two personal awards, Innovator and Legend, at the conference:

For Best Beer Program, Aimbridge Hospitality, Carnival Cruise Line and Taco Mac. Best Wine Program finalists are Delta Air Lines, Holland America Line and Norwegian Cruise Line. When it comes to spirits, the finalists for the Best Spirits Program are Delta Air Lines, Hard Rock Café and Walt Disney World. 

Best Overall: Multi/Chain Restaurant category finalists are Applebee’s, Chart House and Hard Rock Café. For Best Overall: Hotels, Casinos & Resorts, Delta Air Lines, Sage Hospitality and Walt Disney World. Best Adult Alcohol-Free Beverage Program finalists are Hard Rock Café, McCormick & Schmick’s and Topgolf. Best Training Program finalists are Marriott International, Omni Hotels & Resorts and Royal Caribbean International.

For the Best Beverage Menu Revamp, Norwegian Cruise Line, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern and Walt Disney World. In the Best Beverage Promotion category, Carrabba’s Bar and Grill, Marriott International and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Best Limited Time Beverage Offer finalists are Applebee’s, Chili’s Grill & Bar and Hard Rock Café.

Once again, reserve your room by Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa through our official housing company, Par Avion. Rates start at $249/night when you book through Par Avion. Book your hotel online or email [email protected].

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