Q+A: Jon Taffer previews 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention — NSA spyware a big concern?
Source: Las Vegas Sun
Is National Security Agency-type profile spyware coming to your neighborhood bar and lounge? Will rival nightclubs poach valuable data from each other to get the ultimate “steal them away information” in customer needs?
Apparently so! It’s just one of the innovations going on display for the first time in the 28-year history of the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show. Modern-day technology will be a startling feature at the March 24-26 educational and entertaining event already being dubbed “the greatest conference and nightlife programs” since moving to Las Vegas.
Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” host and Nightclub & Bar Media Group President Jon Taffer told me: “We have bar, beverage and nightlife industry professionals coming from all over the world. Representing 200,000 on-premise establishments, they are responsible for $20 billion in beverage sales annually.
“They will gain incredible amounts of knowledge while learning the newest and best parts of our industry. Las Vegas is the greatest environment in the world to host this event. Bottom line: If you’re in our business and you’re not there, you need to find another line of work.”
Celebrities are again joining this year’s action, including opening keynote speaker Adam Carolla, Reza Farahan from “Shahs of Sunset,” cast members from “Rock of Ages” and “Jersey Boys” and “Absinthe’s” Angel Porrino; plus, MTV’s BMX stars T.J. Lavin and Ricardo Laguna; former Houston Rockets star Ralph Sampson; DJs Calvin Harris and David Guetta; and sexy singer and actress Christina Milian.
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