Highlights: The Third and Final Day of Nightclub & Bar 2015

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Stunning. What else is there to say about the third and final day of Nightclub & Bar 2015? We want to thank everyone who made it to the show after the amazing party at XS last night. Tomorrow, put what you've learned, what you've discovered and who you've connected with to action.

Living legend and icon Tony Hawk shared his incredible story of unbelievable success, the fall of skateboarding in the early '90s, vision, perseverance and leadership.

A panel of industry experts explained now only why good employees sometimes quit but what operators and managers can do to retain and develop their staffs.

Brand ambassadors for Diageo, Ketel One and Don Julio presented current spirits trends, such as the drop in popularity of flavored vodkas, the increase in sales and production of flavored whisk(e)ys and using less ingredients to craft quality cocktails.

Whitney Johnson of Bookbottles LLC offered up a fresh perspective on promotions versus discounting, urging operators to seriously consider perceived value, knowing and understanding your demographic and not just doing what has always been done.

And, of course, the Exhibitor Floor was in full swing with tens of thousands of attendees networking, discovering new products and learning about new services.