The 28th Annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show (#NCBShow) kicked off today in Las Vegas with opening remarks by Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and Star/Co-Executive Producer of Spike TV’s hit series “Bar Rescue.” His remarks were followed by an outstanding keynote presentation by Jim Koch, Founder of The Boston Beer Company. Koch shared the struggles and successes on making you professional dream come true.
Other exciting highlights from Day One of the Show include:
TOP 100 Panel: The Top 100 panel answered conference attendees’ questions about the inner working of their venues and how they can achieve similar success. This year's panelists featured Top 100 operators Greg Newman, Co-Founder, Baja Sharkeez (#81), Ben Galatz, Director of Operations & Nightlife, Roof on the Wit (#29) and Mariena Mercer, GM, The Chandelier Bar & Property Mixologist, The Cosmopolitan (#24).
Sessions and panels focusing on bar management & bartending, promotions & marketing, social media, operations & management, beer, food & wine and customer experience & liability, the show provides a wealth of learning experiences whether you’re new to the industry or a vet. Industry leaders from companies including CBD Solutions, Southern Wine & Spirits, GuestCounts Hospitality, Tryst, XS Nightclub, Indemnity Insurance Co. and MarkeTeam.
Tonight We Begin the Celebration with:
Bar Rescue Happy Hour:
Raise a glass with fellow industry professionals during Happy Hours - happening daily! This is a great opportunity to network with other attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. Happy Hour offers are valid with your NCB Show badge. You’ll have the chance to meet these incredibly talented people and the man himself, Mr. Jon Taffer, at the “Bar Rescue” Happy Hour, sponsored by Spike TV, Diageo and bevIntel from 6:00PM to 9:00PM on March 19 at LAVO in The Palazzo.
Welcome Kick-Off Party:
Party On Us! Come one, come all. All attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are invited to our Welcome Kick-Off Party at Caesars Palace! We'll be serving up hors d'oeuvres, featured drinks, entertainment and the best networking opportunity out there. This cocktail party is our way of getting all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors together! So jumpstart your NCB Show experience with us on Tuesday at the Caesars Palace Pool! (FREE to ALL badged attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors.)
Platinum Party at Hyde, Bellagio:
Learn like a pro by day and party like a guest at night. Teaming up with top-shelf Vegas clubs, Nightclub & Bar’s parties are known for delivering the most memorable nights of your life. Our exclusive over-the-top events feature special guest DJs and celebrity appearances, so come and live it up! Location. Ambience. Spirit. An upscale nightclub with a California lounge-feel that welcomes all types of Vegas goers. Dance all night or indulge in the amazing table service while taking in the breathtaking views of the iconic Bellagio Hotel fountains. An experience that can be wrapped up in two words; classy and thrilling.
The NCB Show is America’s biggest and most important bar, nightclub and beverage event of the year bringing more than 34,000 industry professionals, including owners and managers of bars, nightclubs, independent and chain restaurants, hotels, resorts and casinos, together to network, learn and have fun.
For more information, check out the show’s website, www.ncbshow.com.