Celebrating 35 years as the nation’s most influential gathering of bar and restaurant tastemakers, the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show will offer a variety of informational-packed conference sessions and expert workshops to allow industry professionals the opportunity to gain critical skills and insight into the dynamic bar and nightclub industry.
The only program designed to meet the needs and challenges of bar and restaurant owners, operators and professionals looking to get ahead in the industry, this year’s conference will include more than 70 sessions across five tracks covering food and beverage, guest experience, people and staffing, operations, and marketing and promotions.
Food & Beverage: Culinary experts from around the world will discuss the importance of creating proprietary menus that set owners ahead from the competition without putting them behind on labor and food costs. Attendees will also learn about unique beverage trends including the rise of zero-proof cocktails, sustainability, and the latest in wine.
Guest Experience: To help operators deliver the value their guests are expecting when dining out, each guest experience session will provide insight into what tactics are driving new and repeat business alike.
Staff & People: Focusing on how bar and restaurant operators attract, train and retain all-star staff members, attendees will learn from industry experts as they discuss a variety of topics ranging from wellness and benefit offerings to how bar owners are combating the rise of minimum wage by creating a culture that makes work more than a paycheck.
Operations: While systems and profit and loss statements may not be the most glamorous discussion, nothing else sets operators up for continued profitability and expansion. Not only does it increase the odds for being successful in this tough business, but it also allows owners to get hours of their day back by running a business instead of the business running them. Attendees will learn from operators who have both earned millions in sales and raised seven-figures in funding.
Marketing & Promotions: Providing guests with a playbook of how to stand out among a sea of competitive messaging, each marketing and promotions session will break down a different element while addressing local search, online reputation, social media, advertising, public relations, loyalty programs, and more.
Providing a more in-depth learning experience, this year’s expert workshops will include interactive three-hour sessions allowing guests the opportunity to walk away with new knowledge and ideas that can be implemented immediately into their business.
Risky Business: The Systems for Beating the Odds in the Bar Business, with Sean Finter (Founder/President, Barmetrix)
No Nonsense Successful Leadership Strategies In 180 Minutes, with Frank Besednjak (President, The Training Source Inc.)
Take Back Your Budget & Profitability: The Key to Controlling Food, Beverage & Labor Costs, with David Scott Peters (Industry Experience/Coach, DavidScottPeters.com)
Boost Your Tabs, Tips & Profits with The Seven Ways Successful Teams Sell, with Bob Brown (President, Bob Brown Service Solutions)
Break the Marketing Machine, with Donald Burns (The Restaurant Coach, Off the Range Ventures, LLC), Andrew Freeman (Founder, af&co.) and Candace MacDonald (Managing Director of Consulting Services, af&co.)
F&B Innovation Workshop: Menu Analysis and Design Strategies, with Chef Brian Duffy (Founder, Duffified Experience Group)
Nightclub & Bar Show attendees that purchase a VIP Pass will have access to one expert workshop and all conference sessions during the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show. Additional workshops can be added to any registration for $149.
Those interested in attending the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show March 30 – April 1 can visit www.ncbshow.com for more information or to register. Additional details about the expo floor, speakers, nightlife activations, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. Nightclub & Bar Show is a trade event and not open to the general public.