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March 7 - 9, 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center

Exhibit Hall Dates: March 8 - 9

The 2016 Nightclub & Bar Conference Program will feature 8 tracks:

   Bartending & Mixology    Promotions & Marketing    Social Media  

  Operations & Management   Beer, Food & Wine   Customer Experience & Liability  


…And NEW for 2016:

  Industry Trends & Research  Nightlife

With an additional 10 sessions added this year, the conference program boasts a total of 92 information-packed seminars and workshops from over 100 industry experts.

Expanding the program to feature over 50 new speakers, the 2016 Conference Program will now include more food-centric sessions, training tips for managers, platform-specific social media seminars, design strategies and much more!  Choose your conference schedule by determining your level in each area (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) to get the most out of your experience!

NEW! Nightclub & Bar 2016 will also offer two of the best certification programs in the industry!

ServSafe Manager Training Certification

Attendees can find the best food and alcohol safety training program at the show with the nationally accredited ServSafe Manager Training from the National Restaurant Association. The ServeSafe training will include a 2 hour crash course on best practices and procedures that will prepare attendees for the National ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam.

National HOST Security Certification

Nightlife security hosts national training certification program (mandated program for all California security guards and bouncers), is a comprehensive training covering everything from conflict resolution and legal limits to criminal liabilities and alcohol regulations.

NEW! Off-Site Training additions in 2016!

Lighting Training

Step into Marquee, one of Las Vegas’s hottest venues, to experience lighting like you’ve never seen before.  Marquee offers more than 60,000 square feet, a rooftop patio overlooking the lights of Las Vegas, an ultra pool-club and the best DJs from around the world. Marquee also offers the Boom Box room as a mixed-format area and The Library, a discreet VIP lounge hideaway. With vast glass window-walls overlooking the famous Las Vegas Strip, guests will enjoy a nightlife experience unlike any other venue. Expert staff from Elation will walk attendees through lighting, sound and video programming in three distinct venue types for optimal effects.  Whether you own a nightclub or lounge, this is a must-attend training for anyone in the business who wants to learn the ins and outs of their professional lighting equipment.

Mixology Training

Do you want to learn about flair bartending?  Interested in making your own bitters for your bar?  Are you stuck on coming up with new ideas for your bar setup or cocktail recipes?  Then this is the training for you!  Join Nectaly Mendoza of Herbs & Rye as he demonstrates some of the best practices behind the bar and teaches new and innovative ways to entertain your customers. Herbs and Rye continues to produce the very best beverage program available. They lead by example and set the precedence for all others to follow. Giving the utmost consideration to their customers’ needs is a core value. They seek perfection in every aspect of the beverage industry.