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March 7 - 9, 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center

Exhibit Hall Dates: March 8 - 9



We have diversified the demographics of our speakers for the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Conference Program, with 28 states represented, along with Canada, the UK and the Virgin Islands!

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! Register now!

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!

Whiskey Tasting & Cocktail Creation Training
Monday, March 7, 2016 at Commonwealth
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Sponsored by Beam Suntory

If you’re a whiskey lover, this is a can’t-miss opportunity.  Whiskey experts will conduct a blind tasting and share some unique recipes for attendees to implement in their venue. 

Lighting Training

Monday, March 7, 2016 at Marquee, The Cosmopolitan

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Trainer: Charles Obert, Marquee Nightclub and Elation Professional Experts

Step into one of Las Vegas’s hottest venues, to experience lighting like you’ve never seen before. 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. Transportation is provided and departs from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Mixology Training

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Herbs & Rye

12:30pm - 3:00pm

Trainer: Nectaly Mendoza, Owner, Herbs & Rye

Join expert Nectaly Mendoza of Herbs & Rye as he demonstrates, during this hands-on training, some of the best practices behind the bar and teaches new ways to entertain your guests. 

Back of House Tour

Back by popular demand!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at LIGHT, Mandalay Bay

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Get a look behind the scenes of one of Vegas’ most acclaimed venues! LIGHT and DAYLIGHT merge cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Find out how they do it!

Why attend the conference program?

The Nightclub & Bar Show Conference Program is where you'll find best in bar and nightclub management techniques along with new and innovative ideas to jump start your business. It's the nation's largest and most comprehensive educational program that brings together thousands hospitality professionals all under one roof. The Nightclub & Bar Show addresses ALL areas that affect your bottom line!

Why YOU need to attend:

  • Sharpen your skills and improve your ability to generate new customers with increasing revenue streams, making your business more competitive, proactive and profitable.
  • Discover the newest products and most innovative technologies that can power boost your sales margins and improve your client services.
  • Connect with knowledgeable vendors and peers to profitably partner today while sharing insights into the future of our industry, preparing you for growth tomorrow.
  • With timely educational information that dives deep into specific areas of the bar and nightlife industry, you will not want to miss a second. The vast opportunities to network and partner make it the must-attend conference program of the year.

2016 Conference Program Features:

  • Visionary Keynotes
  • Comprehensive Workshops
  • Superior Super Sessions
  • Hands-On Bootcamp 
  • World-Class Back of House Tours
  • Onsite Certification Programs
  • Lighting/Training Demos
  • Off-Premise Beverage Pairings
  • Topics Specific Breakout Sessions

What will you find?

  • Best Business Practices: Gain knowledge of processes and new strategies to reposition your business, generate new revenue streams, continuously improve and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Profitable Results: Connect with market-leading vendors and peers to grow your partnerships, increase sales, decrease expenses and build profitable solutions.
  • Innovative Products and Technology: Discover the latest products and most innovative technologies that can move you beyond your core capabilities and drive your business down new paths.

Top 10 Reasons Why Attendees Come:

  1. Largest and most comprehensive event to showcase all nightlife innovations.
  2. Opportunity to meet new vendors and existing partners.
  3. Get access to the hottest parties and clubs.
  4. Experience one-of-a-kind Workshops and Back of House Tours.
  5. Learn from the most successful professionals in the industry.
  6. Take home thousands of new ideas that will help you grow and improve your business.
  7. Free Welcome Kick-Off Party.
  8. Two inspirational keynote speeches from industry superstars.
  9. Hundreds of hot, new products on our show floor.
  10. Did we mention it's in Vegas?

    Find out what all the buzz is about!

    “Everyone who’s anyone was hobnobbing with industry icons and trendsetters to ‘raise their bar’.” – Shari Kennedy, Lead Bartender, In The Mix Pub – Nesquehoning, PA

    “What you get from this show will pay off for many years to come.” – Heath Campbell, Owner, PV Wings N Things – Pahrump, NV

    “This one-stop conference expertly covers the entire operations of your establishment.” – Mary Butler, Manager, Havana Club & Grill – McAllen, TX

    “The Nightclub & Bar Show opened my eyes to a whole new experience we can offer our customers and ways to keep them coming back while gaining new customers every day.” – Erika Seneca, Marketing Manager, Armor Inn Tap Room – Ellicottville, NY

    “Stretched my vision, reaffirmed the things we are doing right and provided solutions for the things we need to improve on.  Returned and immediately started planning the expansion of our bar to serve more patrons.” – Dave Dayler, Owner, Saloon on Calhoun with Bacon – Brookfield, WI

    “The Nightclub & Bar Show is essential for the growth of your venue!  The resources and access to industry professionals is invaluable to a successful business!” – Michael McCray, Director of Operations and Production, Beta Nightclub – Denver, CO

    “I came to this show because I want to be on the cutting edge of creating value for my customers and to differentiate my business from my competitors.  Mission accomplished!!!” – Bill Dubiel, Owner, Chill – Montclair, NJ

    “The NCB Show was an excellent forum to brush up on core principles, learn tips and techniques helping others achieve success and discover the latest innovations in products and technology impacting the bar business.” – Darrell O’Brien, Director of Operations, Moose International – Mooseheart, IL

    “The 30th Anniversary Nightclub & Bar Show was very informative, meeting peers in the industry from other parts of the US and sharing ideas to seeing some new innovative cutting edge products on the showroom floor was just another added value why we should attend.  Worth the trip!” – Robert Gleim, General Manager, Bamboo Willie’s Beachside Bar – Pensacola, FL