Conference Overview







Get Smart About Your Business

Keep pace with the trends, best-practices and standards that drive the bar & nightlife industry. 

There’s always something new to learn at Nightclub & Bar Show! Whether it’s attending seminars, keynotes, workshops, trainings or technical courses – the 3-day education program, March 26-28, is designed to help professionals keep current with the fast pace of change.  View the full schedule with 3 Super Sessions and 9 revamped tracks including Tech Talks, Beverage Programming, THC² The Hospitality of Cannabis and Trends & Movements. View the full schedule here.

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Super Sessions

Included in all passes!

Donna Hood Crecca Technomic

Now & Next at the Bar:2018 and Beyond
Presented by Technomic

Bob Peters

Secrets to Success: NCB Award
Winners Tell All

Moderated by Bob Peters

Reggie Kelly

NFL Gridiron Greats, Now Unstoppable F&B Entrepreneurs
Former NFL Players Panel

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Going Beyond the Bar.

Hear from Attendees

I love attending the Nightclub & Bar Show each year! Such a great way to learn of innovative ideas that industry leaders are using to succeed! Angelica Piantadosi, Manager & Event Coordinator, Zin Bistro Americana

The show gave me many new ideas to refresh a 29 year old restaurant. This may be an old dog but it definitely can learn some new tricks. It was a bit calming to know that regardless of where owners were from, the same problems I experience in Barbados many other smaller and larger venues around the world experience the exact same problems.  Operations/Facilities Manager, Surfside Bar & Restaurant

 After many years of contemplating if Nightclub & Bar Show would help my restaurant and sports pub we decided to give it a shot and I wish I went earlier in my career! It was a great experience! Gridiron Restaurant

The Nightclub & Bar Show is imperative to stay on top in our industry! The concentration of professionals and experts creates an atmosphere for success and growth for businesses of any size! Michael McCray, Director of Operations, Beta Nightclub

I enjoy the Nightclub & Bar Convention for new ideas and trends in the industry!  Christopher Hudspeth, Owner, Pegasus On Church, Toronto, ON Canada

I have been going for the last 6 years and it's always helpful so we can keep up with trends, see new products and listen to speakers to help with everyday decisions and growth for our business.  President, Molly’s Irish Grille

If you are in this business there is NO BETTER WAY to see all the latest trends in the industry.  Also the networking and knowledge sharing experience is second to none!  Owner/Operator, Romarco’s Italian Bar & Grille

The Nightclub & Bar Show was jam-packed with informative sessions on topics that translated well even to my little dive bar!  Next year, I’m bringing my GM with us to spread out the collective learning. Pat Dolan, Dolan's (Ridley Park, PA)

Time and Money well spent! Amber Petersen, Manager, The Stone City General Store Pub

We had an amazing time at the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Show.  It was great to see all the new products, do taste testing as well as being able to see and compare products such as POS systems and music/video entertainment.  Show really helped us make some decisions.  Thanks for putting on such a great expo.  Donna McKelvey, Manager, Hammer's Bar and Grill

Wonderfully informative with tons of new ideas and cutting edge promotions. Learn from the best in the industry with the VIP pass.  Elyse McKinley, Bar Manager, Roosters Bar and Grill

You never know where the 'nugget' will come from to make the visit so worthwhile - it could come from a conference speaker, member of the audience, fellow NCB attendee in the queue or something you see on the exhibit show floor .... make a space in your diary for the show that could transform your business. Director/CEO, Mick Collins Celtic Pubs

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

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!! Owner, Chill

The 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

An extremely important show for owners but in particular it is a must show for key staff members. Kevin Ferguson, President, O'Leary Entertainment Ltd.

This is an educational experience of a lifetime. As an owner, invest in your team and take them to this event. It’s the staff that's in the trenches that will not only benefit from the classes taught but can tell you as an owner which products being sold at the Expo will help add revenue to your business.  This event is worth every penny. Last year just my former business partner and I went, this year I took my entire team (7 of us total) and next year I'm taking them again! Owner, Rack 'Em Billiards & Sports Bar

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