Conference Overview

Rebuild your brand, rebuild your business

New tracks for the bar & restaurant industry are coming in 2021 focusing on 5 critical topics:

People & Staffing, Food & Beverage, Operations, Guest Experience, and Marketing & Promotions


Education at Nightclub & Bar Show

This program is specifically designed to meet the needs and challenges of bar and restaurant owners, operators and professionals looking to recover and reforge after the devastating toll of COVID-19. Benefit from real-world, proven advice on how to excel in all areas of returning to a profitable and efficient bar or restaurant through the Nightclub & Bar Show conference program. 

Whether you own or operate 1-100+ venues, learn how to:

  1. Operations: Running your bar in light of new regulations
  2. People: Staffing your bar in a new economy
  3. Guest Experience: Making them feel welcome time and time again, PPE or not
  4. Food & Beverage: Reinvent your culinary and drink options to focus on profitability. Learn More
  5. Marketing & Promotions: Learn the best ways to connect with guests to pull them back in

View conference program offerings below to learn more. 

  • Conference Sessions (70+ Sessions across 5 Tracks Covering: Operations, People & Staffing, Guest Experience, Food & Beverage and Marketing & Promotions)
  • Workshops  
  • Mixology Trainings- coming soon!
  • Nightlife & Leadership Operations Bootcamp
  • Restaurant & Culinary Bootcamp
  • National Host Security Certification Program

Not sure what classes you want to attend? No problem!
Buy the VIP Pass or Conference Pass and decide on the courses that best fit your needs when it's closer to the show. Since seating is first-come, first-served, you don't need to pick classes ahead of time (just make sure you come to the class a few minutes before it starts to get a seat!)  Separate registration required for offsite trainings and tours. Registration packages & pricing will be posted in a few months.

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Learn More about 5 new tracks

Food & Beverage: Culinary experts from around the world will discuss the importance of creating proprietary menus that set owners apart from the competition without putting them behind on labor and food costs. Many operators had to slim down their menus after reopening, learn how to stay lean and profitable without giving up creativity. Attendees will also learn about unique beverage trends including the rise of zero-proof cocktails, sustainability, and the latest in wine. 

Guest Experience: Sanitation and comfortability are intrinsically linked to the 'new' normal we are in. To help operators deliver value to their guests when dining out, each guest experience session will provide insight into the tactics that are driving new and repeat business alike. 

Staff & People: Focusing on how bar and restaurant operators attract, train and retain all-star, diverse 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. A sharp eye on financials and cash flow is how many survived the past few months. Not only does it increase the odds of 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. 

Past Speakers

Laura Newman

Laura Newman
Queen's Park

Todd Collins


Sean Finter

Sean Finter

Tobin Ellis


Natalie Migliarini

Beautiful Booze

Howard Weiss

Element Hospitality 

Brian Duffy

Duffified Experience Group 

Jayne Portnoy

JP Consulting 

100% Conference Satisfaction Guarantee

We are so confident you will benefit from your conference experience, your registration fee is 100% guaranteed! Get your money's worth ...or get your money back!  

This guarantee covers your registration fee but not travel, hotel or any other expenses incurred. Written notice of all claims must be submitted, in writing, to show management within 3 days of the event. "No-shows" are not eligible. This does not apply to schedule/presenter changes.