Conference Overview

looking to dominate

the bar and restaurant scene?

2020 packs in new tracks for the bar and restaurant industry focusing on five core pillars:

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

build your brand, build your business

This is 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. Benefit from real world, proven advice on how to excel in all areas of running a profitable and efficient bar or restaurant through the Nightclub & Bar Show conference program. Crush your competition and watch your business grow! 

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

  1. Operations: Running your bar
  2. People: Staffing your bar
  3. Guest Experience: Making them fall in love with your bar (and foster loyal customers)
  4. Food & Beverage: Create and refresh your culinary and drink options
  5. Marketing & Promotions: Get the word out and fill your bar with guests

View conference program offerings below to learn more. 

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. View packages and pricing here.

2020 Schedule Group


Join us for deep technical conference sessions across 5 tracks


Operations / People & Staffing / Guest Experience / Food & Beverage / Marketing & Promotions. 2020 Schedule

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 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. View Conference Sessions

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. View Conference Sessions

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. View Conference Sessions

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. View Conference Sessions

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. View Conference Sessions

Featured Speakers

Laura Newman

Laura Newman
Queen's Park

Todd Collins

TODD COLLINS
RestaurantReputations 

Sean Finter

Sean Finter
Barmetrix

Tobin Ellis

TOBIN ELLIS
BarMagic

Natalie Migliarini

NATALIE MIGLIARINI
Beautiful Booze

Howard Weiss

HOWARD WEISS
Element Hospitality 

Brian Duffy

CHEF BRIAN DUFFY
Duffified Experience Group 

Jayne Portnoy

JAYNE PORTNOY
JP Consulting 

View All Speakers Group

 

2 Shows for the Price of 1

Food & Beverage Innovation Conference
Featured in the Nightclub & Bar Show Conference Program

Conference Dates: October 19-21, 2020
Expo Dates: October 20-21
Access 2 Shows for the Price of 1 // Learn More

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.