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:
- Operations: Running your bar
- People: Staffing your bar
- Guest Experience: Making them fall in love with your bar (and foster loyal customers)
- Food & Beverage: Create and refresh your culinary and drink options
- Marketing & Promotions: Get the word out and fill your bar with guests
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)
- 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 March. 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.
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
2 Shows for the Price of 1
Food & Beverage Innovation Conference
Featured in the Nightclub & Bar Show Conference Program
Conference Dates: March 30-April 1
Expo Dates: March 31-April 1
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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.
2020 Event Brochure
All the pressing details are in. Download the 2020 Event Brochure and start mapping out your #NCBSHOW20 experience. With hundreds of events and new experiences to choose from over the course of 3 days – you’ll be blown away by the opportunities Nightclub & Bar Show has on tap. Ready to dive in? OPEN NOW