2019 Industry Keynotes
Each year we choose multiple keynote speakers that play an integral part of the bar, beverage and nightlife industry. Hear from leading experts as they share tips, secrets, challenges and successes that will leave you feeling inspired to propel your business to the next level.
How to register?
Keynotes are included in all registration passes. VIP Pass registrations include front row seating.
Bar Rescue Star Jon Taffer to Keynote & Open the Show!
Cut the BS Excuses that Hold You Back
Tuesday, March 26
Ribbon Cutting with Jon Taffer to follow at 12pm, Expo Hall
No one has impacted the global bar industry more than Jon Taffer. His educational programs are legendary and the highest rated in the history of Nightclub & Bar Show. Don’t miss Taffer’s Keynote, “Cut the BS Excuses that Hold You Back”. Based upon Jon’s New York Times Bestseller, this killer keynote will challenge the excuses we all make and provide you with Jon’s proven steps to explode your revenue! This is not your typical keynote… it’s the ultimate experience you do not want to miss. Leave armed with actionable steps to implement and the motivation to do it!
Keynote with Jim Meehan, James Beard Award Winning Author and Bartender
Monday, March 25
Jim Meehan, co-founder of PDT- one of the countries pioneering cocktail lounges in its twelfth year of business in New York City's East Village - will share how his leadership approach has evolved from leading by example- as one of America’s best bartenders- to motivating his colleagues to realize their potential during their tenure at his James Beard Award-winning bar. Jim’s passion for service, quest for further knowledge, belief in the transformative power of hospitality, and commitment to mentor the industries next generation will leave you inspired.
Strategies on Raising Capital and Funding Your Operation's Expansion with CEO of BrewDog USA
Moderated by David Kaplan, founder and co-owner of Death & Co.
Wednesday, March 27
Hear from two mavericks in the industry about how they're funding their ambitious growth. BrewDog's new USA CEO, Tanisha Robinson, will discuss how they've expanded beyond just craft beer to operating and overseeing their new U.S. brewery, brewpub and the first-ever crowdfunded craft beer hotel! BrewDog continues to push the limits in innovation with its expansion into the hotel space, starting a television network, and even pushing into airline hospitality! Tanisha will be joined on stage with David Kaplan, co-founder of Death & Co. and CEO of Gin & Luck, who also has a track record of impressive entrepreneurship with his push from award-winning NYC cocktail bar to a national enterprise. Between BrewDog and Death & Co., they have crowdsourced nearly $100M to date in order to fuel their aggressive development.