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.

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.

Fireside Chat with Tanisha Robinson, CEO of BrewDog USA

Moderated by David Kaplan, founder and co-owner of Death & Co.

Wednesday, March 27

Hear from BrewDog's new USA CEO as she leads their initiatives operating and overseeing their new brewery and the first-ever crowdfunded craft beer hotel! BrewDog continues to push the limits in innovation with its expansion into the U.S., adding a hotel, starting a television network, and even pushing into the airline hospitality! Come join us for a fireside chat covering the keys to innovation, expansion, and of course, beer!