The 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Returns to Las Vegas
Registration is currently open for the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24–26. The annual three-day trade show offers attendees access to a well-curated list of exhibitors with endless opportunities to discover new products and increase profits, extensive networking opportunities, and the latest news and trends in nightlife through keynote speeches, educational workshops, on-site tours at successful Las Vegas venues and some of the best parties of the year.
“The Nightclub & Bar team works tirelessly each year to offer new and exciting topics of discussion, workshops and platforms for networking opportunities during our convention,” says Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue." “Now in our 29th year, the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has become the most-trusted and largest annual event for highlighting nightlife innovation, sharing best practices and showcasing nightlife. I look forward to being in the middle of the action once again this year with attendees and sponsors.”
Each year, more than 37,000 nightlife operators, managers, and industry enthusiasts, responsible for $19.8 billion in beverage sales annually and representing more than 200,000 on-premise establishments, flock to Las Vegas for what has become the most influential conference for those in the industry. This year’s theme – “New Potential. New Profits. New Thinking.” – will allow attendees a platform for discovering insightful ways to increase profits while meeting face-to-face with leading suppliers to talk business about equipment, fixtures, misconceptions and more. Additionally, the conference will feature keynote sessions with some of the industry’s most influential entrepreneurs including Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue".
The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has become one of the largest trade show in the industry, evident by the event’s recent recognitions from Tradeshow Executive as one of the “Largest Shows of 2012” and Trade Show News Network as one of the “Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows.” The 2014 expo hall will showcase more than 600 exhibitors, who will highlight the latest and greatest in the nightlife industry with product launches and demonstrations; spirit, beer and wine tastings; the newest technology advancements; celebrity ribbon cuttings and product unveilings; special red carpet appearances; and main stage entertainment that will keep the energy lively and fun all week long.
Since the nightlife industry is a perfect fusion of work and play, Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show continues to set the standard for “work hard, play hard” conferences with another stellar lineup of signature events and parties in 2014. The conference’s signature Platinum Parties are sure to receive additional hype among industry attendees in the months leading into the conference as Nightclub & Bar has secured three powerhouse venues operating at the pinnacle of Las Vegas’ nightclub scene. The Opening Night Platinum Party will be held at Marquee on Monday, March 24, the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Platinum Party will be held at XS Nightclub on Tuesday, March 25, and the Giant Closing Night Platinum Party will be held at Hakkasan on Wednesday, March 26. Additional nightlife highlights throughout the conference will include an industry "Taffer" Party at Hyde Bellagio on Sunday, March 23, a “Bar Rescue” Happy Hour at Tryst Nightclub on Monday, March 24, and several networking happy hours hosted at top restaurants and bars along the Las Vegas Strip throughout the conference.
Also returning to the conference in 2014 are the Nightclub & Bar Entrepreneurs Awards Program, the 2014 Top 100, and the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards. Boundary-pushing businesses interested in entering the 2014 Entrepreneurs Awards can visit the program’s dedicated website for full details and entry requirements, and all entries must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2013. The selection process for the annual Nightclub & Bar Top 100, the nation’s only annual listing of revenue-based nightlife venues, is currently underway, and venues entering for 2014 recognition must make their survey submissions on the Nightclub & Bar website by Friday, Dec. 6. The Nightclub & Bar Awards are the top annual recognition of the best and brightest across various categories within the nightlife industry, and submissions for the 2014 awards will open soon.
Those interested in attending the2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show can register directly through the conference website.