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Wednesday, March 23 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
From First-Time Attendee to New Owner

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Back by popular demand again, Bar & Restaurant board member Michael Tipps and the Invictus Hospitality (IH) team detail the journey of taking a first-time B&R attendee all the way to opening their first bar. Sitting in the audience in 2019 , Billy-Joe Hunt and Suzanne Hunt were just weeks away from beginning the process of deciding to relocate to Lakeway, Texas and open their first bar/restaurant. Already successful in their individual careers, they came to the Bar & Restaurant expo to find the answers they needed to move forward and bring their dream to fruition.

After sitting in the two-hour seminar, Billy-Joe and Suzanne began the journey with the IH team- from name, concept, location, Construction, budget hiring, and even owner training. Everything began to evolve resulting in the opening of “The gramercy” in October 2020 . This year’s seminar includes members of Invictus Hospitality team along with the Hunt’s detailing the ups and downs of the journey with complete transparency and a Q&A.

The hospitality secrets that can’t simply be “googled” about opening a bar or restaurant will be revealed through a real-life working example, in real-time, with real people. Regardless if you are an experienced operator who is looking to refresh the concept, need to find some inspiration, or if you dream of having your own bar or restaurant, then this seminar will not disappoint. Will you be the one to be featured on stage next year?



Speakers
avatar for Homan Taghdiri

Homan Taghdiri

Co-Founder, Invictus Hospitality
Homan Taghdiri is one of the co-founders of Invictus Hospitality, and has been working in the hospitality industry since he was 14 years old. As a licensed attorney in California, Homan has specialized experience in real estate, business, and the hospitality industry. While Homan... Read More →
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Michael Tipps

Co-Founder, Invictus Hospitality
Michael Tipps has over 26 years of experience working, managing, and consulting in all facets of the hospitality world (throughout all positions, and including hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs). Michael Tipps’s Career started in Hospitality in South Florida where he worked... Read More →
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Billy-Joe Hunt

Owner, The Gramercy
Billy-Joe and Suzanne Hunt are each successful corporate professionals whose deep New YorkCity roots and strong family lineage inspired them to pursue a lifelong dream.Billy-Joe had a successful career in Information Technology working for large, renownedcompanies. Each company offered... Read More →
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Suzanne Hunt

Owner, The Gramercy
Billy-Joe and Suzanne Hunt are each successful corporate professionals whose deep New YorkCity roots and strong family lineage inspired them to pursue a lifelong dream.Billy-Joe had a successful career in Information Technology working for large, renownedcompanies. Each company offered... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2022 11:00am - 12:45pm PDT
LVCC South Hall, Room S219