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Sunday, March 20
 

2:00pm PDT

Registration
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Sunday March 20, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
 
Monday, March 21
 

TBA

8:00am PDT

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Monday March 21, 2022 8:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

9:00am PDT

WK 1 - Hospitality #MeToo: 3 Ways to Build a Culture of Safety and Respect
Active bystander skills help create cultures of respect in bars, restaurants, and other hospitality establishments. Industry professionals can build on their existing hospitality skills and values to create safe and respectful spaces for patrons and staff alike.

Starting from the understanding that alcohol does not cause sexual assault, hospitality professionals can learn to prevent, identify, and interrupt sexual and other kinds of harassment in their establishments.
In this interactive workshop, participants will:
   • Learn how sexual harassment happens in hospitality settings,
   • Learn how to identify problems in the early phases,
   • Learn how to create safe and welcoming environments for staff and customers alike,
   • Increase their options for using multiple strategies to prevent and interrupt harassment, and
• Learn cutting-edge active bystander skills tailored to the industry that they can take back to their workplaces and communities for ongoing conversation on culture change.

Safe Bars offers skills for interrupting harassment whether it’s patron on patron, patron on staff, staff on staff, or staff on patron. What matters is that you are a witness or bystander, and in a position to do something.
We do this with an experiential, success-based, skill-building approach using exercises, role-plays, brainstorming, and discussion that empowers staff to take action. Everyone can participate, no matter their background or experience. Our trainings are survivor-centered and trauma-informed.

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Speakers
avatar for Amie Ward

Amie Ward

Safe Bars trainer, Bartender/Bar Manager, Proprietor of The Healthtender, Member of the HEARD Team, Safe Bars
Amie Ward (she/her) is a decorated bartender, industry veteran, Safe Bars facilitator, and The Healthtender—a certified Health Coach and Mobility Specialist with a B.S. and M.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland College Park. She has been outspoken on health, wellness... Read More →
avatar for Zack Sanders

Zack Sanders

Safe Bars Trainer, Bar Manager, Beverage Director, and President, DC Craft Bartenders Guild., Safe Bars
Zack Sanders (he/him) grew up in Connecticut, honing his hospitality skills and fostering a love for community, nature, history, and hospitality. After graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in Community, Environment and Planning, his thirst for knowledge and love... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

WK 2 - Revenue Builders: Three Ways to Improve Market Share and Your Bottom Line
Looking for new options to improve share (and isn’t everyone)? One of these trendsetting programs might be what you’re looking for. We’ve assembled a collection of experts to share industry knowledge, insights, and experiences, so please join entrepreneur and executive Tim Angelillo as he leads a Workshop showcasing three proven revenue builders – Brunch programs, Ghost Kitchens, and Low/No Alcohol Beverage programs. At under sixty minutes each, sit in on all or the one most of interest to you!

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Speakers
avatar for Ebony Austin

Ebony Austin

Owner, Nouveau Bar & Grill
Ebony Austin is Owner of Nouveau Bar & Grill, which is an Atlanta-based restaurant that currently has locations in both College Park and Jonesboro.Before opening the restaurant, Austin worked for several years in corporate as a corporate specialist and business development manager at Campbell Soup, Godiva, and 1-800-Flower... Read More →
avatar for Tim Angelillo

Tim Angelillo

Founder and CEO, Sourced Craft Cocktails
As a successful tech entrepreneur and global business leader, Tim Angelillo brings 15+ years of experience running divisions of publicly traded companies like Yahoo! and Time Warner as well currently founding and leading three start-up businesses in Austin, TX.  These experiences... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

9:00am PDT

WK 3 - How to Define, Re-define, and Create a Concept
Cool concepts that make an impact and turn heads have been lacking in the hospitality industry since the beginning of the business. Only a small percentage of companies and independent owners have been able to build concepts that turn heads. This applies to everyday dive bars all the way to restaurants and hotels. This Seminar will teach you how to break a concept down, create a new concept, or redefine what you have in 3 easy steps. Your concept affects almost every operational decision you will have to make, from the product you should carry, to the music you should play. If you want to make more revenue, you have to make an impact with your concept.

If you feel your concept is more of an idea with a name, this workshop will have you laying out full concepts on your own with complete confidence to take your business to the next level.

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Speakers
avatar for Michael Tipps

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 →


Monday March 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
  Workshops

9:00am PDT

WK 4: Communication: Powered By Connection
• The language of leaders in a wonky world - Connection is communication and it all literally begins with language. You'll learn & discuss and the best words & language (as well as what not to use!) for successful connecting with your team, customers and community to drive your business, recruitment 7 retention and sales.
• Elements of Connection that boost better business - There are real elements of connection that create a framework everyone can use (yes, everyone). You'll learn the framework, get the exploded view and explanation of the elements + we'll practice them in real-time so you know how to use them before you leave the workshop.
• Building world-class teams to develop excellent experiences - World-class teams know authentic connecting is the foundation for solid and productive, fun & fruitful relationships, in every area of business and life. This part of the workshop will bust myths and provide timely and relevant solutions for the bar and restaurant professional.

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Speakers
avatar for Ginger Johnson

Ginger Johnson

Founder, Ginger Johnson LLC
What does it mean to feel connected?What does it mean to not feel connected?In both cases, Ginger's been on the receiving end.With myriad life experiences, personal and professional, she understands that when we feel connected we create the life we want to live.When you know what... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

9:00am PDT

WK 5: Spotlight Your Business - Social Media Marketing
In a world of limited attention spans and so much content to choose from, how do bar and restaurant operators distinguish their offerings? How do you create a restaurant profile, showcase your personality, generate buzz, produce dedicated fans, and drive revenue without breaking the bank? Todd Collins, Strategic Leader, Beamed Media, will present an in-depth look at the social media strategies and tactics you need to succeed in Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Branding – with specific sessions on 1) Instagram, 2) TikTok, and 3) an open Q&A/discussion on general marketing, loyalty programs, reputation management, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Collins

Todd Collins

Strategic Leader, Beamed Media
With over 10 years of online reputation management, branding, and social media marketing, Todd has become a go-to in the restaurant, real estate, and automotive industry on how to strategize for the best results.


Monday March 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

9:00am PDT

WK 6: Technology!
Speakers
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"Rev" Ciancio

Customer and Technology Evangelist, Owner, Branded Strategic Hospitality, Handcraft Burgers & Brew
Rev is a New York City restaurant owner and knows exactly how hard it is to operate and brand a hospitality business.He is a hospitality marketing consultant, customer and technology evangelist at Branded Strategic Hospitality, with more than 20 years experience in B2B digital marketing... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

A Healthy Relationship with Your Alcohol Suppliers
As a bar and restaurant owner, it's likely that a spirits rep has come into your place of business and offered to make a deal in order for you to carry their product or products. But what can that rep offer while still making sure your business operates within compliance? Is it smarter to ask for something like cash sponsorship or are there other options? If so, what are those other options? In this panel discussion we'll bring together some of the best operators from all sides of the alcohol supplier to bar/restaurant relationship to answer your questions about what you should expect from a supplier partner, the do's and don'ts of this relationship, and how to get creative to make solutions that will create win-win situations for all involved. We will teach you how to create and maintain relationships with great supplier reps while spotting the pitfalls that range from compliance issues to bad brand management and ultimately teach you to understand how all of this can have a direct effect on your businesses' bottom line.

Speakers
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

CEO, Co-Founder, Gin & Luck, Death & Co.
David has worked in the hospitality business since the age of 13. In the summer of 2006, at 24 years old, he opened Death & Company, a cocktail bar in the East Village of Manhattan, with his partner Ravi DeRossi. At the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Death & Co won American’s... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Warrilow

Daniel Warrilow

Italian Portfolio Ambassador, Campari America
As the Campari America Italian Portfolio Ambassador for the West Coast, Daniel Warrilow brings his expertise and passion for all things bitter to the masses. When he’s not in his home city of Los Angeles, you’re likely to find him in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago or making... Read More →
avatar for Taryn Olsen

Taryn Olsen

Executive Creative Director, Sourced Craft Cocktails
Taryn Olsen brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience to her role as Executive Creative Director at Sourced Craft Cocktails. Before stepping into her current role, she has worked with a range of companies from start-up to national lifestyle brands focusing on grassroots and immersive... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

Bar & Restaurant Design and Quoting – An Ecosystem Built for the Next Century
Designing and quoting  bar and restaurant Front of the House and Back of the House concepts has always taken lots of time, has been a recipe for poor communication and costly mistakes.

That’s because consultants, designers, dealers, manufacturers and operators use different systems and have different workflows. Sometimes, it feels like they speak different languages as well.

Projects are delayed, changes are poorly communicated and frustration is common.

But there’s a new way. With a unified platform, everyone can be on the same page while projects are being scoped, designed, budgeted, adjusted and finalized. Everyone can work together seamlessly while equipment and supplies are being quoted and manufacturers can instantly get the right configurable product choices in front of the right people. All at the speed of digital.

This new way means savings along with higher operator satisfaction for all the busy people in our industry.
In this lively, highly visual and interactive session, Specifi CEO Bob Wolters talks about how this approach has been taking off in Europe and the Middle East, and is now available in North America.

Bob and his Team will take your questions and welcome your ideas as we talk about a unified ecosystem that represents a new frictionless way to do business in foodservice.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tipps

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 →
avatar for Bob Wolters

Bob Wolters

CEO, Specifi Global
Bob Wolters is a 30 year veteran of the foodservice equipment space, having started, grown and sold a number of high profile companies.Bob is best known for founding induction cooking pioneer CookTek, later sold to Middleby, and the innovative coffee mug company Contigo, later sold... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

Building & Retaining Great Restaurant Teams
Creating a great restaurant means building a great team. In today's world, that's easier said than done. As restauranteurs look to the future of restaurants, team management is going to be at the forefront. From hiring to training to scheduling and retaining, each piece plays a role in creating a better restaurant. Justin Holmes from 7shifts, a restaurant team management platform, dives into each of the stages and how team management can help you create and retain a strong team.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Holmes

Justin Holmes

Chief Revenue Officer, 7shifts
Justin Holmes is the Chief Revenue Officer at 7shifts, a team management platform built for restaurants. Justin is no stranger to the restaurant and scheduling world, spending time working as a server and also managing team schedules for community-based basketball programs while in... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

Dynamic Growth Through Inclusive Culture
As the saying goes, “people lie, numbers don’t.” With any number of studies proving the true business value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, how do you drive actual growth – and retain top talent - via an inclusive people culture? One surefire approach is ensuring that team members have the opportunity to contribute as part of a level playing field to share ideas and feedback. An inclusive workforce creates buy-in, loyalty, new concepts, and yes, improved guest experiences and revenue. Learn how to drive growth through mindset as well as actionable steps that create a truly inclusive culture.

Speakers
avatar for TaChelle Lawson

TaChelle Lawson

Founder and President, FIG Strategy & Consulting 
TaChelle Lawson is a nationally recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  She is a dynamic public speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, and enlightened business leader highly skilled at aligning DEI with business goals and brand strategies to help build client revenues.As... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

The Surprising Way Technology is Driving Greater Profits & Better Guest Experiences
Restaurants -- at least as we know them -- have gone unchanged for the past 200 years. Yet technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives including retail, education, travel, healthcare, and more. Why are we so resistant to the solutions that technology can provide?

Join Chip Klose to understand technology, not as a replacement tool, but as the answer to some of our biggest problems. Hear case studies from Shake Shack, McDonald’s, Mojo Taqueria, Alinea, and more. The restaurant revolution is here, and technology is going to help us not only build more profitable businesses but create better guest experiences as well.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Klose

Chip Klose

Founder, Chip Klose Creative
Chip Klose is a NYC-based restaurant coach as well as the Host of the Restaurant Strategy Podcast. Over the past 20 years he’s worked with James Beard Award-winners and Michelin-starred chefs, and has opened numerous properties to rave reviews in one of the most saturated markets... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

You're Doing it Wrong: The 5 Things the Best Restaurants are Doing to Make A Fortune
If you’re a restaurant owner or operator generating at least $30,000 per month, then you might be a few strategies, tactics and best practices away from building a Million Dollar Restaurant.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Kopel

Josh Kopel

Michelin-Rated Restaurateur, Million Dollar Restaurant
Josh Kopel is a restaurateur, tech pioneer and content creator. Born in BatonRouge, Louisiana, the spawn of bootleggers and retail giants, he was bredfor the hospitality industry. Throughout Kopel’s 20+ year career in hospitalityhe has managed venues ranging from the Alligator Bayou... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

2:00pm PDT

Update Your Outdated Menu
If it ain’t broke, break it! If it’s become easy and comfortable to rely on your tested menu items, it’s probably time to shake things up. And if the supply chain hasn’t required you to adjust your offerings, your guests will certainly demand it at some point. Chef Brian Duffy returns with one of his most-popular sessions, featuring innovative and manageable menu options that reflect today’s challenges as well as changing consumer tastes.

Speakers
avatar for Chef Brian Duffy

Chef Brian Duffy

Founder, Duffified Experience Group
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life, and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

2:00pm PDT

Your Restaurant Culture Might Suck!
Do you have a restaurant culture that sucks?

Have you ever wondered why some restaurants seem to be doing better than others despite the fact they are in the same location, serving similar food and competing with each other for customers? The answer is simple. It’s their culture!

Join Donald Burns, The Restaurant Coach as he shares how to identify your current restaurant culture and give you tools on how to make it great. This session will help you get more sales, happier staff and an overall increase in profits.

Don’t miss this one!

Speakers
avatar for Donald Burns

Donald Burns

Founder, The Restaurant Coach
Donald is The Restaurant Coach™, named to the list of Definitive Restaurant Experts and one of 23 Hospitality Experts to Follow on Twitter.He is the leading international trainer, speaker, author, and coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

2:00pm PDT

You’re Missing 40% of Your Customers: Digital Advertising for Bars and Restaurants
Over 40% of people learn about food and drink opportunities online: apps, review sites, social media, search results and more. Are you confident that your bar or restaurant is among the opportunities they'll discover? If you answered "Yes" then you can skip this session. If not, read on.

“If you build it, they will come” just doesn’t cut it. Having great cocktails, the ideal floor plan, or a perfectly managed inventory doesn't cut it either. Those things are great, but they don't amount to anything if people don't know about them.

This session, lead by the executive team at Licensed to Distill, is about two things:
1. How to bring your bar or restaurant to life online with creative content
2. How to use digital advertising to increase new customer acquisition, current customer frequency and sales volume

This will be a zero-fluff, all-nuts-and-bolts hard look at what you need to be doing in the digital space to stand out and grow. While this session will be framed primarily for bar and restaurant owners and managers, there will also be plenty of value to be had for owners/managers of small brands and even bartenders looking to build their personal brand.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy JF Thompson

Jeremy JF Thompson

CMO, Licensed to Distill
Prior to joining Licensed to Distill as Chief Marketing Officer, Jeremy JF Thompson served as the Director of Marketing for Tales of the Cocktail, and has spent the last 15 years as a spirit-industry marketing strategist and consultant in New York and New Orleans.   He’s an INTJ... Read More →
avatar for Jabin Troth

Jabin Troth

CEO, Licensed to Distill
As the old adage goes, “when you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” No one embodies that ideal quite like Jabin Troth. Founder of the world’s largest craft cocktail community and the creative mind behind the content, Jabin is a natural influencer and... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

3:15pm PDT

Anatomy of a Failure
A case study of a specific and very real-life bar failure. By examining the errors made during business timelines (planning, operations, closure), future operators will be able to identify problems before they become business killers. The main takeaways of this session will be 1) How to conduct proper market research, 2) manage an existing concept or transition to a new one, 3) team development, and 4) how all those factors combine can lead to either the success or failure of a concept. Join Jacob Trevino as he walks through the issues of his own concept, Golden Sparrow, to show attendees how this failure happened in real time and how the decisions were made, and which decisions should have been made instead.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Treviño

Jacob Treviño

Owner / Creator, Gorilla Cinema Presents
Jacob Trevino, Founder and CEO of Gorilla Cinema Presents has specialized in bar consulting and developing cocktail programs for the past 17 years. He is the owner of The Overlook Lodge (ranked by Playboy Magazine and USA Today as one of the top bars in the United States) Tiki Tiki... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

3:15pm PDT

Automate, Innovate, Elevate
Building a self-sustaining business in the hospitality industry can feel near impossible as an independent operator. Leaning into technology and investing your time into safeguarding your disciplines may be the best thing you'll do yet for your business, your team & yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt

Managing Director, Hunt Hospitality International
Stephen Hunt is the Managing Director of Hunt Hospitality International. Focused on recalling tradition with a twist of today, Hunt Hospitality has multiple successful venues along Australia's East Coast. Named Australia's Top 10 Business Persons of The Year 2021, Stephen Hunt is... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

3:15pm PDT

Building Strong Teams for Operational Success
In this session Kapri will go into depth about creating healthy spaces for working and the importance of them. This will cover different training styles to how you treat your guests. Kapri hopes to provide tangible solutions to help you build your teams for efficiency and longevity. Without a strong sense of teamwork, an establishment's system can crash or feel a bit broken. This will help to mend that system back together.

Speakers
avatar for Kapri Robinson

Kapri Robinson

President, Engagement Ambassador, Chocolate City's Best
Kapri Robinson is DC's 2017 Cocktail Queen and has been apart of the beverage community in DC for almost a decade now. While spending her time behind the bar at Reliable Tavern, she is also the president & founder of Chocolate City's Best (CCB). Kapri has gone on to win cocktail competitions... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

3:15pm PDT

The Business of Tea Moving Forward
Tea is so much more than a cozy hot beverage, or a tasty way to cool down summer. Teas of today should be seen as a driver of a dynamic beverage program. Think sparkling, cocktails, mocktails, and more. Join Chris MacNitt to learn how to leverage tea, improve your business proposition, and to differentiate your offerings!

Speakers
avatar for Chris MacNitt

Chris MacNitt

Tea Development Lead │ Global Tea Quality, Starbucks Coffee Company
Chris MacNitt started his tea journey at eight years old and grew up in his family’s tea business. Steeped in passion, he joined Teas Etc. at nineteen to develop their tea blends and manage their raw material quality. While working for Teas Etc. In 2016, he was approached by Starbucks... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

4:15pm PDT

How to Avoid 3 Deadly Mistakes in Labor Cost
Labor tends to be the largest expense in a restaurant, after an empty chair. It is also one of the most important expenses because a good team delivers great customer service, appropriate ticket times, incredible food and fulfills your promises. In this session, David Scott Peters, restaurant expert and coach, will teach restaurant owners three deadly labor mistakes and how to avoid them. Attend this session to learn:
  • How to successfully budget for labor
  • How to identify your sales efficiency by position and quickly identify shifts where you are over staffed
  • How to track to control labor cost
  • How to avoid overstaffing

Speakers
avatar for David Scott Peters

David Scott Peters

Restaurant Expert and Coach, Creator of the Restaurant Prosperity Formula, David Scott Peters
David Scott Peters is a restaurant coach and speaker who teaches restaurant operators how to cut costs and increase profits with his trademark Restaurant Prosperity Formula. Known as THE expert in the restaurant industry, he uses a no-BS style to teach and motivate restaurant owners... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

4:15pm PDT

Lessons from the Toughest Side of Entrepreneurship
Throughout the history of business, there have been “haves and have nots.” The barriers to business entry are tough enough, but consistently greater for BIPOC, women and minorities, the aged and people with disabilities. The bias is systemic and, largely, unconscious. The hospitality industry can lead the way in combatting the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, providing greater and more equal opportunity and support for the next generation of leaders, products, services, locations. Jackie Summers conquered decades of challenges through perseverance, the support of others in this industry, and his superior “new” product. Join him as he shares both the fundamental and logical applications of what he’s learned and accomplished in creating his 25-year “overnight success!”

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Summers

Jackie Summers

Founder, Sorel Liqueur
Acclaimed author, seasoned public speaker, and serial entrepreneur, Jackie Summers is the founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc. and the creator of the award-winning Sorel Liqueur. In 2012, Summers became the first known licensed Black Distiller in the United States. His flagship product... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

4:15pm PDT

Mezcal + Tequila 101: The Agave Spirits Institute
As you may know, mezcal consumption in the United States surpassed Mexico for the first time ever. Considering tequila is a $3 billion industry and mezcal is a $90 million industry in the US, there is no better time to get educated on why agave spirits are so important.

In this class led by Certified Sommelier and Mezcalier Daniel Rodriguez, you will learn practical and theoretical information necessary to understand the process from a wild-harvested plant to the final agave spirit. Expect to learn about the following topics in a condensed class on agave spirits:
· Understanding Organoleptic Evaluation
· Mezcal Denomination of Origin
· Diversity of Agave Species
· Differences Between Mezcal + Tequila
· Artisanal, Industrial and Ancestral Production of Mezcal
· Professional Evaluation of Mezcal (14 different mezcal styles)
· Analysis of Qualities and Faults in Mezcal
Founded in 2020, Agave Spirits Institute (ASI) was founded with the mission of educating ambassadors of agave spirits by sharing and protecting ancestral knowledge, understanding quality, and preserving the biodiversity of the agave plant. The ASI Mezcal Certification Course uses proprietary evaluation methodology designed after the INAO technical sensory techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Founder, Mezcalier, Sommelier, Agave Spirits Institute
After studying film in Mexico City, Daniel began to travel the world, documenting stories as diverse as shamanic practices in México or walking 500 miles crossing Spain doing the Way of Saint James. Working at a wine bar in Madrid, and later as Tasting Room Manager at Texas’ Spicewood... Read More →


Monday March 21, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

6:30pm PDT

Welcome Kickoff Party
OPEN TO ALL! Reunite and network with the restaurant and bar industry under the Las Vegas stars! The 2022 Welcome Kickoff Party will take place at an outside venue around glistening pools and multiple cabanas to meet with new suppliers, sample beverages, nosh on appetizers, listen to live music, and more!

Register Today!


Monday March 21, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Sahara Hotel, Azilo Pool

9:00pm PDT

Platinum Party I - XS Nightclub, Art of the Wild
Private hours for attendees 9pm-11pm. Party Pass includes admission fee, complimentary cocktails provided by sponsors, live entertainment, and more!

About XS Nightclub:
XS nightclub at Encore, named the number one nightclub in the United States by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 for an unprecedented five years, is home to David Guetta, Diplo, Kygo and The Chainsmokers. Experience the newly unveiled, multi-million dollar redesign that includes cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line production elements like pyrotechnics, LEDs, lasers and an in-the-round DJ booth that can be seen from anywhere in the club. XS nightclub is, without doubt, the most successful club in Las Vegas, offering two unique experiences, bottle service on the dance floor or luxury cabanas surrounding the Encore pool. The club's design was inspired by the provocative curves of the human body. As you enter through the undulating golden staircase, you'll see why Condé Nast Traveler calls XS the hottest nightclub in the world. View Venue Info & Dress Code


Monday March 21, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
XS Nightclub at Encore
 
Tuesday, March 22
 

TBA

8:00am PDT

Registration
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Tuesday March 22, 2022 8:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

10:00am PDT

Bartenders Build Brands: How to Develop Mutually Beneficial Relationships through Advocacy, Education and Support
The most effective and long lasting marketing efforts in the spirits industry are all tied to robust and thoughtful on-trade marketing. Join Lindsey Johnson, the Founder and CEO of Lush Life Productions (the first Bartender Advocacy Agency), as she outlines best practices, existing platforms including strategies to best leverage those opportunities and thoughtful marketing practices in regard to the trade. This session will offer tactical advice your brand can immediately implement. Bar owners, managers and bartenders are also welcome in this session where we will share existing opportunities for free education and training for your staff along with best practices for engaging with brand representatives to develop new opportunities for your team.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Johnson

Lindsey Johnson

Founder and CEO, Lush Life Productions
Lindsey Johnson is Founder and Lead Creative of Lush Life Productions, which advocates for bar professionals through the legendary Portland Cocktail Week and Camp Runamok, enabling bartenders to take their careers to the highest levels. The unofficial “godmother” of the bartending... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

10:00am PDT

Core Values: How Culture Drives Hiring, Retention and Growth in 2022
There is a “why,” not just a “what,” that drives hospitality professionals and understanding the “why” impacts culture of individual businesses. But how do you – as managers and owners – clearly articulate to your teams how guests “buy WHY you do, more than what you do?” In today's market, personality (rather than skill set) should be the driving force in hiring. Join David Benowitz as he takes a deep dive into hiring, onboarding, training, and understanding with the Gen Z and Gen Y workforce. He shares how his restaurants have gone from a year that experienced 110% hourly turnover along with 2% profitability to a current 53% turnover with 15% profitability. With 500 employees, that’s no easy task!

Speakers
avatar for David Benowitz

David Benowitz

President and Co-Owner, Craft & Crew Hospitality
David Benowitz is president and co-owner of Craft & Crew Hospitality, a growing restaurant group in the Twin Cities. After graduating from the business school at the University of Kansas, David quickly realized that the corporate world didn't move fast enough for him - so he joined... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

10:00am PDT

Health in Hospitality - Sobriety and Substance Abuse
Even with 47 years in restaurant hospitality under his belt, it’s been a long road: December 14, 1982 is the day Mickey Bakst characterizes as his “demise.” Like untold others in the industry suffering from addiction, Mickey found his “bottom” in 1982. Fortunately for him and us, he “came back to life,” as he calls it, found his calling – and a way to stay in business – and ultimately created Ben’s Friends. Hear his story and learn about the great need and resources available to leaders to battle addiction in the ranks.

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Bakst

Mickey Bakst

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ben's Friends
Maître D, foodie, fundraiser, philanthropist, career restaurateur, mentor, and Charleston ambassador –these are just a few titles bestowed upon Mickey Bakst. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mickey became interested in the hospitality industry after helping a friend check... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

10:00am PDT

One Point at a Time: Climbing to Double-Digit Profit Margins
For far too long, restaurant owners have been told that profit margins are slim, that single digits are what you can expect, and to want more is not only unreasonable, but unrealistic. We have a theory, a bold theory, that restaurant owners can, in fact, move from single- to double-digit profit margins. The secret? Incremental progress. It’s not all or nothing and it’s not insurmountable. And it’s not at all unreasonable for restaurant owners to want more. This is how: Think a half point here, a quarter-point there. It adds up and it’s powerful in the end. From open to close, front-of-house to back-of-house, attracting customers to converting them into regulars, dine-in and off-premise, there are so many opportunities to claw back margin. As an industry we must decide it’s time to 86 this archaic notion of single-digit profit margins and create our own more profitable reality. Let SpotOn walk you through this deceptively simple theory and help you put it into practice so you can begin to increase your profit margins.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Pryor

Ben Pryor

Head of Innovation, SpotOn
avatar for Hillary Holmes

Hillary Holmes

General Manager, Von Elrod’s Beer Hall + Kitchen
avatar for Peter Lambros

Peter Lambros

Director of Product, Labor Scheduling, SpotOn


Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

10:00am PDT

Raise The Bar: Building The Right Team & Cocktail Menus to Keep Your Customers Thirsty for More!
This must-attend seminar will include discussion, demonstrations, and deep dives into menu creation from top experts in the hospitality industry. These experts will walk you through the essential components that are needed to ensure your establishment is delivering the customer experience necessary to be successful. Build an environment for your bar staff to thrive in by offering structured training programs that motivate and build confidence while delivering consistency and increasing guest spending. Elevate the guest experience with a cocktail menu that highlights unique, seasonal ingredients and offers something for everyone. Identify the trends you should continue to embrace and the ones you should step away from.

Staying ahead of the curve ensures your business has the competitive advantage. As customers’ expectations rise, so should your team, signature menu, and business!

Speakers
avatar for Mia Mastroianni

Mia Mastroianni

Celebrity Mixologist, Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue, The Super Squad
With over 15 years of experience in the service industry from Boston to Miami, Mia Mastroianni became one of the founding bartenders of Soho House West Hollywood –the private members-only club where she remained a well-respected and often requested mixologist for the who's who of... Read More →
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Art Sutley

Nightlife & Hospitality Expert | Director of Strategic Accounts, Savage & Cooke Distillery
Art Sutley, Nightlife & Hospitality Expert, has been in the restaurant/bar space for over 19 years. He was one of the industry experts behind Bar Business Magazine for 13 of them. As an educator in the industry, he speaks at many of the top restaurant and cocktail tradeshows globally... Read More →
avatar for Phil Wills

Phil Wills

Owner/Partner and Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue, The Spirits In Motion©
Phil Wills has been in the bar/restaurant business for over 20 years. He is the current owner/partner of The Spirits in Motion, a nationally recognized bar and beverage consultancy. He has worked in all types of locations from your corporate restaurants, small local bars, major night... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

10:00am PDT

Understanding the Leasing Game & How to Get Ahead
Every hospitality tenant should be asking about and negotiating with its landlord many terms. Obvious terms to discuss are the length of the lease and the cost of rent. However, what about the not-so-obvious terms? What happens if the venue changes its concept, what happens if the business must be sold, who pays for fixing things in the venue, and what if the business fails? This seminar concentrates on providing an overview of major commercial lease terms related to bars, restaurants, and nightclubs – both small and large – which should all be addressed. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session for more specific questions and issues.

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 →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

10:00am PDT

Conference Sessions
Tracks, session titles, descriptions and speakers coming soon!

Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

11:00am PDT

Keynote - Open to All!
Announced soon!

Tuesday March 22, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

12:00pm PDT

Expo Hall Hours
Explore the interactive Expo Hall Floor, find new products at show-only pricing, sample new food and beverage trends hitting the market, learn, and grow your business! Register Today! 

Tuesday March 22, 2022 12:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

Shake Up Your Digital Marketing Strategy: Tips To Engage with Nano & Micro Influencers
Discover how bars & restaurants of any size can work with nano & micro influencers to drive awareness and build brand advocates. In this session, we will discuss using social media, influencer marketing, blogger relations, public relations, and events to tap into local, relevant influencers with less than 10,000 followers without breaking the bank.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Hensler

Matt Hensler

Vice President, Digital Integration, Colin Kurtis Advertising
Matt Hensler is a multi-award winning marketing leader, educator and speaker who is currently the Vice President of Digital Integration at ColinKurtis Advertising. With both in-house and agency experience, he works with small businesses, startups and Fortune 500 businesses, including... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

Strategies for Delivering Quality Service Without Enough Quality Servers
So many factors seem to be conspiring to make it difficult if not impossible for operators to find good help or even, in some cases, any help. In this seminar participants will consider their service provision from a traditional operations management perspective, reviewing service process, service delivery systems and customer contact and be challenged to provide excellent service despite the lack of bodies that seems destined to be our future reality.

Speakers
avatar for Brian J. Warrener

Brian J. Warrener

Associate Professor, The School of Hospitality, Johnson & Wales University
Professor Brian Warrener has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the hospitality industry. He began waiting tables in 1985 and has since worked in virtually every position within food and beverage operations, including bar back, bartender, bouncer, beverage manager, assistant... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

Working Well With Others
This interactive workshop is based on Mary Miscisin’s Showing Your True Colors. Participants identify their work styles by associating with a color (orange, gold, green, or blue) and use the understanding and knowledge of the color personality to work better with teammates, avoid conflict, and provide better customer service. Participants leave this workshop with deeper self-awareness as well as a better understanding assertive, aggressive, and persuasive behavior, which play a role in controlling conflict situations

Speakers
avatar for John Shermetaro

John Shermetaro

Regional Manager, NE Florida, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
John’s a native of the sunshine state; born and raised in Dunedin, Florida. He’s had a passion for the hospitality industry since a young age and has worked in every facet of a restaurant and hotel operation- from server to General Manager.  He currently serves as the NE Regional... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

1:00pm PDT

David Kaplan on Community & Evolution in F&B
David Kaplan, CEO of Gin & Luck and co-founder of the famous Death & Co. brand, sits down with Bar & Restaurant’s Editorial & Content Director for an open conversation about building communities that withstand the industry’s constant evolution.

Speakers
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

CEO, Co-Founder, Gin & Luck, Death & Co.
David has worked in the hospitality business since the age of 13. In the summer of 2006, at 24 years old, he opened Death & Company, a cocktail bar in the East Village of Manhattan, with his partner Ravi DeRossi. At the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Death & Co won American’s... Read More →
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Sarah Engstrand

Editorial & Content Director, Bar & Restaurant
Sarah Engstrand brings years of international experience to the role of Editorial & Content Director of Bar & Restaurant, creating content that empowers operators to run better businesses through our social media channels and online publication, www.barandrestaurant.com. Since her first job in a New York deli at 13 years old, she has dedicated her career to championing the F&B industry through her work as a writer, a publicist and a consultant. She is dedicated to making F&B a more sustainable and equitable industry for people to work in. Sarah... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
NxT Stage, Expo Hall Floor

2:00pm PDT

Violence in Nightclubs, Bars, & Restaurants - Steps to Mitigate
According to the FBI, violent crime increased overall in 2020 by 5% and has continued to increase in 2021. Murders increased by 30% primarily in larger cities. Violent crime according to the FBI is murder, robbery, sexual assault and aggravated assault. Violent crimes occurring in bars and nightclubs has also increased over the last two years. The chances of your bar or nightclub being sued after a violent crime has occurred are much higher than they were only five years ago.

This session will cover the understanding of violent crimes that occur in bars and nightclubs, the types of crimes (e.g., targeted, interpersonal, predatory) and what a responsible owner or manager should do to reasonably protect patrons from foreseeable harm. Gun related violence also continues to increase in bars and nightclubs based on societal acceptance of guns and the huge increases in gun sales year after year.
There are things that can and should be done regardless of the size and scope of your operation to meet the standard of care or what a reasonable bar owner or manager should do including an action plan in the event of an active shooter, having an adequate surveillance system, and having procedures demonstrating your commitment to preventing or reducing violent crime.

Speakers
avatar for Alan W. Zajic

Alan W. Zajic

Founder/Owner, AWZ Consulting
Alan W. Zajic is a Nevada-licensed, Board-Certified, independent security consultant specializing in hospitality, gaming, nightclubs and retail security environments.He has over 35 years of practical hands on experience in security and surveillance operations to include Security Director... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

2:30pm PDT

Claiming Your Legacy
As a Black entrepreneur - and a distiller, too - Jackie Summers is well aware of the daily struggles on the path to success. A highly regarded writer and educator, even as he’s launched his liqueur brand Sorel, he’s always been an advocate for marginalized people. With his newly energized brand relaunch and partnership, he’s also creating a legacy for Black and POC-led businesses. With no background in food science or distilling, he freely suggests that not knowing what he couldn’t do played a part in his not giving up. In so doing, he became the first Black person in the USA to receive a license to make alcohol and now his ongoing partnerships have sustained him and Sorel. Learn more from Jackie how he got here and how that’s going.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Summers

Jackie Summers

Founder, Sorel Liqueur
Acclaimed author, seasoned public speaker, and serial entrepreneur, Jackie Summers is the founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc. and the creator of the award-winning Sorel Liqueur. In 2012, Summers became the first known licensed Black Distiller in the United States. His flagship product... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
NxT Stage, Expo Hall Floor

4:00pm PDT

Tea Tycoons
Think “Shark Tank” for Tea Purveyors!
We’re narrowing the field to the top three companies in each category. Watch as these finalists make their pitch – Shark Tank-style – to our panel of judges, and see who reigns supreme!

Categories include:
Unique Customer Relations: A company creates a fresh approach to client relationship with its customer base to foster brand loyalty and awareness.

Sustainability: Focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Innovation: Dynamic, New Idea, Method, or Device that demonstrates clear value for the Tea Industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear today’s most innovative strategies in an engaging and dynamic format!

Tuesday March 22, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
NxT Stage, Expo Hall Floor

6:30pm PDT

First-Time Attendee Happy Hour
Meet and network with owners, operators, industry influencers, and key board members during this first-time attendee Happy Hour! This exclusive happy hour is open to first-time attendees only, capacity is limited.

Must have ticket to attend. First come first served only as strictly limited capacity.

Tuesday March 22, 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
SAHARA Hotel
  Networking

9:00pm PDT

Platinum Party II - OMNIA Nightclub
Private hours for attendees 9pm-11pm. Private hours for attendees 9pm-11pm. Party Pass includes admission fee, complimentary cocktails provided by sponsors, live entertainment, and more!


Tuesday March 22, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace
 
Wednesday, March 23
 

9:00am PDT

Registration
Reminder! Bring your registration confirmation and I.D. when picking up your badge.

Wednesday March 23, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

11:00am PDT

WK 6: Live Menu Read
Led by Chef Brian Duffy, this interactive workshop shows operators and chefs the latest in food innovation’s best practices. Chef Duffy goes through the culinary technologies, equipment, the processes and the culture needed to bring your operation’s success to the next level. Chef Duffy also walks through real menus from workshop participants on ways to improve their food offerings and kitchen operations. Bring your questions and your challenges, Chef Duffy's new Food Network show, Opening Night, has and continues to help hundreds of operators across the country open venues. Benefit from real and upfront assessments and learn from the hurdles that most of us have seen but aren't quite sure how to handle. This is a workshop you do not want to miss!

Register Today!

Speakers
avatar for Chef Brian Duffy

Chef Brian Duffy

Founder, Duffified Experience Group
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life, and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
  Workshops

11:00am PDT

Conference Sessions
Tracks, session titles, descriptions and speakers coming soon!

Wednesday March 23, 2022 11:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

12:00pm PDT

Expo Hall Hours
Explore the interactive Expo Hall Floor, find new products at show-only pricing, sample new food and beverage trends hitting the market, learn, and grow your business! Register Today! 

Wednesday March 23, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

12:30pm PDT

Ben's Friends - A Path Forward for F&B Professionals Dealing with Addiction
Whether you recognize it or not, you likely know a team member, colleague or hospitality acquaintance who needs help. Ben’s Friends was created to partner with bar and restaurant owners to ensure staffers fighting addiction once again become valuable employees. The goal of Ben’s Friends is twofold: assisting hospitality workers in their sobriety and, equally as important, ensuring jobs for people in recovery. Join this conversation to learn how to reach out to employees, deal with their issues, and support their move to recovery. In addition, during Bar & Restaurant Expo, Ben’s Friends will host a Sober Recovery meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:00pm, so check the agenda and app for more information!

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Bakst

Mickey Bakst

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ben's Friends
Maître D, foodie, fundraiser, philanthropist, career restaurateur, mentor, and Charleston ambassador –these are just a few titles bestowed upon Mickey Bakst. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mickey became interested in the hospitality industry after helping a friend check... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
NxT Stage, Expo Hall Floor

2:00pm PDT

The Industry Excellence Awards, presented by Bar & Restaurant Expo
The Industry Excellence Awards, presented by Bar & Restaurant Expo, recognize, celebrate, and support the people who make the independent bar and restaurant industry great.

These awards honor leaders for their talent, in addition to their integrity and commitment to equality, sustainability, community and culture across the industry.

Find out who wins onsite across 10 categories:
  • Bartender of the Year
  • Chef of the Year
  • Operator of the Year
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Cocktail Bar of the Year
  • Sports Bar of the Year
  • Restaurant of the Year
  • LGBTQ Venue of the Year
  • Most Original Concept

Speakers
avatar for Mia Mastroianni

Mia Mastroianni

Celebrity Mixologist, Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue, The Super Squad
With over 15 years of experience in the service industry from Boston to Miami, Mia Mastroianni became one of the founding bartenders of Soho House West Hollywood –the private members-only club where she remained a well-respected and often requested mixologist for the who's who of... Read More →
avatar for Molly Wellmann

Molly Wellmann

Mixologist & Owner, Japp's Bar
Molly Wellmann is a self-taught mixologist in Cincinnati. She has immersed herself in the knowledge of classic cocktails and fine spirits; studying the history and proper preparation of classic cocktails invented in the 1700′s to the 1950′s. She uses classic cocktails as a base... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
NxT Stage, Expo Hall Floor

3:30pm PDT

BarTalk! The Hospitality Industry Support Group welcomes Chef Brian Duffy!
The BarTalk Show has been running for nearly four and a half years, with episodes features a topic related to the industry such as “opening night,” “supply chain issues,” “staffing,” “women in the industry,” and more.

A conversation with special guest Chef Brian Duffy is sure to generate listener questions as well as spark dialog and loads of great war stories. The session will end with “Last Call” - a quick once-around-the-table for comments, plugs and more jokes!

Join the audience to be part of the BarTalk podcast!

Speakers
avatar for Chef Brian Duffy

Chef Brian Duffy

Founder, Duffified Experience Group
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life, and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College... Read More →
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Andy Driscoll

Founder, Inebri-art
Andy hosts and produces three podcast and two YouTube channels. Other than a brief stint in a pizza kitchen, he has not worked in the industry but has spent the last 10 years running art events (like Paint night) in bars, breweries, and restaurants.
avatar for Dan Mahoney

Dan Mahoney

Bar Manager, Stats Bar & Grille
A long running bar manager, Dan Mahoney has worked in dive bars and currently works in a large sports bar in South Boston, known to be a hot spot for Boston’s pro athletes
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Karl Heine

Owner/Operator, New World Tavern
Karl Heine is the owner/operator of the New World Tavern in Plymouth Ma (just hit its 10 year anniversary). New world is a craft beer bar with an attached concert venue. Before his career in ownership, he worked in the liquor distribution industry. He is a local celebrity in Plymouth... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
NxT Stage, Expo Hall Floor

9:00pm PDT

Platinum Party III - Location coming soon!
Private hours for attendees 9pm-11pm. Private hours for attendees 9pm-11pm. Party Pass includes admission fee, complimentary cocktails provided by sponsors, live entertainment, and more!

Wednesday March 23, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm PDT