March 27


Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Day 1 Recap…

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Tweet It: Keynotes, whiskey tastings and parties, oh my! Day 1 of @NightclubBar comes to a close & here’s what you missed:


LAS VEGAS – The first day of the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has come to a close as attendees took in the lessons learned during the day’s speaker sessions, panel discussions, workshops, off-site tours and more. Throughout the day, attendees had endless opportunities to gain insider knowledge on a variety of trending topics, including customer service, budgeting, pricing, cocktail pairing, social media strategy, marketing and more during specially curated workshops and conferences held by industry experts.

The first day of the convention also brought the first round of keynotes, with Thomas Maas, founder & master blender of Agave Loco, LLC and Neil Moffitt, CEO of Hakkasan Group. During Maas’ keynote, ‘RumChata Diaries: The Making of an American Success Story,’ he shared his journey from startup to icon and gave tips on how he became a successful entrepreneur along the way. Known as a mogul of the nightlife industry, Moffitt shared techniques on how to maintain a competitive edge in the booming nightclub industry along with key knowledge on the best ways to deliver VIP experiences to guests.

As the last workshops and speaker sessions concluded, Nightclub & Bar moves the action from the Las Vegas Convention Center to some of Las Vegas’ most popular nightlife destinations. Attendees will start the night off with the official Welcome Kickoff Party poolside at Foxtail Pool inside SLS Las Vegas. Party goers will sip sponsor provided cocktails and enjoy live music from Knyght Ryder, known as THE premier 80s and 90s tribute band. The grand finale of the convention’s first day takes place at the first of three platinum parties held at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In addition to Marquee’s signature four-story LED projection screens and sponsor provided spirits, guests will be dancing all night long to beats provided by Ty Dolla $ign.

The annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show brings over 30,000 nightlife and hospitality professionals  to Las Vegas each year for three days of unparalleled access to industry professionals and leaders from around the world. The second day of the convention on Tuesday, March 28, starts with the opening of the expo floor with a red carpet and ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, followed by a full schedule of speaker sessions, conferences and workshops.

To see a full schedule of daily events, visit the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show website.


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