Meet Our Nightclub & Bar Show Speakers

Nightclub & Bar Show features an All-Star lineup of conference speakers from the country best venues and businesses. (Nightclub & Bar Show)

Nightclub & Bar Show 2021 is more vital than ever before. After a year away, the bar and restaurant landscape has changed, and operators need to know the new rules and best practices. That’s why we’ve supercharged our conference program and hyper-focused it towards what operators need to succeed.  

If you want to thrive in a post-Covid world, you need to learn from the best. Nightclub & Bar Show features an All-Star lineup of conference speakers from the country best venues and businesses. They’re bringing their insights and expertise to the show floor – offering operators a world class education you can’t get anywhere else. Early bird tickets are on sale now for just $99!

Meet five of our amazing speakers here, and keep an eye on our show website to see who else is presenting at the show.  

Homan Taghdiri   

Homan Taghdiri has spent a lifetime working in hospitality, from his first job at 14 to his current role as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Invictus Hospitality, a full-service hospitality consultancy. Taghdiri is also a venue owner, licensed attorney and real estate expert, with a passion for business development and high-level negotiations. This year, he’s offering his expertise on commercial real estate negotiations and how to best control the guest experience to Nightclub & Bar Show attendees. If you want to get the best deal on your property and ensure you’re building a consistent product for your guests – his talks are where you need to be. 

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Zoey D’Arienzo  

Building a strong team is hard. It takes time, commitment and resources. And when you find the right people, you want to keep them. Zoey D’Arienzo, Vice President of Food and Beverage at the START Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, knows how to do just that. D’Arienzo has spent 15 years working in Las Vegas’ top resorts and oversees a team of over 500 people. Exclusively for Nightclub & Bar Show 2021, she’s sharing her executive-level tips for nurturing, leading and retaining a team to save you money, and build a thriving workplace culture. 

Brian Duffy  

Celebrated television chef and industry veteran, Brian Duffy, returns to the show again this year. In addition to running the Food & Beverage Innovation Center, Chef Duffy – who you’ve seen on Bar Rescue, Food Network and The Today Show – is offering a masterclass on menus, touching on everything you need to know to optimize your most valuable restaurant asset and drive revenue. He’ll also be dishing on the latest culinary trends you need to know for the year ahead. Duffy’s sessions are always popular – so reserve a space before they’re booked up. 

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Juyoung Kang   

You may recognize Juyoung Kang from our Evolve digital series. This industry icon has worked at some of the most prestigious resorts in the country, including The Peninsula Beverly Hills and Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel. She’s now the lead bartender at The Dorsey inside the Venetian Resort. Her innovative mixology techniques and genuine passion for the craft have made her one of the most respected figures in the industry, and she has an impressive list of accolades to back it up – including GQ and Bombay Sapphire’s “Most Imaginative Bartender” award. Check her out this year as she delves into the role zero-proof and low ABV cocktails can play in your bar program – and how they can boost the average spend per head. 

David Kaplan 

If you’re looking to expand your business and raise capital, you need to talk to David Kaplan. Don’t waste your time with tedious meeting at the bank – learn directly from someone who knows this business, and how to finance it. As the CEO, Founder and Co-Owner of Death & Co and Gin & Luck, Kaplan understands the needs and challenges of the industry better than anyone. He’s been spearheading the company’s financial initiatives and will break down everything you need to know about Equity Investments. You don’t need to go into debt to finance your bar – learn how to get investors on board and how to find funding for your venue without taking out a loan.  

Early bird registration for Nightclub & Bar Show 2021 starts at $99 and expires May 17, 2021. Click here to register.  

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