LAS VEGAS – The final day of the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has come to a close and thousands of visitors have learned new tips, discovered new products and gained insider knowledge from industry leaders from around the world. Attendees were delighted to find hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the newest products, services, devices and more for everything they could possibly imagine within the nightclub and bar industries.
Kris Jones, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and best-selling author, served as the final keynote speaker of the convention, giving attendees ‘6 Tips to Grow Your Business, Maximize Profits and Find Your Passion.’ Jones argued that the key to success in business is to find out what works – and then replicate and scale it.
Stacy Lentz, Co-Owner of The Stonewall Inn, along with Anthony Decicco, Owner of The Duplex Piano Bar/Caberet and The Stonewall Inn hosted the LGTBQ Nightlife & How Its Changing speaker session, educating attendees on how to tap into changing markets, how to create entertaining spaces, expanding clientele and activities for a more inclusive audience. In addition, they touched on how the LGTBQ community is visiting more straight bars and how to tap into that market.
As guests strolled the expo floor looking for their new favorite product, they were excited to find a fashion show, put on by Waitressville, take over the main stage showcasing the newest styles for breastaurants, bars, restaurants, nightclub and promo girls.
This year, exciting new products graced the floor, including Bailey’s Irish Cream which showcased their new vegan-friendly Almondmilk liqueur. In addition, attendees explored Sparktacular’s firework simulator machine, which allows users total control without explosive content; Jevo’s automated gelatin shot maker and more.
For the first time ever, the expo floor closed with an Exhibitor Awards ceremony, where hundreds of vendors competed for the prize in a variety of categories. Winners were chosen by a group of appointed NCB Show Advisory Board Members who visited and evaluated each booth during the convention. The winners include:
- Best in Show: Buzztime
- Best Island Booth: Rum Co. of Fiji
- Best In-Line Booth: BarLuxe
- NCB Innovation Award: Sparktacular
- Best New Bottle Design: Bodega & Company
- Outstanding Team Award: Buzztime
- Savvy Social Award: Hardcell Performance Energy Shots
The final Platinum Party of the convention will take place tonight at Surrender Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas, with a special performance by dance music artist, RL Grime.
The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 26 – 28, 2018. For more information, visit the NCBShow.com.