2020 Nightclub & Bar Show Announces Top Speakers


The 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show announced the prestigious list of industry experts who will present during the three-day show. More than 70 of the most knowledgeable food and beverage and hospitality experts will share valuable techniques, unique tricks of the trade and more throughout the 2020 speaker sessions. 


The Nightclub & Bar Show speaker sessions will highlight various topics including, “Beating Your Competition Starts Online,” “Creating Immersive Bar Experiences,” “Nightlife Marketing Promotions to Fill Your Bar,” and more. This year, the five conference session pillars will focus on: People & Staffing, Food & Beverage, Operations, Guest Experience, and Marketing. With over a dozen sessions for each topic, guests are sure to find one that will be beneficial to their specific needs.


Top Speakers at the largest annual bar and restaurant event include:


  • Chef Pete Blohme, Chef & Owner of Panini Pete’s
  • Elyse Boule, Director of Catering Sales of Next Door American Eatery
  • Derek Brown, Owner of Columbia Room
  • Donald Burns, The Restaurant Coach of Off The Range Ventures, LLC
  • Johnny Caldwell, Co-Founder of Cocktail Bandits
  • Brian Duffy, Founder of Duffified Experience Group
  • Mark Fine, Director & Beverage Buyer of Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Sean Finter, Founder & President of Barmetrix
  • Kelley Jones, Principal of Kelley Jones Hospitality
  • Natalie Migliarini, Founder & Creative Director of Beautiful Booze
  • Laura Newman, Bar Manager & Owner of Queen’s Park
  • Kyle Noonan, Founder & CEO of FreeRange Concepts
  • Jayne Portnoy, Founder of JP Consulting
  • Kelsey Ramage, Co-Founder of The Trash Collective
  • Taneka Reaves, Cultural Curator & Mixologist for Cocktail Bandits
  • Chef Kayla Robison, Executive Chef of Arnold’s Bar and Grill
  • Anna Stolzenburg, Director of Social Media Strategy & Content of Pegula Sports and Entertainment
  • Scott Taylor, President & COO of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
  • Michael Tipps, Co-Founder of Invictus Hospitality
  • Naren Young, Creative Director, Dante’s


“The goal of our conference programming is to help operators beat the odds in this increasingly competitive environment,” said Conference Director, Jeremiah Batucan. “We want to show them the next big opportunity in the market and how to utilize the information to either expand their solo operation or take their multi-unit concept to the next level.”


Speaker sessions are free with show entry and will take place throughout the course of the three-day event, which is celebrating 35 years in Las Vegas. For more information about the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show top speakers and sessions, visit the website here.

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