Bar & Restaurant Expo announces exciting 2024 Conference and Expo highlights

Sacramento tomato juice on display at the 2023 Bar & Restaurant Expo and World Tea Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 29, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar Media Group)

LAS VEGAS — This year’s Bar & Restaurant Expo will be geared towards helping owners and operators unlock their venue’s profit potential through a three-day conference program, tailored with captivating sessions from industry experts, and a two-day immersive expo hall featuring more than 500 exhibitors demonstrating products and sharing delicious samples. Both the conference program and the expo hall have been built to equip hospitality professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to stay ahead of the curve and discover untapped opportunities in this rapidly evolving sector.

Attendees will not want to miss all the exciting elements that can be found on this year’s expo floor.

New 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo activations include:

Cocktail Clubhouse- a dynamic and captivating space exclusively designed for owners, operators and bartenders passionate about pushing the boundaries of beverage creation. Featured profit power hours and meetups are led by Tiffanie Barriere, The Drinking Coach, Spirits Educator, Influencer; Erick Castro, Polite Provisions, Mixologist, Owner; and Josh Davis, Founder, Brown & Balanced and 2022 Bartender of the Year Winner.

Pizza Zone– Sponsored by Parpan, Pizza Zone unveils the hottest trends from unique artisanal toppings to innovative crusts, attendees can discover the flavors that will captivate customers and keep them coming back for more.

USBG Shake It Up Competition– the national United States Bartender’s Guild competition will take place Wednesday, March 20, showcasing the most talented bartenders in the nation as they demonstrate creativity, speed, and skill. The highest-scoring competitor will be named the 2024 USBG National Champion and will represent the USBG at the IBA World Cocktail Championship in in Portugal, Fall 2024.

Familiar favorites returning to Bar & Restaurant Expo this year include:Zero-Proof Experience, Japanese Food & Beverage Showcase, Restaurant Zone, featuring live cooking demos in the Food & Beverage Innovation Center, Lamb Weston Fry Bar, Kitchen Equipment Showcase, powered by Middleby, Tea Bar and The Bistro VIP Restaurant.

More than half of the 2024 conference program, available to VIP and Education + Expo Pass holders, features new speakers, breakout sessions, masterclass topics and panel discussions from renowned industry leaders who have achieved remarkable success in their own establishments. With conference tracks focused on food, beverage, guest experience, people & staffing, operations and marketing & promotions, attendees are guaranteed to find valuable sessions tailored to the needs of their business.

(L-R) Doug Warner, Joshua Rossmeisl, Mia Mastroianni, Kate Gerwin, Amanda Alvarez, Adam Orman, Admir Ibisevic, Kaffee Hopkins, Jackie Carlier, James Park, Timm Timbrook, and Ashley Bray pose for a photo at the 2023 Bar & Restaurant Expo and World Tea Expo Industry Excellence Awards at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 29, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar Media Group)

2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo Speakers include:

Julie Reiner *Keynote Speaker – Co-Owner of Milady’s, Clover Club, & Leyenda

Erick Castro– Polite Provisions, Mixologist, Owner

Kailee Asher– Director of Communications, Barter & Shake Creative Hospitality

Judy Elahi– Corporate Bar Director, 101 Hospitality

Kelli Ferrell– Owner, Nana’s Chicken-n-Waffles

Virgil Harper– Chef, Owner, Toast on Lenox

Kyla Hein– Owner, Beverage Director at TWP Hospitality

Lin Jerome– Co-Founder, Café Lola, Saint Honoré Doughnuts and Beignets

Jolene Manina– Founder, Secret Burger

Obadiah Ostergard– CEO, Vine Hospitality

Tamara Young– Owner, Toast on Lenox

Matthew Crompton– Regional Director, North America, CGA by NIQ

Alonso Castaneda– Savory Restaurant Fund, VP of Brand Development & Strategy

and many more

Bar & Restaurant Expo will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 18-20, 2024. Those interested in attending or exhibiting at the 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo can visit for more information.

Waffle fries are prepared during a cooking demonstration at the 2023 Bar & Restaurant Expo and World Tea Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 29, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar Media Group)

About Bar & Restaurant Expo

Bar & Restaurant Expo has continued to evolve and mirror the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the hospitality industry. The event has been providing the specific tools that bar and restaurant owners, operators, and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper- competitive and dynamic industry. The Bar & Restaurant Group is a division of the Questex Hospitality Group which also produces Vibe Conference, World Tea Expo, and daily content on and

About Questex

Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Source: Bar & Restaurant Expo

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