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By Burt Davis
Photos by Burt Davis or Dianne Davis unless otherwise noted

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Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show attendees lined up prior to the opening of the Expo.
Photo credit: Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar

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Thom Greco (L) Lightclub & Bar advisory board chairman, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Actor Chazzz Palminteri © Gianna Palminteri (2nd R) and dave Elger ® of Hotmixology cut the ribbon during th 31st Annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show
Photo credit: Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar

What do Ron White and Chazz Palminteri have in common? Yes, they are part of the entertainment industry and yes they have worked in Las Vegas. But hey, guess what – Each of them is involved in the liquid refreshment industry. Both A-List performers were at the Annual Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas on March 7-9, 2016 to talk to industry members about their products.

The Show offers industry professionals the opportunity to connect with suppliers, network with new businesses, gain critical skills to ensure their success in the dynamic bar and nightclub industry, and discover new products. It's also a get together with a major party atmosphere. This year's show drew more than 30,000 attendees from the nightclub and bar industry.

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There were abundant samples

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and more samples

and more samples

The show is produced by the Nightclub and Bar Media Group. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, the Nightclub & Bar Media Group has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed.

Photo by Dianne R. Davis

The show consists of seminars, meetings, and a convention floor filled with liquid libation samples and all the associated equipment and supplies to service a bar or nightclub.

Seminars covering such diverse topics such as Detox Your Cocktail Menu, Creating a Culture for Better Service, and Insuring VIP Safety and Satisfaction were available during the three day expo. But, the highlight of the Expo was the more than 500 vendors lining the Expo floor for two days.

As we walked the floor, we passed booth after booth offering samples of drink mixers, flavored and unflavored vodkas, tequila, craft beers, and other spirits. The promoters were generous with their samples and I imagine more than a few attendees reached their drink limits before the end of the day.

Chazz Palminteri officially opened the exhibit floor with a ribbon cutting which was preceded by a red carpet. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was there to proclaim Tuesday March 8 as Nightclub and Bartenders Day in Las Vegas.

Chazz was also there to help introduce BiVi Sicilian Vodka He is a partner of this new brand which is made in Sicily with Semolina wheat and a special process.

Dianne Davis and Chaz Palminteri
Dianne Davis spoke to Chazz Palminteri about Bivi Sicilian Vodka. See the interview in her column.
Photo by Burt Davis

Comedian Ron White was there to talk about Number Juan Tequila and he chatted with Dianne Davis about the Tequila.

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UFC Fighter Frank Mir was there to promote close circuit TV for UFC events
Photo by Dianne R. Davis

This was the place to be for anyone involved in the Nightclub and Bar industry and what better place than Las Vegas for the industry to come together for business and pleasure.

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Momenti makes spirited ice creams and sorbets. What could be better.
Photo by Dianne R. Davis

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Michelada Love! had lots of samples

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Shirts, hats, etc

Nightclub & Bar Media Group, a division of Boston, MA based Questex LLC, is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper-competitive and dynamic industry for over 30 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group produces the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show (



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