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Wednesday, March 28 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Nightclub & Bar Pitch Tank

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For the second year, Nightclub & Bar Pitch Tank will connect bar & nightlife suppliers with top executives of the industry. This is a can’t miss opportunity for attendees to see what happens behind closed doors in the corporate world. Watch the drama unfold during live product pitches in front of industry gurus! Open to all attendees!

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Cory Johnson

Vice President of Food and Beverage, Caesars Palace
As vice president of food and beverage for Caesars Palace, I direct the property's $320 million food and beverage program and 2,300 employees. As a Pittsburgh native I have a healthy respect for fresh ingredients and recognizing the distinction between good and great, having begun... Read More →
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Ryan Klassen

Partner/Vice President of Operations, Element Hospitality Group
With a drive to compete with the largest nightlife players in the nation, industry veteran Ryan Klaasen has joined Element Hospitality Group, a fast-growing business that owns, manages and provides consultation for some nightclubs, lounges and restaurants throughout the U.S. As the... Read More →
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Jim Kleiss

Senior Hospitality Beverage Manager, Topgolf Las Vegas
Jim Kleiss is currently The Senior Hospitality Beverage Manager at Topgolf Las Vegas. A life time resident of Las Vegas, Jim has been in the Night Club and Restaurant business for over 30 years. The Who’s Who of the Las Vegas Bar scene has been through the doors of Tommy Rockers... Read More →
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Marc Marrone

Corporate Chef, TAO Group
Marc Marrone is the Corporate Chef of TAO Group, leading TAO Group restaurants, Las Vegas' TAO Vegas, Beauty & Essex, LAVO and Marquee Day Club; and Los Angeles' TAO, Highlight Room and Luchini Pizzeria and Bar and LAVO Singapore. Originally from New York City, Marrone received his... Read More →
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Ronn Nicolli

Senior Executive Director of Marketing, Wynn Nightlife
Coming from humble beginnings as a promotions host to becoming one of Las Vegas nightlife’s most respected and influential marketing minds, Ronn Nicolli joined the Wynn Las Vegas nightlife team in 2005. As the marketing executive for Tryst and XS, he created and developed marketing... Read More →
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Nikki Olayo

Corporate Partnership Manager
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Sal Wise

Executive Director of Nightlife Marketing, Hakkasan Group
Hakkasan Group is a worldwide entertainment, dining, nightlife, and hospitality company with establishments currently located across the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Its namesake is taken from its Michelin-star restaurant that set the high-level standard for the group’s... Read More →

Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room S222