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Monday, March 26
 

11:00am

Mixology Training 1 - 5 Essential (and often overlooked) Keys to a Successful Bar Program
Stay ahead of the Mixology game! World renown mixologists Francesco Lafranconi and James Starkus of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits will be sharing their expertise in this one-of-a-kind class setting. Fine tune your beverage operation skills with the five core pillars for a successful mixology program, mise-en-place, menu engineering, bar stations design, innovative garnishes along with mixology techniques, and learn how to increase efficiency, sales and overall guest experience in a high performing environment.

Speakers
avatar for Francesco Lafranconi

Francesco Lafranconi

Executive Director, Mixology & Spirits Education, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
One of the world’s foremost mixologist, Francesco Lafranconi is the Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Educator for Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits of Nevada. Francesco’s personal appeal has made him a hit with his A-list celebrity clientele, world-class corporate clients... Read More →
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J.R. Starkus

District Manager, Brand Development & Resorts Mixology, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
J.R. Starkus has been a key player in Las Vegas’ cocktail industry for the last decade, most recentlyat Rick Moonen’s rm Seafood, where he worked as the lead barman at the critically acclaimedsustainable seafood restaurant in Mandalay Bay. Growing up in Southern California... Read More →



Monday March 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:30pm
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 8400 S. Jones Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89139

1:00pm

SOLD OUT! OMNIA Nightclub Bootcamp
Step into the world of Hakkasan Group and experience the OMNIA Nightclub Bootcamp! The 75,000 square-foot multi-level destination, located inside Caesars Palace, encompasses four distinct spaces for guests to enjoy, including a seductive ultra-lounge, Heart of OMNIA, a high energy main club and balcony, as well as a breathtaking outdoor terrace, showcasing panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. Learn firsthand what it takes to operate this one of a kind venue. Attendees will experience several major aspects of the operation including: Bar Operations, Cocktail sequence of service, VIP Host marketing, Front Door Operations, Security, DJ Booth, Lighting systems, and Sound Operations. OMNIA Nightclub is an interactive nightlife destination that can only be understood through first-hand experience.

Bootcamp Includes:

Bar Operation Topics


SVS Well Procedures:
  • Order Placement
  • PCI Compliant
  • Bar & Server interaction
  • SVS well set up (Bar Side)
  • Cooler & Storage areas

Main Bar Procedures:
  • Checklists “The Bible”
  • Pars
  • Cleanliness
  • Health Department Standards
  • Pour Testing
  • Best Practices
  • POS Process
  • Payment Process

Cocktail, VIP Host & Floor Operation Topics

SVS well procedures:
  • Order Placement
  • PCI Compliant
  • Bar & server interaction
  • SVS well (Cocktail Side)
  • Server Assistant area & role
  • Demo of SOS
  • Intro of VIP Host and handoff
  • Venue driver slips
  • Minimums
  • Largest Tab
  • Favorite upselling technique
  • Difficult customers
  • Table Sets
  • Runner Responsibility
  • SOS

Security & Door Operations Topics

Front Door:
  • Cue Lines
  • VIP Specialists
  • VIP Hosts Podium
Security:
  • Lost & found
  • Controls
  • Capacity
  • Medical transport
  • Keeping people safe (Drugs, Drinking, Ejections, Fights etc.)
  • EOD Reports
  • Surveillance room
  • See something say something

DJ Booth, Lighting & Sound Controls
  • Light Demo
  • DJ Booth & Equipment
  • Lighting Control Equipment
  • Sound Equipment
  • Lights 
  • LED’s
  • LED Screen’s
  • CO2
  • Confetti Cannon
  • Audio Control and Tech
  • DJ and Lighting Tech Communication
  • Light Demo
  • DJ countdown timer
  • Important Room Specific Lights
  • Q&A


Space is limited! Transportation is provided and buses depart 15 minutes before start time from the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Register now!


Speakers
avatar for Russel Finizie

Russel Finizie

GM, OMΝΙA
A Las Vegas native, Russel has spent the last 14 years working his way up from a barback and busboy, to the General Manager of Omnia Nightclub.  With a multitude of experience opening venues ranging from major nightclubs and day pools to ultra-lounges and restaurants, Russel has... Read More →
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Matt Galligan

AGM, OMΝΙA
Matt moved to Las Vegas from Denver Colorado back in 2009 to open up Aria resort and casino. He started out as a bar porter and worked my way up to bartender. It was there where he saw all the potential our industry holds and wanted to take it to the next level. Matt was fortunate... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Manager of Security, OMΝΙA
I started in the nightlife industry in 2006 inside of a club in town that had a capacity of about 700 people. I started as an entry level employee in the security department with no prior experience. Being able to grow with a company like Hakkasan Group has been an incredible journey... Read More →
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Joe Muro

Technical Director, OMΝΙA
Graduating with a Recording Arts degree along with study of Production fromFull Sail university in 1998. Joseph Muro has been a professional in theentrainment world for over 15 years, working as a Front of House / MonitorEngineer Joseph has mixed various live bands from Eric Burdon... Read More →
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Chris Trillo

Lead VIP Host, OMΝΙA
A Las Vegas native with 14 years hospitality experience in fine dining, quick service, and Nightlife/Daylife. Chris has been a significant part in Hakkasan Group orchestrating the host teams at the iconic Pure Nightclub and Wet Republic Ultra Pool. His experience also reaches to the... Read More →
avatar for David Wagner

David Wagner

Director of Security, OMΝΙA



Monday March 26, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
OMNIA Nightclub 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

3:00pm

Mixology Training 2 - Contemporary Cocktails Sponsored by Diageo
A spirit focused session guided by NY Mixologist Eric Ribeiro on the fundamentals & methodology of America’s hottest trending cocktails.  Breaking down the technical terminology & varieties of spirits so you can better build a diverse backbar & help your guests choose the ideal spirit for what their palate & mood best suits.  Experience a diverse tasting from Bourbon, Rye, Tequila, Gin & more to open your palate to the range of flavor profiles available in the world’s hottest bars, restaurants, nightclubs & lounges.

Now apply this knowledge to your cocktail mixing game.  Learn how to utilize amazing ingredients & educate your guests & bar on what a well-balanced cocktail should taste like.  Once these innovative formulas have been established, you can begin to develop variations on these recipes to give a unique flair to your bar & something one-of-a-kind to your audience.  The course will offer an opportunity to taste, discuss & get a little hands-on mixing to build your confidence & ability behind the bar!

This course is developed for you to build a strong selection of spirits for your bar, & can be applied in the most modern cocktails.  With hundreds of spirits to choose from, an informed buyer can choose a range of spirits that is perfectly suited to making the perfect cocktail. This can ensure there is something for everyone when it comes to guest experience, whether they are a purist, an adventurer, or a connoisseur looking for the leading-edge in modern mixology.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Liston

Steve Liston

Innovation, Diageo
Steve Liston works within Innovation at Diageo. He is responsible for the commercialization of leading innovative products, whether these are variants using the hottest trending flavors, or developing completely new-to-world spirits or beer brands. His team is tasked with creating... Read More →
avatar for Eric Ribeiro

Eric Ribeiro

Brand Representative and Cocktailian, Diageo
Eric Ribeiro began his long path in his bartending career in France. After graduating with a BA in Culinary Arts, Eric studied in some of the best kitchens in Paris, working alongside some of the best chefs in France. Eric moved into an instructing role, teaching a new generation... Read More →



Monday March 26, 2018 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 8400 S. Jones Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89139
 
Wednesday, March 28
 

11:00am

SOLD OUT! Wynn Nightlife Tour 1
Experience Wynn nightlife like no one has before. Stroll behind the velvet ropes of Las Vegas' most celebrated venues within the impressive Wynn and Encore Properties - Encore Beach Club, XS Nightclub, Intrigue and The Players Club. These unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces creating the ultimate party destination.

Tour will cover:
  • How lines work and VIP entrances
  • DJ/ Lighting booths
  • How we staff each venue
  • Capacity
  • Special Events and how they are operated in each venue
  • VIP Tables/Rooms
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Uniqueness of each venue
  • Time for Q&A at end of tour


Space is limited! Transportation is provided and buses depart 15 minutes before start time from the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Register now


Speakers
avatar for Ronn Nicolli

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 →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wynn 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

11:00am

First-Ever! Sapphire Gentlemen's Club Bootcamp
Experience the first ever Sapphire Gentleman’s Club Bootcamp and learn how this mega entertainment facility operates a variety of offerings under one roof!  Sapphire is the world’s largest Gentlemen's Club with more than 70,000 square feet of entertainment featuring: Gentleman’s Club, Off Broadway Show Room, Day Club Pool, numerous specialty bars, VIP Sky Boxes, Karaoke Room and much more! Sapphire also has its own in-house fleet of limousines, party buses and town cars for their guests.

Bootcamp Includes:

Gentleman’s Club Topics

Entertainer Procedures & Legalities:
  • Schedule
  • Work Cards
  • Legalities
  • Gratuities & Payroll
  • Contracting Entertainers

Bar & Cocktail Procedures:
  • Sequence of Service
  • Forms of Payment & Procedures
  • Loss Prevention & Reports
  • Intoxicated or inappropriate guests
  • Keeping people safe (Drugs, Drinking, Ejections, Fights etc.)
Q&A

Transportation, Security, VIP Host
  • Transportation Division
  • Security Room & Procedures
  • VIP Host & VIP Process
  • Front Door Operations
  • Q&A

Day club Pool Operations

  • Transportation Division
  • Security Room & Procedures
  • VIP Host & VIP Process
  • Front Door Operations
  • Q&A

Theater, Karaoke, Locker Room & Sky Box’s

  • Theater Tour – Uses and Events
  • Karaoke Room Tour – Uses & Events
  • Entertainer Locker Room
  • Sky Box’s / VIP Booths Tour
  • Procedures and Rules 
  • Q&A

Space is limited! Transportation is provided – arrive in style on a Sapphire limo – and departs 15 minutes before start time from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Register now!

Speakers
avatar for Larry Beard

Larry Beard

Manager, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
Larry Beard is a dynamic, top-producing Manager and Marketing expert with 41 years of experience in advertising, public relations, staff management, targeted media placement and non-traditional marketing. Beard works in Sapphire's corporate offices during the week and has managed... Read More →
avatar for Brett Feinstein

Brett Feinstein

Manager, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
Brett Feinstein, from Los Angeles, California, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the Assistant General Manager of Sapphire Las Vegas. He has been with the company from the beginning of the clubs inception 15 years ago, focusing on internal... Read More →
avatar for Matt Gilman

Matt Gilman

Sapphire Pool & Dayclub GM, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
Matt Gilman is the General Manager of the Sapphire Pool and Day club, with expertise in Las Vegas Entertainment industry for more than 15 years , making Sapphire Pool the best Day club in Las Vegas voted  2 years in a row by ( BEST OF LAS VEGAS 2016 &2017).
avatar for Steele Lisnhof

Steele Lisnhof

Sapphire Security Manager, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
Steele Lishnoff, Executive VP of Operations. I moved to Las Vegas over twenty years go after graduating from ASU with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In my twenty years of experience in Vegas nightlife I have been with Sapphire for fifteen of these years. I help to oversee and assist... Read More →
avatar for Christine Moffett

Christine Moffett

Sapphire Dispatch Manager, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
Christine Moffett is a Dispatch Manager with Sapphire Gentlemen's Club. New to Las Vegas, she comes from spending the past 4 years in management at a Fortune 500 company in Seattle. Her expertise is in business, communication, customer service, and sales.
avatar for Craig Turner

Craig Turner

Sapphire Director of Transportation, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
Craig Turner – Director of Transportation at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club since 2008. Originally from Chicago, attended Western Illinois University followed with an extensive printing, publishing, and advertising management background.
avatar for David Wachs

David Wachs

Sapphire Director of Beverage Operations, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
David Wachs is the Director of Beverage Operations at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club and Sapphire Pool and Day Club in Las Vegas.  At over 100,000 square feet, Sapphire is the largest Gentlemen’s Club in the World featuring an extensive selection of liquors and the most extensive... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club 3025 Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

2:00pm

SOLD OUT! Wynn Nightlife Tour 2
Experience Wynn nightlife like no one has before. Stroll behind the velvet ropes of Las Vegas' most celebrated venues within the impressive Wynn and Encore Properties - Encore Beach Club, XS Nightclub, Intrigue and The Players Club. These unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces creating the ultimate party destination.

Tour will cover:
  • How lines work and VIP entrances
  • DJ/ Lighting booths
  • How we staff each venue
  • Capacity
  • Special Events and how they are operated in each venue
  • VIP Tables/Rooms
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Uniqueness of each venue
  • Time for Q&A at end of tour

Space is limited! Transportation is provided and buses depart 15 minutes before start time from the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Register now

Speakers
avatar for Ronn Nicolli

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 →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wynn 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109