CANTINA’s full-conference program offers essential training and extreme ideas including bar and beverage operations, sales and promotions, business legal and regulatory aspects. Plus Cantina offers you the one opportunity to participate in an open forum with the TABC. With consultation from leading industry professionals, topics and events to be included will inspire new ideas, creative thinking with ultimately a better bottom line!

Check out the exciting line-up of topics. Bring your entire management team, DJs, Bartenders and Promotions Managers so you don’t miss anything!

Sunday, February 8th

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Presentation – Doing Business Better in Today's Economy

Brought to you from the perspective of a chain restaurant, an independent restaurant and club owner and an independent club owner. Don't miss this!

Moderated by Chris Tripoli, A'la Carte Consulting Group

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Club Drugs & Narcotics / Club Security Issues

Robert Smith, Nightclub Security Consultants

Avoiding The 10 Critical Errors Beverage Managers Make

Robert Plotkin, BarMedia Inc.

Product Lifecycle Management for Maximum Profit

Christopher Sweet, Bottom Line Bar Management

Creating Exemplary Customer Service!

Lisa Brown, Pencom International

Wine Makers Forum – Viticulture & Terroir

Wine Makers Panel Discussion

A Spirit Tasting – The Wonders of Rum

Luis Ayala, Rum Runner Press

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bartenders - 10 Steps to Increasing Sales & Service

Presented by Showtenders At the Signature Stage in the Exhibit Hall

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Rewards, Contests and Incentives to Build Employee Loyalty

T.J. Shier, Incentive Solutions Inc.

Financing Your Operation – Partnerships, Investors & Expansion

Panel Discussion with Matthew Mabel, Surrender Inc.

I.D.E.A. Storming – Create Awesome Promotions That Will Work For You!

Glenn Schmitt, MarkeTeam Inc.

Club Systems Technology – Sound, Light & Video Trends

Panel Discussion with Shawn Byrne

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Perfect Pairings – Wines & Artisan Cheeses

Hoke Harden, Brown-Forman Center for Global Wine Education

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. A Vertical Tasting – Faustino Wines Gran Reserva

Presented by Palm Bay Imports

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Riedel Glass Tasting

Presented by Riedel Crystal

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wine Sensory Appreciation Exercise

Hoke Harden, Brown-Forman Center for Global Wine Education

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Premium Dessert Wines

Presented by Monsterville Horton of Monsterville Wines

Monday, February 9th

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Monday Morning Eye-Opener & Continental Breakfast

Powerful, Profitable Promotions To Increase Sales

Patrick Henry, Patrick Henry Creative Promotions

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Nightclub Music Solutions

Wyatt Magnum, CMS

Evolution of Liquor Liability Issues – Know the Facts!

Panel Discussion

Gentlemen's Club Challenges – From A to Z

Panel Discussion

Creative Wine Lists, Pricing Strategies & Promotions

Panel Discussion with Hoke Harden, Brown-Forman Center for Global Wine Education

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. DJs in the Mix

Wyatt Magnum, CMS

The Essentials of a Successful Live Music Program

Panel Discussion with Bert Gilgen, Houston

Increase Your Beverage Sales with Signature Drinks

David Commer, Commer Beverage Consulting

An Open Forum with the TABC - State & Local Officials

Panel Discussion with Jack Martin and State & Local TABC officials

The Essential Elements of a Successful Beverage Program

Steve Olson, aka Wine Geek

Bartenders - Cocktails with Service, Style & Flair

Presented by Showtenders At the Signature Stage in the Exhibit Hall

Spirit Tasting – The Whiskeys

Presented by Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide