Questex’s Vibe Conference Connected the On-Premise Beverage Community to Collaborate, Network and Discuss Future Beverage Trends

Vibe Conference’s Official Charity, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), Raised More Than $117,000 for Families in the Food and Beverage Industry Facing Terminal Illnesses or Sudden Losses

NEW YORK, March 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last week, Questex’s Vibe Conference, the premiere on-premise beverage conference for beverage executives, attracted almost 900 attendees including chain restaurants, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, distributors, consultants, and agencies, a 17% increase compared to 2022. The conference was held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California.

Tim McLucas, Vice President of Bar & Restaurant Group, said, “Vibe 2023 was the largest event in our 14-year history, attracting the largest number of first-time operator attendees, which demonstrates how strongly this industry is rebounding and retooling for future growth. We’ve closely aligned the Vibe Conference agenda with the needs of the industry and are delighted to see such positive collaboration among operators, distributors, suppliers, and industry professionals, plus announce a new 2024 location which will enable continued event growth.”

Throughout the three days, attendees learned about the latest beverage trends through education workshops, beverage tastings, research sessions and networking opportunities.

In addition, Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist and Kathy Casey Food Studios–Liquid Kitchen were recipients of the Industry Awards.

CORE Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) is a 501(c)(3) a national non-profit and the charity of choice for the Vibe Conference. It was founded by members of the beverage vertical. CORE raised a total of $117,801 for families in the food and beverage industry facing terminal illnesses or sudden losses. 

Vibe Conference 2024 will take place February 26-28 at Town & Country in San Diego, California. For sponsorship opportunities contact the Vibe Conference team here.

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About Vibe Conference
Vibe Conference is the premier event for chain and hotel adult beverage executives and suppliers. The top on-premise conference is held annually and involves high-level content, tastings and networking opportunities. The 2024 conference will be held at Town & Country Resort San Diego February 26-28.

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.

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