Questex’s 2024 Vibe Conference Offered On-Premise Beverage Leaders an Unparalleled Opportunity to Connect, Learn and Lead the Future of the Beverage Industry

Vibe Conference’s Official Charity, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), Raised $72,000 for Families in the Food and Beverage Industry Facing Terminal Illnesses or Sudden Losses 

NEW YORK, March 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Vibe Conference, the premiere on-premise beverage conference for beverage executives, had record attendance with more than 900 attendees including chain restaurants, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, distributors, consultants, and agencies. The conference was held at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, California February 26-28.

Tim McLucas, Vice President of Bar & Restaurant Group, said, “Vibe Conference 2024 was the largest event in our 15-year history, and attracted the biggest growth in first-time operator attendees, up 35% from 2023. The strong demand for new business relationships and new product innovation, highlights the importance of high-quality education and face to face interaction with industry stakeholders.”

Throughout the three day program, operators learned about the latest beverage trends through education workshops, beverage tastings, research sessions and networking opportunities, with some of the most popular sessions addressing “Decoding Generational Trends to Shape the Future of Your Business”, “How To Create a Regional, National, Multi-Beverage Program”, “How to Better Leverage Distributor Insights and Resources”, “Building A Better RFP”, and “Global Cocktail Trends.”

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 $72,000 for families in the food and beverage industry facing terminal illnesses or sudden losses. 

Vibe Conference 2025 will take place March 3-5, 2025 at Town & Country Resort 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 2025 conference will be held at Town & Country Resort San Diego March 3-5.

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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