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Tuesday, June 29 • 10:00am - 11:50am
Journey Of First-Time NCB Attendees to Opening the First Bars

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Back by popular demand again, Nightclub & Bar board member Michael Tipps and the Invictus Hospitality (IH) team detail the journey of taking a first-time NCB attendee all the way to opening their first bar. Sitting in the audience of this same session last year, Sandor Pap and his team were just weeks away from beginning the process of opening his first bar in Daytona, Florida. Already a successful businessperson, he had put together a solid team, selected a location, produced renderings, and created menus.

After sitting in the two-hour seminar, Sandor and his team solicited the expertise of the IH and everything changed dramatically from that point forward. The business plan evolved in every way- from name, concept, location, budget and even the team. This year’s seminar includes the entire Invictus Hospitality team along with Sandor Pap, Chuck Singleton, and Tony Puskas detailing why they made these changes and how it has set them up for success.

The hospitality secrets that can’t simply be “googled” about opening a bar or restaurant will be revealed through a real-life working example, in real-time, with real people. Regardless if you are an experienced operator who is looking to refresh the concept, need to find some inspiration, or if you dream of having your own bar or restaurant, then this seminar will not disappoint. Will you be the one to be featured on stage next year?

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Michael Tipps

Co-Founder, Invictus Hospitality
@mtippsy78 | Michael Tipps has over 23 years of experience working, managing, and consulting in all facets of the hospitality world (throughout all positions, and including hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs). His career started in Hospitality in South Florida where he worked in almost e... Read More →
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Homan Taghdiri

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Invictus Hospitality
@homantag | The entrepreneurial spirit has been flowing in Homan’s blood from his childhood days. Having worked in the hospitality industry since he was 14 years old, Homan has not only incrementally taken the steps to further his passion for the industry, but also, completed his educatio... Read More →
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David Foss

Managing Partner, LaLou
Dave Foss has worked in hospitality for over 23 years in virtually every facet of the food and beverage industry. He has managed a series of beverage programs on the West Coast, both at the Mondrian Hotel and later at Fairfax Partners Restaurant Group, overseeing four properties in... Read More →
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Charles K Singleton

Director of Operations, Mama Foo Foo

Tuesday June 29, 2021 10:00am - 11:50am PDT