Questex’s Vibe conference brought together the beverage community on-site to collaborate, network and discuss innovation

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Vibe Conference’s official charity, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), has raised more than $103,488 for families in the food and beverage industry facing terminal illnesses or sudden losses

NEW YORK, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last week, Questex’s Vibe Conference, the premier on-site beverage conference for beverage executives, drew more than 700 attendees, including restaurant chains, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, distributors, consultants and agencies, a 25% increase over 2021. The conference was held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA.

Tim McLucas, Vice President of Bar & Restaurant Group, said: “We are delighted with the success of this year’s Vibe conference and attracting an increased number of delegates eager to meet new customers and learn how they can helping each other during this important moment of opportunity. Labor shortages, supply chain issues, inflationary pressures and shifts in consumer behavior due to the pandemic have had a significant impact on the beverage industry, demonstrating the importance of bringing people together. top beverage leaders to discuss new ideas and solutions to address these challenges, for future growth and success. ”

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

Additionally, the 2022 Jim Flaherty Legends and Innovator Award winners have been named. Larry Sturcken, General Manager – Customer Development National On Premise Accounts, E&J Gallo received the Jim Flaherty Legends Award, while Matthew Von Ertfelda, Senior Vice President | Global, US and Canada Food + Beverage, Marriott received the Innovator Award.

Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the charity of choice for the Vibe conference. It was founded by members of the beverage vertical. CORE has raised a total of more than $103,488 for families in the food and beverage industry facing terminal illnesses or sudden losses.

The Vibe 2023 conference will take place from February 27 to March 1 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. 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 executives and adult beverage suppliers. The best on-site conference takes place every year and involves top-tier content, tastings and networking opportunities. The 2023 conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina from February 27 to March 1, 2023.

About Questex
Questex helps people live longer, better lives. Questex brings people together in markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and well-being; industries that help people to live longer: life sciences and health; and the technologies that enable and power these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We offer experience and concrete results. That happens here.

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