2010 PBSA Leadership Conference in Baltimore

2010 PBSA Leadership Conference in Baltimore
Posted May 15th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

The 2010 Professional Bartending Schools of America Leadership Conference is heading to Baltimore, Maryland for the first time ever.

The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel by Marriott and is located right on The Inner Harbor.

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is one of the most photographed and visited areas of the city. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s and started blossoming into the cultural center of Baltimore in the 1970s.

The Inner Harbor and the surrounding neighborhoods offer a variety of fine dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife.

Located in the heart of the Inner Harbor on Pratt Street, The Harborplace and the Gallery offers lots of shopping, diverse dining, and a variety of entertainment right on the waterfront.

Also nearby the Renaissance is the World Trade Center. Hovering 405 feet over top of the Harbor, the Center offers the best view of the city in every direction from the Top of the World Observation Level. Constructed in 1977, ite 32 floors make up the world’s tallest equilateral 5-sided building.

Other points of interest in Baltimore include the Baltimore Maritime Museum, Fort McHenry, Baltimore Aquarium, and much more to do during your stay.

Getting Around Baltimore

The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is located only eight miles from the hotel and taxi
fees range around $30 according to the Marriott website.

Renting a car shouldn’t be necessary due to the proximity of the hotel to the Inner Harbor. It is also very expensive
as well, as parking rates at the hotel are $26 a day, also according to the Marriott website.

Night Life!

The Powerplant Live Entertainment complex is home to over 34 restaurans and nightclubs

Power Plant Live! is Baltimore’s premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located at 34 Market Place, just one
block from the World Famous Downtown Inner Harbor. Just a short walk from many downtown hotels, Pier Six Pavilion,
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Ravens M&T Bank Stadium, and other major attractions, Power Plant Live! is your one stop
destination for dining, retail, and entertainment!

Restaurants and retail venues include Mondo Bondo, Babalu Grill, Havana Club, Ruth Chris Steak House, and Maryland Art
Place. Bars, nightclubs and entertainment include; Luckie’s Tavern, Angels Rock Bar, Mosaic Nightclub & Lounge, Mex
Tequila Bar, Howl At The Moon, and Rams Head Live! A free live music series takes place weekly on the Plaza stage during
the months of May through October featuring popular regional acts such as Mr Greengenes and national recording
artists such as Papa Roach, The Violent Femmes and Finger Eleven.

Attracting over three million visitors annually, Power Plant Live! would love to welcome you to enjoy an afternoon with
the family or a night on the town at Baltimore’s premier dining, entertainment and retail destination!

(Content from www.powerplantlive.com)

Guest Speakers

We are honored to have Bobby G, the Master Mixologist from Beam Global Spirits & Wine as our headliner. If you are looking for Bobby “G” Gleason, you will find him behind the bar with his favorite mixing tool. “Assuming everyone has a mixing glass and tin, I can’t live without my muddler because I enjoy using only the freshest of ingredients in my cocktails!” Bobby G loves that bartenders are going back to the classics.

Bobby G, the Master Mixologist of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, loves that bartenders are going back to the classics.

Bobby G began his bartending career as a barback in Pompano Beach, Florida, admiring bartenders with bucketfuls of cash and beautiful women. In 1984, Bobby G took his first bartending job in Boynton Beach, Florida at Upper Limits, a part of Shooters on the Water. He left for Las Vegas in 1985, and bounced back to Miami to manage a club, then back to Vegas where he opened bars at the Mirage Hotel, Treasure Island and the Bellagio. Bobby G spent nearly seven years at the Bellagio’s Fontana Bar. In 2005, Bobby G helped to open Italian restaurant Nora’s Cuisine, which has won the best cocktail award in Las Vegas every year since. Bobby G began training at the Rio as a Beverage Specialist, was recruited as the Absolut Ambassador and finally propelled his relationship from the Bellagio to become the Master Mixologist at Beam Global Spirits & Wine.

Bobby G has traveled all across the country and beyond. “I get to travel around the world and meet people from
all walks of life,” Bobby G says. “I have been to places that I would probably never have gone to if it wasn’t for
this job. Places like Tequila Mexico, Jarnac France, Windsor Canada, Aberdeen and Islay Scotland, London, Madrid,
Italy, and Croatia… just to name some of the place I’ve been to this year.” Being bitten by the travel bug
means that Bobby G has a very busy work schedule, and his position has him working almost every day. “But I
really love what I do and couldn’t imagine anything else that I would like to be doing.”

Samuel D. Stanovich

Samuel D. Stanovich is the Director of ServSafe Alcohol for the National Restaurant Association and has been involved with the hospitality industry for nearly two decades.

Before assuming his current position, Samuel was President / Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also sits on the Board of Nightclub & Bar magazine. He presents at the National Restaurant Association Show, Nightclub and Bar Show, National Association of License Compliance Professionals, various state
administrations and restaurant association meetings. Samuel holds a bachelor degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson and Wales University and is an active member of Council for Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART). Samuel is both a ServSafe Food Safety Instructor and ServSafe Alcohol Instructor.

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  • Roger Oldham
    May 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Looks like about 40 attendees.

  • [...] of a bartending school! Every year, PBSA hasa national leadership conference. This year it is in Baltimore, Maryland and we plan on having a lot of fun when we are not learning about improving the way we do [...]

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