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2019 NBBQA Conference

The annual event that lets participants gather to discuss the BBQ Business

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 to Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105-1638
United States
Registration Options 2019-04-03 00:00:00 2019-04-06 00:00:00 America/New_York 2019 NBBQA Conference The annual event that lets participants gather to discuss the BBQ Business Kansas City Marriott Downtown 200 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64105-1638 United States View Map

Event Details

The NBBQA Conference is the unique annual event that lets participants gather to discuss the Business of BBQ. Whether you are a product owner, run a restaurant, sell, buy or simply enjoy BBQ, there are boundless opportunities to network, learn and grow.

Each Conference registration includes: 

  • (1) ticket to BBQ Bash on Saturday, April 6th
  • Access to all meals at the conference 

REGISTER FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

**Please purchase all guest tickets for the event here. ** Please login to access members-only price benefits. **

This year it's being held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtow

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL

Book your rooms in the Kansas City Marriott Downtown conference hotel early to get a discounted rate.

Wednesday, April 3rd. 
*All NBBQA members tickets are included in the purchase price. 
Additional Guest attendees will need to Register online.

REGISTER A GUEST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Agenda

April 3
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM BBQ Bus Tour Attend a unique Kansas City tour that showcase Kansas City’s rich barbecue culture!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour - Conference Welcome
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Culinary Fight Club - Street Food Challenge See eight competitors compete in a street food competition, then taste as you get to vote in a people's choice.
April 4
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM First Education Sessions
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Second Education Sessions
12:01 PM - 3:00 PM Lunch and Exhibitor Session Meet and greet with barbecue exhibitors at the conference and get to know what new products and services are available to the BBQ & Grilling industry.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Third Education Sessions
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fourth Education Sessions
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Happy Hour - Special Interest Group
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Awards of Excellence Dinner Presentations Dinner (Awards of Excellence and Legends Awards) Every year the NBBQA opens to its members and the wider community the opportunity to have their products placed under the scrutiny of peers as they are judged against each other. This ceremony is when the hard work, sweat and tears behind every product comes together as awards are presented.
April 5
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fifth Education Sessions
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sixth Education Sessions
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Meet the Masters Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seventh Education Sessions
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eight Education Sessions
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Happy Hour - Meet the NBBQA Board
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Night of Fire The MUST SEE party of the conference as we watch the best steak cookers of America and the World come together to fight it out in this Winner Takes All (bragging rights) competition! Don’t worry it wouldn’t be a party without foot tapping bands, succulent steak, fires to sit around and the best company the BBQ community has to offer!
April 6
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM BBQ Bash - Public Day 1 hourly main stage presentations BBQ busking | People’s Choice (two divisions) judging – all day SCA Steak Cookoff – 3 turn-ins.