It’s the most exclusive networking event in Las Vegas for the A/V industry. What originally began as a group of professionals meeting together for an evening out, has evolved into the most important industry night for the audio-visual community. Beer & Gear is a night for integrators to build relationships with each other and network over food and drinks. Not only do A/V professionals get the opportunity to share war stories and meet others in the industry, but they also learn what solutions might work best for their projects. The event is sponsored on a monthly basis and allows and inside view of great new products from sponsors such as NanoLumens, JBL, Crown, and more that might be perfect for the various businesses, hotels, resorts, and casinos in attendance.
Beer & Gear got started about seven years ago, when two A/V pros decided to hold an industry night, much like the other industry nights that happen monthly across Las Vegas. It was an inauspicious and low-key start – just a group of guys meeting at a local bar or restaurant to have a beer and talk shop. Over time, the event grew bigger and bigger, and soon “Beer & Gear” became the “must attend” networking event for the industry. It has become a very compelling event with most of the Vegas strip represented, and the event has only continued to grow from there!
Beer and Gear is generally the first Tuesday of every month at a Vegas-area restaurant/bar from 5pm to 7pm, where there is an event room big enough to house the group; and if you are part of the industry, your food and drinks are covered. Additionally, at 7pm, we have a drawing for a fun gift, usually an Apple iPad or Microsoft Surface. Even though the event officially ends at 7pm, most people usually stay late chatting up colleagues and managing just a little bit of business. This is the only time everyone can all come together in one place to share notes and offer each other advice.
You will never leave the event without a new contact, relationship, or opportunity. It’s truly the “can’t miss” networking opportunity for the A/V world in Las Vegas!
We’d love to see you at the next Beer & Gear event on Tuesday Sept 6, 2016. Please RSVP here.
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