Bar Rescue Star Jon Taffer, A Larger-Than-Life Television Personality, To Keynote at 
TIA’s Orlando Conference - April 12, 2019

Media Contact:Cindy Amos
For Immediate Release 

Alexandria, VA (February 25, 2019) - The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) announced today that Jon Taffer, international speaker, creator and host of Paramount Network’s hit show Bar Rescue will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition to be held April 10 through April 13, 2019, at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal, Orlando. Taffer will deliver the keynote address on Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM.

An international celebrity, New York Times bestselling author, highly sought-after hospitality and general business consultant, Taffer is known as a larger-than-life television personality who takes a no-holds-barred approach to helping hotels, restaurants, bars and businesses reach their full potential. For nearly four decades, Taffer has been at the forefront of the business management industry, from offering his expertise to hundreds of thousands of properties and Fortune 500 companies, to creating what industry experts call “the greatest nightclub in the world,” and changing the game of football for its fans with the creation of NFL’s “Sunday Ticket”, a live streaming option on DirectTV and also available with Amazon Prime. 

“We are thrilled to invite Jon to be our keynote speaker,” said TIA President & CEO Robert Voltmann. “His energy is infectious and I’m sure our members will appreciate his lively, inspiring and tough love approach to business solutions and increasing sales.”

Bar Rescue, a bare-knuckle reality show that spotlights Taffer as he saves failing bars from certain closure, originally aired on Spike TV. Now in its sixth season, it was the brainchild of Taffer who has been in the bar and restaurant industry since 1978 when he started as a bar manager at the famed West Hollywood music club “The Troubadour”. Now a much in demand corporate consultant, Taffer is known for his unprecedented industry experience and trademarked Reaction Management strategy to offer advice on everything from menu design to cost management. Concurrently, he runs Taffer Dynamics, his business operations firm where he has been hired to jumpstart models for a range of well-known establishments and brands, including the NFL, Anheuser-Busch, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Intercontinental, Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave's Barbecue and Wolfgang Puck Express. In addition, Taffer is the Chairman of the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Tradeshow. 

Taffer’s most recent self-help book, Don’t Bullsh*t Yourself: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back, (Penguin, 2018) is a brutally honest guide to understanding and overcoming the excuses holding people back from success. It became a New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller in its first week of release. His first book, Raise the Bar, an Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions, also made the Wall Street Journal’s bestselling list. 

The TIA Annual Conference & Exhibit, is the only conference specifically designed for the brokerage-based 3PL industry. Primarily a networking and educational event, it will feature more than 100 education opportunities: 30 education sessions, 75 Learning Center sessions, three pre-conference seminars, and five general sessions with top-tier panelists from across the transportation industry and more than 70 leading exhibitors and 10 different networking activities
Click here to learn more about the 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition.

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The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)
is the professional organization of the $186 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines, doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of the 3PL industry to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA.