Providence has been named the site of the United States Bartender Guild (USBG) Leadership Conference this summer. Attending will be members from 44 chapters across the nation. The annual four-day conference will be held mid to late August. “We are really proud and excited to host this event and welcome everyone to Rhode Island,” said Rhode Island Chapter President Chris Almeida. The conference enables members of the bar and beverage community an opportunity to connect with suppliers as well as learn, network and exchange ideas.