All roads lead to the Lion City in November for APAC drinks industry, as the first ever BCB Singapore is confirmed (Bar Convent Singapore photo)

Bar Convent Singapore to be held in November featuring over 150 premium and craft spirit brands

Bar Convent Berlin trade show is coming to Singapore 6 to 7 November 2023 for the first time as Bar Convent Singapore. The Asia’s first trade-only event dedicated to the bar, beverage and cocktail industry will join the existing Bar Convent Berlin, BCB Brooklyn, and BCB São Paulo events. Taking place at Pasir Panjang Power Station, Bar Convent Singapore will feature over 150 premium and craft spirit brands, mixers, technology and equipment from around the world. Over 3,000 bar and beverage industry professionals from around the Asia Pacific region are expected.

Trade visitors will sample the latest spirits and cocktails created by an all-star line-up of internationally acclaimed bartenders, with many of the major industry players taking a prominent role. They include Campari Group, Brown-Forman, Remy Cointreau, Fever Tree and Proof & Company, as well as craft and premium brands from around the world.

<em><sup><kbd>Monica Berg Creative Director of Campari Academy<kbd><sup><em>

BCB Singapore provides a distinct platform for bartenders to enhance their skills and industry expertise, with a strong focus on education. It offers a rare opportunity for bartenders to learn from influential leaders in the field, including renowned industry icon Monica Berg, who will be present as the Creative Director of Campari Academy. The event also marks the introduction of Campari Academy in several Asian markets, further enhancing the learning and development opportunities available.

Singaporean Composed Concepts’s Peter Chua (Five Oars Coffee Roasters and Night Hawk) and Damien Guichard, Brand Ambassador of Bar Convent Berlin have curated an education programme. The programme will feature keynote addresses, discussion panels, seminars, and tasting forums on innovation, sustainability, wellness, leadership, skills, consumer trends and more.

Industry icons including Alex Francis, Director of Bars at Little Red Door in Paris, France (World’s 50 Best Bars No. 5); Beckaly Franks, founder of The Pontiac (Asia’s 50 Best Bars No. 33) and Hungry Ghost in Hong Kong; Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn, owner of Manahiyom Cocktail Bar and Co-Founder of Find The Locker Room (Asia’s 50 Best Bars No. 78) in Bangkok, Thailand; and Vijay Mudaliar, Co-Founder of both Native and Analogue (World’s 50 Best Bars No. 65) in Singapore will headline the official content programme.

Outside the event venue at Pasir Panjang Power Station, guests can enjoy guest shifts, bar takeovers and attend masterclasses. A remarkable selection of esteemed bar teams, both local and international, will come together to captivate BCB attendees throughout the night. This includes renowned names such as Flor de Cana in collaboration with Smoke & Mirrors, as well as Proof & Company showcasing their expertise at their flagship bar, 28 HongKong Street.

BCB Singapore has also collaborated with the International Beverage Competitions Group (IBC) for the upcoming 6th edition of the Asia International Spirits Competition (AISC), Asia International Wine Competition (AIWC), and Asia International Beer Competition (AIBC). These prestigious competitions will take place in Singapore in September 2023. The winners in each category will be revealed during a dedicated awards ceremony held live at BCB Singapore.

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