Bar Convent Berlin (BCB) has announced that it is expanding its international show locations with the confirmation of BCB Singapore.
Taking place at Pasir Panjang Power Station from 6-7 November, the show will be Asia’s first trade-only event dedicated to the bar, beverage and cocktail industry.
BCB Singapore will join other locations in the BCB family – Bar Convent Berlin, BCB Brooklyn and BCB Sao Paulo.
Major industry players, including Campari Group, Brown-Forman, Remy Cointreau, Fever Tree and Proof & Company, will feature during the events, as well as internationally acclaimed bartenders and a wealth of craft and premium brands from all corners of the globe.
“With BCB Singapore, the international BCB family is growing by another valuable member,” said Petra Lassahn, Director of Bar Convent Berlin (BCB).
“What began in 2007 with Bar Convent Berlin has become the largest bar show worldwide,” Lassahn continued, “and now we are expanding our reach to embrace an up-and-coming bar destination that houses globally renowned bars and exciting personalities from the international bar industry.”
To mark the event and highlight BCB’s focus on education, a programme will be presented featuring keynote addresses, discussion panels, seminars and tasting forums on critical areas, including innovation, sustainability, wellness, leadership, skills, consumer trends and more. The programme will be curated by Peter Chua, Director of Composed Concepts (Five Oars Coffee Roasters and Night Hawk) in Singapore, and Damien Guichard, Brand Ambassador of Bar Convent Berlin (BCB).
Global industry icon Monica Berg will also attend as Creative Director of Campari Academy, launching across multiple Asian markets.
Global industry icons confirmed to headline the official content programme so far include 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.
Singapore has emerged as a global hub for the cocktail bar scene, featuring many of the industry’s most recognised bar awards and competitions. Its influence as a strategic commercial hub for Asia is also significantly rising.
The event takes place in Pasir Panjang Power Station, a venue that pays homage to the old railway station in central Berlin that became synonymous with BCB.
For more information, go to barconventsingapore.com