Under the regulations imposed by the corona pandemic, the Bar Convent Berlin took place at the Berlin Exhibition Center for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. It will be held there again this year. In this article we will tell you what the Bar Convent Berlin is, when it takes place, as well as our highlights, what makes the Bar Convent Berlin special this year.
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What is the Bar Convent Berlin?
The Bar Convent Berlin (short: BCB) is the leading international trade fair for the bar and beverage industry located in the capital Berlin. A program of themed lectures, tastings and networking events is offered to the 15,000 visitors a year.
When and where will the Bar Convent Berlin 2023 take place?
The BCB will take place again from October 9th to 11th, 2023 at the exhibition center in Berlin. Due to the pandemic, the fair had to be converted into a Global Bar Week in 2020, in which exhibitors* presented themselves digitally, but in 2021 the convention took place again in Berlin, albeit in a restricted form.
Over 500 exhibitors will present their brands and new creations in 2023, as well as innovations for the hospitality industry. So there is something for everyone who works or is interested in the hospitality industry.
Source: Bar Convent Berlin / Gili Shani / ©Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH.
Our 3 absolute highlights of the BCB 2023
1. Varied experiences in the halls
Since the Bar Convent 2023 will again extend over six exhibition halls and an outdoor area, the organizers have thought of something special: The exhibition halls will be filled with different themes. Below:
- Urban gardening
- Urban Market
- Hidden Treasures
Thus, on the one hand, the exhibitors have the usual degree of freedom of development and can let their creativity run free, on the other hand, they can also adapt to corresponding topics, so that you can expect an experience that is as varied as possible.
Since each topic will certainly be interpreted and designed differently by all exhibitors in the area, you can definitely look forward to experiencing what the creativity of the exhibitors will bring.
For us, the variation of the halls is a crucial point that makes the convention so interesting. We are really looking forward to the interpretations of how the exhibitors take on and adapt the themes so that each stand is unique not only because of the brand but also because of the creativity.
© BCB/Gili Shani
2. The Young Guns Area
Because not only the biggest international players in the spirits industry meet at the Bar Convent Berlin, but also small distilleries that want to get involved.
Last year the Young Guns Area was heavily dominated by gin, so it is not yet clear which newcomers will be able to present themselves this year. Maybe you can look forward to innovative whisk(e)ys, craft beers, absinthe or something non-alcoholic - the spirits world harbors many innovations and innovative approaches.
As a startup, we think the idea is great, of course, because small distilleries can present themselves in this way and, on the one hand, exchange their expertise and views with the big players in the industry. They can learn an incredible amount and inspire the entire industry with their ideas.
3. International Bar Pop Ups
The last Bar Convent hosted a complete novelty: Rémy Savage's team was flown in from London to recreate and present their bar from London.
The feedback from the guests was so outstanding that the organizers are planning more pop-up bars, it's just not yet clear how many there will be and from which regions they will come.
So you can be as excited as we are to see which international bar(s) will be able to present themselves in Berlin this fall. We think the idea is particularly brilliant because it gives bars a chance to gain international recognition and attract new guests and deals.
Our conclusion: buy tickets for the Bar Convent Berlin 2023 or become an exhibitor
It doesn't matter whether you like to drink or mix cocktails at home or in your favorite bar, for everyone who is interested in spirits and the variety of flavors in drinks, the Bar Convent Berlin is an absolute must, as it is every year. If you have the opportunity to experience the fair, we can only recommend it to you!
Tickets for the Bar Convent Berlin 2023 can be bought directly on the Bar Convent website in good time before the start (9 October to 11 October 2023) . Exhibitors can place their stand at Bar Convent 2023 here book.
What do you think of the event? Let us know in the comments!
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