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BCB Singapore 2023

A big debut with global brands, know-how and exciting guest shifts

by Newsroom

The highly anticipated Bar Convent Singapore (BCB Singapore) is set to take place on 6 and 7 November 2023. It will act as the catalyst of growth for the bar and beverage industry in Asia, and serves as a premier platform for passionate industry professionals across Asia Pacific to connect, innovate, and celebrate regional talent.

The event highlight “Homegrown Heroes” will see bar teams from various Asian countries, including ReCraft from the Philippines, Hybrid from Vietnam, Penrose from Malaysia, and Lost in Thaislation from Thailand, partnering in a series of exclusive guest shifts with their nation’s counterparts currently working in Singapore, showcasing a fusion of talents and experiences that exemplify the boundaryless potential the region’s bar scene has to offer.

In addition to the cross-border collaboration, the two-day event will also feature an extensive lineup of education sessions led by over 40 renowned international bartenders and industry experts, an exhibition of over 150 global brands, a wide array of tasting masterclasses, both onsite and offsite guest shifts, and a series of networking opportunities and activities.

The carefully crafted education program, with guidance from Peter Chua, director of Composed Concepts and co-owner of Night Hawk, has invited some of the renowned figures in the industry, including Michael Callahan, managing director of the Compound Collective and founding bartender of 28 HongKong Street; Monica Berg, co-owner of Tayēr + Elementary and creative director of Campari Academy; and Lorenzo Antinori, founder of Bar Leone and Lorenzo Antinori Studio.
The comprehensive program is tailored to diverse industry roles, with topics including:

  •  “Journey from Bartender to Owner” with Beckaly Franks, co-owner of The Pontiac and Founder of Hungry Ghost
  • “Sustainability through varying lenses” with Alex Francis, bar director of LITTLE RED DOOR, Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn, co-owner and bartender of Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar and #FindTheLockerRoom, and Vijay Mudaliar, founder of Native and Analogue
  • “Practical flair techniques” with Bryan Bonifacio, principal bartender of Employees Only Singapore, and Shallum Recto, on-trade specialist of William Grant & Sons Singapore Distribution

And more.

Attendees can also anticipate an impressive showcase featuring an extensive selection of craft and premium spirits, mixers, beers, sakes, cutting-edge technology, and equipment, including market leaders like The Botanist, Monkey 47, and Campari, as well as a Japan Pavilion bringing together over 20 Japanese producers of sake, shochu, craft beer, awamori, and other traditional spirits.

In addition to the onsite activities, BCB Singapore offers all attendees a dynamic range of experiences across the city, with 10 official guest shifts and activations kicking off on Sunday, 5 November. In collaboration with acclaimed bars, the guest shifts include KI NO BI and Monkey Shoulder 47 at Manhattan Bar featuring Rogerio Igarashi of Bar Trench, Tokyo, Flor de Cana at Smoke & Mirrors featuring Crimson Room, Bangkok; and Proof & Company’s closing party at 28 HongKong Street featuring Beckaly Franks. Other activities include a nature trail and wellness session organized by Healthy Hospo, in partnership with Fever Tree and Seedlip, taking place during the morning of the 5th of November.

“BCB Singapore is the first event of its kind dedicated to Asia’s bar and beverage industry, promising to deliver a curated schedule of educational sessions and networking opportunities, a rich array of leading and emerging craft brands, and a whole wealth of knowledge and expert insights, all within one single venue,” said Henry Stonham, Senior Project Manager of BCB Singapore.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at $60 for a one-day pass and $80 for both days through BCB Singapore’s website here.

To find out more information, visit the website

Stay connected on social media by following @barconventsingapore.

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