The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



What’s on at Bar Convent Berlin 2023

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Bar Convent Berlin is back for another three days of awesomeness, and without wishing to sound all cliched, this year it looks like it’s going to be bigger and even better than ever. 

For starters, there are six massive exhibition halls filled with 500 beverage brands – some long-established, others newly emerging – from all over the world. Then there’s the new Rotunde with its additional food area. Always keen to address key issues this year there’s a big focus on two of biggest trends worldwide: Low & No with the team from The Cambridge Public House from Paris and agave spirits with Barro Negro Athens. 

Products aside, we advise saving plenty of time to embrace the packed programme of talks, events, parties and guest shifts taking place during the three-day extravaganza. We’ll be at the Palais with SIP – Share Inspire Pioneer by Pernod Ricard hosting three informal Roundtable discussions at BCB x SIP Studio. 

Monday 9th: 

What Does Success Look Like For Gen Z Bartenders?

• How To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing When Your Brain Doesn’t Want To Play Ball 

• Dealing With The Energy Crisis and Inflation

• Money Matters – Funding Your Dream 

Tuesday 10th: 

• Breaking Down Toxic Work Environments

• Innovation & Collaboration – Two Heads Are Better Than One

• How Bars Impact The Economy And Shape Neighbourhoods And Cities. 

Wednesday 11th:

• Bar Communities On The Rise – Meet The New Influential Markets

Guest speakers: Paul Aguilar (Flavour R&D, Himkok, Oslo); Emanuele Balestra (master mixologist, Hotel Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes); Sam Bompas (co-founder Bompas & Parr); Liam Davy (Head of Bars, The Hawksmoor Group), Evert De Jong (co-owner, Sin + Tax, Johannesburg); Cassandra Eichhoff (director European Bartender School, South Africa); JJ Goodman (creative director & owner, The Cocktail Club, UK); Lewamm Ghebremariam (business & culture entrepreneur, board member Clubcommission, Berlin); Mirik Milan (co-founder, Vice Lab, former Night Mayor, Amsterdam); Bresnan Naidu (global trade advocacy manager, Absolut Vodka); Márco Silva (bar industry consultant, São Paulo); Josephine Sondlo (co-founder Bar Afterglow, Stockholm), Axel Söderström (bartender, Tjoget, Stockholm); Maciek Starosolski (spirits educator & global ambassador, Bar World Of Tomorrow); Roisin Stimpson (co-founder, Nightjar, Oriole and Swift bars, London); Jack Parker (co-founder, Bar Afterglow, Stockholm); Christina Viera (co-owner, Bar Mordecai, Toronto, Founder of STAVE).

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Elsewhere, the education includes talks from the likes of bar expert Chockie Tom and Alex Francis  of Little Red Door on Crafting Sustainable Culture: One Drink at a Time; Spotlight: Women of the Drinks Industry, with Kaitlin Wilkes Back from Celebrate Her, Margarita Sader co-owner of Paradiso in Barcelona, Gina Barbachano, bar manager t Hanky Panky in Mexico City and Elena Nikoloulia from BCB Education Board and Stress and how to avoid it with Kris Hall of The Burnt Chef Project.

Check for information of these and all other events, plus ticket details.

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