Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB) is gearing up for its 2024 edition, with an extensive lineup of interactive sessions, exhibitors and events in the pipeline.  

The premier international trade event for the bar and beverage industry will return to Brooklyn’s Industry City the 11-12 June, with more than 200 exhibitors scheduled to take part, representing premium craft spirit brands, non-alcoholic offerings, mixers and bar supplies. International pavilions transporting attendees to destinations like Italy, Japan, Peru and Canada will offer delegates a global overview of the biggest current trends in the drinks industry. 

This year, BCB’s expansive education programme will feature more than 50 insightful sessions tackling diverse topics within the beverage industry and providing opportunities for professionals to expand their horizons. A ticketed lunch presented by Alison Anne, Founder of Restaurant Revolution, will also take place on 12 June, featuring practical strategies essential for enhancing leadership skills and cultivating supportive work environments in the restaurant industry.  

Elsewhere, the inaugural BCB Street Party on 11 June will offer more networking opportunities alongside music, drinks, lawn games and entertainment, as will the annual Opening Night Party at Public Records and sponsored by William Grant & Sons. The same day will see Alcohol Professor host the 15th Annual New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) awards announcement onsite, and attendees can even compete in The Black Sheep Skee-Ball Club, sponsored by Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, enjoying cocktails and challenging games like skee-ball and the Skrewball Puppeteer.  

New for this year is Writer’s Block, a dedicated space providing a platform for esteemed industry authors to showcase and promote their latest publications, while engaging with attendees through signings and discussions.  

“We look forward to welcoming the industry back in June to Bar Convent Brooklyn, where attendees can engage with peers, share experiences and build meaningful personal and professional connections,” says Bar Convent Brooklyn Event Vice President, Jackie Williams. “Our curated show floor, programming, events and education schedule promise to captivate and empower visitors, allowing for the emergence of new ideas and trends that will shape the future of our industry.”