Bar Convent Berlin has announced that, due to the current regulations and restrictions because of Covid-19, its 2020 event will take place online.

Titled Pouring Digital, this edition will embody an alternative concept, combining live and digital events.

“We are aware of our responsibility as a trade fair that unites many thousands of people in one place, and our part in a globally networked bar scene – one that is facing possibly its greatest challenge ever,” comments Petra Lassahn, BCB Director.

“Therefore, we will be offering an alternative event format in the autumn. If our visitors can’t come to us, then we will go to them”

The BCB team is working together with partners on a concept that will channel the spirit of BCB into a series of lectures and events taking place virtually.

Online will play a big role, but BCB are also examining how bars can be included.

“Because the industry worldwide is suffering from the consequences of the pandemic, we need to ‘meet’ to gain strength, learn from each other and exchange ideas in a safe and innovative environment,” continues Lassahn.

“We welcome this opportunity for us to grow and we look forward to the future with confidence.”

BCB will provide more information soon on further plans for 2020. Its 2021 event is scheduled to take place at Berlin Exhibition Grounds with its City Life Spirits concept that was originally planned for this year.