BCB Singapore’s debut welcomes a spectrum of industry possibilities

The inaugural Bar Convent Singapore (BCB Singapore) event kicks off today, serving as the region’s key platform for bar and beverage professionals to connect, innovate and celebrate talent.

The two-day event will feature an exhibition of over 150 global brands, an extensive line-up of educational sessions led by over 40 renowned international bartenders and industry experts, a wide array of tasting masterclasses, both onsite and offsite guest shifts, and a series of networking opportunities and activities.

The event highlight “Homegrown Heroes” invites 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 honing their craft in Singapore. This collaboration with compatriot bartenders from Atlas Bar, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Kafu Utu, Origin Bar and 67 Pall Mall showcases a fusion of talents and experiences that exemplify the region’s boundless potential.

Henry Stonham, Senior Project Manager of BCB Singapore, comments: “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.”

Monday Highlights

Time Location Highlight
11:00 – 19:00 Exhibition Hall Discover over 150 global brands of spirits from 18 countries and regions, from USA to Nicaragua, Italy, France, Netherlands, Slovenia, UK, Japan, India, Philippines, and Vietnam within one exhibition hall.
12:00 – 12:45

15:30 – 18:00

BCB Homegrown Heroes Bar BCB Homegrown Heroes guest shifts featuring the pairing of Lost in Thaislation from Thailand with Pranisa Treechanasin of Origin Bar, and Hybrid from Vietnam with Hieu Nguyen of 67 Pall Mall.
13:15 – 14:00 Craft Workshop Join industry legend Monica Berg, known for her work at Tayēr + Elementary in London and the Campari Academy, as she shares her expertise on opening your own bar.
14:30 – 15:15 Craft Workshop Learn how to build an international bartender career in a panel discussion hosted by WSET, joined by Brandon Grusd from Proof & Company, Sky Huo from Spirits Cave and Jason-Candid Knüsel from Healthy Hospo.
15:45 – 16:30 Centre Stage Haley Traub from Attaboy in New York and Dave Andrews from William Grant & Sons team up to discuss the art of creating exceptional cocktail experiences.


Tuesday Highlights

Time Location Highlight
11:00 – 19:00 Exhibition Hall Explore global industry brands including a Japan Pavilion with over 25 brands by 10 Japanese liquor producers and distributors, and an Emerging Brands Pavilion with up-and-coming brands across the world.
12:00 – 12:45

15:30 – 18:00

BCB Homegrown Heroes Bar The Homegrown Heroes special feature continues with ReCraft from the Philippines teaming up with Gabriel Carlos of Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Yoma Rivera of Kafe Utu, while Penrose from Malaysia collaborates with Sylvia Chong of the iconic Atlas Bar.
13:15 – 1400 Centre Stage Delve into ‘Sustainability in the Bar’ through the unique lenses of three industry icons, Alex Francis of Little Red Door, Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn of Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar and #FindTheLockerRoom, and Vijay Mudaliar of Analogue and Native.
14:30 – 15:15 Centre Stage Insights into the booming business of bars in India by Priyanka Blah from The Dram Attic, Aditi Dugar from Masque and Urban Gourmet India and Yash Bhanage from Bombay Canteen and Hunger Inc.
15:45 – 16:30 Centre Stage Peter Chua from Night Hawk, which clinched the inaugural Best Bar Design award at World’s 50 Best Bars 2023, and Matthew Shang the visionary designer behind acclaimed establishments like ATLAS, Manhattan and Barood, will guide you through the process of designing a bar that is both visually arresting, and efficient to operate.

In addition to the onsite activities, BCB Singapore offers all attendees a dynamic range of experiences across the city, including a tour of the Brass Lion distillery and over 10 official guest shifts and parties celebrating the start of countless future industry gatherings and possibilities.

For more information, visit the website and stay connected on social media by following @barconventsingapore.