Bar Convent Berlin (BCB)
Europe's most important and largest bar industry trade show, Bar Convent Berlin, is not just filled with hundreds of stands bristling with products, BCB also hosts a full program of educational seminars. And, even when the show closes, evening events and guest shifts by many of the world's leading bartenders keep visitors entertained late into the evening.
2023 dates: Monday 9th through Wednesday 11th October
BCB spans three days and since 2021 is held in the modern airy Messe Berlin exhibition halls. It attracts a diverse range of visitors: from bartenders and restaurateurs to major spirits brands, retailers and wholesalers as well as hotels and restaurants.
Due to being held in the Germain capital, Germans outnumber visitors from other countries but many visitors travel from the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark. The organisers, RX Global, say "strong contingents also came from Austria, Switzerland, Spain and France."
Visitors to the show can take a break from the stands and seminars at one of the numerous bars inside the show. BCB 2022 even boasted a speakeasy bar with the team from Greek bar 'The Rumble in the Jungle' hidden behind their 'The Bar in Front of the Bar. Happily, it was all too easy to find a bar and catch up with industry colleges from countries all over the world.