Bar Convent Berlin was founded in 2007 by the bar and beverage experts Helmut Adam, Jens Hasenbein and Bastian Heuser. Since its inception, Bar Convent Berlin has grown into one of the leading international trade fairs for the bar and beverage industry. Each year the “Who’s Who” of this industry’s German and European representatives gather in Berlin to make new contacts, find out about new product innovations and attend seminars to deepen their expertise.
This year they came from five continents: visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, India and even from Panama, Peru and Mauritius once again turned the Bar Convent Berlin into the largest trade show of the bar and spirits industry, the place for manufacturers of spirits, sparkling wines, mixers, beers and coffee to get together with bartenders, bar owners and distributors from 86 countries. From 7 to 9 October 2019, a total of 15,162 visitors were guests at “the Station Berlin” and the neighboring “Kühlhaus” and also flocked to numerous bar events in the capital city.
The signs are pointing to growth and the Station Berlin was again fully booked for BCB 2018. This year's Bar Convent Berlin featured 446 exhibitors with more than 1,200 brands in the premium segment. Gin, liqueur, rum, vodka, tequila and mezcal once again led the list of top spirits.
"In addition to our Bacardi exhibit, we had a chance at this year’s BCB to present the espresso liqueur that resulted from the collaboration of Grey Goose and SpreeWood Distillers. Being the only spirits brand exhibiting at the still-new Coffee Convent Berlin was absolutely the right move and a big success. With Noilly Prat, we were pleased to bring not just the winner of the Mixology Taste Forum tests to Berlin but also a piece of southern France. Overall, we’re delighted by three fantastic days at the BCB." René Tempel, Bacardi Advocacy Manager, Germany/Austria/Switzerland