Visitorinfo BCB 2020
Pouring Digital - Hospitality in the New Normal
A community is only as strong as its individual members. We know that these are difficult times for everyone, and we wish you all the best – professionally, for your business and, most importantly, for your health.
The whole bar industry is affected by the Covid-19 crisis. To protect our exhibitors and visitors and because of many restrictions, we have consciously decided to discover new grounds in 2020. In cooperation with our international community we want to stage the BCB as a special edition. Entitled "Pouring Digital", we already developed first concepts to bring BCB to life together with you via the world wide web and also let it take place in a small-scale live event.
We sparked your interest? Find out now what awaits you and learn how you can participate!
Benefits of a digital participation:
- Participation within our online event platform is completely free-of-charge
- 24/7 accessibility & globally retrievable
- Networking & matchmaking in constant exchange with our community
- Broad-based education programme with top-class speakers from the industry
- Simplified search for new products
- Live stream of BCB Barweek in Berlin
- Shipping of tasting boxes for a live experience at home
- Interesting specials, such as unboxing videos and competitions
Not convinced yet? Learn more!
Virtual Event Platform
As part of the Pouring Digital concept we will provide a virtual event platform on which you can find everything and anything related to BCB Barweek. You are a distributor and looking for new products? The event platform gives you various possibilities to get information about new products. For instance, participate in one of the Speed Networking Sessions and meet 12 exhibitors within one hour. As a bartender you can learn a lot about new products by watching our Unboxing Videos and education programme. Get inspired by the novelties of our exhibitors or even order an exclusive tasting box for the BCB experience at home.
The event platform offers space for matchmaking as well. Instead of a lounge on site, matchmaking will only take place online. A filtered search for new contacts and direct contact is possible. You can then arrange a virtual appointment for exchanging ideas and information. Also an interaction with participants and exhibitors is possible to engage in discussions and digital socialising..
As part of the digital concept we have come up with a few specials for you to make BCB Barweek even more exciting and eventful.
Your Tasting Box
You would like to get to know the new products of the exhibitors better and preferably also taste them? Then order your Tasting Box to enjoy at home! We will put together exciting boxes including various products that will fascinate you. Choose the box that appeals to you most and order it online in the ticket shop for a small extra charge. Our boxes will be simply shipped to your home, bar or company. During Barweek you will have the opportunity to test the products at home and you will not be isolated! Tasting videos are offered on our event platform for you to taste the products and exchange ideas with industry insiders and experts from all over the world.
Unboxing Videos offer the opportunity to get to know new products and special editions during the digital event. Global Director of Education Angus Winchester and BCB Brand Ambassador Damien Guichard, as well as brand ambassadors of various brands will unpack, present and taste the exhibitors' new products and special editions live in the videos..
The education programme is an important part of BCB and will not be forgotten even in times like these. Thanks to the WWW all lectures will be available online. The sessions can thus be followed live and can be accessed from anywhere in the world at any time. Besides interesting lectures about Covid-19 and its effects on the bar, hotel and restaurant industry, exciting discussions and tastings are awaiting you. Our education partners WSET and Park Street will also be part of the event again and will provide additional exciting content. Furthermore, we would like to introduce you to some of the bars - in Berlin and worldwide.
You want to be part of the education programme and share your expertise and ideas with the community?
In Berlin – Onsite with the industry
You do not only want to digitally follow the BCB during the Barweek, but rather want to experience the spirit "in reality"? For those of you who do, there is the possibility to be there with us live in Berlin. Within the limits of the Special Edition we will not be present on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, but we will visit different locations in Berlin. Together with the industry, we strive to make the BCB come alive at Barweek. The community is moving closer together and to accomplish this we are working with bars, hotels and restaurants to bring the City Life Spirit of Berlin to life. Be part of a special BCB in Berlin.
At our local partner locations you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and get the latest industry news. We will introduce you to interesting locations to make the BCB an unforgettable experience together with you once again this year!
More information about the Barweek live in Berlin will be published soon.