Gain insights on trends and techniques from global bar experts. From the future of spirits and beer to the evolving role of bartenders and sommeliers, fuel your recovery and find out how to pivot to meet new consumer demands.
Sunday, February 28 - 4:00pm-4:45PM EST
Presented by Beam Suntory
If you are looking for some competitive action and actionable ideas about cocktail kits, check out the Beyond the Rail Cocktail Competition where seven finalists will be pitching their cocktail kit concepts to a panel of esteemed judges. Find out who will take home the $3,500 in cash and prizes.
SUN, FEB. 28 - 11:00AM-12:15PM EST
Global Bar Check-In
We are connecting with industry experts from around the globe to talk the good, the bad, the innovations and the lessons from this past year.
SUN, FEB. 28 - 3:00PM-3:45PM EST
The Future of Format in Beer & Beyond
From beer style selection, draught and packaged beer takeout, canned seltzer and draught cocktails, and eCommerce – find out the future of format in beer and beyond.
Mon, Mar. 1 - 10:00AM-10:45AM EST
State of the Bar
Learn from data experts as they dive into the latest consumer and sales trends and get a deeper understanding of what these market behaviours mean for the bar business.
Mon, Mar. 1 - 12:00PM-12:45PM EST
Coffee Panel: Robust Discussions on Coffee Diversification & Shifting Cafe Culture
Grab your own cup of jo and sit down as we discuss the future of coffee and cafe culture.
Tues, Mar. 2 - 10:00AM-10:45AM EST
Spirits CEO Panel: Alcohol Innovation to Keep Spirits Up
Top spirit CEOs will talk about how they’ve transformed their product offerings and marketing, and where they see the spirits world heading next.
Wed, Mar. 3 - 2:00PM-2:45PM EST
The New Cellar-Keeper
We will be exploring the role of a sommelier in 2021 and beyond, and whether they have become more of a shopkeeper than a cellar master.