February 27 - March 1, 2022

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Bar & Beverage Stage

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.

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Beyond the Rail Cocktail Competition

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.

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2021 Schedule HIGHLIGHTS


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.

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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.

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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.

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Beer CEO Panel: Business Building Beer Insights

Join us for an in-depth discussion with the leaders behind Canada’s top beer companies. 

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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.

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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.

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Rethinking Training

Find out what a progressive and successful venue needs to focus on to create loyal, productive and happy staff.

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Wine CEO Panel: Pouring to Profitability

Hear from Canada’s top wineries on the latest trends and long-lasting pivots they see moving forward.

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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.

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