Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto & VIRTUAL

Bar & Beverage Stage

Gain insights on the latest trends, innovative solutions and techniques from global bar experts, including presentations and discussions about the latest bar research and consumer data, the future of spirits and beer, and the evolving role of bartenders and sommeliers. Revive your business with three days of bar-themed content designed to fuel your business.

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Don't miss three fierce industry competitions taking place on the Bar & Beverage Stage.

Sommelier Service Competition

Monday, May 9 - 10:00am-12:30pm ET

Canada's top Sommeliers will compete in the ultimate challenge, judged on their knowledge, poise and service skills. Our winner will get an exclusive all-expenses paid trip to Champagne!

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Beyond the Rail Cocktail Competition

Tuesday, May 10 - 2:00pm-4:00pm ET

Presented by Beam Suntory, watch Canada's top bartender teams compete by creating lucrative products and memorable experiences for the chance to win $5,000 in cash prizes.

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John Bil Oyster Shucking Competition

Wednesday, May 11 - 3:15pm-4:00pm ET

A mashup of speed, precision and presentation is set to unfold at our fast-and-furious oyster shuck-off. Do you think you have what it takes to challenge the fastest shuckers?

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Schedule Highlights

Monday, May 9 - 3:45pm-4:30pm ET

Bar Marketing 201: On-Premise vs Online

With new regulations allowing restaurants and bars to sell alcohol directly to clientele, learn how to holistically promote your on-site experience and retail products.

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Tuesday, May 10 - 10:30am-11:30am ET

Global Bar Check-In: Fireside Chat

We are connecting with industry experts from around the globe to talk about how their markets are recovering and share ideas your bar can embrace for recovery, community building, and growth.

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Tuesday, May 10 - 11:15am-12:00pm ET

The Renaissance of Canada's Hotel Bar Culture

Learn from hotel brands that have overhauled their bar programming and collaborated with some of the newest and shiniest names in the bar world, to claw their way back to success.

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Tuesday, May 10 - 1:15pm-2:00pm ET

Tips on Building a Wine & Spirit List for your Restaurant or Bar

Hosted by four esteemed local beverage experts, both from the brand and restaurant side of the business, this panel is geared towards equipping new sommeliers, bar managers, beverage directors and operators with tips on building and purchasing the best and most cost-effective beverage products for a restaurant.

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Spirits, Wine & Beer Leadership Panels

Join us for a candid discussion with the top leaders of Canada's most beloved liquor, wine and beer brands. Learn what opportunities await us behind the bar and how leaders at pivoting.

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Pop UP Experience

Visit our pop-up experience feature for tastings and workshops, including how to make cocktail kits that taste great and sell, creating shelf stable products and scale and elevating your cocktail program with sake, beer and more.

Industry Night Out

Tuesday, May 10 - 9:00pm-12:00am ET at Bar Mordecai

The bar event of the year is back! Reconnect with industry peers and experience the latest bar trends while you celebrate in style at one of Toronto’s hottest spots.

Price: $49 (before May 8) / $59 (at the door) - Includes (1) Drink Ticket

Limited tickets available at the door



Discover three days of Bar and Beverage Stage programming designed to revive your business.