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Bar Convent Brooklyn announces virtual education schedule

One of the leading international trade events for the bar industry, Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB), has announced a huge educational program in its schedule for next week’s in-person show.

The BCB event will go ahead in the US on August 17 and 18, with more than 40 sessions covering a range of key topics for the industry. Education from this year’s show will be made available digitally via the BCB website, which will allow the Australian trade to join in and learn from global industry experts.

Responsible for curating this year’s education program was BCB’s revolving education committee. This committee has selected and reviewed sessions that focus on topics including bar design, inclusivity hiring, activism in the bar world, how to address food waste and hunger in the hospitality industry, and much more.

Alexis Brown, BCB 2021 Education Committee Member and co-founder of Causing a Stir, said: “For this year’s show, I am excited to share topics as part of BCB’s programming that highlight and amplify the historical context of black labour in hospitality and how those contributions heavily shaped our industry. 

“I am looking forward to people exchanging in dialogue around uncomfortable topics that in turn help us heal and move forward progressively.”

Event Director, Jackie Williams, added: “Education has always been a central tenet to Bar Convent Brooklyn. As the bar industry and the world had to change and adapt due to the unprecedented past year, we aim to ensure that we provide our attendees with the right resources and tools that can transform their brand, business, and career to new heights this year.”

Some of the highlights in this year’s education program according to BCB include:

  • Solidarity not Charity: strategies and techniques to build a community that works for workers – which will go beyond the surface level of community engagement and create a game plan for an impactful future.
  • The ethos of eco-spirits – a panel discussion on how to implement sustainable practices and start a brand that centres around waste reduction and bio diversity.
  • Give it away now – a panel that will examine how venues can implement food donation into their operations to reduce waste and reduce local food insecurity.
  • So you want to become/hire a brand ambassador? – which will discuss how to navigate both sides as a brand owner and ambassador.

You can find more information and the full program on the BCB website.

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