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Bar Convent Brooklyn reveals new date for 2020 show

Trade show Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB) has rescheduled its 2020 event to take place on 11 and 12 August due to the covid-19 pandemic and will offer complimentary tickets to all hospitality members.

Bar Convent Brooklyn 2020 has been moved to 11 and 12 August

BCB had been due to take place from 9-10 June, but has been pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic.

BCB 2020 will take place at the Brooklyn Expo Center and will offer networking opportunities and the chance to learn about new trends, techniques and products. There will also be demonstrations, keynote speeches and panel discussions with leading industry experts.

Furthermore, BCB has launched an online platform to offer support to on-trade members during the covid-19 crisis.

Paula November, BCB event vice president, said: “By August, we hope to have emerged as an industry together. Until then, BCB will be launching an online industry resource platform and initiative on its website, called ‘We are in this Together’.

“Bartenders are calling for immediate, strategic and practical support. This platform will have resources to actively assist the bar and beverage community.

“We are proud to be a part of this industry. We will continue to provide a platform where we can unite, celebrate and support each other. We hope that everyone stays safe. We are striving to create resources to keep our industry connected.

“Alongside the hospitality industry, the events industry has been hit hard. But united we can all emerge. BCB stands in solidarity with this community, and if possible, we’re looking forward to standing in person with you all in August.”

The online platform will enable workers to explore partnerships with hospitality job search organisations, as well as work with a New York law firm focused on the legal and licensing needs of the hospitality sector to provide educational content online on how to operate during the crisis.

It will also provide a list of relief organisations offering practical and financial support and highlight industry campaigns delivering support to bartenders.

Users can also access virtual industry seminars on BCB’s website before the 2020 show.

Randy Field, portfolio GVP of Reed Exhibitions, added: “Our foremost priority at this time is to support and rejuvenate the industry. Our team is working diligently to innovate in new ways to deliver various channels for the hospitality industry to have the opportunity to engage, learn and grow professionally.

“One of our immediate investments is to ensure BCB is accessible to as many bar and beverage professionals as possible by providing complimentary admission to all attendees for the August show.”

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