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BCB appoints Education Committee

On-trade show Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB) has revealed the Education Committee for 2023 and opened submissions for its Education Sessions.

BCB is returning to Industry City in Brooklyn from 13-14 June 2023

The fifth iteration of the US-based event will take place from 13-14 June this year, returning to Industry City in Brooklyn, New York, with a larger show floor.

The Education Sessions will be hosted on both days.

The educational sessions will include taste forums, demonstrations and panel discussions, with renowned and leading industry experts.

BCB’s head of education, Lynnette Marrero, co-founder of Speed Rack and Beverage Consultant, will spearhead this year’s committee.

Marrero said: “I’m honoured to be able to build upon the success of last year’s event in my role as head of education.

“This year’s committee consists of extremely talented individuals in the hospitality industry. I’m excited to work with them to cultivate a really strong educational programme and create a dialogue that moves the industry forward.”

The committee will also include: Samantha Casuga, head bartender at Temple Bar; John deBary, author of Saved By The Bellini; Touré Folkes, founder and programme director of Turning Tables; Chelsea Gregoire, founder and hospitality director of Church Bar and owner/consultant of Drinkable Genius; Caer Maiko, co-creator of Daijoubu Pop-Up and general manager at Drink Well; and Sarah Troxell, bar director at Daiquiri Time Out.

“The Education Committee is a core component of Bar Convent Brooklyn and we are thrilled to have these highly accomplished and respected individuals help review and curate the programming for the 2023 show,” said BCB event director Jackie Williams.

“Their knowledge and insight will be essential as we continue our mission to bring impactful and actionable education to its attendees, and I’m excited to see the programming they bring to this year’s event.”

Submissions for the annual event’s educational programme are open now through to 24 February. Those interested can submit via the BCB website (

Last year, the trade show saw its ‘biggest year yet’, with more than 3,800 attendees and 163 exhibitors. Its new location, Industry City, is much bigger than its previous site, the Brooklyn Expo Center, and allowed the show to expand its offerings and provide exhibitors with more space.

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