The Bartenders’ Weekender takes place in Brisbane this weekend, so don’t miss out and secure your ticket now, for this almost sold out event.

Bartenders and bar operators and owners from across Australia are encouraged to come along to the weekender, which will see attendees share knowledge and experience over three very busy days.

Secure your ticket now through the Bartenders’ Weekender website

The brainchild of industry experts Penny Sippe and Sam Bygrave the Bartenders’ Weekender is a three-day bar show, centred around bars and bartending and aimed at helping to drive Brisbane’s bar scene to the next level.

“The idea is to get bartenders from around the country to come to Brisbane and give them some education, share knowledge and give them a fun time as well and really to just inspire the next generation that is coming up as well,” Sam told Bars and Clubs.

The Bartenders’ Weekender will take place across Brisbane from Sunday 16 June through to Tuesday 18 June, with the Monday and Tuesday containing a number of masterclasses and talks aimed at sharing and improving knowledge.

Sam added: “We already have a number of speakers lined up with a mix of presentations, in-depth interviews and panel discussions on stage to explore the particular topics that they are well-versed in.

“We’ve got Jason Williams lined-up, Natalie Ng, Matt Whiley, Stefano Cantino and Hayden Lambert are all coming as well, with a few more local speakers as well.”

Sam and myself will also have a chat on stage offering advice on how bartenders and bars can work with the media, how to approach media and how we can work together to provide great content and build profiles.

The weekender will also feature bar takeovers, as you would expect with this kind of bar show, but Sam is hoping to be able to build something a bit different with this weekend.

“We’re really trying to encourage takeovers to be more collaborative, because sometimes with these weeks around the world there is a takeover, but it’s got nothing to do with the home bar where the bartender is from.

“We want to do those home bars justice, so we to set up more collaboration between the bars and get an exchange of ideas. That’s really what it’s all about. Yes, we’ll have some parties and we’re doing the sessions as well but really we want to shine a light on Brisbane.”

Secure your ticket now through the Bartenders’ Weekender website

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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