It's one of the world’s largest bar shows – and it’s in Kiev

27 September, 2018

Author Tristan Stephenson, international bartender of the year Joe Schofield and Manhattan’s Philip Bischoff are among the industry stars speaking at Barometer in Ukraine.

Barometer runs over three days from tomorrow (Friday 28 September) until Sunday (30th September) and takes place at CEC Parkovy in Kiev.

The 2017 show was one of the largest in the world, attracting 15,000 trade visitors and consumers and serving 35,000 cocktails, according to its organisers.

Though purely trade professionals, BCB Berlin has an audience of 12,000.

Organisers of Barometer are expecting a double-digit increase this year, with around 17,000 visitors due to pass through its doors or visit its pop up stands.

The main stage will showcase a range of talks, many of which will centre around the theme of Borders – those between the bar and restaurant, but also exploring gender, age and geography.

Eighty four speakers will take to the stage for lectures and tutored tastings, bringing together a mix of international stars and local talent.

Alongside the aforementioned Stephenson, Bishchoff and Schofield, will be the likes of Marian Beke of Gibson, Diageo Cocktailian Lauren Mote, Zoltan Nagy of Bouttiq’bar Budapest and Maros Dzurus and Odd Strandbakken of Himkok.

An exhibition zone will also be present, showcasing bar brands, be it drinks products or bar equipment, while pop-ups of some of The World’s 50 Best Bars – Little Red Door and Baba au Rum included - will offer guests the chance to try their award-winning cocktails.

Keywords: barometer, bar show, Kiev

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