RPB Asia returns in 2019 with brand new and exciting features such as the 31st National Cocktail Competition, The Ideal Bar of the Future and more!
31st National Cocktail Competition
Taking place at RPB Asia for the first time, the 31st legendary National Cocktail Competition by the Association of Bartenders and Sommeliers Singapore will see participants take part across six categories including classic cocktail, mocktail, students, teas, flair and bottle opening.
Two days of heats will take place before the finals happen on 19 July. The winner from the classic cocktail category will represent Singapore at the prestigious World Cocktail Championships, held later in the year.
One of the highlights of RPB Asia 2018 was the Bartender Invitational by The Bar Awards, an intense 3-day competition that will see six winning bartenders from the region battle it out for the title of the best Bartender of the Year in Asia.
In celebration of Singapore’s bicentennial in 2019, finalists of the National Cocktail Competition’s Classic Cocktail category will also pair up with The Bartender Invitational’s finalists to dream up a new cocktail that represents Singapore.
The Ideal Bar Of the Future
In a push for insight-driven innovation, RPB Asia has partnered with Singapore’s leading gourmet and lifestyle publication, Wine & Dine, to research and analyse qualitative data from both trade and consumers in order to create the ideal bar of the future. Completely shaped by insights from industry veterans and the public, a design firm will create a live build for trade visitors to experience the bar first-hand. Visitors will also have exclusive access to the report, which will be available for download at the show.
Asia Food Innovation Awards
The Asia Food Innovation Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence across all aspects of the global food and beverage industry – from manufacturing to ingredients, packaging to finished products. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony at the shows in Singapore on 18 July 2019.
They will offer a unique opportunity to showcase your latest innovations at these co-located events in Singapore – ideal for brands looking to increase their exposure in Asia, looking to launch in Asia for the first time, or simply seeking to promote their products in front of an international audience.
Envisioned as a ‘Shark Tank’ style programme, the inaugural Investor Pitching Series in 2018 saw 10 shortlisted companies battle it out as they pitched their ideas to our panel of esteemed judges from the likes of MasterCard, Golden Equator Consulting, The Lo & Behold Group, Edelman and more.
Expect to see a bigger and more intense battle in Pitch! 2019 as talented start-ups compete for funding, mentorship and valuable contacts within the investment, F&B and hospitality sectors!
Retail Industry Report
What does the future of F&B retail hold? How are consumer purchasing trends evolving? How does technology continue to change the rules of engagement?
Specially for this year, all trade attendees to RPB Asia will get access to the insightful Retail Industry Report by KPMG! Let us help you to go deeper and gain new actionable insights to transform your business.
A firm favourite among trade buyers, this is a dedicated zone for companies that have been trading in Singapore for less than 3 years. Brimming with creativity, passion and entrepreneurial flair, this is a must-visit section to discover the latest and most innovative brands in the market today.