RPB Asia returns in 2019 with brand new and exciting features such as the 31st National Cocktail Competition, SG Cocktail Competition 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.
Bartender Grand Prix
One of the highlights of RPB Asia 2018 was the Bartender Invitational by The Bar Awards, an intense 3-day competition where six winning bartenders from the region battled it out for the title of the best Bartender of the Year in Asia.
This year the exciting competition has been given a fresh makeover, starting with the name Bartender Grand Prix. With more contestants flying in from all around Asia and bigger challenges, this will be the stage to watch!
In celebration of Singapore’s bicentennial in 2019, the top 4 finalists of the National Cocktail Competition’s Classic Cocktail category will also pair up with the Top 4 of the Bartender Grand Prix to dream up a new cocktail that represents Singapore.
SG Food Tech Week
Join us at our first ever SG Food Tech Week, where we will deep dive into the world of food tech on topics from blockchain, big data trends and food innovations, to the latest tech platforms and smart food cities.
Stay tuned for more information on the line-up of panel discussions! In the meantime, do check out the schedule for SG Food Tech Week here.
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.