WORLD CLASS COMMUNITY WEEK

World Class Community Week is an online program of seminars, tutorials and masterclasses designed to inspire, engage and connect the bartending community around the world. The program brings together the best talents in the industry to equip the trade community with the latest news and tips.


U.A.E June 21-23 2020

DAY 1: SUNDAY 21st JUNE

1:00PM GST+4 / 11:00AM CET

LIVE Q&A

The Power of Community // How to Build a Drinks Scene with World Class Global Bartenders of the Year Tim Philips-Johansson, Krystal Hart, Calem Chadwick, Dennis Tamse and Orlando Marzo, hosted by Paulo Figueiredo

What can we learn from Australia and New Zealand. A case study into building a strong bartending community on the micro, macro and international scales. With key focus on the intergration of global talents into local markets and how that helps build a diverse local bartending community. Join us for a live discussion to explore how we can create a healthy working community followed by an interactive Q&A with World Class Bartenders of the Year Tim Philips (2012) and Orlando Marzo (2018), with Australia Ambassador Krystal Hart, New Zealand Ambassador Calem Chadwick with Nolet Distillery’s Global Relationships Director Dennis Tamse, hosted by Ketel One Global Brand Ambassador Paulo Figueiredo.

 

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5:00PM GST+4 / 3:00PM CET

LIVE Q&A

Online Now // Social Media Masters with Hannah Sharman-Cox, Siobhan Payne, Ewan Gunn & Lauren Mote, hosted by Kneale Brown

Mastering social media to increase your job prospects. In a industry in flux, how can you brush up your online persona professionally using social channels to best present yourself to prospective employers. What is next in social media and how has it changed for both bars and individuals? Join Hannah Sharman-Cox & Siobhan Payne – the owners of DrinkUp.LDN, with Global Ambassadors Ewan Gunn and Lauren Mote for a live discussion on all things social, hosted by U.A.E Brand Ambassador Kneale Brown.

 

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7:00PM GST+4 / 5:00PM CET

LIVE Q&A

Virtual Happy Hour // The Negroni & Aperitivo with David Rios, Valeria Bassetti & Claudiu Mnerau, hosted by Kneale Brown

What is a Negroni? Is it simply the sum of its parts? Is it a familiar ratio? Is it defined by ingredient choice? Is it a culture? Join World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2013 David Rios, Owner of DRINK|IT Valeria Bassetti and World Class U.A.E 2019 champion Claudiu Mnearau as we explore the humble but iconic Negroni. Join host Kneale Brown as he chairs an in-depth look into this classic Italian aperitivo as global bartending legends share recipies, stories and of course a drink or two.

 

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DAY 2: MONDAY 22nd JUNE

1:00PM GST+4 / 11:00AM CET

LIVE Q&A

Food & Flavour // Bar Meets Kitchen with Lauren Mote & Mark Moriarty

How can we create a harmonious balance between the kitchen and the bar? The creative process between chef and bartender is more complementary than you might think – through each layer of the industry there is an opportunity to create memorable food & beverage occasions – Mark and Lauren will share their expertise on the topic. This is part 10 of the Food & Flavour / Bar Meets Kitchen series presented around the world for World Class Community Week. Hosted by Diageo Chef in Residence Mark Moriarty and Diageo Reserve & World Class Global Cocktalian Lauren Mote.

 

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5:00PM GST+4 / 3:00PM CET

LIVE Q&A

Mentorship & Team Building // A New Perspective on the Drinks Industry with Lynnette Marrero, Jimmy Barrat, Dan Dove & Charles Joly, hosted by Lauren Mote

In this session we look at the necessity of coaching, mentorship and sponsorship can help us grow in the hospitality industry. Best practices and new perspectives from some of the industry’s best brains, come prepared with questions and an open mind. Join Lynnette Marrero, Jimmy Barrat, Dan Dove and Charles Joly, hosted by Lauren Mote.

 

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7:00PM GST+4 / 5:00PM CET

LIVE Q&A

Virtual Happy Hour // Margarita Monday with Deano Moncrieffe, Alan Mulvihil and Kneale Brown hosted by Kaitlyn Stewart

Don Julio Brand Ambassador and owner of London’s Hacha Bar (agave heaven) Deano Moncrieffe, Roe & Co. Brand Ambassador Alan Mulvihil, UAE Brand Ambassador Kneale Brown and World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2017 Kaitlyn Stewart discuss what makes the margarita one of the worlds most beloved cocktails. Chaired by previous World Class global winner Kaitlyn Stewart please join us for a margarita too round out day two of UAE community week.

 

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DAY 3: TUESDAY 23rd JUNE

1:00PM GST+4 / 11:00AM CET

LIVE Q&A

No & Lo // Managing the Mindful Drinks Revolution with Francesco Galdi, Luis Cano, Tom Jones and Camille Vidal, hosted by Jenna Ba.

In recent years bartenders have begun to welcome low or no ABV offerings into global cocktail culture with open arms. Join owner of La Maison Wellness Camille Vidal, Highball enthusiast & Johnnie Walker Global Ambassador Tom Jones, along with Italian and Columbian World Class winners Francesco Galdi and Luis Cano for a modern conversation around an inclusive bar program. Mindful drinks are more important today than ever before in order create a safe space for all drinkers to enjoy the flavours and conviviality of the drinks industry.

Join Camille, Tom, Francesco, Luis and Jenna for this insightful chat, on the future of No & Lo offerings.

 

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5:00PM GST+4 / 3:00PM CET

LIVE Q&A

The Future of Whisky // the Digestif Cocktail with Ervin Trykowski, Jenna Ba, Evonne Eadie and Laura Duca, hosted by Jason Clark

Through changing perspectives on the after dinner dram we take a look at how to use whisky creatively for non-traditional after dinner serves. Join this panel of whisky officianados and ambassadors including Global Whisky Ambassadors Ervin Trykowski & Jenna Ba, India’s Whisky Ambassador Evonne Eadie, and 2016 U.A.E World Class winner Laura Duca for their top tips on nightcaps, desserts and sweet treats with a plethora of Diageos Classic Malt & Blends collection, hosted by GB Talisker Ambassador Jason Clark.

 

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7:00PM GST+4 / 5:00PM CET

LIVE Q&A

Virtual Happy Hour // Magic of the Martini with Erik Lorincz, Bannie Kang, Jeremias Barna, hosted by Jack Sotti

Join the owner of London’s Kwānt Bar & World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2010 Erik Lorincz, owner of MU Tapei & World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2019 Bannie Kang, World Class U.A.E. winner 2017 Jeramias Barna and GB Tanqueray Ambassador Jack Sotti as they explore what makes this drink so endearing, timeless and and perfect drink for all occasions. We’ll throw in some great chat about their World Class experiences, the evolution of the drinks industry around the world and more. Please join us, martini in hand, for a final cocktail hour and some invaluable insight from some truly global legends.

 

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