Imbibe Live Online

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    What you’ve come to know and love from Imbibe Live will be delivered virtually across the original dates of 29 & 30 June. We will be bringing the industry together once again through a series of thought-provoking sessions, addressing critical business issues and offering inspiration to keep the industry moving forward in this challenging time. We will be celebrating the creativity, passion and achievements we have seen and be looking at what we can continue to learn from them.

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  • DAY 1

    Monday 29 June 2020

  • 11:00 – 12:00

    Practical and commercial considerations for re-opening – Lessons from around the world

    The guidance on when and how UK hospitality venues can reopen has been limited, contrasting, and changes day to day. Join our panel of industry professionals from different establishments from around the world sharing their experiences, examining practicalities and overcoming challenges, and imparting lessons that UK businesses can learn from.

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    12:30 – 13:30

    Emerging consumer trends and how that could impact your drinks menu after lockdown

    Lockdown has forced radical changes in consumer behaviour, but how have their tastes shifted and what will last after lockdown? This session will examine consumer trends, with a panel discussion about how these trends might influence your drinks menu.

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  • 14:00 – 15:00

    Industry Matters: From Survive to Thrive – What’s in store for hospitality over the next 12-18 months and how to get there

    Join our panel of industry professionals as they share their predictions for the future of the industry, and provide practical advice for hospitality business owners on ensuring long-time survival and success.

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    15:00 – 15:30

    Accessing Help: Wellness Services with The Drinks Trust

    The current Coronavirus situation is expected to have significant and long-term effects on the mental health and wellness of the drinks and hospitality community. In this live interview we will hear about the wellness services offered by The Drinks Trust, how to access them, and how meeting the demands of the drinks industry is vital during these challenging times.

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  • 15:30 – 16:30

    Taste of the UK – A showcase of UK drinks and how to make the best of local producers

    Buying locally and supporting local producers has seen a huge increase since lockdown, not just for consumers but hospitality businesses too. This session will feature UK drinks experts from across different categories.

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    16:30 – 17:00

    Irish Whiskey: Depth and Diversity

    Join Irish whiskey specialist John Cashman on an informed and educational trip through the Irish whiskey category. Irish whiskey isn't just a single brand or style. It is diverse and has depth. These differences unite it as a single category.

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  • 17:30 – 18:00

    Imbibe Live Online Mixing with Sentir Mezcal
    The passion of SENTIR: Relearn everything you know about mezcal

    Sit back after a hard-day of listening and learning and join us for the Imbibe Live Online after party with SENTIR! Join us as we delve into our passion for mezcal and discover how it's made and the different agaves used in the process of creating the SENTIR range. Not only that, we'll be sipping some signature serves you can make at home... in anticipation of the return to the bar.

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  • DAY 2

    Tuesday 30 June 2020

  • 12:00 – 12:30

    Educating to eradicate racism in the hospitality industry

    Racism is unfortunately still prevalent throughout society, but we as the hospitality industry need to ensure we’re doing our bit to ensure that it’s eliminated from our community. Join this live interview with Deano Moncrieffe, Hacha Bar Owner & Agave Spirits Specialist/Expert as he discusses his experiences with racism in the industry, the less publicised impacts of ‘casual’ racism, and the platform he is creating to help educate the industry and combat racism from within. Learn what you, your colleagues, your organisation, and the industry can do in both the short and long-term to improve the situation and make sure we end up living in a better world.

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    12:30 – 13:30

    Supporting staff in the return to work when hospitality re-opens

    Hospitality staff are the lifeblood of the industry. This session will examine the potential obstacles facing employers over the coming months and provide practical tips on how to address and prepare for them.

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  • 14:00 – 15:00

    The role of technology in helping venues maintain social distancing and successfully return to trading

    Our panel will examine how technology and digital innovations will make social distancing and contact-free experiences in hospitality possible in the months after reopening, and beyond.

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    15:00 – 15:30

    Accessing Help: Work-Life with The Drinks Trust

    Hospitality in the UK is the 3rd largest employer, generating good quality career opportunities for all ages, levels and in all regions. Two thirds of the workforce is already semiskilled and The Drinks Trust wants to improve that to build on their concept of a “skilled, happy workforce, enjoying the rewards they deserve in a meritocratic industry”. This session will showcase how individuals working in the drinks industry can better support themselves and how their companies can invest in their employees to strategically improve their business as a whole.

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  • 15:30 – 16:30

    The impacts of lockdown on the wine market and future outlook

    This session will look at how lockdown has impacted the wine market, its producers, regions, supply and distribution, vintages and more.

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    16:30 – 17:00

    The trials and tribulations of designing your own gin

    Join Alex Claridge, Head Chef and Owner of renowned Birmingham restaurant, The Wilderness, to hear about his journey to designing and launching his own gin. This candid live interview will discuss the ups and downs, the challenges, controversies and lessons learned, and maybe a few amusing anecdotes.

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  • 17:30 – 18:00

    Cider: A Journey to the 4 corners of the Mouth

    Join The Ciderologist, Gabe Cook, as he explores the myriad aromas, flavours and sensations that can be provided by the humble, fermented apple.

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    18:30-19:00

    Enhancing diversity and inclusion behind the bar

    Join this live Instagram interview with Hannah Lanfear and Lo Marshall, as we discuss important issues such as how to hire to create a culture of diversity and inclusion, how to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQIA persons, how the hospitality industry needs to evolve to be more inclusive, and how to use education as a tool for change. This is the final day of Pride Month, and the final session of Imbibe Live Online – and one not to be missed!

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