All is set for the fifth edition of the Lagos Cocktail Week (LCW), a 3-day fiesta that highlights the best of Nigerian cocktail scene. The event, set for October 16th-October 17th 2019 in Lagos, is known as the meeting point of cocktail enthusiasts and international drinks brands.
The first Lagos Cocktail event held on October 2014 as a week-long event known as The Lagos Cocktail Week (“LCW”). The event always includes the Lagos Cocktail Conference, featuring seminars, workshops, masterclasses and an exhibition.
The conference is targeted at cocktail industry enthusiasts, bartenders, mixologists, bar owners, beverage consultants, and anyone in the beverage sector to empower them to be more and does more, and at the same time providing them with the opportunity to learn, unlearn and relearn. It will also expose them to trade secrets, emerging innovations and trends in the industry.
During the conference, Lara Rawa, founder of Lagos Cocktail Week, briefed all who were present, about what to expect in this year’s edition.
For instance, the parent company of LCW, Event Cocktails, will be celebrating its 10th-year anniversary in October, and to commemorate this milestone, there will be new and exciting additions to the event this year.
“We noticed there is a huge gap in the cocktail industry, so the best way to fill this gap is through the Lagos Cocktail Week for bar attendants, entrepreneurs and interested personalities all over Nigeria to be trained by industry professionals,” Rawa said.
“This year, we are making our conference more educational with several seminars and workshops with practical sessions for participants,” she added.
These additions include Specially curated interactive, practical workshops facilitated by industry professionals: Including DIY.
Seminars on forward-thinking topics: Including Coffee Lifestyle, Creativity & Monetization, Spirits Marketing and Marketing & Branding among others.
The Cocktail Village: It’s bigger & better than before! Brands showcasing include Hennessy, Belvedere vodka, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Gordon’s Gin, Fayrouz amongst others.
The Bar Battle competition will take place as usual but the competition this year will have an international twist, as representatives from Ghana and other African countries will be present.
Also, renowned international hospitality industry practitioners will be a part of the event.