Lagos Cocktail Week 2019 is Back! Catch Highlights from The Stakeholders Press Conference
Africa’s largest cocktail experience is almost here again! Lagos Cocktail
Week 2019 (LCW) is set to take place from October 16th – October 17th
LCW stakeholders and partners including, Freya Doessel , Brand Manager,
Fayrouz Nigerian Breweries Plc; Tiyan Alonge, Brand Ambassador, Diageo
Reserve Brands; Funke Babs Kufeji, Editor-in-Chief, Thisday Style and Kola
Oshalusi, founder, Business of Photography among others attended the
stakeholders press conference event, which was held recently at Wheatbaker
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, 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
These additions include: Specially curated interactive, practical
workshops facilitated by industry professionals: Including DIY
Photography, Food Pairing, DIY Decor, Pricing, SME Financing, Pricing, and
Seminars on forward-thinking topics: Including Coffee Lifestyle,
Creativity & Monetization, Spirits Marketing and Marketing & Branding
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 also
be a part of the event.
The Lagos Cocktail initiative serves as a platform for celebrating and
promoting the cocktail culture in Nigeria through events, seminars,
training sessions, etc. Our aspiration is for cocktails and the cocktail
industry at large to be recognised as an integral aspect of the Nigerian
The first Lagos Cocktail event held on October 2014 as a week-long event
known as The Lagos Cocktail Week (“LCW”). The Lagos Cocktail Week is a
unique celebration of the cocktail culture in Nigeria that provides
cocktail enthusiasts an opportunity to converge, celebrate and promote
cocktails through a host of activities. The event always includes the
Lagos Cocktail Conference, featuring seminars, workshops, master classes
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 do more, and at the same time
providing them the opportunity to learn, unlearn and relearn. It will also
expose them to trade secrets, emerging innovations and trends in the
Stay tuned for more details about Lagos Cocktail Week 2019 coming soon!