DRINKaffAIR – the specialist spirits fair as a guest at Igeho

Bar and spirits fans take note: in 2019, DRINKafFAIR is being staged at Igeho! This international meeting point for the bar and spirits industry ideally complements and rounds off the offerings at Igeho. Around 50 brands – including smaller brands and newcomers – will be presenting themselves in a uniform setting and inviting professionals from the industry to discuss product innovations and trends and forge new contacts.


Three questions for Alexander Curiger, founder of DRINKafFAIR

How did DRINKafFAIR come into being?

«For a long time, there was no B2B fair in the spirits industry in Switzerland. In February 2018, I took the decision to launch DRINKafFAIR and create a point at which barkeepers, producers, importers and other specialists from the industry could meet up and discuss new products and trends.»

What can visitors expect at DRINKafFAIR?

«I intend to promote contact with master distillers and brand ambassadors and give the people behind the brands a platform. We will be presenting more than 50 exhibitors, from established top brands through to newcomers. And, in addition: we have outstanding personalities with enormous knowledge in our industry and we want to pass this on in the master classes.»

Why are you now coming to Igeho for the first time?

«After the event hall at our logistics centre in Glattbrugg became too small, we looked for a new solution. With Igeho, we have found not only the ideal location but also an ideal partner. I am convinced that DRINKafFAIR, as a separate specialist section for spirits, will ideally complement the other offerings at Igeho.»

Date and opening hours

Date: From 16 to 19 November 2019
Location: Messe Basel | Hall 1.0 Süd (Event Hall)
Opening hours: From 12 am to 7 pm daily

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