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The RumFest 2019
October 19 - October 20
The UK’s only trade and consumer drinks expert for the rum industry and world’s largest rum festival.
This year’s RumFest will once again showcase over 400 of the rarest and most diverse rums from across the globe as well as a few very special treasures that will take part in our ‘Golden Tot’ initiative. Please read more about our ‘Golden Tots’ in About RumFest.
Features will again include intimate seminars hosted by industry aficionados, a main stage with mouth-watering food from all over the world as well main stage presentations, holiday giveaways, live music and dancing during Carnival Hour!
RumFest Dates: 19th – 20th Oct 2019
Timings: Saturday 12pm until 6pm. Sunday 12pm until 5pm. Last pours 30 minutes before we close.
SEMINARS & MASTERCLASSES
We pride ourselves on hosting some amazingly educational and entertaining seminars. There are several taking place on each day so please check out the information on the Masterclasses page so you don’t miss out. You can sign up to these as soon as they are listed. Most seminars and masterclasses are free to book on the day. However, they are extremely popular and as spaces are limited you can secure your place in advance by booking online. There is a booking fee of £10 to secure your place at the seminar before the show. If you choose to wait and sign up on the day we cannot guarantee that there will be any spaces left as all seminars are booked on a first come first served basis.
BRAND EXPERIENCE SUITES
As well as our on-site seminars, at this year’s Premium Rumfest we will have a room allocated to brands that wish to promote their Rums/Rhums, new release or simply have an intimate space for seminars and tastings with master blenders and/or brand managers etc. Some seminars will be paid for so please check information on the Masterclasses page and the ticketing page.
A Golden Tot Token is the event’s currency to help you sample 1cl tots of some of the world’s most exclusive Rum within show. These Super Premium bottles will be advertised in your show brochure so you know which stand/booth you can find them on – as well as being on the website. Tokens can be purchased from the Reception. These Super Premium Rums CANNOT be sampled without exchanging a number of Tokens. Golden Tot Tokens are non-redeemable.
The Super Premium Rums that are advertised on the website and within The RumFest show brochure will only be available if you have a Golden Tot Token – available for purchase from the reception. 1 Token (£5) = 1 cl sample.
FRIDAY EVENING BOUTIQUE TRADE & PRESS CONFERENCE
The Boutique Rumfest for Trade and Press Date: 18th October 2019 – 1PM – 6PM
9.30am – 1pm Rum Experience University ‘On the Road’
The Boutique RUMFEST is a TRADE ONLY event created specifically for new or boutique Rums or Cachaça brands. The target audience will be wholesalers, distributors, spirit buyers, bar professionals and importers from all over Europe. If you are interested in attending as a visitor and you work in the drinks trade please sign up. REGISTER FOR YOUR PASS HERE