Networking & Events

The Association runs a range of regular events that members’ and non-members are welcome to attend and participate in. These include Networking and Education at Members’ premises, Regional Events held within other Out of Home Shows.

The Association is proudly supporting the Coffee Shop Innovation Show on the 19th & 20th November at Excel and tickets are available on their web site. We look forward to seeing both BSA members and potential members at the Show.

The following week we are our holding a social event at Tayyabs in Whitechapel in London on Wednesday, 27th November from 7pm until around 10.30pm. Due to the poularity of Tayyabs booking a table is now essential; therefore please email Steve Slark to confirm you will be attending. If you require alcohol , please bring this with you and the food bill will be split equally among the revellers.

There have been 3 Executive Committee Meetings in 2019 with the last meeting held at Cafe2U, based in Garforth. Our next EC meeting will be held in late January/early February 2020 and members’ of the Association are welcome to join us at our EC Meetings. Visit this page on a regular basis to read about our Events.

The Association’s 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at Fracino in Birmingham on the 11th July. Members and non-members enjoyed a full afternoon of discussion and debate on a wide range of subjects. These included the successful launch of the BSA’s web site in March 2019 and the continued growth and success of the BSA’s Barista Skills training initiatives in the UK and our International Centres based in Greece & Nepal.

Spearheaded by the BSA, our first PopUp Show of 2020 will be in early March of that year in the historic setting of Bury Lodge near Stansted which has featured in Channel 4 documentaries. BSA chairman Steve Slark, said: “Following our very successful event in 2019 we have decided to go ahead with the PopUp Show in March 2020 and details will be announced towards the end of 2019″.

To find out more about our Networking Events email Cate Slark or if you are not a Member and would like to join please visit our ‘Become a Member’ page.