Cambodia selected as host country for the first overseas Top30 Bar Awards outside Malaysia

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A Malaysian-originated event coined as the Top30 Bar Awards is happening in March 2023, for the first time in Cambodia to recognize the award-worth-winning bars and to showcase the bartending talents to promote them to the local and international markets that are full of potential possibilities.

Cambodia’s Top30 Bar Awards will be presented by Heineken Cambodia. It was originally from Malaysia and held its first awarding event in 2022, aimed to celebrate the country’s best bars and bartenders. Top 30 Bars also purposefully seek to be a platform which will raise the standards and reputation of the bars and the food and beverage industry in Cambodia.

This is a big opportunity for Cambodian bars and their talented bartenders to gain well-deserved recognition and prominence in the local and international markets.

Celebrate the country’s top alcoholic beverages

“We have done market research about Cambodia, and we think that this is a beautiful country with friendly people which surprisingly has many amazing bars and excellent bartenders, yet they are a bit underrated. Therefore, I believe that Cambodia’s Top30 Bar Awards will be an incredible program to celebrate the country’s top alcoholic beverages including beer and cocktail as they really deserve the recognition.” said Mr. Alvin Sinclair, founder of the Top 30 awards program.

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The Cambodia’s Top30 Bar Awards presented by Heineken winners will greatly benefit from the program as it will continue to run many spectacular campaigns for them once they win the awards. The Cambodia’s Top30 Bar Awards 2023 will kick off with the nominations of 150 bars listed throughout the main city in Cambodia, and then to be shortlisted to 100 bars only.

Evaluate the quality of the top bars in Cambodia

That’s when the shortlisted bars will be evaluated by a group of industry selected juries to make the finalists of 50 bars, and the finalists will continually be evaluated until they find the deserving Top 30 bars who will be presented with the awards at the final gala award night.

The Cambodia’s Top30 Bar Awards presented by Heineken Cambodia final gala night is going to be conducted at Sofitel Hotel Phnom Penh in March 2023, with about 400 participants including bar owners, bartenders, families, influencers, and the media.

Malaysia Top 30 Awards in 2022.

“This is not a ranking award program. It is a program to evaluate the quality of the top bars and present them the categorized awards with no ranking because we believe that all of them are wonderfully unique and excellent just the way they are,” Alvin added.

Would not be possible without the Main Sponsor Heineken Cambodia

With every Top 30 Awards being held there is always an CSR Campaign being organized. Cambodia Top 30 Bar Awards will be raising funds for Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF), a Cambodian charity with 16 years of experience using education, sports, and community development programmes to change lives of those most in need to build a brighter future. Proceeds of this event will be donated to ISF to support their cause.

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Malaysia Top 30 Awards in 2022.

This Cambodia Top 30 Bar Awards 2023 would not be possible without the valuable contributions of the Main Sponsor Heineken Cambodia, exclusive spirit partners Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s and other partners such as Seekers Gin and Giffard.

Since this is an annual program, after Cambodia, the organizers will continue its mission to their next destinations including Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and Korea, among other countries that they wanted to conduct this Top 30 bars awards

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