The Union participated for the very first time in the IBA General Meeting. It was the 63rd consecutive year this event was organized and first time in African Soils. Conducted by the SABA (South African Bartenders Association) in Cape Town the event went extremely well and in the Presidents Meeting, UBCM presented Macau to the Council and was accepted as an official Observer for the International Bartenders Association.
This historical city share common past with Macau. In the 15th century was here that Portuguese sailors passed for the first time the Cape of Good Hope and gained the knowledge to navigate the until the Orient. Once again our fates meet but this time to set an important milestone for our local cocktail culture.
The 64th Meeting will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria around October 2015.