Social Events

BIC is not only a cutting-edge scientific meeting, but also an occasion to socialize among colleagues. Sports opportunities and evening social events are therefore organized to encourage the social network of science. This year you can join the cooking competition (Friday 3rd October), the sailing match race (Saturday or Sunday) and/or the tennis tournament (any day) at your choice. Booking is highly recommended. All competitors who have registered for the challenge will be randomly selected to be part of a team who will compete against the other teams for an overall score. You are also welcome to create a team yourself. Teams will be composed as evenly as possible to fit all three specialties. The team that obtains the highest overall score will be awarded the BIC Prize (prize-giving ceremony will take place during the Arrivederci dinner). The first 20 chefs/athletes who register for the competitions are entitled to a complimentary dinner!

***Program and dates are still preliminary and may be subjected to later changes. Please check back for updates. Competitions will be settled with a minimum number of competitors only.

Thursday, 2nd October
Ristorante Welcome Dinner will run continuously from 8pm until late hours (approx. 10:30) in order to welcome all incoming delegates to take in the first glimpse of the BIC friendly atmosphere and a delicious bite. Come in as you arrive and enjoy. Location: Villa Romanazzi Carducci € 60,00 + VAT

Friday, 3rd October

masterchefsorecchiette Cooking Competition Dinner. Who is the Masterchef of the day? …might be one of the delegates sitting next to you at the conference! Why not you?(See rules here) Discover who has joined the cooking competition and enjoy the ambiance of Bari Yachting Club historical headquarters. Chef De Rosa and Prof Ciavarella’s commitment to Mediterranean food provide a ‘scientific taste’ to healthy gourmet cuisine. Molo Borbonico Bari Yachting Club. Congress bus transfer leaving at 8.30 pm in front of Mercure Hotel and Excelsior Hotel. Return by midnight. Transfer booking is recommended.€ 65,00 + VAT
MENUS HERE Up to 6 candidates will be accompanied to the local market early in the morning for food shopping and will create one of the dishes of the evening menu with the assistance of the restaurant chefs. A selected jury will taste and vote the best dish in terms of – presentation, – taste, – innovation and (skill) execution. A vote from the audience will also be considered. If you want to become a BIC Masterchef, do contact us! IMG_0271

Saturday, 4th October

_DSC9674 Free evening to stroll through the Old Town (Bari Vecchia) where ladies prepare and sell orecchiette pasta in the streets in front of their home doors. Stop and have dinner in one of the fish restaurants in front of the sea or indulge in one of Bari gourmet restaurants acclaimed by the best guides.

Sunday, 5th October

IMG_0280 Arrivederci Dinner. After three days in Bari you will be ready to experience the authentic spirit of Apulia, its cultural heritage. Pietrasole, 15km from Bari, is a typical 17th century white-stone Manor Farm hosting one of the best rated restaurants in Apulia. A fascinating venue for a friendly and delightful goodbye. During the dinner the BIC winner team will be awarded the BIC Prize 2014.Return transfer will be provided departing at 8.00-8.30pm from Mercure and Excelsior Hotels.€ 70,00 + VAT
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SPORTS EVENTS Match races on mono-hulls

This year, soccer matches of the past editions leave way to sailing match races on mono-hull sailing boats. A teacher on each boat will assist you through jibing and tacking. Do not miss the unique opportunity to sail on the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy Bari views from water!

Sailing match race (Saturday October 4th): Up to 4 sailing boats (hosting a skipper/instructor and up to 4 crew members) will be racing in two 20 minutes competitions. Please, note that crew members do not necessarily need to have sailing experience, although this is preferable for the best odds. A small contribution to the expenses is kindly requested as a reimbursement token for the skipper and the race jury.

Tennis tournament (at any date): possibly double teams made of a male and a female. A small contribution is required for tennis court booking.

Dates and times for sailing lessons and match races will be provided later.

Competition Rules will follow soon!

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS please see the dedicated section

BariSNicola Tours and cultural events for accompanying persons can be organized on-site by our local agency, located at the Congress venue just outside the Conference Centre. For details on the proposed itineraries, schedules, prices, click HERE