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Founder, Mr Lyan Studio, Bartender and Author http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Ryan ChetiyawardanaFounder, Mr Lyan Studio, Bartender and Author <div class="ExternalClass9904EC8CEE664ADBAAFCE4E9B963FBFB"><p>Award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana aka Mr Lyan – owner of Lyaness, London Super Lyan, Amsterdam and Silver Lyan, Washington DC and previous recipient of awards such as World’s Best Bar, World’s Best Bartender and Person of the Decade – is a champion of sustainable luxury, and boundary pushing innovations in food and drink. Committed to challenging conventions, Ryan was awarded one of the inaugural ‘Sustainable Spirit Awards’ at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 for work on environmentally conscientious practice – something Ryan has initiated and championed in the bar world, including being credited with coining the term “Closed Loop Cocktails” during his sustainability lectures in 2011. He has been named UK bartender of the Year twice and in 2015 was named ‘International Bartender of the Year’. In 2019, Ryan was named No 5 in the Business Insider most influential figures globally in food & drink, and was named in the inaugural Bar World 100 as the most influential figure in drink around the world by Drinks International. In 2020, Ryan joined the 85+ world leading experts when he launched his first series as a MasterClass instructor.</p><div class="ExternalClassF2BD642E8A324A019A37B4978E37D76A"><p><em>Innovation Showcase | 9:30 am PST</em></p></div></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakersPhoto2021/RyanChetiyawardana.jpg, Ryan ChetiyawardanaGP0|#93f07ddb-a5b2-4cdd-93fa-91fe6f952407;L0|#093f07ddb-a5b2-4cdd-93fa-91fe6f952407|Ryan Chetiyawardana;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#3499e05c-49cf-47f1-9ac7-e17073eabf4cRyanChetiyawardana