Vinexpo launches new Bordeaux show

Vinexpo has announced the launch of a new event in Paris in 2020 and Vinisud has merged with Vinovision Paris

Vinexpo has also revealed dates for the next Bordeaux exhibition. The 2019 event has been brought forward and is scheduled to take place May 13-16 at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre, which is gradually being renovated, in

Vinexpo Paris will take place January 13-15, 2020 at the Paris Convention Centre (Porte de Versailles). The company says there are some major advantages to holding an international wine and spirits exhibition in the French capital: its attractiveness, its accessibility and its impartiality.

Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise (pictured) said: “An exhibition at the start of the year means professionals can plan ahead and schedule purchasing. This event will strengthen our brand as a strategic partner in the wine and spirits sector”.

Christophe Navarre, Vinexpo president said:  “For over thirty years, the Vinexpo brand has raised the profile of the wine and spirits sector. It’s the start of a new era for Vinexpo, and I’m convinced that the strategic decisions being made today will fly the flag for the industry.”

After its expansion in Asia and the launch of Vinexpo New York, scheduled for March 2018, Vinexpo Paris will target buyers from across the world and especially Europe, which still consumes over 60% of the world’s wine.Vinexpo runs exhibitions in five set locations (Bordeaux, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and soon Paris), and one touring show (Vinexpo Explorer). The company says this means Vinexpo covers the three continents with the highest consumption rates and continues to be the market leader for wine events.

Vinisud and Vinovision Paris, the international cool climate wine exhibition, are joining forces and organising both events jointly, which is said to provide an improved response to the needs of the international wine trade.

Following the acquisition of Adhesion Group by Comexposium, Vinisud and Vinovision Paris say they intend to leverage their synergies and create a “unique opportunity” for members of the wine business to connect over a one-week period, beginning next year.

At a time when the growing number of trade shows raises issues for the industry, Vinisud and Vinovision Paris say they are combining their skills in response to the demands of wine industry members.

Over eight days in February 2018, the industry will “live and breathe wine at three successive events across France.”

Vinovision Paris from February 12 to 14 2018 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris. The WWM Global business meetings, hosted from February 14 to 17 2018 at the 5-star Hôtel du Collectionneur in Paris. Vinisud from February 18 to 20 2018 at the Montpellier Exhibition Centre.

By bringing together all southern and northern French wine regions, Vinisud and Vinovision Paris claim that they are creating a world class event serving the interests of the entire wine industry.

They said: “By joining forces, both shows will retain their unique positioning whilst allowing the attending wine regions and businesses to ensure a higher profile for their distinctive identities. The synergies and complementary propositions afforded by Vinisud and Vinovision Paris involve not only joint organisation and pooling of strengths, but also sales and PR activities.

“By offering an exhaustive proposition for buyers, where one period of events becomes the focal point of the wine calendar, Vinisud and Vinovision Paris have a single-minded objective which is to respond with even greater relevance to the issues faced by buyers, exhibitors and visitors. The boards of both shows continue to work hand in hand with Comexposium and the Adhesion Group to build this joint strategy for 2018 but also for 2019 and beyond.”

Vinisud, sees itself as the benchmark international exhibition for wines produced around the Mediterranean. The 14th edition will take place from February 18-20 at the Parc des Expositions in Montpellier. More than 30,000 international visitors representing 70 nationalities are said to attend the show, including 400 international buyers recruited by Vinisud and Sud de France as part of the international business forum. There are 1,650 exhibitors with attendance by all southern marketing boards and countries around the Mediterranean.

Vinovision Paris claims to be the first wine trade exhibition dedicated to French cool climate wines. It represents all French cool climate wine trade associations.