Wine + Spirits
Vinexpo is held in Hong Kong every other year, attracting 1,300 distributors of wines and spirits from around the world and 16,700 buyers from throughout Asia. Similar events are held in France and Japan.
Approximately 1,300 exhibitors will showcase their wines, spirits, and related products at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016.
Running from 24 to 26 May 2016, the event will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai on Hong Kong Island.
Fully 16,700 buyers from mostly Asian countries are expected to attend the event.
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Vinexpo is open exclusively to wine and spirits professionals and associated businesses – importers, wholesalers, restaurants, and duty-free outlets – as well as journalists.
France, which exports more wine to Asia than any other country, will have the largest presence at the wine fair, accounting for 43% of the exhibition area and filling the entire third floor.
Italy is the world’s largest producer and exporter of wine, with most of Italy’s wine exports destined for Europe and North America.
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Italian wines have yet to catch on fire in Asia, despite the wild popularity of Italian cuisine in the region – after Japanese food, of course.
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Take China and Hong Kong. Italian wines only rank fifth and sixth in China and Hong Kong, respectively.
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Vintners from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Mauritius, and Slovakia will be showcasing their wines for the first time at the wine fair this year.
There will be 60 events, including tastings, master classes, and seminars. There will be keynote talks on Australian, Californian, and Italian wines.
A similar wine fair is held in Tokyo, Japan. The next event will be held on 15 and 16 November 2016.
Vinexpo Hong Kong and Vinexpo Tokyo are held every other year on even years.
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Vinexpo Hong Kong and Vinexpo Tokyo pale in comparison to Vinexpo Bordeaux, which draws 48,000 members of the trade from 150 countries around the world.
The next event in Bordeaux will be held from 18 to 21 June 2017.