22 Nov, 2017
Top Drink & Beverage Trade Shows around the World
Take a look at our selection of Drink / Beverage Trade Shows, Conferences and Festivals taking place around the World over the next twelve months. We hope you might find something interesting for you.
ViniSud (Montpelier, France, February 18−20), is the International showcase for the World’s leading wine region, which alone accounts for 29% of global production and 28% of global exports with export shares up 6% by volume and 11% by value (2015 vs 2013). Each event brings together most Mediterranean wine producers (1650 exhibitors) and trade buyers (more then 30000 visitors) from across the continents. ViniSud ranks amongst the world’s TOP 5 trade events for buyers. This exhibition is satellited by VinoVision Paris (February 12−14) and WWM (February 14−18)
SITT — The Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (Manchester&London, UK, February 26 and 28) gives the opportunity to meet with trade professionals from independent on- and off- trade sectors across the UK and from lesser known regions
Vancouver International Wine Festival (Vancouver, Canada, February 24 — March 4) is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world. This year, winery principals (winemaker, proprietor, senior executive) representing 173 wineries from 15 countries will travel to Vancouver to pour and discuss their wines at 51 events over eight days. The 2017 festival had 25000 attendees and participants. Each year, this international festival shines the spotlight on one country or region, which has more wineries, wines and events than any other. In 2018, the festival will showcase wines from Spain and Portugal.
FOODEX Japan (Tokyo — Makuhari Messe, Japan, March 6−9) is Asia’s No.1 professional trade show for Food & Beverage with almost 3 000 exhibitors from 80 countries. Over 77 000 professional visitors attended FOODEX 2015, including over 7 000 from Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
ProWein (Düsseldorf, Germany, March 19−21) is the World’s most important business platform for the international wine and spirits sector. Over 6 500 exhibitors from more than 60 nations — more than ever before — were presented at ProWein in Düsseldorf in 2017. Half the exhibitors came from Italy and France, followed by Germany, the New World, Austria, Spain and Portugal.
VinItaly (Verona, Italy, April 15−18) is the biggest trade show for the wine industry in Europe. Statistics point that more than 4 200 exhibitors and a total of 150 000 visitors attended the event in 2017.
Alimentaria (Barcelona, Spain, April 16−19) manages more than 150 000 m2 of net exhibition space, 5 000 exhibitors and 200 000 buyers.
WSWA (Las Vegas, USA, April 30 — May 3) is the largest gathering of America’s wine and spirits distributors, as well as suppliers from around the world who seek to enter or grow their brands in the USA marketplace.
Rum Renaissance Festival (Miami, USA, April 22−23) is presenting the largest rum festival in the World — attracting rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries.
FENAVIN (Madrid, Spain, May 9−11) is a national Spanish wine fair. Only wines and wine-based drinks of Spanish origin are presented to a qualified audience in the exhibition centre of Ciudad Real. With an estimated participation of 1400 exhibitors, almost all Spanish wine regions are covered.
London Wine Fair (London, UK, May 21−23) is bigger, better and more inspiring than ever before. Featuring over 14 000 wines from 40 countries, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and a host of brand new features for 2018, London Wine Fair is an unmissable destination for anyone in the industry.
Vinexpo (Bordeaux, France, June 18−21) now more than ever, is the place to be. The show is a catalyst for international business with 48 500 trade visitors from 151 countries.
Imbibe Live (London, UK, July 2−3) is the innovative and interactive annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade.This year’s edition welcomed almost 12 000 drinks professionals to Olympia London.
London Craft Beer Festival (London, UK, August 3−5)
Bar Convent (Berlin, Germany, October 8−10) has grown into one of the leading international trade fairs for the bar and beverages industry. Each year the «Who's Who» of this industry’s German and European representatives gather in Berlin to make new contacts, find out about new product innovations and attend seminars to deepen their expertise.
There are some interesting local trade fairs in France: Loire Valley Wine Trade Fair (February 5−6, Nantes), Le Wine Lab (Paris), La Revue du vin de France (May 4−5, Paris). Many independent wine makers in France belong to the Independent Wine growers club which holds wine fairs across France each year. This is an opportunity to meet the winemakers, who not sell all their wine to a negociant or brand wines from multi-nationals or supermarkets.
The exhibition FIVI Wine Market (Piacenza, November 30) expects about 500 exhibitors from all regions of Italy: the agricultural companies associated to FIVI — Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Indipendenti (Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers).
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