Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris Join Forces
Three years ago a new cool-climate wine fair, Vinovision, sprang into life in Paris. Attendance from the Loire Valley was pretty good, well worth me going.
Since then the fair has expanded considerably, and earlier this year it was joined by ViniSud, making it a much bigger and more impressive event, under the title Wine Paris. Having said that, the presence from the Loire Valley was not, in the second and third editions, quite as strong as it was in year one.
Many exhibitors found they poured a lot more wine at the Salon des Vins de Loire, and understandably they decided to attend that fair in preference.
Next year, however, Wine Paris will be joined by Vinexpo Paris. The dates wil be February 10th – 12th, 2020, and I know I will be attending. And I think it is time for those Loire exhibitors who drifted away from Vinovision/Wine Paris to come back I think. This is going to be a pretty amazing wine fair.
Press release below:
Identical dates and the same venue for a new encounter geared to the needs of the global wine and spirits industry.
Bordeaux, 15 May 2019 – In February 2020, Paris will be the global focal point for wines and spirits as WINE PARIS and VINEXPO PARIS take place concurrently. This shared desire is in response to market demand for the two exhibitions to come together in Paris to create a new, international landmark event at a key time in the buying calendar.
a collective ambition in response to market demand
WINE PARIS and VINEXPO PARIS have chosen to bring together their 2020 exhibitions from 10 to 12 February 2020 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
This unprecedented and collective initiative by the two organisers (COMEXPOSIUM and VINEXPO), with the approval of the boards of VINISUD and VINOVISION PARIS, is a response awaited by members of the wine and spirits sector. The announcement aims to give visibility to all the professionals and further discussions will take place in the coming weeks.
This cohesive approach is a chance for producers, trading companies and brands to optimise their resources and benefit from an event with maximum impact. It will unquestionably promote the events’ appeal and act as a magnet for national buyers (wine merchants, Horeca channels, sommeliers, distributors, specialised wholesalers and sales agents) and draw international buyers to the French capital, at a time of the year which is conducive to buying.
It will also consolidate France’s undeniable wine expertise and culture and strengthen its international reputation.
WINE PARIS stems from the convergence of VINISUD and VINOVISION PARIS, of Mediterranean and cool climate wines, promoting their regional identities, their myriad attributes and diversity. The fusion of these two easily identifiable and complementary exhibitions marked the first collective approach by all the founding marketing boards to create the first major international wine business event in Paris.
By creating VINEXPO PARIS, VINEXPO’s ambition was to seize the growth opportunities slated for the global wine and spirits market. This new international business platform in the heart of the French capital will boast new services such as the INFINITE BAR and the LAB for the exhibition’s spirits area. Its inception aligns with one of the strategic development priorities set by VINEXPO’s board of directors, which is to provide expert exhibitions as close as possible to the major markets (Bordeaux, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai).
While both exhibitions will continue to encapsulate their own inherent characteristics, holding them simultaneously offers an additional asset that will strengthen France’s position as a major crossroads for engagement and the promotion of all French regions and vineyard sites, as well as international wine regions.