Focused on the wines and spirits in general, Vinexpo has been dictating trends within viniculture and the taste for the finer things for nearly 40 years. The international trade fair was first held back in 1981, when it was only about wines, but a lot has changed since then.
Vinexpo has grown bigger and more inclusive, and the format has translated successfully to new destinations – Paris, New York, Shanghai and Hong Kong. This global reach cements the fair’s reputation as a dictator in taste and a powerful market where supply meets demand. You go to Vinexpo in order to reach the next level for your company – whether that’s brand recognition or breaking into new markets. The trade fair also offers a fantastic forum program, tastings and a special showcase on organic wines.
Vinexpo is conceived in Bordeaux, France and is still held there every two years, even though the fair is also held in Paris. Editions roll out every odd year in late spring, often around May, and the event lasts for a total of four days. Unlike other wine events that are open to the general public, Vinexpo is business only – open only to professionals.
The fair takes place at Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux Lac and is organised by VINEXPO SA. Working hours are scheduled from 08:30 am in the morning until 18:30 pm in the afternoon on the first three days. Closing day concludes two hours earlier at 16:30 pm. It’s important to note that attendees can take advantage of the elaborate shuttle bus service that deliver you to Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux Lac. There are five lines with different starting locations - the city center, the airport, the train station Gare Saint-Jean, Mériadeck, and the Bordeaux-Lac hotel area.
What Are People Saying?
“Vinexpo Bordeaux is where I can catch up with almost all of the French Wine Producers and looking for new/interesting wines,” – Mylinh Pham, Purchase Manager, TAN KHOA DISTRIBUTION, Vietnam;
“Vinexpo is essential, I have participated in it since its creation in 1981. It is a place for business, exchanges and unique encounters,” – Philippe Faure-Brac, Sommelier, BISTROT DU SOMMELIER, France;
“Vinexpo Bordeaux is the largest and the most famous wine exposition in the world, where you may find any kind of original wine/spirits that you want,” - Dongxing Fan, CEO, SHANGHAI JUNRU INVESTMENT, China;
“Vinexpo Bordeaux is the unmissable event to meet new winemakers, houses, traders and prepare for my future year at Le Petit Ballon. 2019 is of particular importance because Le Petit Ballon is launching its “primeurs” offer. Working with wines from around the world, Vinexpo is, for me, the gateway to new importers. In short Vinexpo is an unmissable event!” - Jean-Michel Deluc, Sommelier, LE PETIT BALLON, France.
Audience & Statistics
There is a very good reason why all these people are satisfied with their outing at Vinexpo – the fair generates money and attention. Last edition boasted 2000 brands in attendance; those are all the major wine producers in the world. In addition, in attendance were well above 40,000 visitors that come from every line of work possible – import and export, supermarkets, wholesale, retail, e-commerce, catering, hospitality and specialist organisations.
Vinexpo operates under the motto of “100% business and 100% international” and this tracks really well since visitors come from 150 countries in total. This also applies towards exhibitors, who showcase wines and spirits from a rich selection of regions - Austria, Georgia, Lebanon, China, Italy, the UK, and of course, the big five in France: Burgundy, Alsace, Loire, Languedoc and Bordeaux.
As an exhibitor, you have a lot to plan and the least you want to do is have to think about logistics. Trade Fair Trips ltd steps in to assist with your accommodation for trade fairs and anything else you might need. Clients regularly place requests with us for meeting rooms ahead of time or they delegate the construction of their exhibition booths to our team entirely.
Trade Fair Trips ltd works towards reducing your travel costs and providing you with the best hotel prices during Vinexpo – all selected according to your price range. We tailor hotel offers based on your taste and budget so that you are at ease at Vinexpo. The last touch we add is locating you near Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux Lac to reduce your time commuting. One consultation is all it takes and results arrive in your inbox the next day!
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