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Vinexpo Expected To Draw 3,000 Attendees At Upcoming New York Event

February 22, 2018

Vinexpo New York is set to launch at Manhattan’s Javits Center March 5-6, marking Vinexpo’s first U.S.-based event in nearly 15 years. Jointly organized with global media group Diversified Communications, the show will highlight more than 470 producers from 23 countries and span 75,000 square feet of exhibition space. Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise tells SND the New York event is expected to attract around 3,000 professionals from across the wine and spirits industry, including importers, retailers, buyers, distributors and sommeliers.

“The market has changed so much in 15 years,” says Deglise. “The U.S. is now the world’s largest wine consuming market, and one of the leading markets for spirits. Vinexpo New York is a platform for companies who want to enter the U.S., or for those who want to improve their distribution in this challenging market.”

Going forward, the Vinexpo New York show will be held annually in March.

This year’s show will offer an array of special programming, including the Wine Spectator 90+ Club Showcase and a press conference and tasting session hosted by Wine Origins Alliance. Other highlights include panel discussions on U.S. market trends and a number of presentations and master classes.

Vinexpo previously held one-off New York and Chicago events in 2002 and 2004, respectively. This year’s New York show joins the Vinexpo flagship Bordeaux event, held in odd-numbered years since 1981, as well as its Hong Kong and Tokyo shows. As part of its invitation-only Explorer program, which launched last fall in Austria, Vinexpo will hold a second U.S. event this year in Sonoma County, from September 23-25. The group also plans to launch a new show in Paris in 2020. Visit Vinexpo New York’s website for more information and to register—Christina Jelski

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