Jeudi 12 décembre 2019

Millésime Bio 2020: The organic wine fair confirms its world leading position

Communication rédigée par Millésime Bio
Millésime Bio 2020: The organic wine fair confirms its world leading position

Since its launch in 1993, Millésime Bio has firmly established itself as the world’s leading organic wine and other alcoholic beverages trade fair. Following a continued period of growth, its 27th edition is expanding to meet the ever-evolving needs of the market and its audience. The new fair, that will take place in Montpellier Exhibition Centre on 27, 28 and 29 January 2020, promises to be the most vibrant and exciting showcase of organic wines, beers, ciders, aperitifs and spirits from France and beyond.

As the global demand for organic drinks is intensifying, the fair’s organisers have unveiled a refreshed exhibition space and opened a fifth hall to allow an additional 100 exhibitors to join in.
With 1,300 exhibitors present (see the list of exhibitors here), the event is on track to be the biggest to date.
Registration is open and a growing number of high-quality international buyers are expected to attend as they gather in the South of France to meet, network and taste. Click here to register as a visitor

Innovations for 2020
The fair continues to innovate as it introduces this year a range of features and services with new ergonomic furniture and increased meeting spaces to encourage business opportunities. New digital solutions have been added with tablets available for exhibitors and a new interactive digital platform created to provide greater functionality for all attendees.

The platform will allow exhibitors and visitors to set up appointments, exchange information but also navigate the floorplan easily thanks to a geolocation feature. A programme of curated masterclasses and conferences hosted by leading figures of the organic world will also take place over the three days: organic wine market in France and Europe, Austrian organic wines, ethical principles of Pays d'Oc IGP organic wines, organic wine and chocolate pairing, little-known grape varieties of Pays d'Oc IGP organic wines, organic beers.

Other alcoholic beverages
In 2019, Millésime Bio opened its doors to producers and merchants of organic spirits, beers and ciders and they are coming back in 2020. A dedicated zone has been created especially for these categories.
Following the fair’s traditional format, exhibitors will only be allowed to showcase certified organic beverages, and these will all be presented on identical stands, with particular care given to the mix of countries and regions to encourage discovery.

Find out more
Opened by Sudvinbio and the winemakers from the region of Occitania, the leading organic wine producing region in the world, Millésime Bio gathers producers from 20 countries each year under one roof, including 40% of French organic wine producers.
On Monday 27 January 2020 the annual Millésime Bio festive evening hosted by Sudvinbio will take place at the Opéra Comédie in Montpellier and showcase a selection of gold-awarded wines from the Challenge Millésime Bio Contest.

To keep up-to-date on the latest show news, visit: www.millesime-bio.com

2019 key facts:
Over 6,200 trade visitors from 52 countries
1,200 exhibitors from 20 nations

Challenge Millésime Bio Contest
The 13th edition of the annual Challenge Millésime Bio Contest, the largest international organic wine competition, will take place a few days before the opening of the fair on Wednesday 15 January 2020. The event will gather a panel of expert judges who will taste over 1,600 wines from 15 countries. This year the event is chaired by Jean-Luc Rabanel, Chef of the Two-Michelin-starred restaurant l’Atelier in Arles, France and founder of the ‘Greenstronomie’ movement.




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