Wine Paris organisers confident as show prepares to open

Monday February 11 2019 by Vitisphere

2,000 exhibitors will converge on the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from 11 to 13 February.2,000 exhibitors will converge on the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from 11 to 13 February. - Photo credit : DR

On February 11, Wine Paris, which brings together Vinisud and Vinovision Paris under a single banner, opens at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris for three days of meetings and business. Nearly 2,000 exhibitors will attend the maiden event which will be a real test for the organisers and promoters of a national exhibition dedicated to all the French wine regions. Will Wine Paris succeed in attracting 25,000 visitors, 35% of them from outside France? The organisers are confident and enthusiastic about the idea. “I am very enthusiastic!” confirmed Fabrice Rieu, chairman of Vinisud, who is convinced that the event will be a success. The show will feature 71% of exhibitors in the Vinisud area and 29% in the Vinovision Paris area.

The United Kingdom well represented

Also, he pointed out, the signals are positive. “We have registered 64% more visitors ahead of the show in the Vinisud area”, said Rieu. 34% of the pre-registrations come from abroad. Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA and the Netherlands are, in that order, the top 5 nationalities due to attend. “Attendance by the United Kingdom in third place is a surprise. It would seem that buyers are thinking about how to prepare for the post-Brexit period!” said Rieu. In terms of French visitors, the organisers ensure that wine merchants will throng to the show, thereby responding to strong demand from exhibitors in previous years. Visitors will find two free-pour tasting areas, one for Vinisud, the other for Vinovision Paris. 1,800 samples will allow visitors to quickly select the products they are interested in.

 

2,000 exhibitors will converge on the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from 11 to 13 February.

 

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