Vinexpo New York Enjoys Successful 2018 Launch, Announces 2019 Return.
Vinexpo New York wine and spirits tradeshow, held March 5-6, 2018, showcased 500 exhibitors from 23 countries, drawing a total attendance of 3,446. Given the extraordinary success of the 2018 event, the organizers will return to the Javits Center with an expanded show on March 4-5, 2019. Registration will open September 2018.
Highlights of Vinexpo New York 2018 included a press conference and tasting with Wine Origins Alliance, which works to ensure wine region names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated, to consumers worldwide including an appearance from Martha Stewart, who was meeting with suppliers to her direct-to-consumer wine service and scouting for new producers.
Attendees packed into the numerous educational conferences and master classes, addressing such topics as the shifting patterns of consumption and production, the effects of climate change, the purchasing power of millennials, and the rise of e-commerce. The complimentary One to Wine Meetings matchmaking service facilitated more than 1,000 pre-scheduled meetings between attendees and exhibitors.
“We are so pleased with the quality of attendees at Vinexpo New York. We have met some really important buyers from the United States and this has been a great opportunity for us to showcase wines of Uruguay.”
– Fabiana Bracco, Export Manager of Uruguay’s Narbona Winery
“Our expectations in launching Vinexpo New York were high and we are thrilled that they were exceeded. The U.S. is in the spotlight right now given its status as the #1 consuming market in the world, and with interest in imported wines, especially among millennials, at an all-time high.”
– Guillaume Deglise, CEO of Vinexpo
“The Vinexpo and Diversified teams did a tremendous job pulling this together. Vinexpo New York has tapped into a booming market, and we’re excited to return next year with an even bigger event.
– Mary Larkin, Executive Vice President of Diversified Communications, and Producer of the Show
Vinexpo was established in 1981 to organize wine and spirits events for the trade and act as the sector’s international partner. Vinexpo Bordeaux takes place in uneven years, while Vinexpo Hong Kong (formerly Vinexpo Asia-Pacific) has been held in even years since 1998. In 2014, Vinexpo expanded into the Japanese market with the launch of a third biennial fair, Vinexpo Tokyo. Vinexpo Hong Kong and Vinexpo Tokyo are now key events in the Asian wine and spirits trade calendar. In January 2017, Vinexpo initiated a new concept, Vinexpo Explorer, two days of business meetings and discovering vineyards. Vinexpo New York took place on March 5-6, 2018, opening doors to the U.S. market for international exhibitors.