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Record numbers at LIWSF

Published:  23 July, 2008

LIWSF organiser Brintex is claiming its most successful event to date with a gross visitor attendance of 19,024.

Wednesday was the busiest day in the show's 25-year history, with visitor figures reaching 7,707.

The international audience showed a significant increase, with overseas visitors representing 25%.

This represents the fourth year in succession the LIWSF has seen a significant rise in visitor numbers over three days at ExCeL, despite 2005 being a Vinexpo year'.

Overall, the number of visitors from the UK and overseas rose by 6%, while more chose to return to the event for more than one day, compared to any previous LIWSF (increasing by 7.5% on 2004).

Show director James Murray commented: Our 25th show confirms the LIWSF's position at the forefront of the global drinks business. Our focus on attracting quality visitors was extremely successful, with more buyers staying for longer, ensuring even more future business for exhibiting companies.'