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Wine Paris signs up in excess of 1,400 businesses

Published:  30 November, 2018

Wine Paris, the joint venture between Vinisud and Vinovision Paris, has signed up more than 1,400 businesses to take part in its first event.

A mix of producers, estates and trading companies from all the French wine regions form part of the businesses to have signed up, alongside participants from European and New World countries including Italy, Spain, Croatia and Greece, the organisers revealed.

For the first Wine Paris event, which will be held 10-13 February 2019 with Harpers as a media partner, nearly 30 collective pavilions have been organised by each of the founding and partner wine marketing boards.

This, said the organisers, would enable all winegrowers and wineries to be a part of the adventure in Paris, expected to be attended by more than 25,000 visitors - 35% of which are expected to be international.

The vocation of Wine Paris was to promote the origin of the wines and the rich diversity of the world's wine regions in response to the needs expressed by markets and buyers around the world, said the organisers.

The surge in participants follows the boards of Vinisud and VinoVision announcing last month that the new combined event will return in 2020.

The decision to pencil in the 2020 event was the result of the “enthusiasm shown across the industry both in France and internationally", for the first Wine Paris event, said the organisers.

The ambition of Comexposium, the exhibition organiser behind both Vinisud and VinoVision, was to create a show that placed Paris on the global wine map, making use of its accessibility, facilities and position as a business and gastronomic hub, they added.

Vinisud is a trade show for Mediterranean wines, while Vinovision Paris is an international cool climate wine exhibition. Both exhibitions were created by and for winegrowers, wine producers and merchants. The two will retain their individual identities while taking a collaborative approach, and “a desire to make the business of wine as efficient as possible”.