VINEXPO HONG KONG 2016 welcome 17,000 professional visitors1,300 exhibitors and 33 producing countries over the three day show which runs from 24 – 26 May 2016.

Vinexpo commits itself to setting the highest professional standards for exhibitors and visitors alike. The main objective for Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016 is to gather leading wine and spirits specialists in one place and to assist in maximizing business and networking opportunities for importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and off- and on-trade buyers.

Events of note from today included the first of a series of 10 tasting events entitled Vinexpo feat. bettane + desseavue. For this year Vinexpo teamed up with Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, the leading French wine critics, for a series of professional tastings. Today, topics  included ‘Burgundy Stars and Newcomers’ as well as ‘Champagne’s Great Terroirs’ and ‘South of France Hidden Gems’. Tomorrow includes ‘Italian Classics at Their Best’ and the unveiling of an affordable ‘Super Bordeaux’ to name a couple.

New initiatives encouraging trade interaction and business networking that have been introduced to this 2016 show include ‘The Blend: Aperitivo Italiano’ – Vinexpo’s after-show networking event on 25 May) at the HKCEC Grand Foyer – which is open to all exhibitors and visitors free of charge.