German federal minister Julia Klöckner to open ProWein

Wine and spirits trade show ProWein has announced that the German federal minster of nutrition and agriculture, Julia Klöckner, will open show to mark its 25th anniversary.

In the lead up to the trade show, which takes place from 17 to 19 March, ProWein has announced that Klöckner will deliver a welcome speech at 8:30am, half an hour before fair opens. Thomas Geisel, Düsseldorf’s lord mayor and chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf will also say a few words of welcome to introduce the 25th edition of the fair.

As part of the official opening, a film clip will be shown, looking back on previous shows and featuring a guest appearance from Sting, who personally exhibited his Italian wines at the show in 2017.

The trade show will feature 7,000 exhibitors and is expecting over 60,000 trade visitors from around the world, with 450 spirits producers also joining the line-up.

ProWein is also hosting a range of talks and events at exhibitors’ stands at the ProWein Forum. Over 50 Champagne houses will also be pouring their wines in the Champagne Lounge, in addition to around 150 brands in the entire Champagne section.

ProWein has already set the dates for its 2020 show. This month it also appointed Bastian Mingers as its new global head for wine and spirits, a role that will be effective from 1 April this year.

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