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Vinexpo Paris to go ahead next month

“Safety arrangements will be executed with utmost rigour” at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, which will take place next month at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

The Vinexposium group’s flagship event, which runs from from 14 to 16 February, will be the first major international gathering of the year, and will welcome 2,800 exhibitors from 32 countries over three days.

France will be widely represented with ramped up attendance by every region, and the teams at Vinexposium are “redoubling their efforts” to make Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris “a highly effective tool for promoting market recovery”.

“Ongoing safety arrangements will be executed with utmost rigour to ensure the event runs seamlessly while providing the comfort and conviviality expected by attendees,” according to the organisers.

Measures include a Covid pass which will be essential for accessing the event, along with mandatory face coverings. Digital access badges (e-badge) will be favoured and “an enhanced cleaning process” will be used in every area throughout the three-day event.

These conditions will enable all attendees to fully benefit from the extensive range of features at the 2022 exhibition, which will be punctuated by key areas and headline events.

The programme has been designed to offer all industry members “an optimised in-person experience with numerous high quality masterclasses and tastings, multi-format talks by experts and inspiring personalities and popular themed areas”.

Among these are Be Spirits, for spirits and mixology; Wine Tech Perspectives, concerning innovation and digitalisation in the industry, and La Nouvelle Vague, which will highlight young winemakers and talents.

Across the French capital, facilities and venues are all-set to welcome the event’s participants. Transportation, hotels, bars and restaurants are open and Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris will soon be unveiling its selection of partner bars and restaurants “to continue the experience after dark in every Paris neighbourhood”.

Vinexposium’s teams said that they have a good handle on the development of the health situation and government regulations to ensure the event is a success.

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