Registrations for Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris up 10% daily
Registrations for Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, taking place from Monday 14 February, have soared since the event dates were confirmed last month, with wine regions across 32 countries set to take part.
Over three days, distributors, restaurateurs, wine merchants, bar tenders, wholesalers, importers and sommeliers will visit the length and breadth of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris to engage with wine regions from the 32 countries.
Registrations for the event have risen by 10% each day since the event dates were confirmed, with 69% of visitors attending from France, alongside 31% international visitors.
The domestic Champagne region is set to attend the event with 160 exhibitors.
After a challenging year in 2020, sales of Champagne experienced a strong recovery in 2021 and totalled 322 million bottles, according to Champagne marketing board CIVC. Recovery was driven by the increasing number of vineyards with environmental certifications and renewed overseas demand.
The Champagne winegrowers’ organisation (SGV) has gathered together many of the region’s firms and winegrowers on dedicated pavilions under its Grower Champagne banner. A number of Champagne houses and shipping companies will also be in attendance on their own stands.
To view the full Champagne and Sparkling exhibitor list (more than 600 exhibitors), click here.
The top six other countries registered are Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, Germany and Italy.
Italy will be the second largest wine region at the Paris trade show. The Italian wine regions will take their place in the International pavilion, Hall 5.
Brands such as Bellavista, Frescobaldi, Allegrini and Planeta will be attending on collective stands for the main producer regions – Tuscany, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna. The Abruzzo, Friuli and Campania regions will also be represented for the first time in Paris.
The Italian Foreign Trade Institute (ICE) will also be present, hosting as many as 100 Italian producers.
Current data shows that the main buyer families attending are importers, wine merchants, brokers and sales agents. Three in four (77%) registration applications are from trade buyers (including 15% wine merchants and 10% from the hospitality industry) and 75% of registered visitors play a part in the decision-making process for purchases.