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Vinexpo Paris 2023 sees a doubling of international exhibitors

Next year’s Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris show will be 25% larger and feature double the number of international exhibitors, db learnt at a press briefing in London yesterday.

Ahead of the exhibition, which takes place in Paris on 13-15 February, Rodolphe Lameyse, who is CEO of the event organiser, Vinexposium, said that the number of stands from producers beyond French borders had seen a two-fold increase on this year’s show.

“20% of our exhibitors will be international, which is double,” he said, having stated how important having a global representation is for the success of the show.

“If you really want to become a number one event worldwide, then you have to be international; you have to go beyond French borders,” he commented, admitting that in the past, Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris may have been perceived as “too French”.

He also said that the next Paris show would be 25% bigger in terms of space and exhibitor numbers, with around 3,500 producers forecast to take stands in 2023, compared to a little below 3000 at this year’s event.

With around 99% of the floor space already allocated to brands, he said, “The show is nearly sold out, and if we take into account what is happening in terms of sales discussions, then we are over 100%.”

Featuring three dedicated halls for “international pavilions”, he added that this was “a significant increase” that represented “a turning point for the future”.

Concluding on the topic of non-French exhibitor bookings for 2023, he said of the next Vinexpo Paris, “It is a really international show, that is the key message.”

Facts about the 2023 show:

  • 20% of exhibitors will be from outside France, with stands representing 53 countries.
  • Over 35% international visitors are expected among the 30,000 industry members due to attend.
  • Three halls (5.1, 5.2 and 5.3) will be entirely set aside for international producers.
  • Among the pavilions will be Japan, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Austria, Georgia, Slovenia, Greece, Lebanon, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Belgium.
  • Other countries due to to be present will be Portugal with ViniPortugal Wines of Portugal, Spain with Viña Costeira, Bodegas Franco Española, Dominio de Punctum and Italy, with notably the Consorzio Tutela del Vino Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco.
  • Returning exhibitors include Belgium with the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles; Greece with Great Trade Exhibitions; Spain with attendance by Manzanos Wines, Very Fine Vinos, Bodegas Las Cepas, Bodegas Medrano Irazu and J Garcia Carrion; Italy with Area 39, Consorzio di Tutela della DOC Prosecco, Botter, Soc Agr Colli Asolani Di Bedin Enrico & C.S.S., Gruppo I Vinai srl and Matteo Colla Wines from Piedmont; the Austrian pavilion with Austrian Wine and the German pavilion with Wines of Germany.
  • Newcomers to the 2023 event include the US on a large scale, with California, Oregon, New York, Washington and Napa Valley all represented. There will be further newcomers such as the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto) for Portugal, Wines from Lebanon, the VSPT Wine group for Chile, Ortega Ezquerro, Raíces Ibéricas for Spain, Piccini 1882, PERLINO S.P.A., Freschi&Bufano Wine Merchants Co, Tenuta Orsumella and Ca’ di Rajo in Italy and also Swiss Wines.

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