Record 15,000 Visitors at Vinexpo in Hong Kong

June 10, 2012

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, opened at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) last week – with a record 1,050 exhibitors from 28 countries.

The three-day trade show ran from 29th to 31st May, and attracted over 15,000 visitors this year – compared with 12,617 in 2010. The organiser of the show estimated more than 50 percent of visitors were from overseas, with Asian visitors from China, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand seeing strong growth.

Vinexpo’s majority shareholder is the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIB) along with 44 large wine and spirits companies.

Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo, said, “The results from our annual IWSR survey were indicative of the growth of the Asia-Pacific market. Even during our lead-up promotional campaign in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei and Hong Kong, I could already sense that the knowledge and sophistication of the markets had grown tremendously from two years ago. The promise of the Chinese market and the Asian market continues to be very high. The growth is still there.”

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